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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were the ages of the G.I. Generation on Pearl Harbor Sunday?
(a) 35-65.
(b) birth-40.
(c) 17-34.
(d) 21-45.

2. What is the central role of youth?
(a) Leadership.
(b) Dependence.
(c) Stewardship.
(d) Activity.

3. Which type of generational child was suffocated and overprotected?
(a) Adaptive.
(b) Civic.
(c) Idealist.
(d) Reactive.

4. How might a cataclysm affect a 70-year-old?
(a) He'd find it incomprehensible.
(b) He'd find it calming.
(c) He'd find it inspiring.
(d) He'd find it terrifying.

5. In the 1970s, what image did movie makers emphasis?
(a) Distressed childhood.
(b) Dissolution of teens.
(c) Corruption of government.
(d) Abandonment of the elderly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did George Bush do during WWII?

2. How many distinct types of peer personalities recur in each lifecycle?

3. Around 1900, what were wagons and streetcars responsible for?

4. How do the authors choose the length of a generation?

5. Who wrote Grown-ups?

Short Essay Questions

1. Define the fallacy of cohort-centrism.

2. What are some timeless denominators of the human lifecycle?

3. As America entered an Inner-Driven era in 1905, how did attitudes towards Lost city kids change?

4. What were the two social moments of the Reformation Cycle?

5. Who composed the European cohort-group of 1584-1614?

6. How do the authors treat their analysis of the generations?

7. How did the young Adaptive generation of those under 18 years respond to the Colonial Cycle?

8. How were the Civics of the Glorious Generation in the Colonial Cycle looked on?

9. What did Cheryl Merser realize after reading the book Passages?

10. Describe Reactives in an inner-driven era.

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