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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Toffler say people get from mobility?
(a) Disorientation.
(b) Status.
(c) Debt.
(d) Wealth.

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

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

4. What makes future shock different than culture shock?
(a) Future shock is a cultural condition.
(b) Culture shock only happens in modern cultures.
(c) Future shock consists of familiar cues being replaced by unfamiliar cues.
(d) Culture shock only lasts for a generation before assimilation takes place.

5. What will changes in agriculture mean for the future Toffler foresees?
(a) More processing will be necessary for food.
(b) Food will be poisoned with pesticides.
(c) Fewer workers will be needed.
(d) Food will be more nutritious.

6. How does Toffler describe a job in a bureaucracy?
(a) A reciprocal relationship with an organization that participates in the worker's development.
(b) A flexible role within a developing organization.
(c) An unchanging role with a fixed set of expectations.
(d) A series of organizational problems to solve.

7. What feeling results from the development of Toffler's future culture?
(a) Power.
(b) Impermanence.
(c) Security.
(d) Anxiety.

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

9. What term does Toffler use to describe the future society?
(a) Transnational capitalism.
(b) Technological totalitarianism.
(c) Mega-production.
(d) Super-industrialism.

10. What industries does Toffler say will grow in the economy of the future?
(a) Mining.
(b) Experience industries.
(c) Tourism.
(d) Oil extraction.

11. What will the future entail in Toffler's account?
(a) Progress and happiness.
(b) Destruction and despair.
(c) New rules and new roles.
(d) Turmoil and instability.

12. Where do people typically migrate, in America?
(a) To the cities.
(b) To where there are jobs.
(c) To the exurbs.
(d) To the suburbs.

13. How do people learn to be aware of time, as Toffler describes it?
(a) They develop "durational expectancies."
(b) They repeat the experiences of their ancestors.
(c) They measure their progress against the seasons.
(d) They keep solar calendars.

14. What will products contain in the future Toffler imagines?
(a) Smart technology.
(b) Psychological extras.
(c) Embedded identifying chips.
(d) Personalized appearance.

15. What remedy might the family have against the pressures of future culture?
(a) More educational options.
(b) More leisure time.
(c) More mobility.
(d) More disposable income.

Short Answer Questions

1. What will be the new influence on the economy of the future?

2. What was it that attracted immigrants to America, according to Toffler?

3. What is the consequence of high mobility, according to Toffler?

4. With whom does a person have medium-term relationships, according to Toffler?

5. Who are the people of the future in Toffler's definition?

(see the answer keys)

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