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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 helps consolidate each identity?
(a) Unique currency.
(b) Rituals.
(c) Heroes.
(d) Assemblies.

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

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

4. What do "subcults" give the people who belong to them, in Toffler's account?
(a) An individual identity.
(b) A way to orient themselves.
(c) An escape from their jobs.
(d) A way to spend their money.

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

6. What is the individual's relationship with the subgroup, in Toffler's account?
(a) He subordinates his ideas to the group's.
(b) He serves as the group's representative wherever he goes.
(c) He pledges to bring new converts to the subgroup.
(d) He identifies with certain characteristics and adapts them to his personality.

7. What measure would Toffler like to be able to use on society?
(a) A measure of a people's happiness.
(b) A measure of a people's resiliency.
(c) A measure of the livability of a country.
(d) A measure of a people's real misery.

8. Who should test new technologies before they can be accepted into society?
(a) Private corporations.
(b) Social leaders.
(c) The government.
(d) Panels of citizens.

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

10. What would one benefit of government involvement in change management be?
(a) Harnessing more profit from each change.
(b) Distributing the wealth more equitably.
(c) Eliminating future problems.
(d) Measuring the long-term effects of change.

11. What does Toffler say groups have to do?
(a) Compete.
(b) Remain the same.
(c) Change.
(d) Restrain the adaptive urge.

12. How does Toffler say the future should be greeted?
(a) With wariness.
(b) With despair.
(c) With equipoise.
(d) With unconditional acceptance.

13. What power does society have, to resist advancements?
(a) To revolt against the government.
(b) To bear arms against oppressors.
(c) To block new technologies.
(d) To speak out against the changes.

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

15. How long does Toffler say it now takes for public value systems to change?
(a) Every few generations.
(b) Within a lifetime.
(c) Every few years.
(d) Every few hundred years.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Toffler say about conduct, manners and language?

2. How has the grouping of adults changed in recent times, according to Toffler?

3. What effect does Toffler say technology will have on education in the future?

4. What does future shock result from?

5. What can people develop to mitigate future shock?

(see the answer keys)

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