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 example does Schelling use to illustrate decisions of the majority that can be known?
(a) Whether people are only children.
(b) Whether people are vaccinated.
(c) How to dress for an office environment.
(d) What language people speak.

2. What does Schelling say might allow people to select detailed traits of their children?
(a) Hormone therapies.
(b) Chromosome mining.
(c) Genetic mapping.
(d) Radiation therapy.

3. What does Schelling say about offspring?
(a) They will probably look like their fathers.
(b) They will probably look like their mothers.
(c) They will probably look like their maternal grandfathers.
(d) They will probably look like their paternal grandmothers.

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Schelling say would be the result of his hypothetical case?
(a) He says that there would likely be smaller communities in some cultures. He says that there would likely be larger communities in some cultures.
(b) He says that the outcome would depend on the sample size.
(c) He says that it would be impossible to know what would happen.
(d) He says that there would likely be larger communities in some cultures.

10. What does Schelling say can be included in closed models?
(a) Age.
(b) Predictions.
(c) Alternate preferences.
(d) Longevity predictions.

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

12. 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 had promised the United Nations not to.
(c) They overwhelmed the Iraqis so easily.
(d) They did not find weapons of mass destruction there.

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

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

15. What is the source of the final chapter in Micromotives and Macrobehavior?
(a) Schelling's Nobel lecture.
(b) Schelling's dissertation.
(c) Schelling's Pulitzer lecture.
(d) Schelling's class lecture notes.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What model of human behavior does Schelling say arms control follows?

3. What hope does Schelling express for the future of nuclear arms?

4. What U.S. President decided not to use nuclear weapons in Kuwait?

5. What is a binary choice?

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