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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is the consequence of people relocating their homes more often in super-industrial culture?
(a) People are happier when they can find the right place.
(b) People fear attachment to any one place.
(c) People stimulate the economy every time they move.
(d) People become super territorial over their possessions.

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

5. Which relationship is not one of the relationships Toffler describes as comprising social experience?
(a) Places.
(b) People.
(c) Morals.
(d) Organizations.

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

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

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

9. What is the consequence of the faster pace of things, in Toffler's account?
(a) People learn to pay what things are worth.
(b) People see things as disposable.
(c) People learn to conserve.
(d) People learn to respect each other's labor.

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

11. What part of spring break does Toffler say makes it valuable for students?
(a) The beach is an escape.
(b) The beach is a place to apply their learning.
(c) The beach is a place to study.
(d) The beach is a different experience.

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

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

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

15. What shift will take place in the future Toffler describes?
(a) From second-shift to third shift.
(b) From first-shift to second-shift.
(c) From blue-collar to white-collar.
(d) From white-collar to blue-collar.

Short Answer Questions

1. What characterizes relationships in big cities, in Tommo's opinion?

2. Where do people typically migrate, in America?

3. How does Toffler describe future shock?

4. What does Toffler say Shakespeare would experience today?

5. What do deeper relationships involve, in Toffler's account?

(see the answer keys)

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