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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What will Boomers want to do during economic trouble according to the authors?
(a) Become frugal homebodies.
(b) Maintain their high-consuption life styles.
(c) Keep their children in line.
(d) Start community programs.

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

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

4. What is an example that the authors give about a major event that the next cycle might bring?
(a) Transportation changes.
(b) The end of mankind.
(c) Medical overhauls.
(d) The end of religious beliefs.

5. In preparation, how do the authors think Americans should solve local problems?
(a) Raise taxes.
(b) Support local stores.
(c) Gain trust.
(d) Prepare new communities.

6. Who often misses seasonal changes according to the authors?
(a) Police.
(b) Artists.
(c) Republicans and Democrats.
(d) Elders.

7. In 1984, what happened to social structures of unity according to the authors?
(a) They showed signs of weakness.
(b) They grew stronger.
(c) They had collapsed.
(d) Artists began fixing them.

8. According to the authors, what did the 1860 Fourth Turning grow out of?
(a) A seemingly stable North and South compromise.
(b) A refusal to stay with seasonal activities.
(c) A change in the government.
(d) A lack of money.

9. What brought out Americans' spiritual searching during the Second Turning according to the authors?
(a) Opposition to the Nixon Administration.
(b) Racial inequality.
(c) Both Kennedy brothers' deaths.
(d) The Moon Landing and Woodstock.

10. Who do the authors give the responsibility to concerning history at the end of the next saeculum?
(a) Americans.
(b) Other countries.
(c) God.
(d) Politicians.

11. According to the authors, what did the 1929 Fourth Turning grow out of?
(a) The president's assassination.
(b) A materialistic 1920s.
(c) A keeping with customs.
(d) The demeaning attitudes of the majority.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the authors, what do parents of Heroes do?

2. In pre-crisis years, how do the authors predict people will feel about government benefits?

3. What do Prophets do during a Fourth Turning according to the authors?

4. When was the book published?

5. What do Artists do during a Second Turning according to the authors?

(see the answer keys)

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