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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What should people be wary of in new technologies?
(a) Developments that foster totalitarianism.
(b) Developments that contribute to acceleration.
(c) Developments that create inequality.
(d) Developments that make old technologies obsolete.

2. What development will affect how we experience choice in our democracy?
(a) Industrialization.
(b) Mechanization.
(c) Urbanization.
(d) Standardization.

3. What does Toffler say subgroups compete for?
(a) Funding.
(b) Power.
(c) Members.
(d) Advertising dollars.

4. What did Holmes and Rahe find in their study of the Navy?
(a) A correlation between change and illness.
(b) A correlation between change and feelings of powerlessness.
(c) A correlation between change and depression.
(d) A correlation between loneliness and aggression.

5. What does Toffler say the future will do to people?
(a) Push them toward the top of the adaptive range.
(b) Reinvent the laws of society.
(c) Change their genetic structure.
(d) Provide for unprecedented numbers of satisfied people.

6. What does Toffler say is the consequence of too much change?
(a) Ennui.
(b) Misanthropy.
(c) Weltschmerz.
(d) Social irrationality.

7. What does change affect in a person's psychology?
(a) Their decision-making process.
(b) Their ability to acquire language.
(c) Their ability to solve problems.
(d) Their ability to orient themselves in time and space.

8. What is NOT a symptom of future shock?
(a) Violence.
(b) Withdrawal.
(c) Anxiety.
(d) Skepticism.

9. How often does the orientation response occur?
(a) A few times a day.
(b) A few times a month.
(c) A few times a week.
(d) Hundreds of times a day.

10. What does future shock result from?
(a) Instability.
(b) Over-stimulation.
(c) Despair.
(d) Loneliness.

11. How does Toffler characterize the society of his times?
(a) As crumbling.
(b) As making progress toward widespread happiness.
(c) As out of control.
(d) As full of appealing promises but ultimately self-destructive.

12. What is technology based on in the West, in Toffler's account?
(a) Efficiency.
(b) Cost-benefit calculation.
(c) Profit.
(d) The common good.

13. What does Toffler propose in order to institute his plan to protect against future shock?
(a) A government based on wisdom and ancient principles.
(b) A party of revolutionaries to overthrow technological workers.
(c) A public agency to review new technology.
(d) A political party for restricting technological research.

14. Where else does Toffler see evidence of the psychology of over-stimulation?
(a) Disaster survivors.
(b) Orphans.
(c) New parents.
(d) Commuters.

15. What effect does an increasing rate of change have on the differences between age groups?
(a) It emphasizes the differences.
(b) It makes the ages more interdependent.
(c) It isolates the age groups from each other.
(d) It draws the ages together.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who should test new technologies before they can be accepted into society?

2. What would be the outcome of government agencies' involvement in change management?

3. What tools will be necessary to determine whether changes should be allowed?

4. What does Toffler say is distorted in over-stimulated people?

5. What is a stability zone?

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