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 say governs each decision?
(a) Dread and awe.
(b) Preferences and goals.
(c) Longing and fear.
(d) The collective unconscious.

2. What name does Schelling give to the effect people have on each other's behavior?
(a) Emotional intelligence.
(b) Anxiety of influence.
(c) Contingent behavior.
(d) Archetypal intelligence.

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

4. What case does Schelling use to illustrate the difficulty of making an economic proposition?
(a) Raising the draft age.
(b) Raising the drinking age.
(c) Lowering the drinking age.
(d) Ending the draft.

5. How do people affect each other's decisions where to sit in theater?
(a) Theatres fill from the back-middle to the front and then to the back.
(b) Theatres fill randomly.
(c) Theatres fill from the middle to the sides and back.
(d) Early arrivals sit in back, then the rest fill from the rear.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Schelling say social conventions mediate between?

2. How does Schelling describe the Golden Gate Bridge?

3. What does the critical mass provide for the individual?

4. What natural phenomenon does Schelling compare the economy to?

5. What does Schelling say distinguishes the sociologist from other scientists?

(see the answer key)

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