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

2. What part does soup play in one of the lessons that the children must learn in order to internalize ethics?
(a) Children must stand before the soup for five minutes before drinking it.
(b) Children watch their peers drinking soup and go without.
(c) Children have to watch adults drink soup and go without.
(d) Children stand before the soup for half an hour before drinking it.

3. What subjects do the older children have to study in school?
(a) Whatever interests them.
(b) English, Music, Math, and Science.
(c) Math, Engineering, and Science.
(d) English, Math, and Science.

4. Who is the narrator of Walden Two?
(a) Rogers.
(b) Frazier.
(c) Castle.
(d) Professor Burris.

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

6. 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 also in the army.
(d) Frazier is a colleague of Rogers.

7. 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 says children would be punished if they displayed jealousy.
(b) Frazier explains that the children do not exhibit jealousy.
(c) Frazier says Castle is imposing adult feelings on the chidlren.
(d) Frazier says the children understand that their turn will come.

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

9. After the visitors complete their first session of window-cleaning, how does Frazier clarify the view that Walden Two is about "getting back to a simpler time"?
(a) The objective is to increase physical work and improve health.
(b) The objective is to increase physical and spiritual activity.
(c) He explains that the objective is to reduce hard labor, use technology, and create leisure.
(d) The objective is to reduce work and improve relationships.

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

11. After Burris selects what he wants to do from the bulletin board, what do Mary and Steve decide to do instead?
(a) They go to a movie.
(b) They go to a bowling alley.
(c) They go to the theater.
(d) They go to a dance.

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

13. Where are babies kept in the early stages of life at Walden Two?
(a) In climate controlled cubicles with glass windows.
(b) In their parents' home.
(c) In an intensive care unit.
(d) In their mothers' rooms.

14. Which of the following terms best sums up the approach to decision-making, as described by Frazier to the visitors?
(a) It is a democratic system in which everyone participates equally.
(b) It is a system of cooperation and consensus at the leadership level.
(c) It is a system of decision-making by committees.
(d) It is a system in which the leader makes all the important decisions.

15. 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?
(a) Men participate actively in child-rearing.
(b) Men do leadership and scientific work, while women do housework.
(c) Women take care of their children and work in the kitchen.
(d) There appears to be little difference in the allocation of work between men and women.

Short Answer Questions

1. What activities does Frazier plan for the group after breakfast on the morning after their leisure activities?

2. How do Walden Two's communication practices differ from the outside world?

3. How does the group of visitors manage the first work assignment of window-cleaning?

4. Who else is invited to join the three men as they plan their visit to Walden Two?

5. According to Mrs. Meyerson, what is the reason behind the women's attitude to dress?

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