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 economic models of human behavior consider?
(a) Practical truths.
(b) Values.
(c) Variables.
(d) History.

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

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

4. What assumption does Schelling make about people's feelings about nuclear weapons?
(a) People universally need them as deterrents.
(b) People universally see them as humanity's salvation.
(c) People universally abhor them.
(d) People are tormented about loving and loathing them.

5. What does Schelling say about the "closed model"?
(a) It predicts who will leave.
(b) It considers more than age.
(c) It considers age alone.
(d) It describes the factors that pull people out of a community.

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

7. What hope does Schelling express for the future of nuclear arms?
(a) That the U.S. will suspend its reliance on nuclear deterrence.
(b) That the U.S. will attack North Korea or Brazil with nuclear weapons.
(c) That the U.S. will share nuclear technology among its allies.
(d) That the U.S. will re-establish its nuclear dominance by testing nuclear weapons.

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

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

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

11. What U.S. President decided not to use nuclear weapons in Kuwait?
(a) Ronald Reagan.
(b) Bill Clinton.
(c) George H. W. Bush.
(d) George W. Bush.

12. 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.

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

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

15. What does Schelling say the segregation/integration model identify in addition to population concerns?
(a) Crime.
(b) Activity.
(c) Market trends.
(d) Biases.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Schelling account for people's decision to join the majority or follow their own path?

2. What does Schelling say would be the downside to chromosomal modification?

3. What does Schelling say about binary choices?

4. What does Schelling say are continuous variables?

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

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