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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 running the eggs and sperm through polymerase chain reactions.
(b) By adding the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.
(c) By dividing the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.
(d) By multiplying the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.
2. What does Schelling say might allow people to select detailed traits of their children?
(a) Radiation therapy.
(b) Genetic mapping.
(c) Hormone therapies.
(d) Chromosome mining.
3. 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 weapons have been curtailed through treaties.
(c) That nuclear testing has not continued.
(d) That the USSR dissolved.
4. What does Schelling say about offspring?
(a) They will probably look like their fathers.
(b) They will probably look like their maternal grandfathers.
(c) They will probably look like their paternal grandmothers.
(d) They will probably look like their mothers.
5. What discrete variable does Schelling say parents could select for?
(a) Left versus right-handedness.
(b) Bone density.
6. 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) To use it in Germany.
(c) Not to use it.
(d) Not to deploy it a second time.
7. What does Schelling say would be at risk in a culture where parents preferred male children?
(b) Cultural traditions.
(d) Monogamous marriage.
8. What does Schelling say about the results of segregation and integration models?
(a) They have gravitas.
(b) They are occasionally statistically useful.
(c) They can be deceptive.
(d) They are interesting.
9. What aspect of the history of nuclear weapons does Schelling describe?
(a) Their increasing power.
(b) Changing attitudes toward them.
(c) Evolving detonation technology.
(d) Treaties regulating them.
10. What was the status of nuclear weapons under Truman's successor?
(a) They became conventional weapons.
(b) They were heavily regulated.
(c) They were classified as weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
(d) They were banned.
11. What has to happen before hockey players will accept the requirement to wear helmets, in Schelling's analysis?
(a) Helmets need to be tested and proved.
(b) Flattering helmets need to be designed.
(c) A famous player has to be injured.
(d) Fans need to want a safer game.
12. What does Schelling say genetic modification would interfere with?
(a) The ability to reflect on one's life.
(b) People's most basic rights.
(c) People's sense of their history.
(d) The meaning of being human.
13. How is genetic modification different from eugenics?
(a) They are effectively the same.
(b) Eugenics allows for selection of more minute traits.
(c) Genetic modification theories have already led to ethnic cleansing.
(d) Genetic modification is more subtle.
14. What can a closed system with a density enhancement include, in Schelling's analysis?
(a) Ethnicity, mobility and community.
(b) Heritage and culture.
(c) Morality and ethics.
(d) Age, income and marital status.
15. Why does Schelling say the U.S. did not have to use nuclear weapons in Kuwait?
(a) They did not find weapons of mass destruction there.
(b) They had promised the United Nations not to.
(c) They were bound by treaty not to.
(d) They overwhelmed the Iraqis so easily.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Schelling say about binary choices?
2. What does Schelling say parents are most concerned with in the case of vaccination?
3. How can one gather information about the choice of the majority, in Schelling's example?
4. What continuous variable does Schelling say parents could select for?
5. What is the central issue in the case Schelling presents regarding hockey helmets?
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