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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 example does Schelling use to show discrimination in an atypical light?
(a) Taking a friend of another race to dinner.
(b) Shopping in a store that has fresh produce.
(c) Driving home the long way to avoid the highway.
(d) Buying a foreign car because it has good gas mileage.

2. What does Schelling call the myriad of potential results?
(a) Randomness.
(b) Exhaustive subdivision.
(c) Irrational exuberance.
(d) Chaos.

3. What does Schelling say about discrimination as a reason for segregation?
(a) Segregation is a healthy expression of discrimination.
(b) Discrimination only produces segregation where there is a critical mass.
(c) Segregation is actually a conglomeration of other unconscious motives.
(d) Some reasons transcend discrimination.

4. What does Schelling say race discrimination is caused by?
(a) Historical enmity.
(b) Past injustices.
(c) Economic inequality.
(d) False perceptions.

5. What does Schelling say was seeking equilibrium as America's space industry interacted with the Russians'?
(a) The system of America's military defense industry.
(b) The system of technical knowledge itself.
(c) The system of America's space agencies.
(d) The system of America's universities which produced scientists.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Schelling say about the frequency of pairs?

3. How does Schelling describe daylight savings time?

4. What does Schelling say race discrimination can lead to?

5. What does Schelling call the phenomenon when two independent activities are dependent upon each other in that one is looked to as the other's source of growth?

Short Essay Questions

1. Under what circumstances does Schelling say that chromosomal selection could be beneficial?

2. What limitations does Schelling describe that restrict the effect of economic analysis of social behaviors?

3. How does Schelling describe the role of the social scientist?

4. What are some of the other traits Schelling says parents might be able to choose in the future?

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

6. What hope does Schelling have for the future of nuclear weapons?

7. What does Schelling say a closed model can be used for with regard to prospective college students?

8. How does Schelling characterize eugenics?

9. What is an unconditional preference?

10. How does Schelling say human systems differ from natural systems?

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