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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. 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?
(a) Of being a figurehead.
(b) Of being a tyrant.
(c) Of being a Communist.
(d) Of being a manipulator and despot.

2. When the group's Sunday afternoon is canceled due to rain, what do Steve and Barbara do instead?
(a) They join a group of musicians for an impromptu concert.
(b) They go back to church.
(c) They go to a meeting about Walden Two's code.
(d) They go to the movies.

3. In response to Frazier's assertions about keeping young people at Walden Two, Castle indirectly suggests that the practice is like indoctrination. What is the literary device used by the author in Castle's response?
(a) Transferred epithet.
(b) Sarcasm.
(c) Allusion.
(d) Metaphor.

4. 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 other adolescents would retaliate.
(b) The aggressive adolescent would be separated from others until he behaves appropriately.
(c) The other adolescents would report instances of aggression and suggest punishment.
(d) The culture of the other adolscents would cause him to conform.

5. 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 voters know nothing about the issues.
(b) Elections are media campaigns and a single vote doesn't really matter.
(c) Elections are a sham and voters know nothing about the issues.
(d) Elections are a sham and politicians manipulate voters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the role of religion in life at Walden Two?

2. 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?

3. As the visitors tour the mental and dental facilities, what is evidently the major emphasis in the approach to care?

4. After the dinner at which Burris and Frazier discuss failed communal societies, where do they hear from Frazier about the "Good Life"?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Walden Two relate to government in the wider society, and what has the method accomplished?

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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