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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 is a set of collective behavioral traits expressed throughout a generation's lifecycle?
(a) Constellation attitude.
(b) Peer personaltity.
(c) Newsreel behavior.
(d) Generations distinctives.

2. Who wrote Grown-ups?
(a) Erik Erikson.
(b) Daniel Levinson.
(c) Cheryl Merser.
(d) Gail Sheehy.

3. What is one generation of the Revolutionary cycle of American history?
(a) Cavalier.
(b) Gilded.
(c) Compromise.
(d) Progressive.

4. What alternates between secular crises and spiritual awakenings?
(a) Social Moments.
(b) Interactive critcal events.
(c) Corresponding idealism.
(d) Generational phases.

5. What social moment began in the late 1960s and lasted through the 1970s?
(a) The Consciousness Revolution.
(b) The Woodstock generation.
(c) The Hippy Movement.
(d) The War on Drugs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the central role of rising adulthood?

2. According to Figure 2-2, how were midlife people viewed in 1964?

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

4. What element distinguishes a generation as a cohesive cohort-group with its own unique biography?

5. What is affected by how students are taught?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the authors' approach to defining American generations different from most other scholars?

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

3. When this book was written, what were the four great periods of crisis in American history?

4. Define life-course fallacy.

5. What is a generational constellation?

6. What are the four phases of one generation?

7. What are the central roles for the four phases of a generation?

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

9. Define the fallacy of cohort-centrism.

10. What are the timespans separating the four pivotal events of American history?

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