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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do people learn to be aware of time, as Toffler describes it?
(a) They measure their progress against the seasons.
(b) They develop "durational expectancies."
(c) They keep solar calendars.
(d) They repeat the experiences of their ancestors.

2. What techniques had Japan pioneered at the time of Toffler's writing?
(a) Living underwater.
(b) Using bacteria in food production.
(c) Whaling.
(d) Mapping underwater resources.

3. How do the social experiences Toffler defines register the development of culture?
(a) They are prevented from following their traditional development.
(b) They are compressed in time, accelerated.
(c) They are shunted aside as people spend time in individual pursuits.
(d) They are delayed in time.

4. Where do people typically migrate, in America?
(a) To the exurbs.
(b) To where there are jobs.
(c) To the suburbs.
(d) To the cities.

5. What term does Toffler use to describe marriage in the future?
(a) Common-law marriage.
(b) Civil union.
(c) Morganatic marriage.
(d) Serial marriage.

Short Answer Questions

1. What makes future shock different than culture shock?

2. What characterizes relationships in big cities, in Tommo's opinion?

3. What will the changes of the future result in, as Toffler describes it?

4. What does Toffler say has become less important in commuter culture?

5. What will companies manufacture in Toffler's future?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Toffler say commuting has affected the future society?

2. What is the effect of the economics of transience?

3. How does Toffler describe deeper relationships?

4. How will super-industrialism change the economics of society?

5. What does Toffler foresee in terms of exploring the ocean?

6. What is the effect of change within organizations on future society?

7. How will marriage be affected by the super-industrial culture?

8. What does Toffler say is the danger of high technology?

9. What developments does Toffler foresee in agriculture and food production?

10. How will super-industrialism affect the family?

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