Walden Two Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At the group's Sunday breakfast, how does Barbara's behavior affect Frazier?

2. Faced with Castle's challenge about the absence of moral law at Walden Two, what does Frazier display?

3. In the part of the debate when they speak about democracy, what weaknesses of this system does Frazier point out?

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

5. After the dinner at which Burris and Frazier discuss failed communal societies, where do they hear from Frazier about the "Good Life"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Walden Two was first published in 1948 and revised for a 1967 publication. What is the relevance of the ideas and theories espoused in the novel, relevant to modern life?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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