The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the Lost Generation treat social life?

2. What happens during a third turning?

3. What do all major cultures acknowledge according to the authors?

4. What do the Firth Turnings in American history represent?

5. How do generations behave with the concept of 'acting according to your season' according to the authors?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do rhythms coexist with free will and the role of accidents?

2. What do many of the Fourth Turnings the authors show as examples have in common?

3. Why do the authors delineate the idea of 'seasons of time'?

4. Why do generations often define themselves against the shadow of the generation two steps prior to them, according to the authors?

5. What do the authors think about the upcoming Fourth Turning?

6. As the authors present the information, why did the Second Turning come about at the time of Kennedy's assassination?

7. Do the authors seem to stress learning about all revitalizations or movements?

8. In the authors' views, how does the Silent Generation try to change the concept of 'aging'?

9. What catalyst occurred during our Fourth Turning from the authors' viewpoint?

10. As the authors present information, how can a 'gray champion' bring the Fourth Turning to a climax?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do the concepts of religion and mythology play a role in the book?

Essay Topic 2

Is the ending of this book satisfactory to the reader? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Critique the authors' presentation of this material. Was it interesting and clear, or dull and muddled? Explain your decision with examples.

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