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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How do generations behave with the concept of 'acting according to your season' according to the authors?
(a) Generations act nothing alike-everyone is an individual.
(b) Generations gain notoriety for their behavior.
(c) Generations create rebellion against expectations.
(d) Generations have behaviors appropriate to their place in history.

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

4. What happened to the Etruscans?
(a) They never realized history was cyclical.
(b) The Roman Empire replaced them.
(c) The Victorians controlled them.
(d) They refused to pay their bills.

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

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

7. What do cycles in major cultures share according to the authors?
(a) A changing of clothing styles.
(b) A change in transportation.
(c) An idea of a male God.
(d) They follow several rules.

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

9. What did the Etruscans know?
(a) That money did not matter.
(b) That food was sustainable.
(c) That other cultures were stronger than theirs.
(d) That history was cyclical.

10. What is the authors' fear as the book opens?
(a) The country is unraveling.
(b) History is being rewritten.
(c) Americans will not vote.
(d) People will not seriously read the book.

11. According to the authors, what have people sought to redefine in the last 150 years?
(a) Family life and how to succeed while protecting it.
(b) The way the media reacts to generations.
(c) Saving money for generations to come.
(d) The concept of the generation.

12. What comprises the Fourth Turning according to the authors?
(a) Help and compassion.
(b) Utopia.
(c) The past turning.
(d) A saecular revolution.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the archetypal pattern begin?

3. In America's saeculum in the First Turning, what is the range of the period?

4. What do the authors believe Americans have lost?

5. The authors say that what comprises circular cycles?

(see the answer keys)

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