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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 coming of age in an inner-driven era?
2. What decade did Sesame Street first affect?
3. Who is most likely to enlist if a war arises?
4. How might a cataclysm affect a 70-year-old?
5. What is the central role of rising adulthood?
Short Essay Questions
1. Define the fallacy of cohort-centrism.
2. What are the four phases of one generation?
3. To whom did Americans turn during all four of its secular crises?
4. What kind of childhood did Reactive generations have?
5. What is a generational constellation?
6. What was the attitude towards children from the mid-1960s through the early 1980s?
7. Describe Idealists in an awakening era.
8. What is peer personality?
9. How is the authors' approach to defining American generations different from most other scholars?
10. How do the authors treat their analysis of the generations?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
List at least six significant facts about the Compromiser Generation of the Revolutionary Cycle. Why was the War of 1812 significant? How did women's roles change? What new vocabulary did they introduce? Where did they settle? What were their feelings about children? Answer these or explain any other six Compromiser facts.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast Schelsinger's cycles of American history with those of the authors.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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