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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. Who sought to trace universal lifecycle trends in aptitude scores?
(a) K. Warner Schaie.
(b) Sam Ervin.
(c) William Wirtz.
(d) Adlai Stevenson.

2. Who was King James's hand picked New England governor in 1689?
(a) Gray Champion.
(b) Edmund Andros.
(c) John Hawthorne.
(d) Simon Bradstreet.

3. What did revolution, anarchy, war, and pestilence indicate to colonial New Englanders?
(a) That they had broken their convenant with God.
(b) That the old era was now over.
(c) That things were due to get better.
(d) That judgment was to soon come.

4. What are the ages for midlife?
(a) 50-70.
(b) 44-65.
(c) 35-55.
(d) 40-60.

5. Who was a rising-adult leader during the Glorious Revolution crisis?
(a) Francis Bacon.
(b) Sir Walter Raleigh.
(c) Cotton Mather.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What triggered the Thirty Years War?

2. When this book was written, what age comprised America's most Republican leaning bracket?

3. Reading vertically up any single column of Figure 2-2 demonstrates which fallacy?

4. What are the dates of the Armada Crisis?

5. Who complained that the Apollo mission gave him a "guilty conscience"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How would the four different generational groups act if a war arose?

2. Describe Civics during a crisis era.

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

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

5. What other alternating patterns in American history move synchronously between the push and pull of different generations?

6. Define the fallacy of cohort-centrism.

7. What are the four phases of one generation?

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

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

10. Describe Idealists in an awakening era.

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