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

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

3. What does Toffler propose in order to institute his plan to protect against future shock?
(a) A party of revolutionaries to overthrow technological workers.
(b) A government based on wisdom and ancient principles.
(c) A political party for restricting technological research.
(d) A public agency to review new technology.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What should people be wary of in new technologies?

2. What is it that affects a person who is undergoing change?

3. What do "subcults" give the people who belong to them, in Toffler's account?

4. In what field have some countries tried to move away from giving people free choices?

5. What did Holmes and Rahe find in their study of the Navy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What will the consequence be if new technologies are not controlled?

2. Who does Toffler use as examples of victims of over-stimulation and future shock?

3. How does future shock affect decision-making processes?

4. What purpose do subcults serve?

5. How does change affect people's health?

6. Who should investigate the effects of new technologies on society?

7. How can future shock be prevented?

8. What is the role of the lifestyle in super-industrial culture?

9. How will education have to change to meet the future?

10. What did Holmes and Rahe find in their study?

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