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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. How does the rearing of Walden Two children up to three-years-old compare with that of babies?
(a) Their health care is the same.
(b) They all receive inoculations and eat only organic food.
(c) Their sleeping arrangements are the same.
(d) Their playing and sleeping arrangements are the same.

2. On their way to their first activity on the morning after they participate in entertainment, what do the visitors observe?
(a) They pass children gardening.
(b) They pass children learning geometry with strings and pegs.
(c) They pass children painting a mural.
(d) They pass children involved in organized sports.

3. What approach to psychology is reflected in this first activity that is observed by the visitors?
(a) Behaviorism.
(b) Management Psychology.
(c) Personality Psychology.
(d) Abnormal Psychology.

4. Why are all members of Walden Two required to do physical labor?
(a) To keep them fit.
(b) To contribute to health and well-being while keeping in touch with workers.
(c) To prevent obesity and health problems.
(d) To maintain good relations with workers.

5. As the first discussion between Burris, Rogers, and Jamnik evolves, what does the reader learn about the attitude of the two younger men regarding their lives?
(a) They are happy about their society.
(b) They are searching for better careers.
(c) They are disillusioned and in search of something different.
(d) They want to encourage others to go to war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What assumption does Walden Two make about how to build resistance in babies?

2. What event does Burris find listed on a bulletin board?

3. As the group comes across couples with babies, what views are expressed concerning the best age for marriage and child-bearing?

4. Which of the following features are included in the systems of work and leadership outlined by Frazier in his description of Walden Two?

5. What is the name of the passageway where the visitors have their tea on their first day at Walden Two?

Short Essay Questions

1. What advertising practices does Walden Two observe?

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

3. What are the major features of the Walden Two approach to education?

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

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

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

7. What is the narrative perspective of the novel, and why does the author choose it?

8. What is the philosophy of Walden Two about leisure?

9. What is the result of the discussion about Frazier and the action that Burris takes?

10. After the visit to the schools, what do the visitors discover about child-bearing practices at Walden Two and the advantages of the approach used?

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