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

2. After the observation of the new arrivals, when Burris questions Frazier about the example of an aggressive adolescent, how does Frazier suggest that this would be handled at Walden Two?

3. What is problematic about Rogers' desire to embrace the Walden Two lifestyle?

4. According to Frazier, how does Walden Two's second generation of members differ from its first?

5. What is the likely reason for the decision of the first two visitors to join Walden Two?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When Burris tries to ask Frazier about communal societies that have failed in the past, how does Frazier respond?

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

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

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

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

7. Why are Steve and Mary attracted to joining Walden Two?

8. 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?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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