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

2. What does Frazier believe is the cause of Burris' reluctance to embrace the lifestyle of Walden Two?
(a) Frazier believes it's because Burris does not accept a psychology of behavior.
(b) Frazier believes it's because Burris is an intellectual and he can't admit he has been wrong all along.
(c) Frazier believes it is because Burris dislikes him as a person.
(d) Frazier believes it's because Burris had a bad experience with a communal group.

3. Why does Frazier believe that Walden Two planners are unlikely to become dictators?
(a) They have no incentive to become despots in a cooperative society.
(b) They have agreed to the Walden Two code.
(c) They have no ambition because this is not permitted.
(d) They have agreed to the Walden Two code.

4. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two overcome the weaknesses of democracy?
(a) By relying on the ombudsman and disallowing dissent.
(b) By having everyone vote in the same way after canvassing their opinions.
(c) By leaving government to experts and by emphasizing cooperation and planning.
(d) By relying on the Political Manager and gathering the ideas of members.

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

Short Answer 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?

2. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two's second generation of members differ from its first?

3. Who is responsible for Walden Two's relationship to government in the wider society?

4. 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?

5. Where do some of the visitors go after Sunday breakfast?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why are Steve and Mary attracted to joining Walden Two?

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

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

5. Although Frazier disagrees, does Castle imply that there is indoctrination of young people at Walden Two?

6. 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?

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

8. 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?

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

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

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