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. How does Walden Two meet its production needs when members work a relatively short work day?
(a) Workers from the nearby farms give assistance.
(b) The size of the community permits this.
(c) The lifestyle does not require more.
(d) The labor force includes adolescents and women.

2. After dinner, as the visitors settle in the lounge, what does Frazier explain about how members of Walden Two contribute to the community?
(a) Members must work eight hours each day.
(b) Members are paid for work and must contribute a percentage of their earnings to the community.
(c) Through a system of labor credits, members must give fours hours of work each day .
(d) Each family is assigned to different chores and these are rotated.

3. According to Mrs. Meyerson, what is the reason behind the women's attitude to dress?
(a) They are very modest.
(b) They want to distract the men from sexual thoughts.
(c) They want to reduce expense.
(d) They do not want to be seen as objects.

4. What do the visitors learn at dinner about how the cooks at Walden Two ensure that food is not wasted?
(a) Members who leave too much food on their plates are fined for waste.
(b) They cook meals from all around the world and make every effort to see that everything is eaten.
(c) Leftovers are eaten on the folowing day.
(d) They do not cook until a specific number of persons indicate what they want to eat.

5. Why does the author expand the visiting group to include these members?
(a) To present responses to Walden Two that reflect diverse perspectives.
(b) To satisfy the requirements of Frazier.
(c) To make the visit more interesting.
(d) To make the visit more economical.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Mary exhibits a kind of embroidery stitch to some women, they seem grateful but do not communicate this to her. What is the reason for this?

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

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

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

5. Early in their tour of Walden Two, the visitors learn that children do not eat with adults in the main dining room until a certain age. What age is this?

(see the answer key)

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