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

2. Which of the following terms best describes some of the weaknesses that Frazier attributes to the traditional educational system?
(a) Bureaucratic and inefficient.
(b) Bureaucratic and ineffective.
(c) Overly bureaucratic and often pointless.
(d) Bureaucratic and boring.

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

4. Which of the following terms best describes the approach to education of older children at Walden Two?
(a) Differentiated learning.
(b) Team learning.
(c) Independent learning.
(d) Cooperative learning.

5. As Frazier discusses leisure and boredom, what does he claim about the environment at Walden Two?
(a) He says the environment is ideal for creating art.
(b) He says the environment is ideal for spiritual well-being.
(c) He says the environment is ideal for bulding family relationships.
(d) He says the environment is ideal for personal growth.

6. When Roger and Barbara join the others for breakfast, how does Barbara stand out from the visitors?
(a) Barbara brings Roger his breakfast.
(b) They all serve themselves breakfast, but Roger brings Barbara hers.
(c) Barbara leaves the group and eats by herself.
(d) Barbara does not eat breakfast.

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

8. 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 served to be taken away.
(c) Meals are taken to individual living quarters.
(d) Meals are served throughout the day.

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

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

11. 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?
(a) There is no discipline.
(b) It avoids administration, discipline, and a standardized curriculum.
(c) There is no formal testing.
(d) There is no standardized curriculum.

12. 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) Dances.
(b) Drama.
(c) Literature.
(d) Musical performances.

13. What assumption does Walden Two make about how to build resistance in babies?
(a) They should only be fed on organic foods.
(b) They should be introduced to frustration and illness slowly.
(c) They should be quarantined.
(d) They should only interact with their mothers.

14. As the visitors take their first walk around Walden Two, what does Frazier explain to the visitors about the buildings?
(a) They prevent the chilrden from going outside.
(b) They are communal buildings made of rammed earth with covered passages, and they protect them from extreme weather.
(c) They are cheaper to maintain.
(d) They protect them from bad weather because they are insulated.

15. According to Mrs. Meyerson, what is the reason behind the women's attitude to dress?
(a) They are very modest.
(b) They do not want to be seen as objects.
(c) They want to reduce expense.
(d) They want to distract the men from sexual thoughts.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which member of the group raises questions about mother love for 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 do Walden Two's communication practices differ from the outside world?

4. What is the point of view in which Walden Two is written?

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

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