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. How is failure treated at Walden Two?
(a) Persons who fail are moved to different jobs and if this continues, they see a psychologist.
(b) Persons who fail are asked to leave the community.
(c) Persons who fail have to go back to school.
(d) Persons who fail are channelled into different types of work.

2. 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 attend parenting classes.
(c) They work on their own living quarters.
(d) They learn to cook and bake.

3. What activities does Frazier plan for the group after breakfast on the morning after their leisure activities?
(a) They will visit factories and do their work there.
(b) They will visit the schools and earn labor credits.
(c) They will work and then visit churches.
(d) They will have a debate about Walden Two and then do their chores.

4. As Frazier explains the operations of Walden Two to the visitors, what technique does the author use to support the ideas behind Walden Two's operations?
(a) He keeps the visitors away from the ordinary members of Walden Two.
(b) He does not tolerate any questions from the visitors.
(c) He does not have Frazier show the visitors anything that is not working well.
(d) He presents the community as one whose systems and practices are beyond question because they are already working.

5. How does Frazier seek to integrate the visitors with the work system at Walden Two?
(a) The visitors must work the same number of hours as the members.
(b) The visitors are assigned to observe specific work groups and report on their observations.
(c) The visitors must work in at least two areas before they leave.
(d) Each visitor is required to contribute two hours work per day.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the visitors is the first one to appear critical of Walden Two?

2. What is the highest level of community leadership at Walden Two?

3. In the same discussion about family life, what significant difference between traditional marriage and marriage at Walden Two does Frazier explain?

4. How do the child-rearing practices affect the women of Walden Two?

5. How does Mrs. Meyerson contribute to the community's cultural activities?

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