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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. As the group observes some children leaving for a picnic, what answer does Castle receive when he asks about jealousy among those left behind?
(a) Frazier says Castle is imposing adult feelings on the chidlren.
(b) Frazier says the children understand that their turn will come.
(c) Frazier explains that the children do not exhibit jealousy.
(d) Frazier says children would be punished if they displayed jealousy.

2. After observing the behavior of children left behind by those going on a picnic, how do Castle and Barbara respond to Frazier's explanations about emotional expression?
(a) They are confused.
(b) They object.
(c) They believe it is excellent training.
(d) They decide to leave Walden Two immediately.

3. Why does the author expand the visiting group to include these members?
(a) To make the visit more interesting.
(b) To satisfy the requirements of Frazier.
(c) To make the visit more economical.
(d) To present responses to Walden Two that reflect diverse perspectives.

4. Why does the name of Walden Two contain the word Two?
(a) There are two communities and Frazier is in charge of the second.
(b) It is located near Walden.
(c) There is a book called Walden that describes an experimental community.
(d) The first attempt at creating the community was a failure.

5. Which of the following terms best describes some of the weaknesses that Frazier attributes to the traditional educational system?
(a) Overly bureaucratic and often pointless.
(b) Bureaucratic and boring.
(c) Bureaucratic and inefficient.
(d) Bureaucratic and ineffective.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the attitude of Walden Two towards the importance of mother love in the lives of babies?

2. At their first dinner, Frazier explains that Walden Two never has crowds. What is the explanation for this?

3. What is the most advanced exercise for children to learn ethics?

4. What do the visitors learn at dinner about how the cooks at Walden Two ensure that food is not wasted?

5. What is the first significant activity at Walden Two that Frazier points out to the visitors on the first day of their visit?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. As the novel begins, how does Rogers explain to Burris the need that he and Steve are experiencing?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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