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 group's Sunday afternoon is canceled due to rain, what do Steve and Barbara do instead?
(a) They go to the movies.
(b) They go back to church.
(c) They join a group of musicians for an impromptu concert.
(d) They go to a meeting about Walden Two's code.

2. 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 is upset with Frazier's leadership.
(d) She was married to Frazier.

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

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

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

6. After hearing about the decision of two visitors to join Walden Two, what observation does Castle make about the apparent happiness of the members of Walden Two?
(a) They seem happy because Frazier has indoctrinated them.
(b) They are a false front engineered Frazier.
(c) They seem happy because they are better off than in the outside world.
(d) They seem happy because they are simple and afraid of Frazier.

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

8. Later in the evening after Burris' investigation, who do Burris, Frazier, and Castle observe?
(a) The Ombusdsmen of Walden Six.
(b) A new group arriving to start Walden Six.
(c) The Managers of Walden Six.
(d) The Assistant Planners of Walden Six.

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

10. What views about power does Frazier express in response to Castle's comments?
(a) It is needed to maintain control.
(b) It corrupts governments.
(c) It is dangerous to freedom.
(d) It is a part of leadership at Walden Two.

11. When questioned by Burris about young people leaving Walden Two, how does Frazier respond?
(a) He says they are too happy and productive to want to leave.
(b) He says they are forbidden to leave.
(c) He says they tell young people all about the world and even give them projects to do about issues in the outside world.
(d) He says they know they cannot do better elsewhere.

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

13. 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.

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

15. 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) Metaphor.
(b) Allusion.
(c) Sarcasm.
(d) Transferred epithet.

Short Answer Questions

1. Later in the discussion about failed communal societies, how does Frazier explain their failure?

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

3. What does Burris find when he goes off by himself to investigate whether Walden Two members are happy?

4. What does Frazier believe is the cause of Burris' reluctance to embrace the lifestyle of Walden Two?

5. Why is Rogers particularly impressed with Walden Two?

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