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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What year does the book's introduction address?
(a) 2010.
(b) 1984.
(c) 1997.
(d) 1902.

2. What do generations do when they pass through a crisis according to the authors?
(a) Write so history is recorded.
(b) Save money for happier times.
(c) Close down as a protective mechanism.
(d) Produce a kind of institutional memory that is reflected through the next cycle of generations.

3. What are examples of social indicators?
(a) Death rate.
(b) Wage growth and political activism.
(c) Transportation means.
(d) Clothing styles.

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

5. When was the Silent Generation born?
(a) The 30s and 40s.
(b) 50s and 60s.
(c) Present day.
(d) 40s adn 50s.

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

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

8. Under what conditions did the Baby Boomers grow up according to the authors?
(a) They were spoiled and lacked discipline.
(b) They wre treated harshly.
(c) They sufferred as child laborers.
(d) They understood difficult financial times.

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

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

11. What will happen with a revolutionary change?
(a) Old money will disappear.
(b) New educations will form.
(c) A new gray champion.
(d) Conflicts resolve themselves.

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. What fascinated the Romans according to the authors?
(a) Battle scenes and rescues.
(b) The Etrucan idea of a periodic cycle.
(c) Their future earnings.
(d) Hospitals and medical personnel.

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

15. What has the Third Turning brought to living standards?
(a) Danger.
(b) Conflict.
(c) Tragedy.
(d) Improvements.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the First Turning, what was the American family like?

2. What was the generational cycle of 1640?

3. What happens to the New Prophets during the First Turning?

4. What were Jon Edwards and William Lloyd Garrison considered?

5. Why do the authors look toward prophecy?

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