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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How do people experience their moral values, in Toffler's future?
(a) As mystical laws.
(b) As temporary values.
(c) As directives.
(d) As legal obligations.

3. What do subgroups provide for people?
(a) A haven from the market.
(b) An antidote for loneliness.
(c) A way to express political opinions.
(d) An income and social belonging.

4. 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) Provide for unprecedented numbers of satisfied people.
(d) Change their genetic structure.

5. What is it that affects a person who is undergoing change?
(a) Disorientation.
(b) Depression.
(c) Confusion.
(d) Stress.

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

7. What does Toffler say about preventing future shock?
(a) It is impossible.
(b) It is easy to do.
(c) It is possible but not easy.
(d) It is requires drastic changes.

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

9. What is someone supposed to do once they choose their identity?
(a) Conform to the subgroup.
(b) Make new friends.
(c) Invent new identities.
(d) Convert others to that same identity.

10. What ability is compromised by too much change?
(a) The ability to tell right from wrong.
(b) The ability to act rationally.
(c) The ability to follow the law.
(d) The ability to follow orders.

11. What does Toffler say is the problem with technocrats?
(a) They are limited by their data.
(b) They are myopic.
(c) They react slowly to new technologies.
(d) They are self-interested.

12. How has super-industrial culture changed the financial system?
(a) By encouraging large amounts of debt.
(b) By making new investment vehicles.
(c) By separating the worker classes from the management class.
(d) By encouraging people to invest.

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

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

15. What fields will spur the movement that affects choice in the future?
(a) Industry.
(b) Technology.
(c) Religion.
(d) Politics.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom do modern people have to identify?

2. How can social change be mitigated?

3. What does Toffler say groups have to do?

4. What does a person get from how they choose their identity?

5. What does Toffler predict with regard to choice in future culture?

(see the answer keys)

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