Walden Two Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

B. F. Skinner
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the visitors is the first one to appear critical of Walden Two?

2. What is the highest level of community leadership at Walden Two?

3. As Frazier discusses leisure and boredom, what does he claim about the environment at Walden Two?

4. As the group observes some children leaving for a picnic, what answer does Castle receive when he asks about jealousy among those left behind?

5. What subjects do the older children have to study in school?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Burris and Frazier are on the way back to the main building, what do the men discover about the sheep?

2. What is the literary value of including the incident with sheep near the end of the story?

3. How does Burris finally resolve his feelings about Walden Two?

4. What advertising practices does Walden Two observe?

5. Although Frazier disagrees, does Castle imply that there is indoctrination of young people at Walden Two?

6. What is the narrative perspective of the novel, and why does the author choose it?

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

8. On the last day of the visit when Frazier takes Burris to observe Frazier as he works, what transpires between the men?

9. What are the major features of the Walden Two approach to education?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Select one of the scenes in which the author involves Castle, Burris, and Frazier in a heated argument. Discuss in detail the contribution made by the selected scene to action, suspense, tension, and conflict or its resolution in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Burris, Frazier, and Castle are the major players in the story but there are important minor characters. Discuss the role of any three minor characters in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Walden Two's ideas about education are directly related to Skinner's dissatisfaction with the educational practices of his day. How do the principles and practices in Walden Two's educational system address real weaknesses in modern education?

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