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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 new kind of control does Frazier add to the Sunday evening debate about behavior control?
(a) Positive reinforcement.
(b) Positive conditioning.
(c) Negative reinforcement.
(d) Negative conditioning.

2. Later in the discussion about failed communal societies, how does Frazier explain their failure?
(a) They did not use engineered behavior.
(b) They believed they were perfect.
(c) They believed they were following truth from God or from visions.
(d) They tried to do too much too soon.

3. What is problematic about Rogers' desire to embrace the Walden Two lifestyle?
(a) It puts him in conflict with his fiancee.
(b) It will take him away from his family.
(c) It conflicts with his desire for freedom.
(d) It puts him in conflict with his desire fro financial success.

4. As Burris investigates the happiness of Walden Two members, what complaint does he overhear?
(a) He hears about boredom.
(b) He hears about poor planning.
(c) He hears about lack of freedom.
(d) He hears about tyranny.

5. Later in the evening after Burris' investigation, who do Burris, Frazier, and Castle observe?
(a) The Assistant Planners of Walden Six.
(b) The Managers of Walden Six.
(c) The Ombusdsmen of Walden Six.
(d) A new group arriving to start Walden Six.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are the first visitors to decide on joining Walden Two?

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

3. When the group's Sunday afternoon walk is canceled due to rain, and Burris finds himself alone with Frazier and Castle, of what does Burris accuse Frazier?

4. What is the likely reason for the decision of the first two visitors to join Walden Two?

5. After hearing about the decision of two visitors to join Walden Two, what observation does Castle make about the apparent happiness of the members of Walden Two?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do the views of Castle and Frazier about freedom conflict?

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

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

5. How does the conversation that Burris has with a housewife, on his way back to his room from his investigations, confirm his conclusions about Walden Two's members?

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

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

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

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

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

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