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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. When does a generation come to be recognized?
(a) When it has power.
(b) When it finishes school.
(c) When it reproduces.
(d) When it reaches young adulthood.

5. What does Mt. Rushmore represent according to the authors?
(a) The four archetypes.
(b) Male dominance.
(c) Wealth.
(d) History.

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

7. What was the generational cycle of 1600?
(a) Wheatley's Philosophical Generation.
(b) Religious and Arts Appreciation Generation.
(c) Shakespeare's Elizabethan Generation.
(d) Roman Countrymen Generation.

8. When is the cycle of archetypes formed according to the authors?
(a) During types of wealth.
(b) During great harmony.
(c) Between opposing generations in the circle.
(d) In years of war.

9. What was the generational cycle of 1790?
(a) George Whitefield's Writing Generation.
(b) Thomas Jefferson's Republican Generation.
(c) John Wesley's Methodist Generation.
(d) The Pre-Civil War Generation.

10. What happens to individualism during the Third Turning according to the authors?
(a) It grows strong.
(b) It remains stagnant.
(c) It deteriorates.
(d) It weakens.

11. During the First Turning, why did Americans become conformists?
(a) Their overly-educated youth.
(b) Their confidence.
(c) Their lack of money.
(d) Their new technology.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do gray champions do to the Fourth Turning?

2. What do generations do when they pass through a crisis according to the authors?

3. Why do the authors look toward prophecy?

4. The authors say that what comprises circular cycles?

5. What will happen with a revolutionary change?

(see the answer keys)

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