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. What is the major difference between the arguments advanced by Castle and those advanced by Frazier?

2. According to Frazier's explanation, what effect has Walden Two's involvement in politics achieved?

3. During the Sunday evening debate about behavior control, how does Castle try to demonstrate his own freedom?

4. Why does Frazier discount the merits of majority vote in the democratic system?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. When the group sits down to lunch and Castle questions Frazier about government and politics, how does Frazier respond?

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

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

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

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. 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. As he seeks verification of the happiness of Walden Two's members, what groups does Burris encounter and what does he conclude?

8. Why is Frazier's response to Castle's question about government and politics ironic?

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

10. How does Walden Two relate to government in the wider society, and what has the method accomplished?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Walden Two's approaches to marriage, child-bearing, child-rearing, and relationships between the sexes.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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

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