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 discrete variable does Schelling say parents could select for?
(a) Longevity.
(b) Bone density.
(c) Size.
(d) Left versus right-handedness.

2. What does Schelling say might allow people to select detailed traits of their children?
(a) Hormone therapies.
(b) Genetic mapping.
(c) Chromosome mining.
(d) Radiation therapy.

3. What does Schelling celebrate in the beginning of the final chapter of Micromotives and Macrobehavior?
(a) That there have not been nuclear attacks since WWII.
(b) That nuclear weapons have been curtailed through treaties.
(c) That nuclear testing has not continued.
(d) That the USSR dissolved.

4. Under what condition would the population not be constrained by a mathematical identity after the youngest ten percent of a population moved away?
(a) The remaining people would have to be the same age.
(b) The young people would not be able to come back for visits.
(c) The remaining people would have to fill in the work the youngest people had done.
(d) The people would still have to live within a reasonable distance.

5. What vocabulary does Schelling use for "going along with the crowd"?
(a) Joining the decision of the majority.
(b) Doing one's own thing.
(c) The democratic process.
(d) Joining a self-restraining coalition.

Short Answer Questions

1. What additional factors does Schelling say contribute to population preferences?

2. How hockey players feel when the league makes helmets mandatory, in Schelling's analysis?

3. How many distinct eggs does Schelling say a woman can produce?

4. What does Schelling say the simplest model of a closed system with a density enhancement contains?

5. What does Schelling say happens when the youngest ten percent of a population moves?

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