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

2. What does Schelling say parents are most concerned with in the case of vaccination?
(a) Who else is vaccinating their children.
(b) The benefits of the vaccine.
(c) How often the vaccination services are available.
(d) The consequences of not being vaccinated.

3. What does Schelling say about the results of segregation and integration models?
(a) They are occasionally statistically useful.
(b) They can be deceptive.
(c) They have gravitas.
(d) They are interesting.

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

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

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

7. What is the central issue in the case Schelling presents regarding hockey helmets?
(a) The reasonableness of the decision.
(b) How many people make the choice.
(c) The validity of safety statistics.
(d) The authority of the league.

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

9. What second example does Schelling use to demonstrate a closed system with a density enhancement?
(a) Family origins of college students.
(b) Prospective college students.
(c) College graduates distribution.
(d) Likely careers for college students.

10. How does Schelling arrive at the number of genetic possibilities in two people's offspring?
(a) By multiplying the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.
(b) By dividing the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.
(c) By running the eggs and sperm through polymerase chain reactions.
(d) By adding the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.

11. How many distinct eggs does Schelling say a woman can produce?
(a) 8 million.
(b) 180,000.
(c) 1 million.
(d) 4 million.

12. What is a binary choice?
(a) A paradox.
(b) A question of which thing of two things goes first.
(c) An either/or situation.
(d) A lose-lose situation.

13. What vocabulary does Schelling use for "going along with the crowd"?
(a) Joining the decision of the majority.
(b) Doing one's own thing.
(c) The democratic process.
(d) Joining a self-restraining coalition.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is an unconditional preference?

2. What does Schelling say are discrete variables?

3. What does Schelling say about arms control?

4. What does Schelling ultimately say about choosing the sex of one's baby?

5. What does Schelling say are continuous variables?

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