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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why do the authors look toward prophecy?
(a) This is a different topic.
(b) Their goals for the audience shift.
(c) This is a transition in their material.
(d) They have predicted all they can.

4. What purpose does the Nomads' exhaustion from revolutionary change have?
(a) To spread wealth in the classes.
(b) To slow social change.
(c) To hurt other archetypes.
(d) To gain momentum in politics.

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

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

7. What represents the Baby Boomers according to the authors?
(a) Mighty Mouse.
(b) Mickey Mouse.
(c) Dennis the Menace.
(d) Bewitched.

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

9. What were Jon Edwards and William Lloyd Garrison considered?
(a) Heroes.
(b) Prophets.
(c) Artists.
(d) Nomads.

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

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

12. What should Americans expect concerning living standards in the future according to the authors?
(a) Living standards will improve quickly.
(b) Living standards will positively change slowly.
(c) Living standards will be stagnant.
(d) Living standards will decline.

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

14. During the Third Turning, what happens to institutions according to the authors?
(a) They weaken.
(b) The strengthen.
(c) They gain momentum.
(d) They destroy themselves.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is reflected in future generations according to the authors?

2. What describes the Baby Boomers' educations according to the authors?

3. When does a generation come to be recognized?

4. What do the Firth Turnings in American history represent?

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

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