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 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.

2. What was the status of nuclear weapons under Truman's successor?
(a) They were banned.
(b) They became conventional weapons.
(c) They were heavily regulated.
(d) They were classified as weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

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

4. What does Schelling say happens when the youngest ten percent of a population moves?
(a) There is a new "youngest" ten percent.
(b) The population is now considered more distributed.
(c) The average age of the group decreases.
(d) The old people are next to

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

6. What does Schelling say would be the result of chromosomal selection that allowed parents to select for high-IQ children?
(a) The incidence of social problems would increase, since intelligence and maturity are different variables.
(b) The IQ range would yield a higher average IQ.
(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.

7. Why does Schelling say hockey players resist wearing helmets, when they already know they are safer?
(a) Vanity.
(b) They didn't wear helmets when they learned to play as kids.
(c) Helmets are cumbersome.
(d) They resist the hockey leagues' authority.

8. What does Schelling say the "open model" represent?
(a) An even age distribution.
(b) A history of America.
(c) A model for mobility.
(d) A population model for gated communities.

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

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

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

12. What is Schelling's tone in his final chapter?
(a) Analytical.
(b) Hopeful.
(c) Pessimistic.
(d) Critical.

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

14. What factor does Schelling use as an example of what motivates adults in their distribution decisions?
(a) Living near people who also have small children.
(b) Living near people of the same age.
(c) Living with people of the same race.
(d) Living near family.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Schelling say the government might do to correct the imbalance of male and female babies?

2. What second example does Schelling use to demonstrate a closed system with a density enhancement?

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

4. How does Schelling predict nations will behave with regard to nuclear arms control?

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

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