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. 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.

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

3. What does Burris learn from the housewife that he meets on the way to his room, regarding whether she is happy?
(a) She is very happy.
(b) She is not happy.
(c) She is happy sometimes.
(d) She doesn't seem to think about happiness and seems to take it for granted.

4. Later in the discussion about failed communal societies, how does Frazier explain their failure?
(a) They believed they were perfect.
(b) They believed they were following truth from God or from visions.
(c) They did not use engineered behavior.
(d) They tried to do too much too soon.

5. What does Burris find when he goes off by himself to investigate whether Walden Two members are happy?
(a) He finds a variety of groups engaged in various ordinary activities.
(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 that groups are either indifferent or very happy with Walden Two.

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

7. According to Frazier's explanation of behavior theory, what two contradictory forces occur simultaneously when it is applied?
(a) Free will and obedience.
(b) Freedom and control.
(c) Freedom and tyranny.
(d) Freedom and dictatorship.

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

9. 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, Walden Two spouses sleep in separate rooms.
(b) Based on research and experimentation, marriages are arranged by parents.
(c) Based on research and experimentation, spouses live together before marriage.
(d) Based on research and experimentation, marriages are arranged by the leaders.

10. 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 was married to Frazier.
(c) She is pleased with Frazier's leadership.
(d) She is upset with Frazier's leadership.

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 defend Walden Two.
(b) He is used to attack communism.
(c) He is used to contradict the author's beliefs.
(d) He is used to express the author's theories.

12. 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 aggressive adolescent would be separated from others until he behaves appropriately.
(c) The other adolescents would retaliate.
(d) The culture of the other adolscents would cause him to conform.

13. 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 a mature, ordinary member of the community.
(b) To get the perspective of the unemployed.
(c) To get the female perspective.
(d) To get the perspective of mothers.

14. After hearing about the decision of two visitors to join Walden Two, what observation does Castle make about the apparent happiness of the members of Walden Two?
(a) They seem happy because they are better off than in the outside world.
(b) They seem happy because they are simple and afraid of Frazier.
(c) They seem happy because Frazier has indoctrinated them.
(d) They are a false front engineered Frazier.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At lunch after their tour of medical facilities, Frazier expresses enthusiasm about Walden two. What is he enthusiastic about?

3. When the group's Sunday afternoon is canceled due to rain, what do Steve and Barbara do instead?

4. As Burris smokes in the garden, what thought occurs to him about the impact of his visit to Walden Two?

5. In the part of the debate when they speak about democracy, what weaknesses of this system does Frazier point out?

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