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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 is the major difference between the arguments advanced by Castle and those advanced by Frazier?
(a) Castle's arguments are pragmatic while Frazier's are idealistic.
(b) Castle's arguments are forceful while Frazier's arguments are weak.
(c) Castle's arguments are weak while Frazier's arguments are strong.
(d) Castle's arguments are abstract while Frazier's are concrete and practical.

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

3. While observing this group, what does Frazier reveal to the observers about Walden Two?
(a) It has reached its final goal of six communities.
(b) It has been perpetuating itself by forming similar communities at Walden Three, Four and Five.
(c) It is cutting back on the formation of new communities.
(d) It has over ten branches.

4. Following the discussion of marriage and child-bearing, what view of the modern world does Frazier use to justify some of the family-oriented practices at Walden Two?
(a) The traditional family is an outdated concept.
(b) It takes a whole community, not just parents, to raise children.
(c) The modern family is not accomplishing its purposes.
(d) The family is weakening in the modern world, and the Walden Two community takes on traditional family roles.

5. As Burris returns to his room and meets a housewife nearby, what does he find out from her about Frazier?
(a) She is upset with Frazier's leadership.
(b) She barely knows Frazier.
(c) She was married to Frazier.
(d) She is pleased with Frazier's leadership.

Short Answer Questions

1. Faced with Castle's challenge about the absence of moral law at Walden Two, what does Frazier display?

2. What views about power does Frazier express in response to Castle's comments?

3. When the visitors have almost completed their window washing, what is the next assignment for Rogers, Steve, and Burris?

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

5. In the part of the debate when they speak about democracy, what weaknesses of this system does Frazier point out?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. When Burris and Frazier are alone after rain destroys the group's plan of an afternoon walk, of what does Burris accuse Frazier, and why?

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

7. How does Frazier justify the emphasis on control at Walden Two?

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

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

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

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