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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. As the visitors get ready for their work assignment together, and Burris and Mary share breakfast, what develops between these two characters?
(a) They do not speak much to each other.
(b) Burris seems too intellectual for Mary, but he seems attracted to her.
(c) Mary is attracted to Burris, but she is too simple for him.
(d) They dislike each other.
2. What assumption does Walden Two make about how to build resistance in babies?
(a) They should only interact with their mothers.
(b) They should be introduced to frustration and illness slowly.
(c) They should only be fed on organic foods.
(d) They should be quarantined.
3. After they visit the school, Frazier discusses the advantages of the education system with the visitors. To what three features does Frazier attribute the system's efficiency?
(a) It avoids administration, discipline, and a standardized curriculum.
(b) There is no standardized curriculum.
(c) There is no formal testing.
(d) There is no discipline.
4. How does the group of visitors manage the first work assignment of window-cleaning?
(a) Burris is inefficient and uncomfortable, but they get through the work.
(b) They have no difficulty adjusting to physical work.
(c) They are unaccustomed to this work, so they do not do well.
(d) They get through a good deal of the work in two hours, but Barbara is inefficient and uncomfortable.
5. How does Mrs. Meyerson contribute to the community's cultural activities?
(a) She works with a group of painters.
(b) She leads a theater group.
(c) She leads a dance group.
(d) She performs in a musical chorus.
Short Answer Questions
1. As Frazier discusses leisure and boredom, what does he claim about the environment at Walden Two?
2. Which of the visitors is the first one to appear critical of Walden Two?
3. On their way to their first activity on the morning after they participate in entertainment, what do the visitors observe?
4. Which of the following terms best describes the approach to education of older children at Walden Two?
5. In the conversation concerning expression of emotions, what criticism does Frazier make of how the wider society socializes children?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Burris convey his interest in the ideas of Steve and Rogers?
2. What three examples does Frazier give of methods used to teach children ethical behavior?
3. As the visit progresses to the next morning, what tensions emerge among the visitors themselves?
4. Why have Steve and Rogers come to visit Burris?
5. Summarize the main features of government and administration at Walden Two.
6. How is work organized at Walden Two?
7. As the novel begins, how does Rogers explain to Burris the need that he and Steve are experiencing?
8. When the visitors observe some children going off on a picnic and raise questions about jealousy, what explanations do they receive?
9. After the visit to the schools, what do the visitors discover about child-bearing practices at Walden Two and the advantages of the approach used?
10. What kind of celebration does the group observe after tea on the first day of the visit?
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