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B. F. Skinner
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During their first discussion, what does Burris decide to do after the men have spoken about Frazier?
(a) To visit Frazier.
(b) To write to Frazier.
(c) To call Frazier.
(d) To give Rogers a note of introduction to Frazier.

2. What approach to psychology is reflected in this first activity that is observed by the visitors?
(a) Personality Psychology.
(b) Behaviorism.
(c) Abnormal Psychology.
(d) Management Psychology.

3. In the discussion about socializing children to develop ethics, what is the first lesson that Frazier describes?
(a) They make hungry children watch adults eat their meals.
(b) They give children sugar-covered lollipops with instructions not to lick them.
(c) They provide toys, which the children cannot touch.
(d) They give children coloring books and crayons, which they are forbidden to use.

4. How does Mrs. Meyerson contribute to the community's cultural activities?
(a) She performs in a musical chorus.
(b) She leads a theater group.
(c) She leads a dance group.
(d) She works with a group of painters.

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

6. Why does Frazier point this out to the visitors?
(a) It demonstrates the ability to control young children.
(b) It illustrates the ability of the community to control specific behaviors that suit the community's needs.
(c) It demonstrates the benefits of early marriage.
(d) It demonstrates the productivity of the sheep.

7. Apart from artwork in the gallery, what other type of artistic activity is referred to in the first part of the visitors' tour of Walden Two?
(a) Drama.
(b) Dances.
(c) Musical performances.
(d) Literature.

8. 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.

9. After their tour of the dairy, when Mrs. Meyerson joins the group, what tradition involving young couples do the visitors observe?
(a) They work on their own living quarters.
(b) They learn to cook and bake.
(c) They attend parenting classes.
(d) They attend counseling sessions.

10. What further explanation does Frazier give about Walden Two's philosophy regarding emotional expression?
(a) They develop spiritual awareness to offset negative emotions.
(b) They ignore negative emotions until they go away.
(c) They use punishment to control emotions.
(d) They use behavioral engineering to eliminate harmful emotions.

11. How does Frazier respond to Castle's expression of horror at the practices with the children?
(a) He says these are controlled frustrations for good ends, unlike the ones children normally face.
(b) He says he believes in the methods because they worked in his own childhood.
(c) He says the practices help the children control their behavior.
(d) He says the children are admired everywhere because of their behavior.

12. As the group observes the child's birthday celebration, how does the author add a human touch to the portrayal of Frazier?
(a) The child is Frazier's daughter and he gives her a big hug.
(b) Frazier seems proud and happy for the girl, and Burris thinks he sees a tear on Frazier's cheek.
(c) Frazier makes a touching speech.
(d) Frazier expresses sadness because he has no children of his own.

13. What is the impact on Burris when he participates in his chosen form of entertainment?
(a) He is not convinced that Walden Two has the potential for a Golden Age.
(b) He believes Fraizer's ideas are unrealistic.
(c) He agrees with Frazier's philosophy.
(d) He is overcome with the idea of a Golden Age.

14. How does Frazier seek to integrate the visitors with the work system at Walden Two?
(a) The visitors must work in at least two areas before they leave.
(b) The visitors are assigned to observe specific work groups and report on their observations.
(c) The visitors must work the same number of hours as the members.
(d) Each visitor is required to contribute two hours work per day.

15. Who is the narrator of Walden Two?
(a) Rogers.
(b) Professor Burris.
(c) Frazier.
(d) Castle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What assumption does Walden Two make about how to build resistance in babies?

2. 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?

3. How does the kitchen staff manage the washing and clearing of dishes after dinner?

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

5. What do the visitors learn at dinner about how the cooks at Walden Two ensure that food is not wasted?

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