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

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

3. How does Frazier respond to Castle's proposal to demonstrate his freedom?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. When Castle and Frazier agree that force or threat of force can control behavior, what additions does Frazier make to the discussion?

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

6. In discussing failed communal societies, what comparisons does Frazier make between them and Walden Two?

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

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

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

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 2

Write a detailed critique of Walden Two's system of labor credits and its method of determining who goes into different careers.

Essay Topic 3

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

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