Walden Two Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

B. F. Skinner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 21-24.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Identify the critical features that constitute "the good life", as outline by Frazier.
(a) Freedom, personal success, and family success.
(b) Health, minimal unpleasant work, the opportunity to utilize talents, having satisfying personal relationships, and relaxation.
(c) Satisfying relationships, good health, and economic success.
(d) Fame, fortune, and health.

2. Following the discussion of marriage and child-bearing, what view of the modern world does Frazier use to justify some of the family-oriented practices at Walden Two?
(a) It takes a whole community, not just parents, to raise children.
(b) The modern family is not accomplishing its purposes.
(c) The traditional family is an outdated concept.
(d) The family is weakening in the modern world, and the Walden Two community takes on traditional family roles.

3. What part does soup play in one of the lessons that the children must learn in order to internalize ethics?
(a) Children watch their peers drinking soup and go without.
(b) Children have to watch adults drink soup and go without.
(c) Children must stand before the soup for five minutes before drinking it.
(d) Children stand before the soup for half an hour before drinking it.

4. What is the most advanced exercise for children to learn ethics?
(a) Half of the children wait half-an-hour, while the other half go on eating.
(b) Children must feed their peers without getting food for themselves.
(c) Half of the children wait for five minutes while the other half go on eating.
(d) Some children must skip one meal while others eat.

5. Why does Frazier invite the men to visit Walden Two?
(a) To introduce them to the way of life there.
(b) To give them a talk about utopian communities.
(c) To get publicity for the community.
(d) He wants Burris to give a lecture to the members.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Roger and Barbara join the others for breakfast, how does Barbara stand out from the visitors?

2. Who else is invited to join the three men as they plan their visit to Walden Two?

3. In the discussion about socializing children to develop ethics, what is the first lesson that Frazier describes?

4. What event does Burris find listed on a bulletin board?

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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