Walden Two Test | Final 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 Burris smokes in the garden, what thought occurs to him about the impact of his visit to Walden Two?

2. What does Burris learn from the housewife that he meets on the way to his room, regarding whether she is happy?

3. Identify the critical features that constitute "the good life", as outline by Frazier.

4. As Burris returns to his room and meets a housewife nearby, what does he find out from her about Frazier?

5. In the discussion about Walden Two's future and the possible impact on farmers, what is Frazier's response to Castle's questions about his ideology?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. After hearing extensive reports from Frazier about the members of Walden Two, what does Burris decide to do?

3. What is Frazier's vision for Walden Two?

4. When Frazier, Burris, and Castle take a walk outside and see a group arriving, what information is given about the growth of the community?

5. While on the roof, how does Frazier counter Castle's claim that life at Walden Two offers no challenge and lacks moral law?

6. What do the motives of Steve and Barbara suggest about the type of persons that Walden Two might attract?

7. How does Castle seek to prove his point about personal freedom, and with what result?

8. How does Frazier justify the emphasis on control at Walden Two?

9. According to Frazier's explanation on the roof, what is the "Good Life"?

10. 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?

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

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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