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. Who are the dominant generations during a social moment?

2. Who wrote The Seasons of a Man's Life?

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

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

5. Which President regretted the fading memory of World War II?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Idealists in an awakening era.

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

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

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

6. Define the fallacy of cohort-centrism.

7. Describe Reactives in an inner-driven era.

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

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

10. Define life-course fallacy.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Beginning with the Armada Crisis, summarize the five secular events which marked "the swift and sweeping change in the secular world." How did each begin? How did each end? What men were rising-adult leaders during each?

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

How was the Atomic Age ushered into the world? What were the events? Who were the major people involved? What was the public sentiment?

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