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B. F. Skinner
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is problematic about Rogers' desire to embrace the Walden Two lifestyle?
(a) It puts him in conflict with his desire fro financial success.
(b) It will take him away from his family.
(c) It puts him in conflict with his fiancee.
(d) It conflicts with his desire for freedom.

2. What is the major difference between the arguments advanced by Castle and those advanced by Frazier?
(a) Castle's arguments are forceful while Frazier's arguments are weak.
(b) Castle's arguments are pragmatic while Frazier's are idealistic.
(c) Castle's arguments are abstract while Frazier's are concrete and practical.
(d) Castle's arguments are weak while Frazier's arguments are strong.

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

4. How does Frazier explain the low incidence of adultery at Walden Two?
(a) The marriages are arranged and strict rules apply.
(b) Adultery results in expulsion from the community.
(c) Adultery results in public disgrace.
(d) The community encourages friendships between the sexes.

5. In the discussion about Walden Two's future and the possible impact on farmers, what is Frazier's response to Castle's questions about his ideology?
(a) He admits he has no belief in democracy, but he denies being a Fascist.
(b) He accepts that he is a Fascist.
(c) He avoids answering.
(d) He accepts that he believes in aspects of both.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Frazier believe is the cause of Burris' reluctance to embrace the lifestyle of Walden Two?

2. 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?

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

4. Which one of the visitors fails to understand why anyone would want to live at Walden Two?

5. What is ironic about Frazier's stated opposition to political action?

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