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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was Generation X discovered?
(a) 1990.
(b) 1992.
(c) 1984.
(d) 1999.

2. What do midlifers do in the general cycle of life according to the authors?
(a) Look toward retirement.
(b) Increase religious study.
(c) Wield power.
(d) Raise children.

3. What happens to individualism during the Third Turning according to the authors?
(a) It grows strong.
(b) It deteriorates.
(c) It weakens.
(d) It remains stagnant.

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

5. What is reflected in future generations according to the authors?
(a) The repetition of a four part cycle.
(b) Death.
(c) Religious beliefs.
(d) The love for children.

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

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

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

9. The authors say that present day Americans continue to acknowledge what periodic cycle?
(a) Schooling.
(b) Water and its forms.
(c) A Christian cycle of death and rebirth.
(d) Jobs and retirements.

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

11. What was the clash of powerful personalities during the beginning of Anglo-American modernity?
(a) The North and the South.
(b) Wars of the Roses and the Protestant Reformation.
(c) Europe and America.
(d) The Allies and the Axis powers.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the First Turning's time period like?

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

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

4. How does the archetypal pattern begin?

5. During the First Turning, why did Americans become conformists?

(see the answer keys)

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