What Are Baby Boomers? - Definition, Age & Characteristics


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Baby Boomers are a designated group of people who were born between 1946 and this year:

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1. By the time the baby boom was over, there were 76.4 million people born that comprised what fraction of the U.S. population?

2. The rise of suburban living occurred during which decade?

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This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the characteristics of Baby Boomers. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the religious views of Baby Boomers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Years in which a Baby Boomer was born
  • Rise of suburban living
  • Fraction of U.S. population born in the Baby Boom

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of Baby Boomers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Baby Boomers and their financial security
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the number of people who will turn 65 each day between 2015 and 2029

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called, What are Baby Boomers? - Definition, Age & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term Baby Boom
  • Understand the reasons behind the Baby Boom
  • Recognize the Boomers' defining characteristics in social conformity, financial security, and religious views
  • Know the future trends predicted for Baby Boomers