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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What must men do as they face the coming changes, in Toffler's account?
(a) Build coalitions to plan for negative consequences.
(b) Anticipate and prepare for them.
(c) Crush the organizations out of which change comes most frequently.
(d) Prevent them.

3. What tools will be necessary to determine whether changes should be allowed?
(a) Cost benefit analysis tools.
(b) Social networking tools.
(c) Structural modeling tools.
(d) Communication protocols.

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

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

6. What effect does Toffler say familiar objects have on people?
(a) They raise the person's latent frustrations.
(b) They lull them into unawareness.
(c) They suppress expressivity.
(d) They put them at ease.

7. 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.

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

9. What will happen if preventative steps are not taken, in Toffler's account?
(a) Society will be striated by class.
(b) Culture will be ruined.
(c) People with power will rule unchecked.
(d) Society will collapse.

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

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

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

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

14. What is the behavioral consequence of the psychological effects of change?
(a) Art.
(b) Depression.
(c) Drug use.
(d) Crime.

15. 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 create the opportunity for totalitarianism.
(d) That it might be faster than man can handle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does change require from a person's physiology?

2. What does Toffler propose as a method for dealing with future shock?

3. How does Toffler describe a person's choices in the future?

4. What fields will spur the movement that affects choice in the future?

5. What is someone supposed to do once they choose their identity?

(see the answer keys)

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