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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. After the dinner at which Burris and Frazier discuss failed communal societies, where do they hear from Frazier about the "Good Life"?
2. How does Frazier explain the low incidence of adultery at Walden Two?
3. How does Frazier respond to the accusation from Burris?
4. In the part of the debate when they speak about democracy, what weaknesses of this system does Frazier point out?
5. As the debate continues, how do Castle and Frazier differ in their views of democracy?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Frazier's response when Castle questions his belief in democracy?
2. Although Frazier disagrees, does Castle imply that there is indoctrination of young people at Walden Two?
3. When Frazier, Burris, and Castle take a walk outside and see a group arriving, what information is given about the growth of the community?
4. What is the essence of the conflict between Castle and Frazier about democracy?
5. Why are Steve and Mary attracted to joining Walden Two?
6. 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?
7. After they have heard about education and child-rearing, what views about family life does Frazier share with the visitors?
8. In discussing failed communal societies, what comparisons does Frazier make between them and Walden Two?
9. 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?
10. When Burris tries to ask Frazier about communal societies that have failed in the past, how does Frazier respond?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
"An attack on traditional society and its cherished institutions". Discuss this assessment of Walden Two.
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