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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 are continuous variables?
(a) History, ethnicity and tradition.
(b) Sex, race and religion.
(c) Age, income and IQ.
(d) Associations, memberships, and career.
2. What was the status of nuclear weapons under Kennedy and Johnson?
(a) They were classified as unconventional weaponry.
(b) They were banned.
(c) They were heavily regulated.
(d) They were classified as weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
3. Under what condition would the population not be constrained by a mathematical identity after the youngest ten percent of a population moved away?
(a) The people would still have to live within a reasonable distance.
(b) The remaining people would have to fill in the work the youngest people had done.
(c) The remaining people would have to be the same age.
(d) The young people would not be able to come back for visits.
4. What is the central issue in the case Schelling presents regarding hockey helmets?
(a) The authority of the league.
(b) The reasonableness of the decision.
(c) The validity of safety statistics.
(d) How many people make the choice.
5. What does Schelling say genetic modification would interfere with?
(a) People's sense of their history.
(b) The meaning of being human.
(c) People's most basic rights.
(d) The ability to reflect on one's life.
6. What does Schelling say about an equilibrium division of the population?
(a) It will give us a working model of emigration.
(b) It will not produce optimal results.
(c) It will not give us a working model of emigration.
(d) It will give us a working model of social mobility
7. What is a binary choice?
(a) An either/or situation.
(b) A lose-lose situation.
(c) A question of which thing of two things goes first.
(d) A paradox.
8. How hockey players feel when the league makes helmets mandatory, in Schelling's analysis?
9. How does Schelling arrive at the number of genetic possibilities in two people's offspring?
(a) By dividing the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.
(b) By running the eggs and sperm through polymerase chain reactions.
(c) By adding 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.
10. What does Schelling say parents are most concerned with in the case of vaccination?
(a) The consequences of not being vaccinated.
(b) The benefits of the vaccine.
(c) How often the vaccination services are available.
(d) Who else is vaccinating their children.
11. What does Schelling say would be the result of his hypothetical case?
(a) He says that the outcome would depend on the sample size.
(b) He says that there would likely be smaller communities in some cultures. He says that there would likely be larger communities in some cultures.
(c) He says that it would be impossible to know what would happen.
(d) He says that there would likely be larger communities in some cultures.
12. What does Schelling say about the results of segregation and integration models?
(a) They can be deceptive.
(b) They have gravitas.
(c) They are interesting.
(d) They are occasionally statistically useful.
13. What does Schelling say would be the consequence of a culture preferring male children?
(a) Influx of immigrants.
(b) Shortage of soldiers.
(c) Shortage of wives.
(d) Shortage of workers.
14. What does Schelling say the government might do to correct the imbalance of male and female babies?
(a) Offer incentives for immigrants with female children.
(b) Offer tax incentives.
(c) Punish parents with too many boys.
(d) Teach female children to read and write.
15. What does Schelling say the "open model" represent?
(a) A population model for gated communities.
(b) An even age distribution.
(c) A model for mobility.
(d) A history of America.
Short Answer Questions
1. What can a closed system with a density enhancement include, in Schelling's analysis?
2. What is Schelling's tone in his discussion of nuclear weapons?
3. What is the source of the final chapter in Micromotives and Macrobehavior?
4. What continuous variable does Schelling say parents could select for?
5. What is another trait does Schelling say parents might be able to choose?
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