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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. To what does Frazier relate his theory of behavior?
(a) The teachings of Jesus about temptation.
(b) The teachings of Jesus about fortitude.
(c) The teachings of Jesus about love of one's neighbor.
(d) The teachings of Jesus about loving one's enemies.

2. 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 express the author's theories.
(b) He is used to attack communism.
(c) He is used to defend Walden Two.
(d) He is used to contradict the author's beliefs.

3. What is the occupation of the housewife?
(a) She minds her children.
(b) She is a nurse who bakes in her spare time.
(c) She's a baker and has many hobbies.
(d) She spends all of her time as a baker.

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 to the movies.
(c) They join a group of musicians for an impromptu concert.
(d) They go back to church.

5. What literary device is evident in the underlying contradiction between Frazier's comments on power and his own involvement in leading Walden Two?
(a) Irony.
(b) Hyperbole.
(c) Metaphor.
(d) Allusion.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Burris smokes in the garden, what thought occurs to him about the impact of his visit to Walden Two?

2. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two overcome the weaknesses of democracy?

3. How does Frazier explain the low incidence of adultery at Walden Two?

4. When questioned by Burris about young people leaving Walden Two, how does Frazier respond?

5. Later in the discussion about failed communal societies, how does Frazier explain their failure?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Why is Frazier's response to Castle's question about government and politics ironic?

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

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