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 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) Walen Two has no desire to limit the number of new members.
(c) The process will be guided by research.
(d) The process will be rapid and based on experimentation.

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

3. How is the Code sustained at Walden Two?
(a) The leaders and managers update it regularly.
(b) Through discussion and reinforcement at Sunday meetings.
(c) Frazier updates it regularly.
(d) The members vote on what should be in it.

4. While observing this group, what does Frazier reveal to the observers about Walden Two?
(a) It has been perpetuating itself by forming similar communities at Walden Three, Four and Five.
(b) It is cutting back on the formation of new communities.
(c) It has over ten branches.
(d) It has reached its final goal of six communities.

5. 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 its effectiveness has been proven at Walden Two.
(c) He says it is the basis of the practices at Walden Two.
(d) He says it conflicts with ideas about self-control.

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

7. As Burris smokes in the garden, what thought occurs to him about the impact of his visit to Walden Two?
(a) Few people smoke, and he smokes much less than normal.
(b) Everyone smokes, so he smokes more than normal.
(c) He smokes only in the company of those who smoke.
(d) He smokes much more than normal.

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

9. What do the visitors who want to join Walden Two have to pass?
(a) Career tests and physicals.
(b) Physicals and intelligence tests.
(c) A physical.
(d) Intelligence and aptitude tests.

10. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two overcome the weaknesses of democracy?
(a) By relying on the Political Manager and gathering the ideas of members.
(b) By having everyone vote in the same way after canvassing their opinions.
(c) By relying on the ombudsman and disallowing dissent.
(d) By leaving government to experts and by emphasizing cooperation and planning.

11. As the debate continues, how do Castle and Frazier differ in their views of democracy?
(a) Castle says it is necessary while Frazier says it is a fraud.
(b) Castle says it is useful, although it has weaknesses; Frazier says its flaws far outweigh its virtues.
(c) Castle says it is inevitable while Frazier says it's on the decline.
(d) Castle says it is a perfect system, while Frazier says it's a proven failure.

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 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 shouldn't speak because he was in the war.

13. Why does Frazier discount the merits of majority vote in the democratic system?
(a) The majority are really the pawns of a few politicians.
(b) The majority can be misguided.
(c) The majority can become oppressors of the minority.
(d) The majority can overturn what is best for society.

14. 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 light a match.
(b) He suggests that with freedom, he could decide to drop or hold a book of matches.
(c) He suggests that he could decide whether or not to light a fire.
(d) He suggests that he could decide whether or not to say another word.

15. Why is Rogers particularly impressed with Walden Two?
(a) During his experience at war, he realized the problematic nature of his elite life in the States.
(b) The community is a contrast to the things that upset him at home.
(c) He is excited about a free society.
(d) He is looking for a simpler life.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is failure treated at Walden Two?

2. 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?

3. What is the role of religion in life at Walden Two?

4. Who is responsible for Walden Two's relationship to government in the wider society?

5. According to Frazier, how do the child-rearing practices affect the development of the children?

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