Micromotives and Macrobehavior Test | Final Test - Medium

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Schelling say would be the downside to chromosomal modification?
(a) People could argue that traits result more from nurture.
(b) The concept of human-ness might be diminished.
(c) Parents would feel pressure to compete by giving their children the modification.
(d) Unforeseen medical problems might emerge.

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

3. What continuous variable does Schelling say parents could select for?
(a) Eyesight.
(b) Eye color.
(c) Left versus right-handedness.
(d) Longevity.

4. What does Schelling say economic models of human behavior consider?
(a) History.
(b) Practical truths.
(c) Variables.
(d) Values.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Schelling predict nations will behave with regard to nuclear arms control?

2. What does Schelling say would be the result of his hypothetical case?

3. How many possibilities does Schelling say social scientists have to account for when charting binary choice?

4. What does Schelling say about arms control?

5. What does Schelling say the segregation/integration model identify in addition to population concerns?

(see the answer keys)

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