Micromotives and Macrobehavior Multiple Choice Test Questions

Thomas Schelling
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Chapter 1: Micromotives and Macrobehavior

1. What does Schelling use his lecture to an audience of 800 people to illustrate?
(a) Randomness.
(b) Economic theories of entertainment.
(c) Spatial distribution.
(d) Group dynamics.

2. How does Schelling describe a decision such as choosing a seat in a theater?
(a) As a commonplace act that manifests the unconscious childhood sexual trauma of the individual.
(b) As something common and seemingly thoughtless that is nonetheless informed by subliminal motives.
(c) As a special case that cannot be analyzed using any particular interpretive framework.
(d) As a decision that can be predicted by mathematical laws of possibility.

3. What does Schelling ultimately say about a decision such as where to sit in a theater?
(a) It is neither meaningful nor memorable.
(b) It is a common decision that people make the same way depending on where they are in the crowd.
(c) It is not predictable but it nonetheless follows a pattern.
(d) It is neither superficial nor thoughtless.

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