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. How does Schelling arrive at the number of genetic possibilities in two people's offspring?
(a) By dividing the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.
(b) By multiplying the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.
(c) By adding the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.
(d) By running the eggs and sperm through polymerase chain reactions.

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

3. What does Schelling say would a density enhancement add to a closed model? Improved distribution modeling. Room for more factors to be included. Relief from certain mathematical constraints.
(a) Improved distribution modeling.
(b) Relief from certain mathematical constraints.
(c) Room for more factors to be included.
(d) Predictive accuracy.

4. What was the status of nuclear weapons under Kennedy and Johnson?
(a) They were banned.
(b) They were classified as unconventional weaponry.
(c) They were heavily regulated.
(d) They were classified as weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

5. What is an example of a prediction which Schelling says closed system modeling cannot make?
(a) People who want to live with people of the same race generally like their neighbors.
(b) People who want to live near family will act on other preferences, like not living near shopping malls.
(c) People who don't like dogs don't necessarily dislike dog owners.
(d) People will not settle in one place, but they will keep searching for places that meet different needs.

6. What is the central issue in the case Schelling presents regarding hockey helmets?
(a) The validity of safety statistics.
(b) The authority of the league.
(c) How many people make the choice.
(d) The reasonableness of the decision.

7. How many distinct sperm does Schelling say a man can produce?
(a) 4 million.
(b) 8 million.
(c) 1 million.
(d) 180,000.

8. What does Schelling say the British argued with the American when he was deciding whether to use the bomb?
(a) To use it on military targets.
(b) Not to use it.
(c) Not to deploy it a second time.
(d) To use it in Germany.

9. What does Schelling say are discrete variables?
(a) Height, weight and eye color.
(b) Sex, race and religion.
(c) History, ethnicity and tradition.
(d) Education, certifications and career.

10. What does Schelling say parents are most concerned with in the case of vaccination?
(a) The benefits of the vaccine.
(b) Who else is vaccinating their children.
(c) The consequences of not being vaccinated.
(d) How often the vaccination services are available.

11. What aspect of the history of nuclear weapons does Schelling describe?
(a) Evolving detonation technology.
(b) Their increasing power.
(c) Treaties regulating them.
(d) Changing attitudes toward them.

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

13. How is genetic modification different from eugenics?
(a) Genetic modification is more subtle.
(b) They are effectively the same.
(c) Eugenics allows for selection of more minute traits.
(d) Genetic modification theories have already led to ethnic cleansing.

14. What does Schelling say genetic modification would interfere with?
(a) People's most basic rights.
(b) The ability to reflect on one's life.
(c) People's sense of their history.
(d) The meaning of being human.

15. How many distinct eggs does Schelling say a woman can produce?
(a) 180,000.
(b) 8 million.
(c) 4 million.
(d) 1 million.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Schelling say is the best use of sorting and mixing models?

2. What does Schelling say about the number of genetic variations that can take place when a man and a woman have a baby?

3. Under what condition would the population not be constrained by a mathematical identity after the youngest ten percent of a population moved away?

4. What does Schelling say is the importance of segregation and integration models?

5. What does Schelling say would be the consequence of a culture preferring male children?

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