Walden II Jeopardy

Behavioral Money &
Characters Walden II
Science
Work
Family &
Leisure
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The creator of Walden II
and the story’s
protagonist
Who is Frazier
This character is a former classmate
of Frazier who remains quite
skeptical of his new Utopia
Who is Burris
This character is the story’s
pessimist, which represents societies
doubts on a perfect utopia
Who is Castle
This “character” represents ultimate
authority in Walden II, keeping a
watchful eye on the “flock” from the
hill
Bishop, the sheepdog
This character stated “I like walking
in the rain” to illustrate that it is
rational to be irrational
Who is Barbara
The structures in Walden II are
generally made from this material
What is rammed earth
The walkways between structure are
referred to as this
What are ladders
The primary source of light within a
structure is provided though these
What are skylights
This example was used to illustrate
the importance of continually trying
to improve every aspect of Walden II
in order to approach perfection.
What is the “tea service”
These are the three possible endings
written to Walden II
What are:
1. Burris catches pneumonia and
dies (symbolizing some things can’t be controlled).
2. Burris returns to city and finds the
city more appealing (symbolizing that Walden II is
too boring to Americans to succeed).
3. Burris returns to Walden II and
stays (symbolizing its success).
B. F. Skinner suggests to first use
this to keep the sheep from
wandering from the flock
What is an electric fence
B. F. Skinner then replaces the
electric fence with this
What is a string fence
Baby lambs will tend not to wander
outside the string fence for this
reason
What is their parents will teach them
not to, because they were taught that
as lambs
B. F. Skinner’s ideas of behavioral
science working to control a society
heavily depends on the people of
that society behaving in a
_________ way
What is rational
B. F. Skinner claims that societies
like Walden II need to exist to
correct this shortcoming of the
marketplace (which he saw
occurring in America when he wrote
the novel, 1948)
What is the possibility of the market
producing illogical results and
unnecessary products. Then society
must intervene
Instead of lawnmowers, Walden II
uses these to keep grass short.
What are sheep
This has replaced money in Walden
II
What are labor credits
Labor credits are awarded based on
this model
What is more credits awarded per
hour for the least desirable work,
less for desirable work
Frazier uses transparent dishes as an
example of this
Labor saving device (do not need to
flip them over to see if other side is
dirty).
These are the six steps to the four
hour day B. F. Skinner suggests in
Walden II
(name three)
What are:
1. Women work
2. Increased efficiency
3. Motivate workers
4. Total employment
5. Young and old work
6. Production is controlled
When Frazier states, “We have time
for trouble” he is referring to Walden
II’s abundance of _________?
What is Leisure
The responsibility of raising children
in Walden II lies primarily in the
_____________?
What is the community
Frazier feels that the nuclear family
in America has become overburdened. What are some ways
Walden II attempt to un-burden it
What is parents sleeping in separate
rooms, children eating in separate
rooms…ect
People marry at a very young age in
Walden II for this reason
What is to avoid problem associated
with suppressing sexuality
Burris notices in Walden II that he
can more freely interact with the
opposite sex. Why does Frazier say
this is
Because “seduction is not expected”
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