Future Shock Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How have careers changed in super-industrial culture?
(a) They tend to trap people in one field.
(b) They make people specialists.
(c) They tend to lead to promotion.
(d) They have shorter lifespans.

2. What caused migrations in Europe, in Toffler's account?
(a) The shift from agriculture to manufacturing.
(b) The shift from agriculture to industrial society.
(c) The expansion of the middle class.
(d) The shift from natural to clock time.

3. What does Toffler propose as a standard for relationships?
(a) Personal intimacy.
(b) Role-based familiarity.
(c) Total involvement.
(d) Multi-generational knowledge.

4. With whom does a person have medium-term relationships, according to Toffler?
(a) Family.
(b) Neighbors.
(c) Clerks.
(d) Barbers.

5. What feeling characterizes the person who lives in what Toffler calls the fast lane?
(a) Transience.
(b) Spirituality.
(c) Tradition.
(d) Boredom.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which groups move most often, in Toffler's account?

2. What does Toffler say distinguishes people in cities from people in towns?

3. What needs to change as people adapt to future culture?

4. How does Toffler describe future shock?

5. What effect does renting have on people, in Toffler's account?

(see the answer key)

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