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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With whom do modern people have to identify?
(a) Subgroups.
(b) Families.
(c) Religious groups.
(d) Employers.

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

3. What does Toffler say is just as harmful as planning for the future?
(a) Planning for fictional futures.
(b) Planning without studying history.
(c) Basing plans on previous historical outcomes.
(d) Not planning for the future.

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

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

6. What does Toffler say is the consequence of too much change?
(a) Ennui.
(b) Weltschmerz.
(c) Misanthropy.
(d) Social irrationality.

7. What does a person get from how they choose their identity?
(a) A job.
(b) A career.
(c) A religion.
(d) A lifestyle.

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

9. What part of change can be manipulated to prevent or mitigate future shock?
(a) Technological advances.
(b) Legal statutes.
(c) People's behaviors.
(d) Market behaviors.

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

11. What industry does Toffler cite as an example of Americans' choices?
(a) The travel industry.
(b) The oil industry.
(c) The telecommunications industry.
(d) The auto industry.

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

13. What does Toffler say continual change causes?
(a) The suppressive reaction.
(b) The adaptive reaction.
(c) The aggression reaction.
(d) The orientation response.

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

15. How does Toffler say can we prevent future shock?
(a) By Ludditism.
(b) By limiting patents.
(c) By legislating the pace of change.
(d) By controlling the accelerative thrust.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Toffler say the future should be greeted?

3. What is the method people use to cope with future shock?

4. What has social change created, in Toffler's account?

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

(see the answer keys)

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