Micromotives and Macrobehavior Test | Final Test - Easy

Thomas Schelling
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Schelling's tone in his discussion of nuclear weapons?
(a) Blasé.
(b) Terrified.
(c) Outraged.
(d) Awe-inspiring.

2. What vocabulary does Schelling use for "going along with the crowd"?
(a) Joining a self-restraining coalition.
(b) The democratic process.
(c) Joining the decision of the majority.
(d) Doing one's own thing.

3. Why does Schelling say the U.S. did not have to use nuclear weapons in Kuwait?
(a) They were bound by treaty not to.
(b) They did not find weapons of mass destruction there.
(c) They had promised the United Nations not to.
(d) They overwhelmed the Iraqis so easily.

4. What can a closed system with a density enhancement include, in Schelling's analysis?
(a) Age, income and marital status.
(b) Morality and ethics.
(c) Ethnicity, mobility and community.
(d) Heritage and culture.

5. How does Schelling say chromosomal modification might be useful?
(a) It could reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies.
(b) It could reduce the number of undesirables in a culture.
(c) It could limit the number of still births.
(d) It could screen out pathologies.

6. What does Schelling say about the number of genetic variations that can take place when a man and a woman have a baby?
(a) The number is vast.
(b) The number is limited by the parents' genes.
(c) The number is limited by the parents' environment.
(d) The number is limited by the parents' social class.

7. What was the status of nuclear weapons under Truman's successor?
(a) They became conventional weapons.
(b) They were classified as weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
(c) They were banned.
(d) They were heavily regulated.

8. Where do social scientists chart binary choices?
(a) In statistical analyses.
(b) In spreadsheets.
(c) In articles.
(d) In schematics.

9. Under what condition would the population not be constrained by a mathematical identity after the youngest ten percent of a population moved away?
(a) The young people would not be able to come back for visits.
(b) The remaining people would have to fill in the work the youngest people had done.
(c) The people would still have to live within a reasonable distance.
(d) The remaining people would have to be the same age.

10. What is Schelling's tone in his final chapter?
(a) Pessimistic.
(b) Analytical.
(c) Critical.
(d) Hopeful.

11. What does Schelling say will be necessary to satisfy people with a closed model?
(a) A correction for young people.
(b) An imposed division.
(c) An additional regression model.
(d) An arbitray limit on the time period.

12. What does Schelling say the "open model" represent?
(a) An even age distribution.
(b) A history of America.
(c) A model for mobility.
(d) A population model for gated communities.

13. What does Schelling say about the results of segregation and integration models?
(a) They are occasionally statistically useful.
(b) They can be deceptive.
(c) They are interesting.
(d) They have gravitas.

14. How does Schelling say family size would be affected by his hypothetical case?
(a) Parents could move to a place where their children had a better chance of survival.
(b) Parents could move to the places where their only children would have the best resources.
(c) Parents could choose to abort children if they knew they had deformities.
(d) Parents could stop having kids when they got the balance of boys and girls they wanted.

15. In what war did Truman's successor have to decide whether to drop the bomb?
(a) The Falklands conflict.
(b) The Greek Civil War.
(c) Vietnam.
(d) The Korean War.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the status of nuclear weapons under Kennedy and Johnson?

2. What additional factors does Schelling say contribute to population preferences?

3. What do hockey players fear in regard to the issue of wearing helmets, in Schelling's analysis?

4. What is the source of the final chapter in Micromotives and Macrobehavior?

5. What does Schelling say happens when the youngest ten percent of a population moves?

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