Walden Two Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

B. F. Skinner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 32-36.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When questioned by Burris about young people leaving Walden Two, how does Frazier respond?
(a) He says they are too happy and productive to want to leave.
(b) He says they tell young people all about the world and even give them projects to do about issues in the outside world.
(c) He says they are forbidden to leave.
(d) He says they know they cannot do better elsewhere.

2. What is the significance of the name of the passageway where the visitors first have tea?
(a) It is a biblical reference that suggests a way to heaven.
(b) It is a biblical reference that suggests the liberation of the Israelites.
(c) It is a biblical reference that suggests perfection.
(d) It is a biblical reference that suggests salvation.

3. As Frazier explains the operations of Walden Two to the visitors, what technique does the author use to support the ideas behind Walden Two's operations?
(a) He keeps the visitors away from the ordinary members of Walden Two.
(b) He does not tolerate any questions from the visitors.
(c) He does not have Frazier show the visitors anything that is not working well.
(d) He presents the community as one whose systems and practices are beyond question because they are already working.

4. What do the visitors learn about Walden Two's method of keeping babies healthy?
(a) Babies are only fed breast milk in the first year.
(b) Babies are inoculated against illness in their first year.
(c) Babies are only fed organic food in the first year.
(d) To prevent illness, babies have limited exposure to the outside world in the first year.

5. As Burris investigates the happiness of Walden Two members, what complaint does he overhear?
(a) He hears about poor planning.
(b) He hears about boredom.
(c) He hears about tyranny.
(d) He hears about lack of freedom.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is responsible for Walden Two's relationship to government in the wider society?

2. According to Frazier, what specific attributes does Walden Two have that will prevent its failure?

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

4. Why is Mrs. Nash confused when Castle asks about jealousy as he observes some children leaving from a picnic?

5. Why are all members of Walden Two required to do physical labor?

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