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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How has the grouping of adults changed in recent times, according to Toffler?
(a) Demographic analysis has taken a holistic approach of all ages as interrelated.
(b) Demographics have focused on regions, not ages.
(c) Marketers have identified overlapping interests between different age groups.
(d) There are more age groups.

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

5. How does Toffler describe a person's choices in the future?
(a) Limited.
(b) Compelled.
(c) Abundant.
(d) Eliminated.

6. In what field have some countries tried to move away from giving people free choices?
(a) Military.
(b) Education.
(c) Manufacturing.
(d) Transportation.

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

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

9. Why were alternative schools formed, in Toffler's account?
(a) To combat the standardization of education.
(b) To provide for religious education.
(c) To provide people with cheaper education options.
(d) To make schools for all girls or all boys.

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

11. 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.

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

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What will happen if preventative steps are not taken, in Toffler's account?

2. What does Toffler say about preventing future shock?

3. What does Toffler call the decision to change lifestyle?

4. How does Toffler characterize the society of his times?

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

(see the answer keys)

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