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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. What do babies sleep on in Walden Two?
(a) Foam covered wood.
(b) Easily cleaned stretched plastic that provides comfort and eliminates cleaning.
(c) Wooden slats with sponges.
(d) Cotton sheets.

2. What evidence does Frazier cite to support his argument about the impact of leisure on Walden Two?
(a) A lively group of young artists.
(b) A strong spiritual culture.
(c) A burgeoning music community with composers and performers.
(d) A successful school of performing arts.

3. 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 behavioral engineering to eliminate harmful emotions.
(d) They use punishment to control emotions.

4. According to Frazier's explanation, how is the system managed to prevent members from favoring professional work over manual labor?
(a) Once there are enough members for each profession, others must choose different types of work.
(b) Administrators determine how many people are needed in each profession, and the potential applicants decide among themselves who will be selected.
(c) Frazier instructs members regarding how many professionals are needed.
(d) Members are trained for different professions and rotate through them in turn.

5. As the visitors get ready for their work assignment together, and Burris and Mary share breakfast, what develops between these two characters?
(a) Burris seems too intellectual for Mary, but he seems attracted to her.
(b) They dislike each other.
(c) Mary is attracted to Burris, but she is too simple for him.
(d) They do not speak much to each other.

6. On their way to their first activity on the morning after they participate in entertainment, what do the visitors observe?
(a) They pass children gardening.
(b) They pass children learning geometry with strings and pegs.
(c) They pass children involved in organized sports.
(d) They pass children painting a mural.

7. 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?
(a) They are happy about their society.
(b) They are disillusioned and in search of something different.
(c) They want to encourage others to go to war.
(d) They are searching for better careers.

8. Why is Mrs. Nash confused when Castle asks about jealousy as he observes some children leaving from a picnic?
(a) She came to Walden Two at twelve-years-old and no longer experiences jealousy.
(b) She is hard of hearing.
(c) She has an illness that prevents her from understanding some words.
(d) She does not speak much English.

9. What activities does Frazier plan for the group after breakfast on the morning after their leisure activities?
(a) They will have a debate about Walden Two and then do their chores.
(b) They will work and then visit churches.
(c) They will visit factories and do their work there.
(d) They will visit the schools and earn labor credits.

10. 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?
(a) He is aware that the practices of Walden Two create significant limits on freedom.
(b) He does not like Castle.
(c) He is confident that Walden Two's practices create more freedom than there is in traditional societies.
(d) He doesn't believe Castle knows what he is talking about.

11. Why does the author expand the visiting group to include these members?
(a) To make the visit more economical.
(b) To satisfy the requirements of Frazier.
(c) To present responses to Walden Two that reflect diverse perspectives.
(d) To make the visit more interesting.

12. In the conversation concerning expression of emotions, what criticism does Frazier make of how the wider society socializes children?
(a) Children are socialized to become competitive.
(b) Children are socialized to become aggressive.
(c) Children are socialized to become too emotional.
(d) Children are socialized to fear adults.

13. How does the kitchen staff manage the washing and clearing of dishes after dinner?
(a) Several members work simultaneously until it is finished.
(b) The process is automated.
(c) Members work in several shifts of two people each and much of the washing is automated.
(d) Adolsecents use automatic dishwashers.

14. In the first discussion between Rogers, Burris, and Jamnik, why is Frazier's name introduced?
(a) Frazier is also in the army.
(b) Jamnik has read an article about Frazier's community.
(c) Burris knows Frazier.
(d) Frazier is a colleague of Rogers.

15. What do the visitors learn at dinner about how the management of meals contributes to avoidance of crowds at Walden Two?
(a) Meals are served at different locations.
(b) Meals are taken to individual living quarters.
(c) Meals are served to be taken away.
(d) Meals are served throughout the day.

Short Answer Questions

1. What part does soup play in one of the lessons that the children must learn in order to internalize ethics?

2. What is the significance of the name of the passageway where the visitors first have tea?

3. Early in their tour of Walden Two, the visitors learn that children do not eat with adults in the main dining room until a certain age. What age is this?

4. As the visitors take their first walk around Walden Two, what does Frazier explain to the visitors about the buildings?

5. Why does Frazier point this out to the visitors?

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