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 downside to chromosomal modification?
(a) People could argue that traits result more from nurture.
(b) The concept of human-ness might be diminished.
(c) Parents would feel pressure to compete by giving their children the modification.
(d) Unforeseen medical problems might emerge.

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

3. What is Schelling's tone in his discussion of nuclear weapons?
(a) Terrified.
(b) Blasé.
(c) Awe-inspiring.
(d) Outraged.

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

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

6. 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 serious injury.
(d) Fear of ridicule.

7. How many distinct sperm does Schelling say a man can produce?
(a) 180,000.
(b) 1 million.
(c) 4 million.
(d) 8 million.

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

9. What continuous variable does Schelling say parents could select for?
(a) Eyesight.
(b) Longevity.
(c) Left versus right-handedness.
(d) Eye color.

10. 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 give us a working model of emigration.
(c) It will not produce optimal results.
(d) It will give us a working model of emigration.

11. What aspect of the history of nuclear weapons does Schelling describe?
(a) Treaties regulating them.
(b) Changing attitudes toward them.
(c) Evolving detonation technology.
(d) Their increasing power.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is an example of a prediction which Schelling says closed system modeling cannot make?

2. What does Schelling say might allow people to select detailed traits of their children?

3. What is a binary choice?

4. How hockey players feel when the league makes helmets mandatory, in Schelling's analysis?

5. What is an unconditional preference?

(see the answer keys)

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