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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were John Adams and Dwight Eisenhower considered?
(a) Artists.
(b) Elder prophets.
(c) Heroes.
(d) Nomads.

2. What happens during a first turning?
(a) Nomads are born.
(b) Heroes are young adults.
(c) Elder prophets die.
(d) Artists become elders.

3. From their order of experiences, what do the authors say generations form?
(a) Families that grow together.
(b) Musical era in their hearts.
(c) Constellations of a sort.
(d) Rebellion that changes society.

4. 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.

5. According to the authors, Americans identify generations by determining what?
(a) The wealth a generation forms.
(b) The length of a generation.
(c) The death from a generation.
(d) The discord within a generation.

6. What should Americans expect concerning living standards in the future according to the authors?
(a) Living standards will positively change slowly.
(b) Living standards will be stagnant.
(c) Living standards will improve quickly.
(d) Living standards will decline.

7. What were Jon Edwards and William Lloyd Garrison considered?
(a) Artists.
(b) Heroes.
(c) Nomads.
(d) Prophets.

8. What were Jefferson and Reagan considered?
(a) Heroes.
(b) Nomads.
(c) Elder prophets.
(d) Artists.

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

10. What year does the book's introduction address?
(a) 2010.
(b) 1984.
(c) 1902.
(d) 1997.

11. What happens to old values during the First Turning according to the authors?
(a) People abandon them.
(b) People improve them.
(c) People embrace them.
(d) People change them.

12. How does the archetypal pattern begin?
(a) Old Prophets write history.
(b) Future old Prophets are born.
(c) Old Prophets die.
(d) Old Prophets lose their jobs to the youth.

13. How do the authors present American history?
(a) They turn history into prophesy.
(b) They present it from present day backward.
(c) They divide chapters by generations.
(d) They show different US presidents' points of view.

14. How do many historians record cycles?
(a) War.
(b) Depressions.
(c) Revitalizations
(d) Birth records.

15. As the book opens, how do the American people behave according to the authors?
(a) Strong and unified.
(b) Uneasy, aimless and adrift.
(c) Upset and angry.
(d) Tired and heavy.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Arnold Toynbee's cycle characterized?

2. What is another name for a 'gray champion'?

3. What represents the Baby Boomers according to the authors?

4. What do cycles in major cultures share according to the authors?

5. What comprises the Fourth Turning according to the authors?

(see the answer keys)

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