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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. According to Frazier's explanation, how is the system managed to prevent members from favoring professional work over manual labor?
(a) Administrators determine how many people are needed in each profession, and the potential applicants decide among themselves who will be selected.
(b) Members are trained for different professions and rotate through them in turn.
(c) Frazier instructs members regarding how many professionals are needed.
(d) Once there are enough members for each profession, others must choose different types of work.

2. What is the name of the passageway where the visitors have their tea on their first day at Walden Two?
(a) The Upper Room.
(b) Jacob's Ladder.
(c) Peter's Ladder.
(d) Moses' Ladder.

3. What subjects do the older children have to study in school?
(a) Math, Engineering, and Science.
(b) English, Music, Math, and Science.
(c) English, Math, and Science.
(d) Whatever interests them.

4. As the group observes the child's birthday celebration, how does the author add a human touch to the portrayal of Frazier?
(a) Frazier makes a touching speech.
(b) Frazier expresses sadness because he has no children of his own.
(c) The child is Frazier's daughter and he gives her a big hug.
(d) Frazier seems proud and happy for the girl, and Burris thinks he sees a tear on Frazier's cheek.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Mrs. Nash confused when Castle asks about jealousy as he observes some children leaving from a picnic?

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

3. How does Walden Two meet its production needs when members work a relatively short work day?

4. In the discussion about socializing children to develop ethics, what is the first lesson that Frazier describes?

5. What do babies sleep on in Walden Two?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the conversation about jealousy give Frazier the opportunity to do, and how do Barbara and Castle respond?

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

4. When the visitors observe some children going off on a picnic and raise questions about jealousy, what explanations do they receive?

5. What explanations does Mrs. Nash give the visitors about bringing up babies at Walden Two?

6. Why is Frazier responsive to requests for visits from the "failed" outside world to his new society?

7. What kind of celebration does the group observe after tea on the first day of the visit?

8. Are there any disadvantages to eliminating harmful emotions?

9. What advertising practices does Walden Two observe?

10. What evidence is there at Walden Two regarding Frazier's idea of a flourishing artistic environment?

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