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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Toffler call the worker in the new organization?
(a) Corporate man.
(b) Associative man.
(c) Fraternal man.
(d) Family man.

2. What line will industries blur in the future, according to Toffler?
(a) Between expenses and deductions.
(b) Between reality and illusion.
(c) Between revenue and profit.
(d) Between public and private.

3. What do deeper relationships involve, in Toffler's account?
(a) Initiation rituals.
(b) Genetic similarity.
(c) Shared spiritual experience.
(d) Interactions with many aspects of a person's personality.

4. Who are the people of the future in Toffler's definition?
(a) The fast-paced people.
(b) The black sheep of society.
(c) The traditionalists.
(d) The people who resist the rat-race.

5. What does Toffler foresee with regard to the oceans?
(a) Tsunamis.
(b) Underwater cities.
(c) Environmental degradation.
(d) Undersea warfare.

6. What does the amount of change in an organization contribute to, according to Toffler?
(a) Social mobility.
(b) Shorter-duration relationships.
(c) High suicide rates.
(d) Greater wealth.

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

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

9. What will people want in the new economy Toffler imagines?
(a) New forms of leisure.
(b) Psychic gratification.
(c) Durable products.
(d) Constant stimulation.

10. What is leading the super-industrial revolution?
(a) Free trade associations.
(b) Scientific technology.
(c) Government deregulation.
(d) Distribution channels.

11. What is happening to the bureaucracy, in Toffler's account?
(a) It is breaking down.
(b) It is choking off progress.
(c) It is institutionalizing inefficiency.
(d) It is creating unhappiness.

12. What does Toffler use as an example of companies of the future?
(a) Exxon.
(b) Bank of America.
(c) Goldman Sachs.
(d) Club med.

13. Which groups move most often, in Toffler's account?
(a) Agricultural workers.
(b) Technical workers.
(c) Doctors and dentists.
(d) Mechanics.

14. What does Toffler say Shakespeare would experience today?
(a) He would not be surprised by anything.
(b) He would understand only half of our words.
(c) He would not recognize nature in our language.
(d) He would be appalled by how we treat peasants.

15. What kind of lifestyle does Toffler say is characterized by frequent moves?
(a) Middle-class lifestyle.
(b) Illegal immigrant lifestyle.
(c) Corporate lifestyle.
(d) Manual laborer lifestyle.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do people typically migrate, in America?

2. What part of spring break does Toffler say makes it worthwhile for beach communities?

3. How does Toffler describe the "modular man's" relationships?

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

5. What shift does the future bring, in Toffler's account?

(see the answer keys)

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