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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 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 strong spiritual culture.
(d) A lively group of young artists.

2. What do the visitors learn at dinner about how the cooks at Walden Two ensure that food is not wasted?
(a) Members who leave too much food on their plates are fined for waste.
(b) Leftovers are eaten on the folowing day.
(c) They do not cook until a specific number of persons indicate what they want to eat.
(d) They cook meals from all around the world and make every effort to see that everything is eaten.

3. 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 visit the schools and earn labor credits.
(c) They will visit factories and do their work there.
(d) They will work and then visit churches.

4. After observing the behavior of children left behind by those going on a picnic, how do Castle and Barbara respond to Frazier's explanations about emotional expression?
(a) They object.
(b) They believe it is excellent training.
(c) They decide to leave Walden Two immediately.
(d) They are confused.

5. What is the highest level of community leadership at Walden Two?
(a) The Management Board.
(b) The Board of Planners.
(c) The Chief of the Community, who is Frazier.
(d) The Community Action Board.

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

7. What is the profession of Burris?
(a) Professor of Politics.
(b) Professor of Psychology.
(c) Professor of Philosophy.
(d) Professor of Sociology.

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

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

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

11. 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.

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

13. What is the point of view in which Walden Two is written?
(a) Omniscient author.
(b) Third person objective.
(c) Second person.
(d) First person narrative.

14. What is the first significant activity at Walden Two that Frazier points out to the visitors on the first day of their visit?
(a) Spouses being trained to make their marriages work.
(b) Adolescents being trained for early marriage.
(c) A group of children trained to resist lollipops.
(d) A herd of sheep trained to move in the required way.

15. How does the group of visitors manage the first work assignment of window-cleaning?
(a) They are unaccustomed to this work, so they do not do well.
(b) They get through a good deal of the work in two hours, but Barbara is inefficient and uncomfortable.
(c) They have no difficulty adjusting to physical work.
(d) Burris is inefficient and uncomfortable, but they get through the work.

Short Answer Questions

1. During their first discussion, what does Burris decide to do after the men have spoken about Frazier?

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

3. According to Frazier's description of the school system, what is the priority in teaching at Walden Two?

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

5. 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?

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