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B. F. Skinner
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the likely reason for the decision of the first two visitors to join Walden Two?
(a) The economic opportunities attract them.
(b) They are excited about the opportunities for spiritual growth.
(c) They are excited about the simplicity of the lifestyle.
(d) They are excited about the opportunities available for just four labor credits a day.

2. What does Frazier explain to the group when one asks about how fast Walden Two can take on new members?
(a) The process will be guided by research.
(b) The process will be rapid and based on experimentation.
(c) Walen Two has no desire to limit the number of new members.
(d) The process will be experimental and taken one step at a time.

3. On the same Sunday evening when Castle and Frazier argue about using a science of behavior to control behavior, how does Frazier justify its necessity?
(a) He says leaders have always controlled the behavior of followers.
(b) He says that without it, people would be controlled by less benevolent forces such as politicians and salesmen.
(c) He says that without it there would be disorder.
(d) He says that without it the world has no chance of improvement.

4. In the argument that takes place when the rain causes Burris, Castle, and Frazier to have an extended discussion, what is the major purpose served by Frazier's arguments?
(a) He is used to defend Walden Two.
(b) He is used to express the author's theories.
(c) He is used to contradict the author's beliefs.
(d) He is used to attack communism.

5. At the group's Sunday breakfast, how does Barbara's behavior affect Frazier?
(a) She flirts with him and he reciprocates.
(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 ignores him and he becomes fidgety.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Burris investigates the happiness of Walden Two members, what complaint does he overhear?

2. Why does the author have Burris discuss matters with the housewife that he meets on the way to his room?

3. What is the role of religion in life at Walden Two?

4. Later in the discussion about failed communal societies, how does Frazier explain their failure?

5. How does Frazier respond to Castle's proposal to demonstrate his freedom?

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