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

2. In the part of the debate when they speak about democracy, what weaknesses of this system does Frazier point out?
(a) Elections are a sham and voters know nothing about the issues.
(b) Elections are a sham and voters know nothing about the issues.
(c) Elections are media campaigns and a single vote doesn't really matter.
(d) Elections are a sham and politicians manipulate voters.

3. What is ironic about Frazier's stated opposition to political action?
(a) Although he says nothing can be achieved through it, his description of Walden Two's political activity shows otherwise.
(b) He uses the same methods that are used in the wider political system.
(c) He is involved in political action himself.
(d) He has forgotten how he came to be the leader of Walden Two.

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

5. 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.

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

7. 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 avoids answering.
(b) He accepts that he believes in aspects of both.
(c) He accepts that he is a Fascist.
(d) He admits he has no belief in democracy, but he denies being a Fascist.

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

9. 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, people would be controlled by less benevolent forces such as politicians and salesmen.
(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 there would be disorder.

10. How is failure treated at Walden Two?
(a) Persons who fail are asked to leave the community.
(b) Persons who fail are channelled into different types of work.
(c) Persons who fail are moved to different jobs and if this continues, they see a psychologist.
(d) Persons who fail have to go back to school.

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

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

13. 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 aggressive adolescent would be separated from others until he behaves appropriately.
(c) The other adolescents would retaliate.
(d) The other adolescents would report instances of aggression and suggest punishment.

14. 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 avoids a confrontation by ignoring the comments of Burris.
(c) He denies the accusations and attacks Burris.
(d) 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.

15. What is problematic about Rogers' desire to embrace the Walden Two lifestyle?
(a) It will take him away from his family.
(b) It conflicts with his desire for freedom.
(c) It puts him in conflict with his desire fro financial success.
(d) It puts him in conflict with his fiancee.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of the visitors fails to understand why anyone would want to live at Walden Two?

2. Why does Frazier believe that Walden Two planners are unlikely to become dictators?

3. As the debate continues, how do Castle and Frazier differ in their views of democracy?

4. What does Frazier explain to the group when one asks about how fast Walden Two can take on new members?

5. To what does Frazier relate his theory of behavior?

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