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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is an externality?
(a) A consequence unrelated to the choice, but one that proceeds from it and has to be considered.
(b) A factor that the social scientist has to include to balance the appearance of bias in his model.
(c) When another person's actions affect your decision.
(d) When additional factors change the terms of the binary choice.

2. What is the source of the final chapter in Micromotives and Macrobehavior?
(a) Schelling's Pulitzer lecture.
(b) Schelling's Nobel lecture.
(c) Schelling's class lecture notes.
(d) Schelling's dissertation.

3. What does Schelling say would be the result of his hypothetical case?
(a) He says that it would be impossible to know what would happen.
(b) He says that there would likely be larger communities in some cultures.
(c) He says that the outcome would depend on the sample size.
(d) He says that there would likely be smaller communities in some cultures. He says that there would likely be larger communities in some cultures.

4. What does Schelling say about the results of segregation and integration models?
(a) They can be deceptive.
(b) They have gravitas.
(c) They are interesting.
(d) They are occasionally statistically useful.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Schelling say would be the consequence of a culture preferring male children?

2. What is Schelling's tone in his discussion of nuclear weapons?

3. What model of human behavior does Schelling say arms control follows?

4. What does Schelling say might disappear if parents had the ability to choose their children's traits?

5. What does Schelling say about an equilibrium division of the population?

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