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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 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.

2. Who does Toffler describe as examples of over-stimulation?
(a) Writers.
(b) Soldiers in battle.
(c) Church-goers.
(d) Workers in factories.

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

4. What can government agencies do to measure change?
(a) Experiment on a small scale with each new technology.
(b) Impose conditions on each new technology.
(c) Impose restrictive tariffs to limit the effect of new technology.
(d) Develop models and perform simulations.

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

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

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

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

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

10. What would be the outcome of government agencies' involvement in change management?
(a) Models that predict human behavior in the future.
(b) Evaluative criteria for different effects on society.
(c) Snapshots of a society's values.
(d) Tools for dealing with change.

11. How will new technologies help people, in Toffler's opinion?
(a) They will increase adaptability.
(b) They will reduce the impact of changes.
(c) They will capitalize on change.
(d) They will numb people to changes.

12. 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.

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

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

15. What does the accelerative thrust of society require, in Toffler's account?
(a) More healing time.
(b) Strong family.
(c) Faster decision-making.
(d) Nutritional supplements.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Toffler say about preventing future shock?

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

3. What is the behavioral consequence of the psychological effects of change?

4. What is Toffler's premise in Future Shock?

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

(see the answer keys)

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