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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is the most recent second turning according to the authors?
(a) Lack of parenting in the 2000s.
(b) Loud clothing of the 1990s.
(c) Sitcoms of the 1980s.
(d) Tax revolts of the early 1980s.

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

5. When a time period produces a revolutionary change, what stage are the 'prophets'?
(a) Midlife.
(b) Birth.
(c) Elder.
(d) Young adults.

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

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

8. Why are the men of Mt. Rushmore together according to the authors?
(a) They were friends.
(b) They are historical figures.
(c) The four archetypes function together.
(d) They are from the same time period.

9. The authors say that what comprises circular cycles?
(a) Four weather elements.
(b) Three stages of life.
(c) Each century.
(d) Four seasons.

10. 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.

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

12. What did Medieval Christianity replace?
(a) The Vikings.
(b) The Victorians.
(c) The Etruscans.
(d) The Roman Empire.

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

14. What does a gray champion tell about a time period?
(a) The period gave hope to many.
(b) The period was one of great peril.
(c) The period had many accomplishments.
(d) The period was one of wealth.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What purpose does the Nomads' exhaustion from revolutionary change have?

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

3. How do generations behave with the concept of 'acting according to your season' according to the authors?

4. What were John Adams and Dwight Eisenhower considered?

5. What happens in 'linear time' according to the authors?

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