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. 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 cleaned up corrupt politicians.
(c) It has changed laws.
(d) It has brought down a President.

2. At lunch after their tour of medical facilities, Frazier expresses enthusiasm about Walden two. What is he enthusiastic about?
(a) That the community is achieving its purpose.
(b) That Walden Two proves it can exist in the modern world.
(c) That Walden Two has attracted two new members.
(d) That the community is economically viable.

3. What is ironic about Frazier's stated opposition to political action?
(a) He is involved in political action himself.
(b) He uses the same methods that are used in the wider political system.
(c) Although he says nothing can be achieved through it, his description of Walden Two's political activity shows otherwise.
(d) He has forgotten how he came to be the leader of Walden Two.

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

5. 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.

6. When the visitors have almost completed their window washing, what is the next assignment for Rogers, Steve, and Burris?
(a) They clean the school.
(b) They paint the nursery.
(c) They refurbish buildings.
(d) They stack wood behind the theater.

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

8. 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.

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

10. Identify the critical features that constitute "the good life", as outline by Frazier.
(a) Freedom, personal success, and family success.
(b) Health, minimal unpleasant work, the opportunity to utilize talents, having satisfying personal relationships, and relaxation.
(c) Fame, fortune, and health.
(d) Satisfying relationships, good health, and economic success.

11. Who are the first visitors to decide on joining Walden Two?
(a) Steve and Mary.
(b) Steve and Rogers.
(c) Burris and Rogers.
(d) Burris and Barbara.

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

13. Why does the author have Burris discuss matters with the housewife that he meets on the way to his room?
(a) To get the female perspective.
(b) To get the perspective of mothers.
(c) To get the perspective of the unemployed.
(d) To get the perspective of a mature, ordinary member of the community.

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of the visitors fails to understand why anyone would want to live at Walden Two?

2. What is problematic about Rogers' desire to embrace the Walden Two lifestyle?

3. 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?

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

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

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