Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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 are the older children divided into grades at school?
2. Who is in charge of the nursery visited by the group?
3. How does Frazier respond to Castle's expression of horror at the practices with the children?
4. What further explanation does Frazier give about Walden Two's philosophy regarding emotional expression?
5. As Frazier discusses leisure and boredom, what does he claim about the environment at Walden Two?
Short Essay Questions
1. What kind of celebration does the group observe after tea on the first day of the visit?
2. What are some of the feelings about his work that Burris has while being visited by the two men?
3. After the visit to the schools, what do the visitors discover about child-bearing practices at Walden Two and the advantages of the approach used?
4. As he seeks verification of the happiness of Walden Two's members, what groups does Burris encounter and what does he conclude?
5. What three examples does Frazier give of methods used to teach children ethical behavior?
6. When Frazier, Burris, and Castle take a walk outside and see a group arriving, what information is given about the growth of the community?
7. While on the roof, how does Frazier counter Castle's claim that life at Walden Two offers no challenge and lacks moral law?
8. Why does the author expand the group that will visit Walden Two?
9. What is Frazier's vision for Walden Two?
10. What is the philosophy of Walden Two about leisure?
Essay Topic 1
Even though Frazier's role as pioneer and leader of Walden Two is beyond question, he is presented throughout the story as an unappealing person. Write an argument in support of this view and suggest reasons why you think the author portrays him in this way.
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
"An attack on traditional society and its cherished institutions". Discuss this assessment of Walden Two.
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