Millennial Generation: Definition & Characteristics


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The millennial generation consists of people born _____.

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1. The millennial generation is also sometimes referred to as generation _____.

2. Which characteristic best describes the millennial generation's outlook on the future?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The millennial generation has a number of characteristics that separate it from generations previous, and this quiz tests you on some of those factors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This millennial quiz tests you on your ability to:

  • Know who the millennial generation consists of
  • Recall other names for millennials
  • Determine the most fitting characteristic to describe millennial outlooks on the future
  • Recognize how millennials are likely to view authority figures
  • Understand what characteristic is not typical of the millennial generation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most relevant information from the lesson on the millennial generation
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not a millennial characteristic
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired about the definition and alternate name for the millennial generation

Additional Learning

Want to know more? The lesson called Millennial Generation: Definition & Characteristics will further explore the qualities that set millennials apart from other generations. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Explore the time period of the millennial generation
  • Examine their work ethic
  • Explain what the generation typically values most