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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. What are the dates for the Reformation Awakening?

2. What action helped mold the Puritan generation's distinct personality?

3. Who was a rising-adult leader during the Great Depression-World War II crisis?

4. Who said a generation "is born, lives, and dies"?

5. Which answer is not a biological phase of aging?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Idealists in an awakening era.

2. What was the attitude towards children from the mid-1960s through the early 1980s?

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

4. Define the fallacy of cohort-centrism.

5. Describe Adaptives during an outer-driven era.

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

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

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

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

10. What kind of childhood did Reactive generations have?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain specifically with details Figure 7-1. What is the significance of the age location in history of the Puritans, Cavaliers, Glorious, and Enlighteners?

Essay Topic 2

Explain and describe the four constellational eras and their moods. Specifically apply those four constellational eras to events in American history.

Essay Topic 3

Explain with a specific example how generational awareness applies not only to where a cohort-group finds itself today, but also to where it is expected to go tomorrow.

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