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 Schelling say is the importance of segregation and integration models?
(a) They help us build conceptual models of more complex behavior like dating and marriage.
(b) They provide the tools for influencing population distribution
(c) They identify an important phenomenon.
(d) They are useful in certain mathematical applications.

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

3. What example does Schelling use to explain the closed system with a density enhancement?
(a) Distribution for local co-op market.
(b) Distribution for a nursing home.
(c) Distribution for a highway toll system.
(d) Distribution for a university.

4. What does Schelling say is the best use of sorting and mixing models?
(a) Population and food supply.
(b) Residence or membership.
(c) Free markets.
(d) Marriage and evolution.

5. 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

6. How can one gather information about the choice of the majority, in Schelling's example?
(a) By observation.
(b) By polling.
(c) By statistical analysis.
(d) By detailed research.

7. How does Schelling say family size would be affected by his hypothetical case?
(a) Parents could move to the places where their only children would have the best resources.
(b) Parents could choose to abort children if they knew they had deformities.
(c) Parents could stop having kids when they got the balance of boys and girls they wanted.
(d) Parents could move to a place where their children had a better chance of survival.

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

9. What does Schelling say happens when the youngest ten percent of a population moves?
(a) There is a new "youngest" ten percent.
(b) The old people are next to
(c) The average age of the group decreases.
(d) The population is now considered more distributed.

10. What does Schelling say the British argued with the American when he was deciding whether to use the bomb?
(a) To use it in Germany.
(b) Not to deploy it a second time.
(c) Not to use it.
(d) To use it on military targets.

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

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

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

14. How many possibilities does Schelling say social scientists have to account for when charting binary choice?
(a) Eight to sixteen.
(b) An infinite amount.
(c) Only two.
(d) Many, but not an infinite amount.

15. What does Schelling say about offspring?
(a) They will probably look like their fathers.
(b) They will probably look like their maternal grandfathers.
(c) They will probably look like their mothers.
(d) They will probably look like their paternal grandmothers.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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.

3. Why does Schelling say hockey players resist wearing helmets, when they already know they are safer?

4. What does Schelling say about binary choices?

5. What factor does Schelling use as an example of what motivates adults in their distribution decisions?

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