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. How many distinct eggs does Schelling say a woman can produce?
(a) 4 million.
(b) 180,000.
(c) 8 million.
(d) 1 million.

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

3. What does Schelling say happens when the youngest ten percent of a population moves?
(a) There is a new "youngest" ten percent.
(b) The old people are next to
(c) The population is now considered more distributed.
(d) The average age of the group decreases.

4. What is Schelling's tone in his final chapter?
(a) Analytical.
(b) Hopeful.
(c) Critical.
(d) Pessimistic.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What example does Schelling use to illustrate decisions of the majority that can be known?

2. What does Schelling say would be the downside to chromosomal modification?

3. How is genetic modification different from eugenics?

4. What process does Schelling imagine parents choosing to undergo, in his hypothetical example?

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

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