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

2. 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 asserts that Walden Two does more for good citizenship and world peace than Castle.
(d) He says Castle would never be allowed in Walden Two again because he is negative.

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

4. As Burris returns to his room and meets a housewife nearby, what does he find out from her about Frazier?
(a) She barely knows Frazier.
(b) She is upset with Frazier's leadership.
(c) She is pleased with Frazier's leadership.
(d) She was married to Frazier.

5. What is a Fascist?
(a) Someone who believes in an offshoot of communism.
(b) Someone who fights any form of organized politics.
(c) Someone who believes in or supports radical, authoritatian national politics.
(d) Someone who believes in a mixture of democracy and communism.

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. What is the role of religion in life at Walden Two?
(a) Most people's religious beliefs fade into the background.
(b) The leaders make sure it plays no role at all.
(c) It plays a significant role for all.
(d) It plays a signficant role in the life of members, but not of the leaders.

8. 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 no ambition because this is not permitted.
(d) They have agreed to the Walden Two code.

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

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

11. In the argument that takes place when the rain causes Burris, Castle, and Frazier to have an extended discussion, what is the major purpose served by Frazier's arguments?
(a) He is used to attack communism.
(b) He is used to express the author's theories.
(c) He is used to contradict the author's beliefs.
(d) He is used to defend Walden Two.

12. Identify the critical features that constitute "the good life", as outline by Frazier.
(a) Satisfying relationships, good health, and economic success.
(b) Freedom, personal success, and family success.
(c) Fame, fortune, and health.
(d) Health, minimal unpleasant work, the opportunity to utilize talents, having satisfying personal relationships, and relaxation.

13. What is the occupation of the housewife?
(a) She minds her children.
(b) She's a baker and has many hobbies.
(c) She is a nurse who bakes in her spare time.
(d) She spends all of her time as a baker.

14. How does Frazier respond to the accusation from Burris?
(a) He avoids a confrontation by ignoring the comments of Burris.
(b) He admits to some dictatorial behavior, but says it is necessary for good order.
(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. 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) Allusion.
(b) Metaphor.
(c) Sarcasm.
(d) Transferred epithet.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Faced with Castle's challenge about the absence of moral law at Walden Two, what does Frazier display?

3. As the visitors tour the mental and dental facilities, what is evidently the major emphasis in the approach to care?

4. What literary device is evident in the underlying contradiction between Frazier's comments on power and his own involvement in leading Walden Two?

5. Later in the evening after Burris' investigation, who do Burris, Frazier, and Castle observe?

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