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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. At lunch after their tour of medical facilities, Frazier expresses enthusiasm about Walden two. What is he enthusiastic about?
(a) That Walden Two proves it can exist in the modern world.
(b) That the community is economically viable.
(c) That Walden Two has attracted two new members.
(d) That the community is achieving its purpose.

2. 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 a sham and politicians manipulate voters.
(c) Elections are a sham and voters know nothing about the issues.
(d) Elections are media campaigns and a single vote doesn't really matter.

3. When the group's Sunday afternoon is canceled due to rain, what do Steve and Barbara do instead?
(a) They go back to church.
(b) They go to a meeting about Walden Two's code.
(c) They join a group of musicians for an impromptu concert.
(d) They go to the movies.

4. As the debate continues, how do Castle and Frazier differ in their views of democracy?
(a) Castle says it is necessary while Frazier says it is a fraud.
(b) Castle says it is useful, although it has weaknesses; Frazier says its flaws far outweigh its virtues.
(c) Castle says it is inevitable while Frazier says it's on the decline.
(d) Castle says it is a perfect system, while Frazier says it's a proven failure.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What new kind of control does Frazier add to the Sunday evening debate about behavior control?

3. 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?

4. During the Sunday evening debate about behavior control, how does Castle try to demonstrate his own freedom?

5. Faced with Castle's challenge about the absence of moral law at Walden Two, what does Frazier display?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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