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

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

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

4. As the visitors go to their first dinner, where do they observe many of Walden Two's members gathering?
(a) The Walden Walkway.
(b) The Walk.
(c) Walden Corridor.
(d) Frazier's Ladder.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Early in their tour of Walden Two, the visitors learn that children do not eat with adults in the main dining room until a certain age. What age is this?

4. After dinner, as the visitors settle in the lounge, what does Frazier explain about how members of Walden Two contribute to the community?

5. What is the philosophy of the women as described by Mrs. Meyerson after Burris makes his comment?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Summarize the main features of government and administration at Walden Two.

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

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

6. Why does the author expand the group that will visit Walden Two?

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

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

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

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

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