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. When the visitors have almost completed their window washing, what is the next assignment for Rogers, Steve, and Burris?
(a) They stack wood behind the theater.
(b) They refurbish buildings.
(c) They paint the nursery.
(d) They clean the school.

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

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

4. As the debate continues, how do Castle and Frazier differ in their views of democracy?
(a) Castle says it is useful, although it has weaknesses; Frazier says its flaws far outweigh its virtues.
(b) Castle says it is inevitable while Frazier says it's on the decline.
(c) Castle says it is necessary while Frazier says it is a fraud.
(d) Castle says it is a perfect system, while Frazier says it's a proven failure.

5. 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 Managers of Walden Six.
(d) The Ombusdsmen of Walden Six.

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

7. What does Burris learn from the housewife about how Walden Two finds out if members are happy?
(a) She says they are asked to attend Sunday meetings.
(b) She says the leaders send out surveys.
(c) She says the leaders are uninterested in their happiness.
(d) She says a young man comes around once a year to find out if she has needs or complaints.

8. What do the visitors who want to join Walden Two have to pass?
(a) Intelligence and aptitude tests.
(b) Career tests and physicals.
(c) A physical.
(d) Physicals and intelligence tests.

9. What does Frazier explain to the group when one asks about how fast Walden Two can take on new members?
(a) The process will be rapid and based on experimentation.
(b) The process will be guided by research.
(c) The process will be experimental and taken one step at a time.
(d) Walen Two has no desire to limit the number of new members.

10. What personal attack does Frazier make in response to Castle's observation about Walden Two's lack of politics?
(a) He says Castle would never be allowed in Walden Two again because he is negative.
(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 is just too dumb to understand the system.

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

12. What is the major difference between the arguments advanced by Castle and those advanced by Frazier?
(a) Castle's arguments are abstract while Frazier's are concrete and practical.
(b) Castle's arguments are forceful while Frazier's arguments are weak.
(c) Castle's arguments are weak while Frazier's arguments are strong.
(d) Castle's arguments are pragmatic while Frazier's are idealistic.

13. 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) Health, minimal unpleasant work, the opportunity to utilize talents, having satisfying personal relationships, and relaxation.
(d) Fame, fortune, and health.

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

15. 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 leadership.
(d) Experimentation and openness to change.

Short Answer Questions

1. What views about power does Frazier express in response to Castle's comments?

2. As Burris returns to his room and meets a housewife nearby, what does he find out from her about Frazier?

3. At the group's Sunday breakfast, how does Barbara's behavior affect Frazier?

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

5. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two overcome the weaknesses of democracy?

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