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. How does the kitchen staff manage the washing and clearing of dishes after dinner?

2. According to Frazier's explanation, what is one of the most important expected outcomes of Walden Two's approach to organizing work?

3. Why does the name of Walden Two contain the word Two?

4. According to Frazier's description of the school system, what is the priority in teaching at Walden Two?

5. Which member of the group raises questions about mother love for babies?

Short Essay Questions

1. What conflicting views about life at Walden Two surface for Rogers and Barbara after they have been exposed to some of the practices like education and family life?

2. What does the conversation about jealousy give Frazier the opportunity to do, and how do Barbara and Castle respond?

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

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

5. What aspects of Walden Two's practices do the visitors observe at dinner?

6. Why have Steve and Rogers come to visit Burris?

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

8. As the novel begins, how does Rogers explain to Burris the need that he and Steve are experiencing?

9. What is the essence of the conflict between Castle and Frazier about democracy?

10. What advertising practices does Walden Two observe?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

At the end of the novel, the reader is no wiser as to whether Steve will return to Walden Two. Discuss the forces operating in Steve's conflict and discuss whether the author's failure to resolve this conflict is a strength or weakness in the story line.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss in detail, the evolution of Burris' ideas about Frazier and Walden Two. Comment on whether his decision to return to Walden Two is a credible end to the story.

Essay Topic 3

The novel takes place almost exclusively in one setting - the confines of Walden Two. What are the limitations caused by this single setting, and what techniques does the writer use to overcome such limitations?

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