Micromotives and Macrobehavior Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Thomas Schelling
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3: Thermostats, Lemons, and Other Families of Models.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Schelling say social scientists will replace the aspects of a system with in order to understand the system?
(a) Pet names.
(b) Colors.
(c) Numbers.
(d) Mathematical symbols.

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

4. What does Schelling say about the frequency of pairs?
(a) Pairs are rare in nature but common in society.
(b) Pairs are a human construct.
(c) Many phenomena occur in pairs.
(d) Pairs are common if your criteria are simple.

5. What example from human psychology does Schelling contrapose to conscious choice?
(a) Dread and awe.
(b) Parasympathetic behavior.
(c) Hunger.
(d) Instinct.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Schelling say the measles story is an example of?

2. How does Schelling describe the system of skiers going up a lift and coming down the trails?

3. What does Schelling say is essential to economic analysis?

4. How does Schelling describe a critical-mass behavior?

5. What does Schelling say was seeking equilibrium as America's space industry interacted with the Russians'?

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