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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. Which one of the visitors fails to understand why anyone would want to live at Walden Two?
(a) Barbara.
(b) Steve.
(c) Mary.
(d) Castle.

2. At the group's Sunday breakfast, how does Barbara's behavior affect Frazier?
(a) She accosts him about his beliefs and he withdraws because she is a woman.
(b) She flirts with him, but he responds awkwardly.
(c) She flirts with him and he reciprocates.
(d) She ignores him and he becomes fidgety.

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

4. How is the Code sustained at Walden Two?
(a) The members vote on what should be in it.
(b) Frazier updates it regularly.
(c) The leaders and managers update it regularly.
(d) Through discussion and reinforcement at Sunday meetings.

5. In the same discussion about family life, what significant difference between traditional marriage and marriage at Walden Two does Frazier explain?
(a) Based on research and experimentation, marriages are arranged by the leaders.
(b) Based on research and experimentation, marriages are arranged by parents.
(c) Based on research and experimentation, Walden Two spouses sleep in separate rooms.
(d) Based on research and experimentation, spouses live together before marriage.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why is Rogers particularly impressed with Walden Two?

3. What is the likely reason for the decision of the first two visitors to join Walden Two?

4. Following the discussion of marriage and child-bearing, what view of the modern world does Frazier use to justify some of the family-oriented practices at Walden Two?

5. As Burris investigates the happiness of Walden Two members, what game does he see some playing?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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