Walden Two Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

B. F. Skinner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 9-12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As far as men and women are concerned, which of the following best sums up the way Frazier describes the allocation of work at Walden Two?
(a) Women take care of their children and work in the kitchen.
(b) Men do leadership and scientific work, while women do housework.
(c) Men participate actively in child-rearing.
(d) There appears to be little difference in the allocation of work between men and women.

2. After the visitors complete their first session of window-cleaning, how does Frazier clarify the view that Walden Two is about "getting back to a simpler time"?
(a) The objective is to increase physical work and improve health.
(b) He explains that the objective is to reduce hard labor, use technology, and create leisure.
(c) The objective is to increase physical and spiritual activity.
(d) The objective is to reduce work and improve relationships.

3. In the first discussion between Rogers, Burris, and Jamnik, why is Frazier's name introduced?
(a) Frazier is a colleague of Rogers.
(b) Jamnik has read an article about Frazier's community.
(c) Frazier is also in the army.
(d) Burris knows Frazier.

4. What is the name of the passageway where the visitors have their tea on their first day at Walden Two?
(a) Jacob's Ladder.
(b) The Upper Room.
(c) Moses' Ladder.
(d) Peter's Ladder.

5. What do the visitors learn at dinner about how the management of meals contributes to avoidance of crowds at Walden Two?
(a) Meals are served throughout the day.
(b) Meals are served to be taken away.
(c) Meals are served at different locations.
(d) Meals are taken to individual living quarters.

Short Answer Questions

1. Based on Frazier's description of the system, which of the following statements best describes a weakness in the way leaders are chosen at Walden Two?

2. What is the first significant activity at Walden Two that Frazier points out to the visitors on the first day of their visit?

3. What activities does Frazier plan for the group after breakfast on the morning after their leisure activities?

4. Which of the following terms best sums up the approach to decision-making, as described by Frazier to the visitors?

5. What evidence does Frazier cite to support his argument about the impact of leisure on Walden Two?

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