Future Shock Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. How does Toffler describe a person's choices in the future?

2. What part of change can be manipulated to prevent or mitigate future shock?

3. What is the individual's relationship with the subgroup, in Toffler's account?

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

5. What does Toffler say groups have to do?

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. Why can't the system police itself with regard to new technologies?

4. How can future shock be prevented?

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

6. What is entailed in changing a lifestyle?

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

8. How will morals change in a super-industrial culture?

9. What will the place of enclaves be in future society?

10. What purpose do subcults serve?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What do the terms Toffler coins tell us about the kind of book Future Shock is? Is it scientific? Psychological? Literary? Critical? What kinds of fields does Toffler echo in his neologisms?

Essay Topic 2

How new is the concept of future shock, and is it unique to our time? Weren't people 2,500 years ago experiencing future shock as the transition to agriculture was made? Weren't people 250 years ago experiencing future shock when the transition to industrialism was made? What makes the 1970s different and unique?

Essay Topic 3

What is "the tradition" Toffler refers to? Pre-industrial Europe? Medieval Europe? Pre-contact North America? Greece and Rome? When were things simpler, and when does Toffler say they changed? What brought about the change?

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