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. In each constellation, what do the peer personalities each possess?

2. What is the range of the cohort lengths of all seventeen completed American generations?

3. What is the central role of rising adulthood?

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

5. What is it called when society focuses on reordering the outer world of institutions and public behavior?

Short Essay Questions

1. Define life-course fallacy.

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

3. What are the four phases of one generation?

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

5. Describe Idealists in an awakening era.

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

7. What is a generational constellation?

8. What is peer personality?

9. What common milestones of life are explained in the book Passages?

10. What kind of childhood did Reactive generations have?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Explain specifically the behavior and attitudes of the midlife phase of the Awakener lifecycle during the Revolutionary Cycle? Who were its leaders? What were their attitudes towards religion and politics?

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