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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Toffler call the new management class?
(a) Bureaucracy.
(b) Ad-Hocracy.
(c) Totalitarianism.
(d) Technocracy.

3. What is the economics of transience?
(a) Building temporary housing instead of long-term buildings.
(b) Educating children increases a family's future income.
(c) Investing in the market pays better dividends than saving.
(d) Replacing things is cheaper than repairing them.

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

5. What is the reason for the shortening of relationships?
(a) Finance.
(b) Urbanization.
(c) Mechanization.
(d) Transportation.

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

7. What does Toffler say about the oceans?
(a) That they limit the expansion of human societies.
(b) That they will destroy civilization.
(c) That they have not been mapped.
(d) That they will rise.

8. What part of spring break does Toffler say makes it worthwhile for beach communities?
(a) Student energy.
(b) Student volunteers.
(c) Student spending.
(d) Influx of talent and intellect.

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

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

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

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

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

14. What is the consequence of high mobility, according to Toffler?
(a) Non-involvement in the community.
(b) Class consolidation in the suburbs.
(c) Political involvement.
(d) Nationalism.

15. In what way is spring break in Ft. Lauderdale exemplary of super-industrial culture?
(a) Students get to experiment with their personalities.
(b) Students destroy the environment and leave.
(c) Students form temporary relationships.
(d) Students get a degree of freedom they don't have anywhere else.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the consequence of people relocating their homes more often in super-industrial culture?

2. What will the future entail in Toffler's account?

3. What is NOT a characteristic of the bureaucracy?

4. What is the benefit of cultural transience to manufacturers?

5. What will products contain in the future Toffler imagines?

(see the answer keys)

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