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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. 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) Barbara brings Roger his breakfast.
(c) Barbara does not eat breakfast.
(d) They all serve themselves breakfast, but Roger brings Barbara hers.

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

3. 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) Castle and Mackling.
(c) Barbara and Mackie.
(d) Augusta and Barbara.

4. 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 provide toys, which the children cannot touch.
(c) They make hungry children watch adults eat their meals.
(d) They give children sugar-covered lollipops with instructions not to lick them.

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

6. Why is Mrs. Nash confused when Castle asks about jealousy as he observes some children leaving from a picnic?
(a) She came to Walden Two at twelve-years-old and no longer experiences jealousy.
(b) She has an illness that prevents her from understanding some words.
(c) She is hard of hearing.
(d) She does not speak much English.

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

8. How are new leaders and managers chosen at Walden Two?
(a) The members of the highest leadership group choose their successors, and managers work up to their positions.
(b) The Community Action Board chooses new leaders and managers.
(c) Frazier selects the high-level leaders and they choose managers.
(d) Frazier appoints a selection board each year.

9. 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 aware that the practices of Walden Two create significant limits on freedom.
(c) He does not like Castle.
(d) He is confident that Walden Two's practices create more freedom than there is in traditional societies.

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

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

12. What approach to psychology is reflected in this first activity that is observed by the visitors?
(a) Personality Psychology.
(b) Abnormal Psychology.
(c) Management Psychology.
(d) Behaviorism.

13. What is the attitude of Walden Two towards the importance of mother love in the lives of babies?
(a) They get it by being isolated from everyone except their mothers.
(b) It is not a necessity.
(c) They get it from the entire community.
(d) They get it from daily visits with their mothers.

14. How does the rearing of Walden Two children up to three-years-old compare with that of babies?
(a) Their sleeping arrangements are the same.
(b) They all receive inoculations and eat only organic food.
(c) Their health care is the same.
(d) Their playing and sleeping arrangements are the same.

15. As the visitors get ready for their work assignment together, and Burris and Mary share breakfast, what develops between these two characters?
(a) They do not speak much to each other.
(b) Burris seems too intellectual for Mary, but he seems attracted to her.
(c) Mary is attracted to Burris, but she is too simple for him.
(d) They dislike each other.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Frazier's explanation, what is one of the most important expected outcomes of Walden Two's approach to organizing work?

2. Why does Mrs. Meyerson leave the group during their first visit?

3. As the group comes across couples with babies, what views are expressed concerning the best age for marriage and child-bearing?

4. What is the point of view in which Walden Two is written?

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

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