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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What will happen with a revolutionary change?
(a) Old money will disappear.
(b) Conflicts resolve themselves.
(c) A new gray champion.
(d) New educations will form.

2. What do elders do in the general cycle of life according to the authors?
(a) Look toward retirement.
(b) Lead and transfer values.
(c) Raise children .
(d) Wield power.

3. What do children do in the general cycle of life according to the authors?
(a) Eat.
(b) Steal.
(c) Grow.
(d) Complain.

4. What do young adults act like in the general cycle of life according to the authors?
(a) Vital.
(b) Useless.
(c) Tired.
(d) Conservative.

5. Eventually, what happens to circular cycles?
(a) They have a moment of discontinuity.
(b) They disappear.
(c) They become stronger.
(d) They bore people.

6. How are revitalizations divided?
(a) Through monetary means.
(b) Into saeculums.
(c) Within communities.
(d) By gender roles.

7. Where do seasons occur according to the authors?
(a) Outdoors, four times a year.
(b) Across and within generations.
(c) At historical museums.
(d) Within the education system.

8. Why do the authors look toward prophecy?
(a) This is a different topic.
(b) Their goals for the audience shift.
(c) They have predicted all they can.
(d) This is a transition in their material.

9. What do gray champions do to the Fourth Turning?
(a) Bring the Fourth Turning to a climax.
(b) Create conflict in the Fourth Turning.
(c) Close the Fourth Turning.
(d) Grow relationships during the Fourth Turning.

10. What purpose does the Nomads' exhaustion from revolutionary change have?
(a) To spread wealth in the classes.
(b) To gain momentum in politics.
(c) To slow social change.
(d) To hurt other archetypes.

11. What did the Silent Generation wear?
(a) Jeans.
(b) Gray flannel suit.
(c) Loud colors and makeup.
(d) Expensive clothing.

12. What did Medieval Christianity replace?
(a) The Victorians.
(b) The Roman Empire.
(c) The Vikings.
(d) The Etruscans.

13. What do the authors believe Americans have lost?
(a) The proper belief in education.
(b) The proper philosophy of time.
(c) The healthy part of life.
(d) The correct use of money.

14. What happens in 'chaotic time' according to the authors?
(a) History brings happiness.
(b) History has no path.
(c) History quickly finishes.
(d) History repeats itself.

15. What do the authors think Americans could learn from historical cycles?
(a) How to be kind.
(b) What is in store for them.
(c) How to keep families together.
(d) What to save money for.

Short Answer Questions

1. What year does the book's introduction address?

2. What do the authors mean when they state all cycles are circular?

3. What does a gray champion tell about a time period?

4. What describes the Baby Boomers' educations according to the authors?

5. What happens to old values during the First Turning according to the authors?

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