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. As the visitors take their first walk around Walden Two, what does Frazier explain to the visitors about the buildings?

2. According to Frazier's explanation, how is the system managed to prevent members from favoring professional work over manual labor?

3. What do babies sleep on in Walden Two?

4. What activities does Frazier plan for the group after breakfast on the morning after their leisure activities?

5. What is the most advanced exercise for children to learn ethics?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the feelings about his work that Burris has while being visited by the two men?

2. What three examples does Frazier give of methods used to teach children ethical behavior?

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

4. What is the significance of the sheep that Frazier points out to the group early in their visit?

5. What advertising practices does Walden Two observe?

6. According to Frazier, what are the benefits of the system for organizing work?

7. Summarize the main features of government and administration at Walden Two.

8. Are there any disadvantages to eliminating harmful emotions?

9. As Castle observes the nursery, what is he concerned about and how is his concern addressed?

10. What explanations does Mrs. Nash give the visitors about bringing up babies at Walden Two?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a detailed critique of Walden Two's system of labor credits and its method of determining who goes into different careers.

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

Discuss the evolution of the adversarial relationship between Castle and Frazier, and comment on the role played by this relationship in the novel.

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