Walden Two Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

B. F. Skinner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 17-20.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Roger and Barbara join the others for breakfast, how does Barbara stand out from the visitors?
(a) Barbara brings Roger his breakfast.
(b) They all serve themselves breakfast, but Roger brings Barbara hers.
(c) Barbara leaves the group and eats by herself.
(d) Barbara does not eat breakfast.

2. As the group comes across couples with babies, what views are expressed concerning the best age for marriage and child-bearing?
(a) Frazier points out the advantages at Walden Two of early marriage and parenthood, but the visitors express different views.
(b) They all believe that delaying marriage and pregnancy is best for individuals and society.
(c) They all agree that early child-bearing frees women to join the work force.
(d) They all agree that there are disadvantages to adolescent motherhood.

3. After their tour of the dairy, when Mrs. Meyerson joins the group, what tradition involving young couples do the visitors observe?
(a) They attend counseling sessions.
(b) They work on their own living quarters.
(c) They attend parenting classes.
(d) They learn to cook and bake.

4. What is the role of scientists at Walden Two?
(a) They are assigned to research and experiments, but have to do some physical work.
(b) They develop new systems and products, but must also do physical labor.
(c) They maintain contact with universities and inventors, but must also do physical labor.
(d) They do their professional jobs and manual work, but they only investigate "pure science" in their spare time.

5. What factors determine the most common form of entertainment at Walden Two?
(a) Talent and time.
(b) The members of the community vote on what they want to do.
(c) Cost, transportation, and the amount of trouble involved.
(d) Cost and time to organize it.

Short Answer Questions

1. At their first dinner, Frazier explains that Walden Two never has crowds. What is the explanation for this?

2. After the dinner at which Burris and Frazier discuss failed communal societies, where do they hear from Frazier about the "Good Life"?

3. In the first discussion between Rogers, Burris, and Jamnik, why is Frazier's name introduced?

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

5. As the group observes the child's birthday celebration, how does the author add a human touch to the portrayal of Frazier?

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