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 has to happen before hockey players will accept the requirement to wear helmets, in Schelling's analysis?
(a) Flattering helmets need to be designed.
(b) A famous player has to be injured.
(c) Helmets need to be tested and proved.
(d) Fans need to want a safer game.

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

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

4. How is genetic modification different from eugenics?
(a) Genetic modification is more subtle.
(b) Genetic modification theories have already led to ethnic cleansing.
(c) Eugenics allows for selection of more minute traits.
(d) They are effectively the same.

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

6. What does Schelling say would be at risk in a culture where parents preferred male children?
(a) Monogamous marriage.
(b) Cultural traditions.
(c) Religion.
(d) Safety.

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

8. 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 banned.
(d) They were classified as weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

9. What does Schelling say would a density enhancement add to a closed model? Improved distribution modeling. Room for more factors to be included. Relief from certain mathematical constraints.
(a) Room for more factors to be included.
(b) Improved distribution modeling.
(c) Predictive accuracy.
(d) Relief from certain mathematical constraints.

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

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

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

13. What is an externality?
(a) A consequence unrelated to the choice, but one that proceeds from it and has to be considered.
(b) A factor that the social scientist has to include to balance the appearance of bias in his model.
(c) When another person's actions affect your decision.
(d) When additional factors change the terms of the binary choice.

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 about arms control?
(a) Is it self-assured destruction.
(b) It is a self-defeating process.
(c) It is a self-fulfilling process.
(d) It is a unilateral vulnerability.

Short Answer Questions

1. What can a closed system with a density enhancement include, in Schelling's analysis?

2. Why does Schelling say the U.S. did not have to use nuclear weapons in Kuwait?

3. What does Schelling say about offspring?

4. What does Schelling say about the results of segregation and integration models?

5. What discrete variable does Schelling say parents could select for?

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