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Thomas Schelling
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Schelling say the farmer needs to know?
(a) Who will take his milk to market.
(b) How much it will cost the driver to take his milk to market.
(c) Who will buy his milk.
(d) How much milk his cows are giving.

2. Which example does Schelling say complicates the prospect of arriving at a definitive proposition?
(a) A college with an unequal distribution of male and female students.
(b) A population spread out over a wide geographical area.
(c) A business with a number of different product lines.
(d) A commodity whose price is volatile.

3. What does Schelling say individuals react to?
(a) The desire of the mass.
(b) Their own stimuli.
(c) The collective unconscious.
(d) The fear of the mass.

4. What does Schelling say people have a tendency to do?
(a) Put themselves in good positions.
(b) Hide from unpleasant facts.
(c) Be honest.
(d) Put others down.

5. What does Schelling say is an atomic pile is an example of?
(a) A paradoxical process.
(b) A critical-mass model.
(c) A half-life model.
(d) A lemon model.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Schelling say the success of society is evaluated?

2. What consequence does Schelling say might affect people sitting closer to the stage?

3. What does Schelling say a doctor administering measles vaccines found, that illustrates the human behavior Schelling is describing?

4. What else does Schelling say social scientists consider in behavior modeling?

5. How does Schelling describe daylight savings time?

Short Essay Questions

1. What natural preference does Schelling say leads to segregation of populations in American cities?

2. What is the open model, in Schelling's analysis?

3. What factors does Schelling say social scientists have to account for in models of human behavior?

4. What is the key factor in the critical-mass model?

5. Which U.S. presidents' decisions about nuclear weapons does Schelling describe?

6. What does Schelling say is the trigger for the decisions that lead to segregation?

7. What distinction does Schelling draw between decisions other people have made?

8. Where does the equivalence of terms in an economic break down, in Schelling's analysis?

9. How is nuclear arms control a self-fulfilling prophecy, in Schelling's analysis/

10. What experience got Schelling thinking about distribution?

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