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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 personal attack does Frazier make in response to Castle's observation about Walden Two's lack of politics?
(a) He asserts that Walden Two does more for good citizenship and world peace than Castle.
(b) He says Castle is just too dumb to understand the system.
(c) He says Castle would never be allowed in Walden Two again because he is negative.
(d) He says Castle shouldn't speak because he was in the war.

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 had a bad experience with a communal group.
(b) Frazier believes it's because Burris does not accept a psychology of behavior.
(c) Frazier believes it is because Burris dislikes him as a person.
(d) Frazier believes it's because Burris is an intellectual and he can't admit he has been wrong all along.

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 join a group of musicians for an impromptu concert.
(c) They go to a meeting about Walden Two's code.
(d) They go to the movies.

4. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two overcome the weaknesses of democracy?
(a) By relying on the ombudsman and disallowing dissent.
(b) By leaving government to experts and by emphasizing cooperation and planning.
(c) By having everyone vote in the same way after canvassing their opinions.
(d) By relying on the Political Manager and gathering the ideas of members.

5. When the visitors have almost completed their window washing, what is the next assignment for Rogers, Steve, and Burris?
(a) They refurbish buildings.
(b) They clean the school.
(c) They paint the nursery.
(d) They stack wood behind the theater.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is failure treated at Walden Two?

2. 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?

3. On the same Sunday evening when Castle and Frazier argue about using a science of behavior to control behavior, how does Frazier justify its necessity?

4. Who is responsible for Walden Two's relationship to government in the wider society?

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

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