Walden Two Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

B. F. Skinner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 29-31.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Mrs. Meyerson leave the group during their first visit?
(a) To report for work.
(b) She does not like one of the visiting group.
(c) To get away from Frazier.
(d) To attend a special function for her daughter.

3. Whose ideas for a perfect society are reflected in the structure and operations of Walden Two?
(a) Ideas of democratic leaders.
(b) Ideas of the author, B.F. Skinner.
(c) Ideas of the communist leaders.
(d) Ideas of university professors.

4. What is the major difference between the arguments advanced by Castle and those advanced by Frazier?
(a) Castle's arguments are abstract while Frazier's are concrete and practical.
(b) Castle's arguments are pragmatic while Frazier's are idealistic.
(c) Castle's arguments are weak while Frazier's arguments are strong.
(d) Castle's arguments are forceful while Frazier's arguments are weak.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As the discussions about the educational system come to an end, Castle asks about freedom. Which of the following best describes Frazier's reason for avoiding Castle's questions about freedom?

2. How do Walden Two's communication practices differ from the outside world?

3. As Burris investigates the happiness of Walden Two members, what complaint does he overhear?

4. As the visitors get ready for their work assignment together, and Burris and Mary share breakfast, what develops between these two characters?

5. According to Mrs. Meyerson, what is the reason behind the women's attitude to dress?

(see the answer key)

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