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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 do the visitors who want to join Walden Two have to pass?
(a) A physical.
(b) Intelligence and aptitude tests.
(c) Physicals and intelligence tests.
(d) Career tests and physicals.

2. In the same discussion about family life, what significant difference between traditional marriage and marriage at Walden Two does Frazier explain?
(a) Based on research and experimentation, marriages are arranged by the leaders.
(b) Based on research and experimentation, marriages are arranged by parents.
(c) Based on research and experimentation, spouses live together before marriage.
(d) Based on research and experimentation, Walden Two spouses sleep in separate rooms.

3. What further clarification does Frazier give to the group about the new kind of behavioral control?
(a) He says its effectiveness has been proven at Walden Two.
(b) He says it conflicts with ideas about self-control.
(c) He says it is the basis of the practices at Walden Two.
(d) He says it is more successful than punishment.

4. Later in the discussion about failed communal societies, how does Frazier explain their failure?
(a) They believed they were perfect.
(b) They tried to do too much too soon.
(c) They did not use engineered behavior.
(d) They believed they were following truth from God or from visions.

5. What views about power does Frazier express in response to Castle's comments?
(a) It is a part of leadership at Walden Two.
(b) It is needed to maintain control.
(c) It is dangerous to freedom.
(d) It corrupts governments.

6. After hearing about the decision of two visitors to join Walden Two, what observation does Castle make about the apparent happiness of the members of Walden Two?
(a) They seem happy because they are simple and afraid of Frazier.
(b) They are a false front engineered Frazier.
(c) They seem happy because they are better off than in the outside world.
(d) They seem happy because Frazier has indoctrinated them.

7. What is problematic about Rogers' desire to embrace the Walden Two lifestyle?
(a) It puts him in conflict with his fiancee.
(b) It conflicts with his desire for freedom.
(c) It puts him in conflict with his desire fro financial success.
(d) It will take him away from his family.

8. What is the major difference between the arguments advanced by Castle and those advanced by Frazier?
(a) Castle's arguments are abstract while Frazier's are concrete and practical.
(b) Castle's arguments are weak while Frazier's arguments are strong.
(c) Castle's arguments are pragmatic while Frazier's are idealistic.
(d) Castle's arguments are forceful while Frazier's arguments are weak.

9. Which one of the visitors fails to understand why anyone would want to live at Walden Two?
(a) Castle.
(b) Steve.
(c) Mary.
(d) Barbara.

10. What is the role of the person who is responsible for Walden Two's relationship to government in the wider society?
(a) He presents Walden Two's petitions.
(b) He studies political issues and puts together the "Walden Ticket" for which all members vote.
(c) He runs local elections.
(d) He represents Walden Two at Congress.

11. After the dinner at which Burris and Frazier discuss failed communal societies, where do they hear from Frazier about the "Good Life"?
(a) The walkway.
(b) The tea room.
(c) The roof.
(d) The theater.

12. What new kind of control does Frazier add to the Sunday evening debate about behavior control?
(a) Positive reinforcement.
(b) Positive conditioning.
(c) Negative conditioning.
(d) Negative reinforcement.

13. Where do some of the visitors go after Sunday breakfast?
(a) To a Sunday service.
(b) To the park.
(c) To the beach.
(d) To the neighboring farm.

14. As the visitors tour the mental and dental facilities, what is evidently the major emphasis in the approach to care?
(a) Cheap care.
(b) Family care.
(c) Emergency care.
(d) Preventative care.

15. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two's second generation of members differ from its first?
(a) The first was guided by Frazier's vision, the second by a shared Code.
(b) The second generation agreed to the Code, but the first used trial and error.
(c) The second generation is raised in Walden Two's culture, but the first generation agreed to the Code.
(d) The first was interested in a simpler way of life, the second to pursue this with more adherence to the Code.

Short Answer Questions

1. Following the discussion of marriage and child-bearing, what view of the modern world does Frazier use to justify some of the family-oriented practices at Walden Two?

2. In the argument that takes place when the rain causes Burris, Castle, and Frazier to have an extended discussion, what is the major purpose served by Frazier's arguments?

3. When questioned by Burris about young people leaving Walden Two, how does Frazier respond?

4. How do the child-rearing practices affect the women of Walden Two?

5. What is the likely reason for the decision of the first two visitors to join Walden Two?

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