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

2. As Burris investigates the happiness of Walden Two members, what game does he see some playing?
(a) Chess.
(b) Tennis.
(c) Scrabble.
(d) Football.

3. Faced with Castle's challenge about the absence of moral law at Walden Two, what does Frazier display?
(a) He displays pragmatism and a belief that all behavior can be dealt with by experimentation and social engineering.
(b) He displays an intolerance for opposition.
(c) He displays faith in Walden Two's abiity to manage without it.
(d) He displays the willingness to give the matter some thought.

4. According to Frazier, how do the child-rearing practices affect the development of the children?
(a) The children grow up more quickly.
(b) The children have less conflict with their parents.
(c) The children relate to adults of their choice and are less dependent on their parents.
(d) The children respect all adults.

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

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

7. 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 become professionals.
(d) They can participate more in community life.

8. What literary device is evident in the underlying contradiction between Frazier's comments on power and his own involvement in leading Walden Two?
(a) Hyperbole.
(b) Metaphor.
(c) Irony.
(d) Allusion.

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

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

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

12. On the same Sunday evening when Castle and Frazier argue about using a science of behavior to control behavior, how does Frazier justify its necessity?
(a) He says that without it there would be disorder.
(b) He says that without it the world has no chance of improvement.
(c) He says leaders have always controlled the behavior of followers.
(d) He says that without it, people would be controlled by less benevolent forces such as politicians and salesmen.

13. Following the discussion of marriage and child-bearing, what view of the modern world does Frazier use to justify some of the family-oriented practices at Walden Two?
(a) It takes a whole community, not just parents, to raise children.
(b) The modern family is not accomplishing its purposes.
(c) The family is weakening in the modern world, and the Walden Two community takes on traditional family roles.
(d) The traditional family is an outdated concept.

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) He smokes much more than normal.
(c) Everyone smokes, so he smokes more than normal.
(d) Few people smoke, and he smokes much less than normal.

15. What further clarification does Frazier give to the group about the new kind of behavioral control?
(a) He says it conflicts with ideas about self-control.
(b) He says it is the basis of the practices at Walden Two.
(c) He says its effectiveness has been proven at Walden Two.
(d) He says it is more successful than punishment.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Frazier's explanation of behavior theory, what two contradictory forces occur simultaneously when it is applied?

2. Which one of the visitors fails to understand why anyone would want to live at Walden Two?

3. What personal attack does Frazier make in response to Castle's observation about Walden Two's lack of politics?

4. During the Sunday evening debate about behavior control, how does Castle try to demonstrate his own freedom?

5. How is the Code sustained at Walden Two?

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