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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the clash of powerful personalities during the beginning of Anglo-American modernity?
(a) Europe and America.
(b) The Allies and the Axis powers.
(c) Wars of the Roses and the Protestant Reformation.
(d) The North and the South.

2. How frequently do these cycles of history repeat themselves?
(a) Throughout a century.
(b) Over similar lengths of time.
(c) Over dissimilar lengths of time.
(d) Throughout a decade.

3. What describes the Baby Boomers' educations according to the authors?
(a) Poor.
(b) Excellent.
(c) Sub-par.
(d) Nonexistent.

4. What is another name for a 'gray champion'?
(a) An elder prophet.
(b) A deceased leader.
(c) A formerly black champion.
(d) A saluki.

5. What was the generational cycle of 1640?
(a) John Winthrop's Puritan Generation.
(b) King George's Tax Generation.
(c) The Queen's Educated Generation.
(d) Religious Reform Generation.

6. The authors say that present day Americans continue to acknowledge what periodic cycle?
(a) Water and its forms.
(b) Jobs and retirements.
(c) Schooling.
(d) A Christian cycle of death and rebirth.

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

8. During the First Turning, what was the American family like?
(a) Broken and spiritless.
(b) Tired and cruel.
(c) Simple and plain.
(d) Beyond question and suburban.

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

10. What was the generational cycle of 1690?
(a) John Smith's Exploratory Generation.
(b) King Carter's Glorious Generation.
(c) Queen Elizabeth's Religious Generation.
(d) The Slavery Generation.

11. When did the American saecular cycle begin?
(a) When King George III taxed America.
(b) During the Civil War.
(c) In the beginning of Ango-American modernity.
(d) At the start of World War I.

12. How did the Lost Generation treat social life?
(a) Social life kept family traditions alive.
(b) Social life was for religion.
(c) Social life was for exploitation.
(d) Social life was for security.

13. How often does each saeculum in the United States last?
(a) A decade.
(b) 80-100 years.
(c) We don't know yet.
(d) 150-200 years.

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

15. What represents the Baby Boomers according to the authors?
(a) Mighty Mouse.
(b) Dennis the Menace.
(c) Mickey Mouse.
(d) Bewitched.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were Jefferson and Reagan considered?

2. What did the Etruscans know?

3. What was the generational cycle of 1600?

4. Through what do the cycles require rebirth?

5. Who controlled much of the world during the First Turning?

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