Micromotives and Macrobehavior Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Thomas Schelling
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6: Choosing Our Children's Genes.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Schelling call the myriad of potential results?
(a) Randomness.
(b) Exhaustive subdivision.
(c) Irrational exuberance.
(d) Chaos.

2. How does Schelling describe discrimination?
(a) As an absolute preference.
(b) As the opposite of the free market.
(c) As a court of opinion and rumor.
(d) As a two-fold distinction.

3. Which example does Schelling say complicates the prospect of arriving at a definitive proposition?
(a) A college with an unequal distribution of male and female students.
(b) A population spread out over a wide geographical area.
(c) A commodity whose price is volatile.
(d) A business with a number of different product lines.

4. What does Schelling say constrains the social scientist's model for race segregation?
(a) Quantitative analysis.
(b) Qualitative analysis.
(c) Historical analysis.
(d) Political analysis.

5. What else does Schelling say social scientists consider in behavior modeling?
(a) Religious history.
(b) Ethnic conflicts.
(c) Collective results.
(d) Philosophical preferences.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Schelling say you must know in order to understand what segregation might result from choice?

2. What does Schelling say would be the downside to chromosomal modification?

3. What does Schelling say social scientists consider in behavior modeling?

4. How does Schelling arrive at the number of genetic possibilities in two people's offspring?

5. What does Schelling say has to be closely attended to, in economic analysis?

(see the answer key)

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