Walden Two Test | Final Test - Medium

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the part of the debate when they speak about democracy, what weaknesses of this system does Frazier point out?
(a) Elections are a sham and politicians manipulate voters.
(b) Elections are a sham and voters know nothing about the issues.
(c) Elections are a sham and voters know nothing about the issues.
(d) Elections are media campaigns and a single vote doesn't really matter.

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

3. According to Frazier's explanation of behavior theory, what two contradictory forces occur simultaneously when it is applied?
(a) Freedom and control.
(b) Freedom and dictatorship.
(c) Free will and obedience.
(d) Freedom and tyranny.

4. During the Sunday evening debate about behavior control, on what point do Castle and Frazier agree?
(a) That sanctions do control behavior.
(b) That conditioning does control behavior.
(c) That force and the threat of force do control behavior.
(d) That fear of consequences does control behavior.

5. After the observation of the new arrivals, when Burris questions Frazier about the example of an aggressive adolescent, how does Frazier suggest that this would be handled at Walden Two?
(a) The aggressive adolescent would be separated from others until he behaves appropriately.
(b) The other adolescents would retaliate.
(c) The other adolescents would report instances of aggression and suggest punishment.
(d) The culture of the other adolscents would cause him to conform.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the Sunday evening debate about behavior control, how does Castle try to demonstrate his own freedom?

2. At lunch after the tour of the medical facilities, what aspects of modern society does Castle suggest are needed at Walden Two?

3. As Burris investigates the happiness of Walden Two members, what game does he see some playing?

4. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two overcome the weaknesses of democracy?

5. In the discussion about Walden Two's future and the possible impact on farmers, what is Frazier's response to Castle's questions about his ideology?

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