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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. How does Frazier respond to the accusation from Burris?
(a) He does not deny that Walden Two controls behavior, but he states that mankind has no other path to a better way of life than that offered by Walden Two.
(b) He denies the accusations and attacks Burris.
(c) He avoids a confrontation by ignoring the comments of Burris.
(d) He admits to some dictatorial behavior, but says it is necessary for good order.

2. What is a Fascist?
(a) Someone who believes in or supports radical, authoritatian national politics.
(b) Someone who believes in a mixture of democracy and communism.
(c) Someone who fights any form of organized politics.
(d) Someone who believes in an offshoot of communism.

3. In the argument that takes place when the rain causes Burris, Castle, and Frazier to have an extended discussion, what is the major purpose served by Frazier's arguments?
(a) He is used to contradict the author's beliefs.
(b) He is used to express the author's theories.
(c) He is used to attack communism.
(d) He is used to defend Walden Two.

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

5. According to Frazier's explanation of behavior theory, what two contradictory forces occur simultaneously when it is applied?
(a) Free will and obedience.
(b) Freedom and control.
(c) Freedom and dictatorship.
(d) Freedom and tyranny.

Short Answer Questions

1. At lunch after the tour of the medical facilities, what aspects of modern society does Castle suggest are needed at 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. Who are the first visitors to decide on joining Walden Two?

5. What does Frazier believe is the cause of Burris' reluctance to embrace the lifestyle of Walden Two?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. After they have heard about education and child-rearing, what views about family life does Frazier share with the visitors?

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

7. When Castle and Frazier agree that force or threat of force can control behavior, what additions does Frazier make to the discussion?

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

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

10. What conflicting views about life at Walden Two surface for Rogers and Barbara after they have been exposed to some of the practices like education and family life?

(see the answer keys)

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