Walden Two Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

B. F. Skinner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 13-16.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following terms best sums up the approach to decision-making, as described by Frazier to the visitors?
(a) It is a system of decision-making by committees.
(b) It is a democratic system in which everyone participates equally.
(c) It is a system of cooperation and consensus at the leadership level.
(d) It is a system in which the leader makes all the important decisions.

2. What is the attitude of Walden Two towards the importance of mother love in the lives of babies?
(a) They get it from the entire community.
(b) They get it from daily visits with their mothers.
(c) They get it by being isolated from everyone except their mothers.
(d) It is not a necessity.

3. Who is in charge of the nursery visited by the group?
(a) Mrs. Meyerson.
(b) Mrs. Frazier.
(c) Mrs. Nash.
(d) Mrs. Rogers.

4. How do Walden Two's communication practices differ from the outside world?
(a) Young people take around flyers about upcoming events.
(b) Events are announced at meal times.
(c) A Town Crier communicates necessary information.
(d) Performance and events are listed on bulletin boards instead of splashy advertisements.

5. At the beginning of the novel, where have Rogers and Jamnik been before their visit to Burris?
(a) In the army fighting World War II.
(b) Studying politics at a university.
(c) Visiting Walden Two.
(d) Visiting foreign countries.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose ideas for a perfect society are reflected in the structure and operations of Walden Two?

2. What approach to psychology is reflected in this first activity that is observed by the visitors?

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

4. After they visit the school, Frazier discusses the advantages of the education system with the visitors. To what three features does Frazier attribute the system's efficiency?

5. As the first discussion between Burris, Rogers, and Jamnik evolves, what does the reader learn about the attitude of the two younger men regarding their lives?

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