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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 was a rising-adult leader during the Glorious Revolution crisis?

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

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

4. Who said that America's foreign policy since 1776 has alternated between extroversion and introversion?

5. Who was King James's hand picked New England governor in 1689?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Define life-course fallacy.

3. What is a generational constellation?

4. What kind of childhood did Reactive generations have?

5. Define the fallacy of cohort-centrism.

6. Describe Adaptives during an outer-driven era.

7. What did Cheryl Merser realize after reading the book Passages?

8. Who composed the European cohort-group of 1584-1614?

9. Describe Civics during a crisis era.

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

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

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

Essay Topic 3

Explain the correspondence between recurring patterns in generational constellations and recurring types of American historical events of the first four great periods of American crisis.

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