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

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

3. What factors determine the most common form of entertainment at Walden Two?
(a) Cost, transportation, and the amount of trouble involved.
(b) Cost and time to organize it.
(c) Talent and time.
(d) The members of the community vote on what they want to do.

4. Which of the visitors is the first one to appear critical of Walden Two?
(a) Macklin.
(b) Burris.
(c) Rogers.
(d) Castle.

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

6. What further explanation does Frazier give about Walden Two's philosophy regarding emotional expression?
(a) They ignore negative emotions until they go away.
(b) They use punishment to control emotions.
(c) They use behavioral engineering to eliminate harmful emotions.
(d) They develop spiritual awareness to offset negative emotions.

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

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

9. On their way to their first activity on the morning after they participate in entertainment, what do the visitors observe?
(a) They pass children gardening.
(b) They pass children learning geometry with strings and pegs.
(c) They pass children involved in organized sports.
(d) They pass children painting a mural.

10. What event does Burris find listed on a bulletin board?
(a) A performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor.
(b) A talent show.
(c) An auction.
(d) A dance.

11. 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?
(a) He does not tolerate any questions from the visitors.
(b) He presents the community as one whose systems and practices are beyond question because they are already working.
(c) He keeps the visitors away from the ordinary members of Walden Two.
(d) He does not have Frazier show the visitors anything that is not working well.

12. In the discussion about socializing children to develop ethics, what is the first lesson that Frazier describes?
(a) They give children coloring books and crayons, which they are forbidden to use.
(b) They make hungry children watch adults eat their meals.
(c) They provide toys, which the children cannot touch.
(d) They give children sugar-covered lollipops with instructions not to lick them.

13. How does Frazier respond to Castle's expression of horror at the practices with the children?
(a) He says the practices help the children control their behavior.
(b) He says these are controlled frustrations for good ends, unlike the ones children normally face.
(c) He says he believes in the methods because they worked in his own childhood.
(d) He says the children are admired everywhere because of their behavior.

14. At their first dinner, Frazier explains that Walden Two never has crowds. What is the explanation for this?
(a) The entire community is very small.
(b) People are free to wander and not many people want to do the same thing at the same time, so they are at different places.
(c) There is nowhere for a crowd to gather.
(d) Work is allocated in shifts to keep people busy.

15. 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) Frazier points out the advantages at Walden Two of early marriage and parenthood, but the visitors express different views.
(c) They all agree that early child-bearing frees women to join the work force.
(d) They all agree that there are disadvantages to adolescent motherhood.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the attitude of Walden Two towards the importance of mother love in the lives of babies?

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

3. Why does Frazier point this out to the visitors?

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

5. Who is the first member of Walden Two that Frazier allows the group to meet?

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