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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom does a person have medium-term relationships, according to Toffler?

2. How does Toffler see organizations in the future?

3. What makes future shock different than culture shock?

4. What does Toffler say Shakespeare would experience today?

5. What does the amount of change in an organization contribute to, according to Toffler?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three characteristics of bureaucracy, in Toffler's account?

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

3. What did migration mean in Europe and in America?

4. How does the rate of change affect professionals?

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

6. How does technology and specialization affect occupations?

7. What is the effect of the acceleration of information?

8. How is future shock different than culture shock?

9. What is the modular man?

10. What does Toffler foresee in the technology of fertility treatments?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is future shock a generalized condition of super-industrial culture, or is it a condition that only applies to the people who are suffering under super-industrial conditions? How does Toffler apply the term? How would you apply it?

Essay Topic 2

How realistic are Toffler's suggestions for mitigating change in culture? How would you characterize his solutions? What do they say about his values? What options does he consider? What options does he not consider? What do they say about his analysis and his priorities? What are the benefits of Toffler's perspective? What are the limitations?

Essay Topic 3

How many of Toffler's predictions have been borne out in the forty years since he wrote Future Shock? Where was he accurate? Where was he inaccurate? What other factors could have created the same phenomena he describes?

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