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. According to Frazier's explanation, what effect has Walden Two's involvement in politics achieved?
(a) It has cleaned up corrupt politicians.
(b) It has brought change to other States.
(c) It has changed laws.
(d) It has brought down a President.

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

3. Who is responsible for Walden Two's relationship to government in the wider society?
(a) Frazier.
(b) The Delegate.
(c) The Ombudsman.
(d) The Political Manager.

4. At lunch after the tour of the medical facilities, what aspects of modern society does Castle suggest are needed at Walden Two?
(a) Elections and shared leadership.
(b) Governent and religion.
(c) Religion and politics.
(d) Government and politics.

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

6. According to Frazier, what specific attributes does Walden Two have that will prevent its failure?
(a) Democracy and experimentation.
(b) Democracy and behavior engineering.
(c) Experimentation and openness to change.
(d) Experimentation and leadership.

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

9. Which one of the visitors fails to understand why anyone would want to live at Walden Two?
(a) Steve.
(b) Mary.
(c) Barbara.
(d) Castle.

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

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

12. 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 are too happy and productive to want to leave.
(d) He says they know they cannot do better elsewhere.

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

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

15. 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 relying on the ombudsman and disallowing dissent.
(c) By leaving government to experts and by emphasizing cooperation and planning.
(d) By having everyone vote in the same way after canvassing their opinions.

Short Answer Questions

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

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 a Fascist?

4. Why does Frazier discount the merits of majority vote in the democratic system?

5. Why is Rogers particularly impressed with Walden Two?

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