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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 did George Bush do during WWII?
(a) He was an Air Force figher pilot.
(b) He was a Marine fighter pilot.
(c) He was a Navy fighter pilot.
(d) He was an Army Ranger.

2. What plays a large role in shaping a generation's peer personality?
(a) Current events.
(b) Childhood nurture.
(c) Family structure.
(d) Religious beliefs.

3. What element distinguishes a generation as a cohesive cohort-group with its own unique biography?
(a) Social moments.
(b) Constellation.
(c) Lifecycle.
(d) Peer personality.

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

5. Which President regretted the fading memory of World War II?
(a) Richard Nixon.
(b) John Kennedy.
(c) Dwight Eisenhower.
(d) Ronald Reagan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the central role of youth?

2. What year was the Apollo moon landing?

3. Who said that America's foreign policy since 1776 has alternated between extroversion and introversion?

4. Who said "This is the greatest week in the history of mankind since the Creation"?

5. When this book was written, which Progressive Generation had disappeared entirely?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Reactives in an inner-driven era.

2. Define life-course fallacy.

3. Describe Civics during a crisis era.

4. What is peer personality?

5. What are the four phases of one generation?

6. Define the word generation as the authors see it.

7. Describe Adaptives during an outer-driven era.

8. How is Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts significant?

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

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

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