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. Where do some of the visitors go after Sunday breakfast?
(a) To the neighboring farm.
(b) To the beach.
(c) To the park.
(d) To a Sunday service.

2. 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 refuses to compare them with Walden Two because he has little knowledge of them.
(b) He asserts that Walden Two is definitely superior.
(c) He asserts that they lacked vision.
(d) He asserts that they lacked leadership.

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

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

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

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 match.
(b) He suggests that he could decide whether or not to light a fire.
(c) He suggests that he could decide whether or not to say another word.
(d) He suggests that with freedom, he could decide to drop or hold a book of matches.

7. In the argument that takes place when the rain causes Burris, Castle, and Frazier to have an extended discussion, what is the major purpose served by Frazier's arguments?
(a) He is used to express the author's theories.
(b) He is used to contradict the author's beliefs.
(c) He is used to defend Walden Two.
(d) He is used to attack communism.

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

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

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

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

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

13. How is the Code sustained at Walden Two?
(a) Frazier updates it regularly.
(b) Through discussion and reinforcement at Sunday meetings.
(c) The leaders and managers update it regularly.
(d) The members vote on what should be in it.

14. As the debate continues, how do Castle and Frazier differ in their views of democracy?
(a) Castle says it is a perfect system, while Frazier says it's a proven failure.
(b) Castle says it is useful, although it has weaknesses; Frazier says its flaws far outweigh its virtues.
(c) Castle says it is necessary while Frazier says it is a fraud.
(d) Castle says it is inevitable while Frazier says it's on the decline.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the role of religion in life at Walden Two?

2. Identify the critical features that constitute "the good life", as outline by Frazier.

3. How do the child-rearing practices affect the women of Walden Two?

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

5. What is a Fascist?

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