How Much Do You Know About the Greatest Generation?

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The Greatest Generation, also called the G.I. Generation, includes those individuals who grew up during the Great Depression and fought in the Second World War. Can you answer all of these questions about them?

Typically, members of The Greatest Generation are parents of which generation?

In general, members of the Greatest Generation are parents to Baby Boomers. The Baby Boom happened at the end of WWII.

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Members of this generation are most likely _______.

Members of the Greatest Generation are most likely retired. People born between 1901 and 1927 - give or take - belong to this generation.

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What notable businessman was a member of the Greatest Generation?

Walt Disney was a member of the Greatest Generation. He was born in 1901.

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Who was the first member of the Greatest Generation to become president?

JFK was the first member of the Greatest Generation to become president. JFK was born in 1917.

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Generation G.I. fought in what war?

The Greatest Generation fought in World War II. They came of age during the Great Depression.

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Which of the following is another name for the Greatest Generation?

The Greatest Generation is sometimes called the G.I. Generation. Historians count people born between 1901 and 1927 to be members of this generation.

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As of 2017, members of this generation make up approximately what percentage of the population?

Members of the Greatest Generation account for approximately two percent of the population. They would be 90 years of age or older.

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According to President Ronald Reagan, the Greatest Generation did what?

According to President Ronald Reagan, the Greatest Generation "saved the world." Reagan himself was a member of the Greatest Generation, having been born in 1911.

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What iconic baseball player was a member of the Greatest Generation?

Joe DiMaggio was a member of the Greatest Generation. DiMaggio was born in 1914.

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What major nautical disaster occurred during this time period?

The sinking of the Titanic occurred during the Greatest Generation birth years. The "unsinkable" ship sank in 1912.

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Who was the last U.S. president from the Greatest Generation?

George H. W. Bush was the last president from The Greatest Generation. Bush was born in 1924.

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Which of these is a famous baseball player from the Greatest Generation?

All of these baseball greats were part of the Greatest Generation. Gehrig was born in 1903; Robinson was born in 1919; DiMaggio was born in 1914.

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What is the name for the Greatest Generation in Australia?

In Australia, The Greatest Generation are known as The Federation Generation. In the U.S., they might also be called The G.I. Generation.

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Generation G.I. was known for significant advances in what area?

The Greatest Generation was known for significant advances in education. Before this generation, young people graduated high school at a rate of only 10%. Those in the Greatest Generation graduated at a rate of 50%.

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What government program helped those in the Greatest Generation enter college?

The GI Bill helped the Greatest Generation enter college. This was unprecedented in the middle class until then.

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Approximately how many of this generation have won a Nobel Prize?

There have been roughly 100 Nobel Prize winners from the Greatest Generation. This generation accounts for the majority of U.S. Nobel prize winners.

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What work-related organizations were promoted by the Greatest Generation?

Unions thrived during the Greatest Generation. More individuals of this generation belonged to unions than ever before.

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What post-Depression legislation was passed by the Greatest Generation?

The New Deal became a reality because of the Greatest Generation. This post-Depression legislation initiated a series of economic reforms.

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What statistic rose significantly because of the Greatest Generation?

The number of owner-occupied homes rose significantly as members of the Greatest Generation purchased homes. The statistic has not risen significantly since.

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What were the Greatest Generation called in their youth?

The youth of the Greatest Generation were called junior citizens. They tended to be civically active even when they were young.

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What is the Greatest Generation known as in Turkey?

In Turkey, the Greatest Generation is known as The Republic Generation. It is called the Federation Generation in Australia.

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What notable Catholic missionary was a member of the Greatest Generation?

Mother Teresa was a member of The Greatest Generation. She was born in 1910.

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What fast food tycoon was a member of Generation G.I.?

McDonald's bigwig Ray Kroc was a member of the Greatest Generation. Kroc was born in 1902.

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What statistic roughly doubled during the Greatest Generation?

Median income roughly doubled from the beginning to the end of the Greatest Generation's working years. Post-war economics were beneficial to that generation.

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Which president and member of the Greatest Generation famously declared, "I am not a crook"?

Richard Nixon declared "I am not a crook" in response to the Watergate scandal. Nixon was born in 1913.

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What member of the Greatest Generation painted "Sleep" in 1937?

Dali painted "Sleep" in 1937. As a member of the Greatest Generation, he was born in 1904.

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As of 2017, there are currently fewer than __ million of this generational cohort living in the U.S.

There are currently fewer than four million of the Greatest Generation living in the U.S. Members of this generation would be 90 years of age and older.

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What did the "G.I." in the GI Generation stand for?

The "G.I." in the G.I. Generation stands for "Government Issue." The GI Generation was what the Greatest Generation was called before Tom Brokaw coined the phrase "The Greatest Generation."

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, members of the Greatest Generation spend less money on what than any other generation?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, members of the Greatest Generation spend the least amount of money on clothing, eating out and entertainment. They also spend the least amount on housing.

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The stars of what major motion picture were all part of this generation?

The stars of "Gone with the Wind" were all part of the Greatest Generation. These stars are Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland.

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The Greatest Generation were children of what generation?

The Greatest Generation were children of the Lost Generation. The Lost Generation came of age during World War I.

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The Greatest Generation were the first members of what century?

The Greatest Generation were the first to be born in the 20th century. The Greatest Generation began in 1900.

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What "Golden Girl" is a member of The GI Generation?

Former Golden Girl Betty White is a member of the Greatest Generation. White was born in 1922.

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What "The Grapes of Wrath" novelist was a member of the Greatest Generation?

John Steinbeck, author of "The Grapes of Wrath," was a member of the Greatest Generation. Steinbeck was born in 1902.

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Who coined the term "The Greatest Generation"?

Tom Brokaw coined the term "The Greatest Generation" in his book of the same name. This generation is also sometimes called the G.I. Generation.

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