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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In America's saeculum in the First Turning, what is the range of the period?
(a) The end of the Civil War and the start of World War II.
(b) The Great Depression and the Vietnam conflict ending.
(c) The end of World War II and the Kennedy Assassination.
(d) World War I and World War II.

2. What do all major cultures acknowledge according to the authors?
(a) Educational needs.
(b) Transportation necessities.
(c) Religious historical cycles.
(d) Artistic influences.

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

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

5. What is a 'saeculum' according to the authors?
(a) A utopia.
(b) The despair in communities.
(c) The most recent cycle.
(d) A history that people ignore.

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

7. What influences Americans' view of the First Turning according to the authors?
(a) Old classic television.
(b) Modern-set movies.
(c) Sustained marriages.
(d) Elaborate houses.

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

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

10. What do the authors mean when they state all cycles are circular?
(a) They eventually reach all stages.
(b) They are perfectly a century.
(c) They have perfect and unbreakable repetition.
(d) They contain even numbers of years.

11. When a time period produces a revolutionary change, what stage are the 'children'?
(a) Artists.
(b) Heroes.
(c) Nomads.
(d) Prophets.

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

13. Who controlled much of the world during the First Turning?
(a) The GI Generation.
(b) The Lost Generation.
(c) Generation X.
(d) The Silent Generation.

14. What were Jackson, Woodrow Wilson and Colin Powell considered?
(a) Elder prophets.
(b) Artists.
(c) Heroes.
(d) Nomads.

15. How is Arnold Toynbee's cycle characterized?
(a) Happiness and despair.
(b) Wealth and poverty.
(c) Marriage and divorce.
(d) War and peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Silent Generation wear?

2. Why are the men of Mt. Rushmore together according to the authors?

3. What has the Third Turning brought to living standards?

4. Where do seasons occur according to the authors?

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

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