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

2. 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 culture of the other adolscents would cause him to conform.
(b) The aggressive adolescent would be separated from others until he behaves appropriately.
(c) The other adolescents would report instances of aggression and suggest punishment.
(d) The other adolescents would retaliate.

3. 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) The modern family is not accomplishing its purposes.
(b) The family is weakening in the modern world, and the Walden Two community takes on traditional family roles.
(c) It takes a whole community, not just parents, to raise children.
(d) The traditional family is an outdated concept.

4. How is failure treated at Walden Two?
(a) Persons who fail have to go back to school.
(b) Persons who fail are channelled into different types of work.
(c) Persons who fail are moved to different jobs and if this continues, they see a psychologist.
(d) Persons who fail are asked to leave the community.

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

6. Why does Frazier believe that Walden Two planners are unlikely to become dictators?
(a) They have no ambition because this is not permitted.
(b) They have no incentive to become despots in a cooperative society.
(c) They have agreed to the Walden Two code.
(d) They have agreed to the Walden Two code.

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

8. Why is Rogers particularly impressed with Walden Two?
(a) During his experience at war, he realized the problematic nature of his elite life in the States.
(b) He is excited about a free society.
(c) He is looking for a simpler life.
(d) The community is a contrast to the things that upset him at home.

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

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 says Castle is just too dumb to understand the system.
(d) He asserts that Walden Two does more for good citizenship and world peace than Castle.

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

12. 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 experimental and taken one step at a time.
(b) The process will be guided by research.
(c) The process will be rapid and based on experimentation.
(d) Walen Two has no desire to limit the number of new members.

13. 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?
(a) Of being a tyrant.
(b) Of being a manipulator and despot.
(c) Of being a figurehead.
(d) Of being a Communist.

14. How does Frazier respond to the accusation from Burris?
(a) He denies the accusations and attacks Burris.
(b) He admits to some dictatorial behavior, but says it is necessary for good order.
(c) He avoids a confrontation by ignoring the comments of Burris.
(d) He does not deny that Walden Two controls behavior, but he states that mankind has no other path to a better way of life than that offered by Walden Two.

15. 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 was married to Frazier.
(c) She is upset with Frazier's leadership.
(d) She barely knows Frazier.

Short Answer 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?

2. How is the Code sustained at Walden Two?

3. In the same discussion about family life, what significant difference between traditional marriage and marriage at Walden Two does Frazier explain?

4. What further clarification does Frazier give to the group about the new kind of behavioral control?

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

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