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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. Who is responsible for Walden Two's relationship to government in the wider society?
(a) The Delegate.
(b) The Ombudsman.
(c) Frazier.
(d) The Political Manager.

2. When questioned by Burris about young people leaving Walden Two, how does Frazier respond?
(a) He says they are too happy and productive to want to leave.
(b) He says they are forbidden to leave.
(c) He says they know they cannot do better elsewhere.
(d) He says they tell young people all about the world and even give them projects to do about issues in the outside world.

3. Where do some of the visitors go after Sunday breakfast?
(a) To the park.
(b) To a Sunday service.
(c) To the beach.
(d) To the neighboring farm.

4. Identify the critical features that constitute "the good life", as outline by Frazier.
(a) Satisfying relationships, good health, and economic success.
(b) Fame, fortune, and health.
(c) Freedom, personal success, and family success.
(d) Health, minimal unpleasant work, the opportunity to utilize talents, having satisfying personal relationships, and relaxation.

5. How do the child-rearing practices affect the women of Walden Two?
(a) They can become professionals.
(b) They are freed from the necessity of being housewives.
(c) They can participate more in community life.
(d) They pine for their children.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Frazier suggest that the growth of Walden Two will affect farmers in the future?

3. Why does Frazier believe that Walden Two planners are unlikely to become dictators?

4. 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?

5. What literary device is evident in the underlying contradiction between Frazier's comments on power and his own involvement in leading Walden Two?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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