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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. 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 rapid and based on experimentation.
(b) The process will be experimental and taken one step at a time.
(c) Walen Two has no desire to limit the number of new members.
(d) The process will be guided by research.

2. According to Frazier's explanation, what effect has Walden Two's involvement in politics achieved?
(a) It has cleaned up corrupt politicians.
(b) It has brought down a President.
(c) It has brought change to other States.
(d) It has changed laws.

3. To what does Frazier relate his theory of behavior?
(a) The teachings of Jesus about loving one's enemies.
(b) The teachings of Jesus about love of one's neighbor.
(c) The teachings of Jesus about fortitude.
(d) The teachings of Jesus about temptation.

4. How is failure treated at Walden Two?
(a) Persons who fail are asked to leave the community.
(b) Persons who fail are channelled into different types of work.
(c) Persons who fail have to go back to school.
(d) Persons who fail are moved to different jobs and if this continues, they see a psychologist.

5. How does Frazier respond to Castle's proposal to demonstrate his freedom?
(a) He laughs at Castle's silly game.
(b) He tells Castle it would be a futile exercise.
(c) He manipulates Castle to do the opposite of what is in his mind.
(d) He allows Castle to prove his point.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the Sunday evening debate about behavior control, on what point do Castle and Frazier agree?

2. 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?

3. As Burris returns to his room and meets a housewife nearby, what does he find out from her about Frazier?

4. At the group's Sunday breakfast, how does Barbara's behavior affect Frazier?

5. Why is Rogers particularly impressed with Walden Two?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. As he seeks verification of the happiness of Walden Two's members, what groups does Burris encounter and what does he conclude?

3. According to Frazier's explanation on the roof, what is the "Good Life"?

4. What is the essence of the conflict between Castle and Frazier about democracy?

5. What is Frazier's response when Castle questions his belief in democracy?

6. When the group sits down to lunch and Castle questions Frazier about government and politics, how does Frazier respond?

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

8. When Castle and Frazier agree that force or threat of force can control behavior, what additions does Frazier make to the discussion?

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

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

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