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. In the part of the debate when they speak about democracy, what weaknesses of this system does Frazier point out?
(a) Elections are a sham and politicians manipulate voters.
(b) Elections are a sham and voters know nothing about the issues.
(c) Elections are a sham and voters know nothing about the issues.
(d) Elections are media campaigns and a single vote doesn't really matter.

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

3. According to Frazier's explanation of behavior theory, what two contradictory forces occur simultaneously when it is applied?
(a) Freedom and control.
(b) Freedom and dictatorship.
(c) Free will and obedience.
(d) Freedom and tyranny.

4. During the Sunday evening debate about behavior control, on what point do Castle and Frazier agree?
(a) That sanctions do control behavior.
(b) That conditioning does control behavior.
(c) That force and the threat of force do control behavior.
(d) That fear of consequences does control behavior.

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

6. During the Sunday evening debate about behavior control, how does Castle try to demonstrate his own freedom?
(a) He suggests that he could decide whether or not to light a fire.
(b) He suggests that with freedom, he could decide to drop or hold a book of matches.
(c) He suggests that he could decide whether or not to say another word.
(d) He suggests that he could decide whether or not to light a match.

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

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

9. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two overcome the weaknesses of democracy?
(a) By having everyone vote in the same way after canvassing their opinions.
(b) By relying on the Political Manager and gathering the ideas of members.
(c) By relying on the ombudsman and disallowing dissent.
(d) By leaving government to experts and by emphasizing cooperation and planning.

10. In the discussion about Walden Two's future and the possible impact on farmers, what is Frazier's response to Castle's questions about his ideology?
(a) He accepts that he is a Fascist.
(b) He admits he has no belief in democracy, but he denies being a Fascist.
(c) He avoids answering.
(d) He accepts that he believes in aspects of both.

11. What personal attack does Frazier make in response to Castle's observation about Walden Two's lack of politics?
(a) He says Castle shouldn't speak because he was in the war.
(b) He asserts that Walden Two does more for good citizenship and world peace than Castle.
(c) He says Castle would never be allowed in Walden Two again because he is negative.
(d) He says Castle is just too dumb to understand the system.

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

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

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

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) Sarcasm.
(c) Transferred epithet.
(d) Allusion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the visitors who want to join Walden Two have to pass?

2. When the group's Sunday afternoon is canceled due to rain, what do Steve and Barbara do instead?

3. As the visitors tour the mental and dental facilities, what is evidently the major emphasis in the approach to care?

4. While observing this group, what does Frazier reveal to the observers about Walden Two?

5. Why does the author have Burris discuss matters with the housewife that he meets on the way to his room?

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