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 does Schelling say would be the consequence of a culture preferring male children?
(a) Influx of immigrants.
(b) Shortage of soldiers.
(c) Shortage of wives.
(d) Shortage of workers.

2. What does Schelling say about arms control?
(a) Is it self-assured destruction.
(b) It is a self-defeating process.
(c) It is a self-fulfilling process.
(d) It is a unilateral vulnerability.

3. What does Schelling say might be a demographic consequence of parents choosing their children's traits?
(a) Median size might increase.
(b) Median longevity might increase.
(c) Median IQ might increase.
(d) Left-handedness might disappear.

4. How does Schelling account for people's decision to join the majority or follow their own path?
(a) He says that to join the majority is hard-wired into people.
(b) Whether to join the majority is not always the most important factor.
(c) He says that it depends on the reasonableness of the behavior.
(d) He says that people will follow certain individuals, not "the mass."

5. What does Schelling say about an equilibrium division of the population?
(a) It will give us a working model of social mobility
(b) It will not produce optimal results.
(c) It will not give us a working model of emigration.
(d) It will give us a working model of emigration.

6. What does Schelling say is the goal of a binary choice model?
(a) To accurately characterize the influential factors.
(b) To reach equilibrium.
(c) To expand the possibilities.
(d) To limit the possibilities.

7. What do hockey players fear in regard to the issue of wearing helmets, in Schelling's analysis?
(a) Fear of seeming submissive to the league.
(b) Fear of inhibiting performance.
(c) Fear of ridicule.
(d) Fear of serious injury.

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

9. What model of human behavior does Schelling say arms control follows?
(a) The herding instinct.
(b) Commons model.
(c) Binary choice model.
(d) Critical-mass model.

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

11. What is another trait does Schelling say parents might be able to choose?
(a) Skin color.
(b) Weight.
(c) IQ.
(d) Historical knowledge.

12. What does Schelling celebrate in the beginning of the final chapter of Micromotives and Macrobehavior?
(a) That nuclear weapons have been curtailed through treaties.
(b) That nuclear testing has not continued.
(c) That the USSR dissolved.
(d) That there have not been nuclear attacks since WWII.

13. What process does Schelling imagine parents choosing to undergo, in his hypothetical example?
(a) Community planning.
(b) Chromosome selection.
(c) Clairvoyance.
(d) Immunization.

14. What does Schelling say economic models of human behavior consider?
(a) Variables.
(b) History.
(c) Practical truths.
(d) Values.

15. How hockey players feel when the league makes helmets mandatory, in Schelling's analysis?
(a) Rebellious.
(b) Resentful.
(c) Relieved.
(d) Glad.

Short Answer Questions

1. What aspect of the history of nuclear weapons does Schelling describe?

2. How many distinct eggs does Schelling say a woman can produce?

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.

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

5. What does Schelling say would be the result of his hypothetical case?

(see the answer keys)

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