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

2. Where do social scientists chart binary choices?
(a) In schematics.
(b) In articles.
(c) In spreadsheets.
(d) In statistical analyses.

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

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

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

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

7. What does Schelling say are continuous variables?
(a) Sex, race and religion.
(b) Age, income and IQ.
(c) History, ethnicity and tradition.
(d) Associations, memberships, and career.

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

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

10. How does Schelling predict nations will behave with regard to nuclear arms control?
(a) If arms are limited, other weapons will experience arms races.
(b) If one leads the others will follow.
(c) If one decides to limit arms, the price of arms will go up.
(d) If there are terrorists anywhere in the world, nations will still maintain nuclear arsenals.

11. What does Schelling say about an equilibrium division of the population?
(a) It will give us a working model of social mobility
(b) It will give us a working model of emigration.
(c) It will not produce optimal results.
(d) It will not give us a working model of emigration.

12. Who was the successor to the President who dropped the bomb?
(a) Kennedy.
(b) Eisenhower.
(c) Truman.
(d) Roosevelt.

13. What do hockey players fear in regard to the issue of wearing helmets, in Schelling's analysis?
(a) Fear of inhibiting performance.
(b) Fear of ridicule.
(c) Fear of seeming submissive to the league.
(d) Fear of serious injury.

14. What does Schelling say economic models of human behavior consider?
(a) History.
(b) Values.
(c) Variables.
(d) Practical truths.

15. How hockey players feel when the league makes helmets mandatory, in Schelling's analysis?
(a) Relieved.
(b) Rebellious.
(c) Resentful.
(d) Glad.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Schelling say would be the result of chromosomal selection that allowed parents to select for high-IQ children?

2. What does Schelling say about mathematical identities?

3. What does Schelling say can be included in closed models?

4. What does Schelling say is the best use of sorting and mixing models?

5. What example does Schelling use to explain the closed system with a density enhancement?

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