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. When the visitors have almost completed their window washing, what is the next assignment for Rogers, Steve, and Burris?

2. According to Frazier, what specific attributes does Walden Two have that will prevent its failure?

3. What new kind of control does Frazier add to the Sunday evening debate about behavior control?

4. As Burris smokes in the garden, what thought occurs to him about the impact of his visit to Walden Two?

5. What does Frazier believe is the cause of Burris' reluctance to embrace the lifestyle of Walden Two?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. When Burris and Frazier are alone after rain destroys the group's plan of an afternoon walk, of what does Burris accuse Frazier, and why?

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

5. Although Frazier disagrees, does Castle imply that there is indoctrination of young people at Walden Two?

6. How do the views of Castle and Frazier about freedom conflict?

7. How does the conversation that Burris has with a housewife, on his way back to his room from his investigations, confirm his conclusions about Walden Two's members?

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

9. What is Frazier's response when Castle questions his belief in democracy?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a character sketch of Frazier, presenting reasons for your portrayal and commenting on this character's impact on the events in the play.

Essay Topic 2

What are the advantages and disadvantages of including Walden Two in a current high school literature syllabus?

Essay Topic 3

Walden Two is more a debate on ideologies than it is a novel; therefore the author pays no attention to plot, character and themes. Making reference to specific evidence from the novel, discuss this view.

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