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B. F. Skinner
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. After his heavy work stacking wood, when Burris talks with Frazier at dinner about communal societies that have failed, what is Frazier's first response?
(a) He asserts that they lacked leadership.
(b) He refuses to compare them with Walden Two because he has little knowledge of them.
(c) He asserts that Walden Two is definitely superior.
(d) He asserts that they lacked vision.

2. 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 leaders have always controlled the behavior of followers.
(b) He says that without it, people would be controlled by less benevolent forces such as politicians and salesmen.
(c) He says that without it the world has no chance of improvement.
(d) He says that without it there would be disorder.

3. 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.

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

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

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

7. How does Frazier suggest that the growth of Walden Two will affect farmers in the future?
(a) Farmers will want to join Walden Two because of the emphasis on production.
(b) Farmers will have a ready market for their produce.
(c) Farmers will be integrated with Walden Two communities.
(d) Farmers all over the country may be forced off their land to make space for Walden Two.

8. How does Frazier respond to Castle's proposal to demonstrate his freedom?
(a) He allows Castle to prove his point.
(b) He tells Castle it would be a futile exercise.
(c) He laughs at Castle's silly game.
(d) He manipulates Castle to do the opposite of what is in his mind.

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

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

11. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two's second generation of members differ from its first?
(a) The first was guided by Frazier's vision, the second by a shared Code.
(b) The second generation is raised in Walden Two's culture, but the first generation agreed to the Code.
(c) The second generation agreed to the Code, but the first used trial and error.
(d) The first was interested in a simpler way of life, the second to pursue this with more adherence to the Code.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Frazier, how do the child-rearing practices affect the development of the children?

2. What new kind of control does Frazier add to the Sunday evening debate about behavior control?

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

4. To what does Frazier relate his theory of behavior?

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

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