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The Silent Generation: Definition, Characteristics & Facts

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The Silent Generation was born during which of the following years?

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1. Children of the Silent Generation grew up during which of the following conflicts?

2. Members of the Silent Generation made up a majority of the fighters in which war?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the Silent Generation. Subjects such as wars and children of the generation will be covered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • When the Silent Generation was born
  • The war where the majority of soldiers came from this generation
  • Time magazine's description of Silent Generation children
  • Facts about the Silent Generation

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Silent Generation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about difficulties that happened while the Silent Generation was growing up
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you know the meaning of Silent Generation

Additional Learning

Are you ready to learn more? Check out the lesson titled The Silent Generation: Definition, Characteristics & Facts. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Why people born during this time period are called the Silent Generation
  • Events that influenced this generation
  • The number of children born in the generation
  • Other generations in American history
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