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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 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 perfection.
(c) It is a biblical reference that suggests the liberation of the Israelites.
(d) It is a biblical reference that suggests salvation.

2. How are the older children divided into grades at school?
(a) According to age.
(b) There are no grades.
(c) According to reading ability.
(d) According to their test scores.

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

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

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

6. What aspect of Walden Two's philosophy is reflected in the gallery of pictures which Burris stops to admire on the way to their first tea?
(a) They believe that making lesiure time available to members will lead to a flourishing of artistic work.
(b) They believe art is needed for mental exercise.
(c) They believe children should be introduced to art early in life.
(d) They believe gifted persons should be allowed to focus on artistic work only.

7. Who else is invited to join the three men as they plan their visit to Walden Two?
(a) Barbara Macklin, Mary Grove, and Augustine Castle.
(b) Augusta and Barbara.
(c) Barbara and Mackie.
(d) Castle and Mackling.

8. As the visitors go to their first dinner, where do they observe many of Walden Two's members gathering?
(a) The Walk.
(b) Walden Corridor.
(c) The Walden Walkway.
(d) Frazier's Ladder.

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

10. Why have Rogers and Jamnik come to visit Burris at the beginning of the novel?
(a) To invite him to join their group.
(b) To renew old acquaintances.
(c) For advice on their future.
(d) To find out about a utopian society he once mentioned to Rogers.

11. Why are all members of Walden Two required to do physical labor?
(a) To keep them fit.
(b) To prevent obesity and health problems.
(c) To maintain good relations with workers.
(d) To contribute to health and well-being while keeping in touch with workers.

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

13. How does Burris respond to the women of Walden Two when he first sees them?
(a) He thinks they look dull and bored.
(b) He considers them plain.
(c) He thinks they look overworked and unhappy.
(d) He considers them beautiful.

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

15. When Mary exhibits a kind of embroidery stitch to some women, they seem grateful but do not communicate this to her. What is the reason for this?
(a) Saying thanks is not necessary because everyone is doing his / her duty.
(b) Saying thanks is not necessary because it suggests obligation.
(c) Saying thanks is not necessary because all work is required.
(d) Saying thanks is not encouraged because it elevates one person above another, which Walden Two's code does not permit.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Frazier invite the men to visit Walden Two?

3. Which member of the group raises questions about mother love for babies?

4. Which of the following terms best sums up the approach to decision-making, as described by Frazier to the visitors?

5. Which of the following terms best describes the approach to education of older children at Walden Two?

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