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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What organizations does Toffler cite as an example of an organization that mitigates future shock?
(a) Hospitals.
(b) Schools.
(c) Restaurants.
(d) Halfway houses.

2. What can people develop to mitigate future shock?
(a) Future shock absorbers.
(b) Future shock buffers.
(c) Future shock dampeners.
(d) Future shock intuition.

3. What is the danger in society's rate of change, in Toffler's opinion?
(a) That it might leave certain classes behind.
(b) That it might create a new split between classes.
(c) That it might be faster than man can handle.
(d) That it might create the opportunity for totalitarianism.

4. Why does Toffler say that adapting to change will ultimately be impossible?
(a) Because man will always be at war with himself.
(b) Because the changes take place beyond the individual's sphere.
(c) Because the collectve consciousness will always be struggling to process the earliest tribal memories.
(d) Because the individual can never internalize society completely.

5. How can social change be mitigated?
(a) By keeping agriculture local.
(b) By examining the consequences of technology.
(c) By restricting industrial growth.
(d) By keeping agriculture local.

6. What does Toffler predict with regard to choice in future culture?
(a) The association of like interests.
(b) The interchangeability of people and government roles.
(c) The negation of standardization.
(d) The consolidation of interests in political parties.

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

8. What happens when a group's experience is above the adaptive range?
(a) Decline in membership.
(b) Shift toward messianism.
(c) Reactionary violence.
(d) Problems of distortion.

9. What has social change created, in Toffler's account?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Unfreedom.
(c) Overchoice.
(d) Revolutionary consciousness.

10. What is the result of too much change?
(a) Lethargy and apathy.
(b) Anorexia.
(c) Manic depression.
(d) Aggression.

11. What does Toffler say helps consolidate each identity?
(a) Rituals.
(b) Unique currency.
(c) Heroes.
(d) Assemblies.

12. How does Toffler characterize society's relation with conduct, manners, and language?
(a) As an ad-hocracy.
(b) As a cracked consensus.
(c) As a new fascism.
(d) As a planned obsolescence.

13. What evidence does Toffler use for his characterization of his society?
(a) Terrorism and revolutionary political parties.
(b) Political gridlock and stagflation.
(c) Greed and profits.
(d) Drugs and crime.

14. What does Toffler say about conduct, manners and language?
(a) They are standardized by mass media.
(b) They are jeopardized by mass media.
(c) There is no broad agreement about them.
(d) They are unique to each individual.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What industry does Toffler cite as an example of Americans' choices?

2. What difficulty does Toffler foresee with regulating change by policies?

3. How do people experience their moral values, in Toffler's future?

4. What did Holmes and Rahe find in their study?

5. What measure would Toffler like to be able to use on society?

(see the answer keys)

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