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

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

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

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

5. What does Schelling say would be the result of chromosomal selection that allowed parents to select for high-IQ children?
(a) Parents would not have to work because their children would make more money and support them.
(b) The incidence of social problems would increase, since intelligence and maturity are different variables.
(c) Schools would not have to keep children until sixteen years of age.
(d) The IQ range would yield a higher average IQ.

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

7. What does Schelling say might allow people to select detailed traits of their children?
(a) Chromosome mining.
(b) Genetic mapping.
(c) Hormone therapies.
(d) Radiation therapy.

8. What is an unconditional preference?
(a) A preference that does not acknowledge other alternatives.
(b) A preference that has to be adopted by all members of a group.
(c) A preference that does not change regardless of others' actions.
(d) A force of psychological nature.

9. 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) Not to use it.
(c) To use it in Germany.
(d) To use it on military targets.

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

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

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

13. What choice does Schelling say eugenics gave parents?
(a) Whether to have a boy or a girl.
(b) Whether to have a left-handed or right-handed baby.
(c) Whether to emigrate.
(d) Whether to keep a baby or not.

14. 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 adding the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.
(d) By running the eggs and sperm through polymerase chain reactions.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Schelling say parents are most concerned with in the case of vaccination?

2. What is Schelling's tone in his final chapter?

3. What has to happen before hockey players will accept the requirement to wear helmets, in Schelling's analysis?

4. What process does Schelling imagine parents choosing to undergo, in his hypothetical example?

5. 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.

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