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

2. What is the central role of elderhood?

3. Who is most likely to enlist if a war arises?

4. What year was the Apollo moon landing?

5. Who said "This is the greatest week in the history of mankind since the Creation"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Define cohort.

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

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

4. When this book was written, what were the four great periods of crisis in American history?

5. What are the timespans separating the four pivotal events of American history?

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

7. What is a generational constellation?

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

9. Define the word generation as the authors see it.

10. Describe Reactives in an inner-driven era.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the 1961 and 1964 cohort groups from information in the text and the Figure 2-1 table. Consider aptitude tests, substance abuse, violent crimes, and drunk driving.

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 specific detail how the Reformation Cycle's two social moments prepared for the Puritans of the Colonial Cycle.

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