Walden Two Test | Final Test - Easy

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) Career tests and physicals.
(c) Physicals and intelligence tests.
(d) Intelligence and aptitude tests.

2. According to Frazier, what specific attributes does Walden Two have that will prevent its failure?
(a) Experimentation and leadership.
(b) Democracy and behavior engineering.
(c) Experimentation and openness to change.
(d) Democracy and experimentation.

3. At lunch after their tour of medical facilities, Frazier expresses enthusiasm about Walden two. What is he enthusiastic about?
(a) That the community is achieving its purpose.
(b) That Walden Two proves it can exist in the modern world.
(c) That the community is economically viable.
(d) That Walden Two has attracted two new members.

4. What is a Fascist?
(a) Someone who believes in a mixture of democracy and communism.
(b) Someone who believes in an offshoot of communism.
(c) Someone who fights any form of organized politics.
(d) Someone who believes in or supports radical, authoritatian national politics.

5. During the Sunday evening debate about behavior control, on what point do Castle and Frazier agree?
(a) That conditioning does control behavior.
(b) That sanctions do control behavior.
(c) That force and the threat of force do control behavior.
(d) That fear of consequences does control behavior.

6. When the visitors have almost completed their window washing, what is the next assignment for Rogers, Steve, and Burris?
(a) They stack wood behind the theater.
(b) They paint the nursery.
(c) They refurbish buildings.
(d) They clean the school.

7. Later in the evening after Burris' investigation, who do Burris, Frazier, and Castle observe?
(a) The Assistant Planners of Walden Six.
(b) The Ombusdsmen of Walden Six.
(c) The Managers of Walden Six.
(d) A new group arriving to start Walden Six.

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

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

10. In response to Frazier's assertions about keeping young people at Walden Two, Castle indirectly suggests that the practice is like indoctrination. What is the literary device used by the author in Castle's response?
(a) Sarcasm.
(b) Metaphor.
(c) Transferred epithet.
(d) Allusion.

11. According to Frazier's explanation of behavior theory, what two contradictory forces occur simultaneously when it is applied?
(a) Freedom and dictatorship.
(b) Freedom and control.
(c) Freedom and tyranny.
(d) Free will and obedience.

12. What does Frazier believe is the cause of Burris' reluctance to embrace the lifestyle of Walden Two?
(a) Frazier believes it's because Burris had a bad experience with a communal group.
(b) Frazier believes it's because Burris does not accept a psychology of behavior.
(c) Frazier believes it is because Burris dislikes him as a person.
(d) Frazier believes it's because Burris is an intellectual and he can't admit he has been wrong all along.

13. What is the likely reason for the decision of the first two visitors to join Walden Two?
(a) They are excited about the opportunities for spiritual growth.
(b) They are excited about the opportunities available for just four labor credits a day.
(c) They are excited about the simplicity of the lifestyle.
(d) The economic opportunities attract them.

14. Who are the first visitors to decide on joining Walden Two?
(a) Steve and Rogers.
(b) Steve and Mary.
(c) Burris and Rogers.
(d) Burris and Barbara.

15. How does Frazier respond to Castle's proposal to demonstrate his freedom?
(a) He manipulates Castle to do the opposite of what is in his mind.
(b) He tells Castle it would be a futile exercise.
(c) He allows Castle to prove his point.
(d) He laughs at Castle's silly game.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Burris investigates the happiness of Walden Two members, what game does he see some playing?

2. 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?

3. What does Burris learn from the housewife about how Walden Two finds out if members are happy?

4. Faced with Castle's challenge about the absence of moral law at Walden Two, what does Frazier display?

5. What is the major difference between the arguments advanced by Castle and those advanced by Frazier?

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