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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. What does Toffler say has become less important in commuter culture?
(a) Advertising.
(b) Distance and place.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Loyalty.

2. What does Toffler predict will come out of genetics?
(a) Wars over intellectual property.
(b) Medical gene therapies.
(c) Cut-throat pharmaceutical companies.
(d) Cloning.

3. What does Toffler say has been a consequence of mobility in Europe?
(a) Worker shortages.
(b) Economic expansion.
(c) Political instability.
(d) Spiritual stagnation.

4. How has commuting changed in super-industrial culture?
(a) People commute farther.
(b) People live longer lives.
(c) People work in more places.
(d) People change jobs more often.

5. What does Toffler use as an example of companies of the future?
(a) Club med.
(b) Exxon.
(c) Goldman Sachs.
(d) Bank of America.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Toffler propose as a standard for relationships?

2. How does Toffler describe the "modular man's" relationships?

3. What does the automobile contribute to super-industrial culture?

4. What is the reason for the shortening of relationships?

5. What industries does Toffler say will grow in the economy of the future?

Short Essay Questions

1. How will products and services be different in the new economy?

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

3. How is future shock different than culture shock?

4. How does future shock manifest?

5. How does technology and specialization affect occupations?

6. What is the effect of urbanization on relationships?

7. What is the modular man?

8. What is the role of the organization in the future society?

9. Describe the importance of the automobile in the super-industrial society.

10. How does transience affect modern society?

(see the answer keys)

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