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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Toffler say is the real danger we face in the future?
(a) Diseases evolving beyond antibiotics.
(b) Social networks not being able to keep up with change.
(c) Not making plans for what's coming.
(d) Insects developing immunity to pesticides.

2. What category are more relationships taking place in, according to Toffler?
(a) Committed relationships.
(b) Family relationships.
(c) Service relationships.
(d) Professional relationships.

3. What term does Toffler use to describe marriage in the future?
(a) Serial marriage.
(b) Common-law marriage.
(c) Morganatic marriage.
(d) Civil union.

4. What does Toffler predict will come out of genetics?
(a) Cut-throat pharmaceutical companies.
(b) Medical gene therapies.
(c) Cloning.
(d) Wars over intellectual property.

5. What does Toffler say has been a consequence of mobility in Europe?
(a) Spiritual stagnation.
(b) Worker shortages.
(c) Economic expansion.
(d) Political instability.

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

7. How has commuting changed in super-industrial culture?
(a) People live longer lives.
(b) People change jobs more often.
(c) People commute farther.
(d) People work in more places.

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

9. What is NOT a characteristic of the bureaucracy?
(a) Organizational relationships are permanent.
(b) People occupy a place in the vertical hierarchy.
(c) People are free to move from one role to another.
(d) People occupy a place in the division of labor.

10. What will not be an option, in Toffler's view of the future?
(a) Returning to the past.
(b) Manipulating genes.
(c) Implanting embryos in the uterus.
(d) Keeping up with the pace of change.

11. What does Toffler predict men will be able to do?
(a) Farm the ocean floor.
(b) Farm fish.
(c) Breathe underwater.
(d) Replicate plant life.

12. How does Toffler see organizations in the future?
(a) As a new class of citizens.
(b) As the salvation of the masses.
(c) As the apotheosis for individuality.
(d) As something that turns men into cogs.

13. What medical developments does Toffler say will result in moral conundrums?
(a) Preventative care techniques.
(b) Organ transplants.
(c) Cancer surgery.
(d) Better joint replacement techniques.

14. What kind of loyalty are the new kinds of organizations based on?
(a) Loyalty to the business.
(b) Loyalty to the profession.
(c) Loyalty to the nation.
(d) Loyalty to the boss.

15. What needs to change as people adapt to future culture?
(a) People's sense of how much work things require.
(b) People's sense of how long things take.
(c) People's sense of their relations.
(d) People's sense of what things cost.

Short Answer Questions

1. What feeling characterizes the person who lives in what Toffler calls the fast lane?

2. What will companies manufacture in Toffler's future?

3. In what way is spring break in Ft. Lauderdale exemplary of super-industrial culture?

4. What will the changes of the future result in, as Toffler describes it?

5. How does Toffler say technology will change pregnancy?

(see the answer keys)

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