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. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two's second generation of members differ from its first?
(a) The second generation is raised in Walden Two's culture, but the first generation agreed 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 first was interested in a simpler way of life, the second to pursue this with more adherence to the Code.

2. Why does Frazier believe that Walden Two planners are unlikely to become dictators?
(a) They have no incentive to become despots in a cooperative society.
(b) They have agreed to the Walden Two code.
(c) They have no ambition because this is not permitted.
(d) They have agreed to the Walden Two code.

3. According to Frazier's explanation, what effect has Walden Two's involvement in politics achieved?
(a) It has brought down a President.
(b) It has changed laws.
(c) It has brought change to other States.
(d) It has cleaned up corrupt politicians.

4. As Burris investigates the happiness of Walden Two members, what complaint does he overhear?
(a) He hears about boredom.
(b) He hears about poor planning.
(c) He hears about lack of freedom.
(d) He hears about tyranny.

5. 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 tried to do too much too soon.
(d) They did not use engineered behavior.

6. What does Burris learn from the housewife that he meets on the way to his room, regarding whether she is happy?
(a) She is very happy.
(b) She doesn't seem to think about happiness and seems to take it for granted.
(c) She is happy sometimes.
(d) She is not happy.

7. When the group's Sunday afternoon is canceled due to rain, what do Steve and Barbara do instead?
(a) They go to the movies.
(b) They join a group of musicians for an impromptu concert.
(c) They go back to church.
(d) They go to a meeting about Walden Two's code.

8. 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 has attracted two new members.
(c) That Walden Two proves it can exist in the modern world.
(d) That the community is economically viable.

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

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

11. 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 better off than in the outside world.
(b) They seem happy because Frazier has indoctrinated them.
(c) They seem happy because they are simple and afraid of Frazier.
(d) They are a false front engineered Frazier.

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

13. During the Sunday evening debate about behavior control, how does Castle try to demonstrate his own freedom?
(a) He suggests that he could decide whether or not to say another word.
(b) He suggests that he could decide whether or not to light a fire.
(c) He suggests that he could decide whether or not to light a match.
(d) He suggests that with freedom, he could decide to drop or hold a book of matches.

14. Why does the author have Burris discuss matters with the housewife that he meets on the way to his room?
(a) To get the female perspective.
(b) To get the perspective of a mature, ordinary member of the community.
(c) To get the perspective of mothers.
(d) To get the perspective of the unemployed.

15. On the same Sunday evening when Castle and Frazier argue about using a science of behavior to control behavior, how does Frazier justify its necessity?
(a) He says that without it there would be disorder.
(b) He says that without it the world has no chance of improvement.
(c) He says leaders have always controlled the behavior of followers.
(d) He says that without it, people would be controlled by less benevolent forces such as politicians and salesmen.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Frazier suggest that the growth of Walden Two will affect farmers in the future?

2. According to Frazier's explanation of behavior theory, what two contradictory forces occur simultaneously when it is applied?

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. How does Frazier respond to the accusation from Burris?

5. What is the role of the person who is responsible for Walden Two's relationship to government in the wider society?

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