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

2. What is the role of the person who is responsible for Walden Two's relationship to government in the wider society?
(a) He studies political issues and puts together the "Walden Ticket" for which all members vote.
(b) He represents Walden Two at Congress.
(c) He presents Walden Two's petitions.
(d) He runs local elections.

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

4. Why does Frazier discount the merits of majority vote in the democratic system?
(a) The majority can be misguided.
(b) The majority can become oppressors of the minority.
(c) The majority can overturn what is best for society.
(d) The majority are really the pawns of a few politicians.

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. How do the child-rearing practices affect the women of Walden Two?

3. Who are the first visitors to decide on joining Walden Two?

4. In the discussion about Walden Two's future and the possible impact on farmers, what is Frazier's response to Castle's questions about his ideology?

5. How does Frazier respond to the accusation from Burris?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. What do the motives of Steve and Barbara suggest about the type of persons that Walden Two might attract?

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

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

10. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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