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

2. 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 avoids a confrontation by ignoring the comments of Burris.
(c) He denies the accusations and attacks Burris.
(d) He admits to some dictatorial behavior, but says it is necessary for good order.

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

4. What views about power does Frazier express in response to Castle's comments?
(a) It is dangerous to freedom.
(b) It is a part of leadership at Walden Two.
(c) It is needed to maintain control.
(d) It corrupts governments.

5. 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?
(a) They seem happy because they are simple and afraid of Frazier.
(b) They seem happy because they are better off than in the outside world.
(c) They seem happy because Frazier has indoctrinated them.
(d) They are a false front engineered Frazier.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the Sunday evening debate about behavior control, on what point do Castle and Frazier agree?

2. What is the role of religion in life at Walden Two?

3. After his heavy work stacking wood, when Burris talks with Frazier at dinner about communal societies that have failed, what is Frazier's first response?

4. According to Frazier's explanation, what effect has Walden Two's involvement in politics achieved?

5. When the group's Sunday afternoon is canceled due to rain, what do Steve and Barbara do instead?

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. According to Frazier's explanation on the roof, what is the "Good Life"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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