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

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

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

4. What example does Schelling use to explain the closed system with a density enhancement?
(a) Distribution for local co-op market.
(b) Distribution for a nursing home.
(c) Distribution for a university.
(d) Distribution for a highway toll system.

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

6. What does the success of a binary choice model depend on, in Schelling's analysis?
(a) The inclusiveness of the model's input.
(b) The range of factors it excludes.
(c) The breadth of the underlying propositions.
(d) The reliability of the input.

7. Who was the American president who ordered the bomb to be dropped?
(a) Kennedy.
(b) Roosevelt.
(c) Truman.
(d) Eisenhower.

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

9. What does Schelling say would be the result of chromosomal selection that allowed parents to select for high-IQ children?
(a) The IQ range would yield a higher average IQ.
(b) The incidence of social problems would increase, since intelligence and maturity are different variables.
(c) Parents would not have to work because their children would make more money and support them.
(d) Schools would not have to keep children until sixteen years of age.

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

11. How many possibilities does Schelling say social scientists have to account for when charting binary choice?
(a) An infinite amount.
(b) Only two.
(c) Many, but not an infinite amount.
(d) Eight to sixteen.

12. What does Schelling say is the best use of sorting and mixing models?
(a) Residence or membership.
(b) Free markets.
(c) Marriage and evolution.
(d) Population and food supply.

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

14. Who was the successor to the President who dropped the bomb?
(a) Truman.
(b) Eisenhower.
(c) Kennedy.
(d) Roosevelt.

15. What does Schelling ultimately say about choosing the sex of one's baby?
(a) It can be an economic growth opportunity.
(b) It can give countries competitive advantages.
(c) It is better left to nature.
(d) It can rationalize human society.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is genetic modification different from eugenics?

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

3. What does Schelling say economic models of human behavior consider?

4. What does Schelling say about the "closed model"?

5. What does Schelling say about the results of segregation and integration models?

(see the answer keys)

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