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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What happens in 'linear time' according to the authors?
(a) It creates chaos.
(b) It brings hope and we never expect catastrophe.
(c) It brings inflation.
(d) It brings depression and we expect the worst.

3. What was the generational cycle of 1740?
(a) Washington's Country Generation.
(b) Philadelphia's Growing Generation.
(c) Jonathan Edward's Awakening Generation.
(d) The Family Values Generation.

4. How does each generation experience each period of the cycle?
(a) Different but tightly correlated stages of development.
(b) Every second year since its development.
(c) In harmony and cooperation.
(d) With great discord.

5. What were Jackson, Woodrow Wilson and Colin Powell considered?
(a) Heroes.
(b) Elder prophets.
(c) Artists.
(d) Nomads.

6. How do Americans view the First Turning according to the authors?
(a) As promising.
(b) As depressing.
(c) As a 'low.'
(d) As a 'high.'

7. What were Jefferson and Reagan considered?
(a) Heroes.
(b) Artists.
(c) Elder prophets.
(d) Nomads.

8. What do the authors think Americans could learn from historical cycles?
(a) What to save money for.
(b) How to be kind.
(c) How to keep families together.
(d) What is in store for them.

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

10. What was the generational cycle of 1690?
(a) John Smith's Exploratory Generation.
(b) King Carter's Glorious Generation.
(c) Queen Elizabeth's Religious Generation.
(d) The Slavery Generation.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did the American saecular cycle begin?

2. How do the authors present American history?

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

4. Why do the authors look toward prophecy?

5. What happens during the fourth tide?

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