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

2. What does Burris find when he goes off by himself to investigate whether Walden Two members are happy?
(a) He finds that groups are either indifferent or very happy with Walden Two.
(b) He finds a variety of groups engaged in various ordinary activities.
(c) Most people appear to be indifferent.
(d) He finds a group whose members are definitely miserable with life at Walden Two.

3. What literary device is evident in the underlying contradiction between Frazier's comments on power and his own involvement in leading Walden Two?
(a) Irony.
(b) Metaphor.
(c) Allusion.
(d) Hyperbole.

4. In the discussion about Walden Two's future and the possible impact on farmers, what is Frazier's response to Castle's questions about his ideology?
(a) He accepts that he believes in aspects of both.
(b) He accepts that he is a Fascist.
(c) He admits he has no belief in democracy, but he denies being a Fascist.
(d) He avoids answering.

5. After his heavy work stacking wood, when Burris talks with Frazier at dinner about communal societies that have failed, what is Frazier's first response?
(a) He asserts that Walden Two is definitely superior.
(b) He refuses to compare them with Walden Two because he has little knowledge of them.
(c) He asserts that they lacked leadership.
(d) He asserts that they lacked vision.

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

7. To what does Frazier relate his theory of behavior?
(a) The teachings of Jesus about fortitude.
(b) The teachings of Jesus about temptation.
(c) The teachings of Jesus about loving one's enemies.
(d) The teachings of Jesus about love of one's neighbor.

8. 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 corrupts governments.
(c) It is dangerous to freedom.
(d) It is needed to maintain control.

9. Faced with Castle's challenge about the absence of moral law at Walden Two, what does Frazier display?
(a) He displays faith in Walden Two's abiity to manage without it.
(b) He displays pragmatism and a belief that all behavior can be dealt with by experimentation and social engineering.
(c) He displays the willingness to give the matter some thought.
(d) He displays an intolerance for opposition.

10. As Burris returns to his room and meets a housewife nearby, what does he find out from her about Frazier?
(a) She is upset with Frazier's leadership.
(b) She barely knows Frazier.
(c) She was married to Frazier.
(d) She is pleased with Frazier's leadership.

11. 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?
(a) He is used to contradict the author's beliefs.
(b) He is used to attack communism.
(c) He is used to defend Walden Two.
(d) He is used to express the author's theories.

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

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

14. What does Frazier explain to the group when one asks about how fast Walden Two can take on new members?
(a) The process will be experimental and taken one step at a time.
(b) The process will be rapid and based on experimentation.
(c) The process will be guided by research.
(d) Walen Two has no desire to limit the number of new members.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Frazier respond to Castle's proposal to demonstrate his freedom?

2. What is ironic about Frazier's stated opposition to political action?

3. What new kind of control does Frazier add to the Sunday evening debate about behavior control?

4. When the group's Sunday afternoon walk is canceled due to rain, and Burris finds himself alone with Frazier and Castle, of what does Burris accuse Frazier?

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

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