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B. F. Skinner
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the attitude of Walden Two towards the importance of mother love in the lives of babies?
(a) It is not a necessity.
(b) They get it from the entire community.
(c) They get it by being isolated from everyone except their mothers.
(d) They get it from daily visits with their mothers.

2. What is the philosophy of the women as described by Mrs. Meyerson after Burris makes his comment?
(a) They are avid followers of modern fashion.
(b) They dress to flatter themselves but do not follow fashion.
(c) They place no emphasis on looking good.
(d) They dress to disguise their attractiveness.

3. Which of the following terms best sums up the approach to decision-making, as described by Frazier to the visitors?
(a) It is a democratic system in which everyone participates equally.
(b) It is a system in which the leader makes all the important decisions.
(c) It is a system of decision-making by committees.
(d) It is a system of cooperation and consensus at the leadership level.

4. Which of the following terms best describes the approach to education of older children at Walden Two?
(a) Cooperative learning.
(b) Differentiated learning.
(c) Team learning.
(d) Independent learning.

5. How does Frazier respond to Castle's expression of horror at the practices with the children?
(a) He says the practices help the children control their behavior.
(b) He says these are controlled frustrations for good ends, unlike the ones children normally face.
(c) He says he believes in the methods because they worked in his own childhood.
(d) He says the children are admired everywhere because of their behavior.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the conversation concerning expression of emotions, what criticism does Frazier make of how the wider society socializes children?

2. According to Frazier's description of the school system, what is the priority in teaching at Walden Two?

3. As the visitors go to their first dinner, where do they observe many of Walden Two's members gathering?

4. Why does Frazier invite the men to visit Walden Two?

5. What is the significance of the name of the passageway where the visitors first have tea?

Short Essay Questions

1. After breakfast, what do the visitors observe that involves children and babies?

2. How does the author humanize Frazier in the description of the birthday party?

3. What are some of the feelings about his work that Burris has while being visited by the two men?

4. What is the significance of the sheep that Frazier points out to the group early in their visit?

5. Are there any disadvantages to eliminating harmful emotions?

6. After a tour of the dairy, what two traditions of Walden Two do the visitors observe?

7. How does Burris convey his interest in the ideas of Steve and Rogers?

8. What are the deficiencies of Walden Two's system of government?

9. What three examples does Frazier give of methods used to teach children ethical behavior?

10. What advertising practices does Walden Two observe?

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