Micromotives and Macrobehavior Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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. How does the heating system parallel human behavior in Schelling's example?
(a) A trait becomes more and more intense until it expresses itself in heat.
(b) A rising variable alternatively over and under performs.
(c) A vessel carries whatever hot or cold air or water runs through it.
(d) A voice distributes its energy into the environment around it.

2. What social science does Schelling say sociology resembles?
(a) Paranormal psychology.
(b) Economics.
(c) History.
(d) Psychology.

3. How many calls does the individual receive, in the aggregate, in Schelling's analysis?
(a) It depends on his personality.
(b) As many as others make.
(c) As many as he makes.
(d) It depends on how many people he knows.

4. What does Schelling say social conventions mediate between?
(a) Order and chaos.
(b) Desire and restraint.
(c) Violence and the threat of punishment.
(d) Individual interest and collective purpose.

5. What does the critical mass provide for the individual?
(a) Deniability.
(b) A plausible excuse.
(c) Safety in numbers.
(d) Confidence that he is right.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Schelling describe a decision such as choosing a seat in a theater?

3. How does Schelling describe daylight savings time?

4. What does Schelling say the "tipping" critical-mass model first described?

5. What does Schelling say governs each decision?

(see the answer key)

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