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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What should Americans avoid "today" according to the authors?
(a) Being ideological.
(b) Creating controversy.
(c) Gaining power.
(d) Saving money.

2. According to the authors, how do Artists socially interact during Third Turnings?
(a) They prefer sensitivity and emotion.
(b) They enjoy loud lifestyles with others.
(c) They discourage interaction with different classes.
(d) They dislike most people.

3. What do Awakenings do for people according to the authors?
(a) Grow accountability and spirituality.
(b) Change cultures and renew the spirit.
(c) Bond old traditional ideas to new ones.
(d) Create hostility.

4. According to the authors, what will 13er politicians do during the pre-crisis?
(a) Spend out of budget.
(b) Make peace with other countries.
(c) Mediate conflicts.
(d) Create worthless laws.

5. What kind of eras are Fourth Turnings?
(a) New eras.
(b) Crusade eras.
(c) Old eras.
(d) Crisis eras.

6. Who do the authors imagine as a possible gray champion?
(a) Rush Limbaugh.
(b) Al Gore.
(c) George Bush.
(d) Bill Clinton.

7. According to the authors, what will Boomers' old age be full of?
(a) Entertainment.
(b) Ethos of self-denial.
(c) Political activity.
(d) Hard work.

8. What best describes the Second Turning according to the authors?
(a) Small educational progression.
(b) Great social upheaval.
(c) Humanitarian demise.
(d) Huge monetary gains.

9. According to the authors, what do Awakenings embody?
(a) Strong extremes between cultural symbols.
(b) Creations of beauty in architecture.
(c) Male and female role reversals.
(d) Strong family ties.

10. According to the authors, how should Americans prepare for the next season, economically?
(a) People should shop freely.
(b) Families should save money but live well.
(c) Families should save their money.
(d) People should donate to their communities.

11. By 1984, what emerged as the culture debate according to the authors?
(a) The Most Influential Person.
(b) The American Way of Life.
(c) The Technological Advancement.
(d) The Best Television Program.

12. What in a Fourth Turning cannot be foreseen, according to the authors?
(a) An American civil war.
(b) Crises.
(c) A keeping with old ideas.
(d) A monetary tragedy.

13. During the Second Turning, what did most Americans strive to become according to the authors?
(a) More humanitarian.
(b) Smarter.
(c) More powerful.
(d) Thriftier.

14. How do the authors argue that we should feel about the Fourth Turning?
(a) Unlimited.
(b) Scared.
(c) Aware.
(d) Limited.

15. What do Nomads do during a Fourth Turning according to the authors?
(a) Keep traditions alive.
(b) Protect society.
(c) Produce the next crisis.
(d) Fight against the failures of social crusades.

Short Answer Questions

1. What will the pre-crisis years see in the Fourth Turning according to the authors?

2. According to the authors, what did the 1773 Fourth Turning grow out of?

3. In preparation, how do the authors think Americans should solve local problems?

4. According to the authors, what did the 1860 Fourth Turning grow out of?

5. How do the authors suggest Americans prevent the Fourth Turning?

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