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. Who is responsible for Walden Two's relationship to government in the wider society?
(a) The Political Manager.
(b) The Ombudsman.
(c) The Delegate.
(d) Frazier.

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

3. At lunch after the tour of the medical facilities, what aspects of modern society does Castle suggest are needed at Walden Two?
(a) Elections and shared leadership.
(b) Governent and religion.
(c) Religion and politics.
(d) Government and politics.

4. How do the child-rearing practices affect the women of Walden Two?
(a) They are freed from the necessity of being housewives.
(b) They can participate more in community life.
(c) They can become professionals.
(d) They pine for their children.

5. 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 other adolescents would report instances of aggression and suggest punishment.
(b) The other adolescents would retaliate.
(c) The aggressive adolescent would be separated from others until he behaves appropriately.
(d) The culture of the other adolscents would cause him to conform.

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

7. How does Frazier respond to the accusation from Burris?
(a) He admits to some dictatorial behavior, but says it is necessary for good order.
(b) He denies the accusations and attacks Burris.
(c) He does not deny that Walden Two controls behavior, but he states that mankind has no other path to a better way of life than that offered by Walden Two.
(d) He avoids a confrontation by ignoring the comments of Burris.

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

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

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) Allusion.
(c) Metaphor.
(d) Transferred epithet.

11. 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, Walden Two spouses sleep in separate rooms.
(d) Based on research and experimentation, spouses live together before marriage.

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

13. How does Frazier explain the low incidence of adultery at Walden Two?
(a) The community encourages friendships between the sexes.
(b) Adultery results in public disgrace.
(c) The marriages are arranged and strict rules apply.
(d) Adultery results in expulsion from the community.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Later in the discussion about failed communal societies, how does Frazier explain their failure?

5. What personal attack does Frazier make in response to Castle's observation about Walden Two's lack of politics?

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