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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is a sample member of the Great Power cycle of American history?

3. What is the central role of midlife?

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

5. Who wrote Exile's Return?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Define Manifest Destiny.

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

4. What is a generation's "morphology"?

5. What are the four generational types and their relationship to each other?

6. What are the four phases of one generation?

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

8. To whom did Americans turn during all four of its secular crises?

9. What was Black Friday?

10. How does Klingberg's periods of activity cycle differ from the authors' of the text?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Beginning with the Reformation Awakening, summarize the five spiritual awakenings of America. What men were rising-adult leaders during each awakening?

Essay Topic 2

Using the Figure 2-2 table, thoroughly explain three lifecycle fallacies. How do these fallacies give an inaccurate view of the lifecycle?

Essay Topic 3

What was the "Consciousness Revolution" of the Boom awakening during the Millennial Cycle? What were the events? Who were the major people involved? What was the public sentiment?

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