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

2. 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 available for just four labor credits a day.
(c) They are excited about the opportunities for spiritual growth.
(d) They are excited about the simplicity of the lifestyle.

3. After the dinner at which Burris and Frazier discuss failed communal societies, where do they hear from Frazier about the "Good Life"?
(a) The theater.
(b) The roof.
(c) The walkway.
(d) The tea room.

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

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

6. 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 fire.
(b) He suggests that he could decide whether or not to say another word.
(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.

7. Where do some of the visitors go after Sunday breakfast?
(a) To the park.
(b) To a Sunday service.
(c) To the beach.
(d) To the neighboring farm.

8. To what does Frazier relate his theory of behavior?
(a) The teachings of Jesus about love of one's neighbor.
(b) The teachings of Jesus about loving one's enemies.
(c) The teachings of Jesus about fortitude.
(d) The teachings of Jesus about temptation.

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

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

11. What personal attack does Frazier make in response to Castle's observation about Walden Two's lack of politics?
(a) He asserts that Walden Two does more for good citizenship and world peace than Castle.
(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 says Castle is just too dumb to understand the system.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two's second generation of members differ from its first?

2. At lunch after the tour of the medical facilities, what aspects of modern society does Castle suggest are needed at Walden Two?

3. How is the Code sustained at Walden Two?

4. During the Sunday evening debate about behavior control, on what point do Castle and Frazier agree?

5. What is the occupation of the housewife?

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