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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 Frazier suggest that the growth of Walden Two will affect farmers in the future?
(a) Farmers will have a ready market for their produce.
(b) Farmers will want to join Walden Two because of the emphasis on production.
(c) Farmers will be integrated with Walden Two communities.
(d) Farmers all over the country may be forced off their land to make space for Walden Two.

2. Faced with Castle's challenge about the absence of moral law at Walden Two, what does Frazier display?
(a) He displays pragmatism and a belief that all behavior can be dealt with by experimentation and social engineering.
(b) He displays an intolerance for opposition.
(c) He displays the willingness to give the matter some thought.
(d) He displays faith in Walden Two's abiity to manage without it.

3. At the group's Sunday breakfast, how does Barbara's behavior affect Frazier?
(a) She ignores him and he becomes fidgety.
(b) She flirts with him, but he responds awkwardly.
(c) She accosts him about his beliefs and he withdraws because she is a woman.
(d) She flirts with him and he reciprocates.

4. How does Frazier explain the low incidence of adultery at Walden Two?
(a) Adultery results in public disgrace.
(b) The marriages are arranged and strict rules apply.
(c) Adultery results in expulsion from the community.
(d) The community encourages friendships between the sexes.

5. What does Frazier believe is the cause of Burris' reluctance to embrace the lifestyle of Walden Two?
(a) Frazier believes it is because Burris dislikes him as a person.
(b) Frazier believes it's because Burris is an intellectual and he can't admit he has been wrong all along.
(c) Frazier believes it's because Burris had a bad experience with a communal group.
(d) Frazier believes it's because Burris does not accept a psychology of behavior.

Short Answer Questions

1. After his heavy work stacking wood, when Burris talks with Frazier at dinner about communal societies that have failed, what is Frazier's first response?

2. While observing this group, what does Frazier reveal to the observers about Walden Two?

3. In the same discussion about family life, what significant difference between traditional marriage and marriage at Walden Two does Frazier explain?

4. According to Frazier, how do the child-rearing practices affect the development of the children?

5. To what does Frazier relate his theory of behavior?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Frazier's response to Castle's question about government and politics ironic?

2. After they have heard about education and child-rearing, what views about family life does Frazier share with the visitors?

3. What conflicting views about life at Walden Two surface for Rogers and Barbara after they have been exposed to some of the practices like education and family life?

4. After hearing extensive reports from Frazier about the members of Walden Two, what does Burris decide to do?

5. When Frazier, Burris, and Castle take a walk outside and see a group arriving, what information is given about the growth of the community?

6. In discussing failed communal societies, what comparisons does Frazier make between them and Walden Two?

7. How does Castle seek to prove his point about personal freedom, and with what result?

8. When Burris tries to ask Frazier about communal societies that have failed in the past, how does Frazier respond?

9. What is Frazier's vision for Walden Two?

10. While on the roof, how does Frazier counter Castle's claim that life at Walden Two offers no challenge and lacks moral law?

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