Take the generation quiz and discover what generation you belong to. And, when you’re done, take my newest quiz, Are You A True Member of the Bicentennial Generation? Find out if you’re a bonafide Spirit of 76er!
What Generation Am I?
What were the defining world events in your life? World War II? Vietnam? The Cold War? 9/11? What were your cultural touchstones? Poodle skirts and sock hops? Woodstock and Civil Rights? Latchkey kids and divorce? Big hair and parachute pants? Harry Potter?
Depending on things like where you grew up or your birth order, you may identify with one generation more than another. Membership in a generation is subjective. In America, we all get to decide who we are.
A generation is the length of time between a person’s birth and their child-bearing years — approximately 20 to 30 years. A generation encompasses individuals who are about the same age and who have faced similar trials and triumphs. There are currently six generations living in America.
Names of Generations
Generations go by different names, but one always dominates over the others whether we like it or not. The names and corresponding years (by broadest definition) are:
G.I. Generation (Sometimes called The Greatest Generation), 1901–1924
Silent Generation, (Sometimes called The Lucky Few) 1925–1942
Baby Boomers, 1943–1960
Generation X (13th Generation, Baby Busters), 1961/64–1978/82
Generation Y ( Gen Y, Millennials), 1982–1996/2004
Generation Z (Zees, Homelanders, Digital Natives), 1995/2005–present
There is also Generation Jones, a demographic subculture between Generation X and Baby Boomers. The years are 1954 to 1964. In addition, there are the Xennials. born between Gen X and the Millennials. The birth years are 1977 to 1984.
For the most part, these years are defined in a popular generational theory. To learn more about Gen-Xers, visit Who Is Generation X? For a comprehensive overview of the Zees, visit Who Is Generation Z?
What do you love about your generation? Please leave me a note in the comments section.