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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. Which of the following features are included in the systems of work and leadership outlined by Frazier in his description of Walden Two?
(a) Shared work and experimentation.
(b) Use of experiments.
(c) Scientific management and management of resources.
(d) Use of expertise, shared work, and experimentation.

2. 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) To find out about a utopian society he once mentioned to Rogers.
(d) For advice on their future.

3. As the group observes some children leaving for a picnic, what answer does Castle receive when he asks about jealousy among those left behind?
(a) Frazier explains that the children do not exhibit jealousy.
(b) Frazier says children would be punished if they displayed jealousy.
(c) Frazier says Castle is imposing adult feelings on the chidlren.
(d) Frazier says the children understand that their turn will come.

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

5. According to Frazier's description of the school system, what is the priority in teaching at Walden Two?
(a) To develop ethics and thinking skills.
(b) To develop thinking and learning skills.
(c) To develop ethics and learning skills.
(d) To develop interpersonal skills.

6. What is the figure of speech contained in the name of the passageway where the visitors first have tea?
(a) Illusion.
(b) Symbolism.
(c) Attribution.
(d) Allusion.

7. 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 to be taken away.
(b) Meals are served at different locations.
(c) Meals are served throughout the day.
(d) Meals are taken to individual living quarters.

8. 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 only fed organic food in the first year.
(c) To prevent illness, babies have limited exposure to the outside world in the first year.
(d) Babies are inoculated against illness in their first year.

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

10. 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.

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

12. Which member of the group raises questions about mother love for babies?
(a) Castle.
(b) Mary.
(c) Rogers.
(d) Barbara.

13. As the group comes across couples with babies, what views are expressed concerning the best age for marriage and child-bearing?
(a) They all believe that delaying marriage and pregnancy is best for individuals and society.
(b) They all agree that there are disadvantages to adolescent motherhood.
(c) They all agree that early child-bearing frees women to join the work force.
(d) Frazier points out the advantages at Walden Two of early marriage and parenthood, but the visitors express different views.

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

15. 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 are searching for better careers.
(d) They want to encourage others to go to war.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. As far as men and women are concerned, which of the following best sums up the way Frazier describes the allocation of work at Walden Two?

3. As the visitors go to their first dinner, where do they observe many of Walden Two's members gathering?

4. At the beginning of the novel, where have Rogers and Jamnik been before their visit to Burris?

5. Why does the name of Walden Two contain the word Two?

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