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

2. Why does Schelling say hockey players resist wearing helmets, when they already know they are safer?
(a) Vanity.
(b) They resist the hockey leagues' authority.
(c) They didn't wear helmets when they learned to play as kids.
(d) Helmets are cumbersome.

3. What does Schelling say about mathematical identities?
(a) They are unreliable.
(b) They are discrete.
(c) They are continuous.
(d) They are constraining.

4. What does Schelling say would be the result of chromosomal selection that allowed parents to select for high-IQ children?
(a) The incidence of social problems would increase, since intelligence and maturity are different variables.
(b) Schools would not have to keep children until sixteen years of age.
(c) Parents would not have to work because their children would make more money and support them.
(d) The IQ range would yield a higher average IQ.

5. What does Schelling say the segregation/integration model identify in addition to population concerns?
(a) Activity.
(b) Biases.
(c) Crime.
(d) Market trends.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Schelling say chromosomal modification might be useful?

2. In what war did Truman's successor have to decide whether to drop the bomb?

3. What can a closed system with a density enhancement include, in Schelling's analysis?

4. What U.S. President decided not to use nuclear weapons in Kuwait?

5. What does Schelling say is the goal of a binary choice model?

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