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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. By 1984, what were Americans cynical about according to the authors?
(a) Their backgrounds.
(b) Their institutions.
(c) Their construction methods.
(d) Their traveling habits.
2. What should Americans avoid "today" according to the authors?
(a) Creating controversy.
(b) Gaining power.
(c) Saving money.
(d) Being ideological.
3. Who do the authors give the responsibility to concerning history at the end of the next saeculum?
(d) Other countries.
4. According to the authors, what did the 1929 Fourth Turning grow out of?
(a) A materialistic 1920s.
(b) A keeping with customs.
(c) The president's assassination.
(d) The demeaning attitudes of the majority.
5. In 1984, what was a part of American life according to the authors?
(a) A perfect diet food.
(b) The search for inner meaning.
(c) Fun and wearable clothes.
(d) Television sitcoms that entertained.
6. In preparation, how do the authors think parents should raise children?
(a) Without coddling them.
(b) With emotions disregarded.
(c) With extra care.
(d) Without spoiling them.
7. What type of activities should Americans participate in as the Fourth Turning approaches?
8. What happens to Nomads during a Second Turning according to the authors?
(a) Others ignore them.
(b) They gain money.
(c) They die.
(d) They become stronger.
9. What will the pre-crisis years see in the Fourth Turning according to the authors?
(a) Increasing distrust of the government.
(b) Hope in new politicians.
(c) Struggles with Elders.
(d) Disappearance of family values.
10. If Americans miss opportunities for accomplishment, how do the authors say they are incorrectly viewing history?
(a) Inevitable decline.
(b) As inevitable progress.
(c) As inevitable decline.
(d) As unimportant.
11. What do Artists do during a Second Turning according to the authors?
(a) Give away wealth.
(b) Gain more educations.
(c) Ignore the youth.
(d) Try to improve society.
12. 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.
13. What kind of eras are Fourth Turnings?
(a) Crisis eras.
(b) New eras.
(c) Crusade eras.
(d) Old eras.
14. According to the authors, what will 13er politicians do during the pre-crisis?
(a) Make peace with other countries.
(b) Create worthless laws.
(c) Mediate conflicts.
(d) Spend out of budget.
15. According to the authors, what do Artists do during Third Turnings?
(a) Grow religious conflicts.
(c) Save money.
(d) Speed up social change.
Short Answer Questions
1. What can Americans do wit the coming crisis of the Fourth Turning according to the authors?
2. According to the authors, what did the 1773 Fourth Turning grow out of?
3. What do Prophets do during a Second Turning according to the authors?
4. Who often misses seasonal changes according to the authors?
5. In preparation for the Fourth Turning, what do the authors think Americans should do with institutions?
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