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

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

3. When questioned by Burris about young people leaving Walden Two, how does Frazier respond?
(a) He says they know they cannot do better elsewhere.
(b) He says they tell young people all about the world and even give them projects to do about issues in the outside world.
(c) He says they are too happy and productive to want to leave.
(d) He says they are forbidden to leave.

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

5. At the group's Sunday breakfast, how does Barbara's behavior affect Frazier?
(a) She flirts with him, but he responds awkwardly.
(b) She accosts him about his beliefs and he withdraws because she is a woman.
(c) She ignores him and he becomes fidgety.
(d) She flirts with him and he reciprocates.

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

7. After the observation of the new arrivals, when Burris questions Frazier about the example of an aggressive adolescent, how does Frazier suggest that this would be handled at Walden Two?
(a) The culture of the other adolscents would cause him to conform.
(b) The other adolescents would retaliate.
(c) The other adolescents would report instances of aggression and suggest punishment.
(d) The aggressive adolescent would be separated from others until he behaves appropriately.

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

9. What does Burris learn from the housewife about how Walden Two finds out if members are happy?
(a) She says they are asked to attend Sunday meetings.
(b) She says a young man comes around once a year to find out if she has needs or complaints.
(c) She says the leaders are uninterested in their happiness.
(d) She says the leaders send out surveys.

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

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

12. 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.

13. What personal attack does Frazier make in response to Castle's observation about Walden Two's lack of politics?
(a) He says Castle shouldn't speak because he was in the war.
(b) He asserts that Walden Two does more for good citizenship and world peace than Castle.
(c) He says Castle would never be allowed in Walden Two again because he is negative.
(d) He says Castle is just too dumb to understand the system.

14. 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 allows Castle to prove his point.
(c) He tells Castle it would be a futile exercise.
(d) He laughs at Castle's silly game.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the same discussion about family life, what significant difference between traditional marriage and marriage at Walden Two does Frazier explain?

2. Why does the author have Burris discuss matters with the housewife that he meets on the way to his room?

3. 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?

4. Identify the critical features that constitute "the good life", as outline by Frazier.

5. What do the visitors who want to join Walden Two have to pass?

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