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 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.

2. 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.

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

4. What does Schelling say about mathematical identities?
(a) They are constraining.
(b) They are continuous.
(c) They are unreliable.
(d) They are discrete.

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

6. What discrete variable does Schelling say parents could select for?
(a) Size.
(b) Bone density.
(c) Longevity.
(d) Left versus right-handedness.

7. What additional factors does Schelling say contribute to population preferences?
(a) Geographical factors.
(b) Individual quirks.
(c) Maturity levels of individuals.
(d) Family pressures.

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

9. What does Schelling say about binary choices?
(a) They are like life or death decisions.
(b) Everyone faces them at some point.
(c) They are the building blocks of economic modeling.
(d) Sometimes they are paradoxes.

10. What does Schelling say are discrete variables?
(a) History, ethnicity and tradition.
(b) Sex, race and religion.
(c) Height, weight and eye color.
(d) Education, certifications and career.

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

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

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

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

15. What process does Schelling imagine parents choosing to undergo, in his hypothetical example?
(a) Clairvoyance.
(b) Immunization.
(c) Chromosome selection.
(d) Community planning.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What hope does Schelling express for the future of nuclear arms?

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

4. What does Schelling say the government might do to correct the imbalance of male and female babies?

5. What does Schelling say about the number of genetic variations that can take place when a man and a woman have a baby?

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