Walden Two Quiz | One Week Quiz A

B. F. Skinner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 25-28.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the impact on Burris when he participates in his chosen form of entertainment?
(a) He agrees with Frazier's philosophy.
(b) He is overcome with the idea of a Golden Age.
(c) He believes Fraizer's ideas are unrealistic.
(d) He is not convinced that Walden Two has the potential for a Golden Age.

2. Identify the critical features that constitute "the good life", as outline by Frazier.
(a) Freedom, personal success, and family success.
(b) Satisfying relationships, good health, and economic success.
(c) Health, minimal unpleasant work, the opportunity to utilize talents, having satisfying personal relationships, and relaxation.
(d) Fame, fortune, and health.

3. As the visitors get ready for their work assignment together, and Burris and Mary share breakfast, what develops between these two characters?
(a) Mary is attracted to Burris, but she is too simple for him.
(b) They dislike each other.
(c) Burris seems too intellectual for Mary, but he seems attracted to her.
(d) They do not speak much to each other.

4. Faced with Castle's challenge about the absence of moral law at Walden Two, what does Frazier display?
(a) He displays an intolerance for opposition.
(b) He displays pragmatism and a belief that all behavior can be dealt with by experimentation and social engineering.
(c) He displays faith in Walden Two's abiity to manage without it.
(d) He displays the willingness to give the matter some thought.

5. What does Frazier explain to the group when one asks about how fast Walden Two can take on new members?
(a) The process will be rapid and based on experimentation.
(b) The process will be experimental and taken one step at a time.
(c) The process will be guided by research.
(d) Walen Two has no desire to limit the number of new members.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which member of the group raises questions about mother love for babies?

2. After his heavy work stacking wood, when Burris talks with Frazier at dinner about communal societies that have failed, what is Frazier's first response?

3. According to Frazier, how do the child-rearing practices affect the development of the children?

4. What does Frazier believe is the cause of Burris' reluctance to embrace the lifestyle of Walden Two?

5. In the discussion about Walden Two's future and the possible impact on farmers, what is Frazier's response to Castle's questions about his ideology?

(see the answer key)

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