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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What in a Fourth Turning can be foreseen, according to the authors?
(a) A disagreement.
(b) A change of traditions.
(c) A political takeover.
(d) A catalyst.

2. In preparation, how do the authors think parents should raise children?
(a) With extra care.
(b) With emotions disregarded.
(c) Without spoiling them.
(d) Without coddling them.

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

4. As the book closes, what do the authors emphasize that Americans should understand about time?
(a) It is not linear.
(b) It never begins anew.
(c) It is not cyclial.
(d) God controls time.

5. What do the authors think extends a saeculum backward and a saeculum forward?
(a) Photo albums.
(b) Cultural memory.
(c) History books.
(d) Generations.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the authors, what might happen if Americans weather our Fourth Turning well?

2. What was the GI Generation's reputation during the Second Turning according to the authors?

3. What will Boomers want to do during economic trouble according to the authors?

4. As the authors believe, what does the Silent Generation realize as they become 'neoseniors'?

5. What happened economically during the Second Turning?

(see the answer keys)

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