Generations Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 ages of youth?

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

3. How might a cataclysm affect a 10-year-old?

4. How do the authors choose the length of a generation?

5. What did George Bush do during WWII?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What kind of childhood did Reactive generations have?

5. Describe Civics during a crisis era.

6. What were the two social moments of the Reformation Cycle?

7. How did the young Adaptive generation of those under 18 years respond to the Colonial Cycle?

8. Define the fallacy of cohort-centrism.

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

10. What are some timeless denominators of the human lifecycle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The text was published in 1991. What general predictions did the authors make for the remainder of the 90s? Which three generational cultures will emerge? What will their roles be?

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

Compare and contrast Schelsinger's cycles of American history with those of the authors.

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