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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 response to Frazier's assertions about keeping young people at Walden Two, Castle indirectly suggests that the practice is like indoctrination. What is the literary device used by the author in Castle's response?
(a) Sarcasm.
(b) Transferred epithet.
(c) Allusion.
(d) Metaphor.

2. What does Frazier believe is the cause of Burris' reluctance to embrace the lifestyle of Walden Two?
(a) Frazier believes it's because Burris does not accept a psychology of behavior.
(b) Frazier believes it's because Burris is an intellectual and he can't admit he has been wrong all along.
(c) Frazier believes it is because Burris dislikes him as a person.
(d) Frazier believes it's because Burris had a bad experience with a communal group.

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

4. At lunch after the tour of the medical facilities, what aspects of modern society does Castle suggest are needed at Walden Two?
(a) Government and politics.
(b) Governent and religion.
(c) Elections and shared leadership.
(d) Religion and politics.

5. 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?
(a) The family is weakening in the modern world, and the Walden Two community takes on traditional family roles.
(b) The modern family is not accomplishing its purposes.
(c) The traditional family is an outdated concept.
(d) It takes a whole community, not just parents, to raise children.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do some of the visitors go after Sunday breakfast?

2. What do the visitors who want to join Walden Two have to pass?

3. What does Burris find when he goes off by himself to investigate whether Walden Two members are happy?

4. As the visitors tour the mental and dental facilities, what is evidently the major emphasis in the approach to care?

5. What is problematic about Rogers' desire to embrace the Walden Two lifestyle?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. How do the views of Castle and Frazier about freedom conflict?

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

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