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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 Hardin based his research on?
(a) Pollution.
(b) Ethnic populations moving into new neighborhoods.
(c) Cows grazing.
(d) People selling cars.

2. What consequence does Schelling say might affect people sitting closer to the stage?
(a) They are socially outcast.
(b) They are will be last to leave.
(c) They are forced to be watched by the others.
(d) They can see and hear better.

3. What tool does Schelling say social scientists use to describe behaviors such as human principles and household activities?
(a) Computer architecture.
(b) Math.
(c) Graphic designs.
(d) Metaphors.

4. To what does Schelling compare a sociologist?
(a) A mathematician.
(b) A forest ranger.
(c) A musician.
(d) A naturalist.

5. What term does Garrett Hardin use to describe people who infringe on others by following their own desires intently?
(a) Lemons.
(b) Self-fulfilling prophecy.
(c) Critical mass.
(d) Commons.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Schelling say was seeking equilibrium as America's space industry interacted with the Russians'?

2. How does the heating system parallel human behavior in Schelling's example?

3. What does Schelling say the presence of a small group of black students in a college student body does for any economic propositions about the behavior of that student body?

4. How does Schelling say the Russian's space program affected America's space program?

5. What does Schelling say the defines independent variable in a behavioral system?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a semi-closed system?

2. What issues does Schelling describe surrounding the question of raising the draft age in the U.S.?

3. What is one consequence Schelling describes of parents being able to choose the sex of their children?

4. What is an externality?

5. How does Schelling characterize eugenics?

6. What is a closed model, in Schelling's analysis?

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

8. What does Schelling say is the best use for the models he is describing?

9. In what way does Schelling say the shop owner's exchange of a bicycle for $150 of the customer's money--when the owner paid $90 for the bicycle--an equal exchange?

10. What would the demographic consequences be, if parents could select the traits of their children?

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