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 economic models of human behavior consider?
(a) Practical truths.
(b) History.
(c) Values.
(d) Variables.

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

3. What model of human behavior does Schelling say arms control follows?
(a) The herding instinct.
(b) Binary choice model.
(c) Commons model.
(d) Critical-mass model.

4. What do hockey players fear in regard to the issue of wearing helmets, in Schelling's analysis?
(a) Fear of seeming submissive to the league.
(b) Fear of ridicule.
(c) Fear of serious injury.
(d) Fear of inhibiting performance.

5. Why does Schelling say the U.S. did not have to use nuclear weapons in Kuwait?
(a) They had promised the United Nations not to.
(b) They were bound by treaty not to.
(c) They overwhelmed the Iraqis so easily.
(d) They did not find weapons of mass destruction there.

Short Answer Questions

1. Under what condition would the population not be constrained by a mathematical identity after the youngest ten percent of a population moved away?

2. What does Schelling celebrate in the beginning of the final chapter of Micromotives and Macrobehavior?

3. What aspect of the history of nuclear weapons does Schelling describe?

4. How is genetic modification different from eugenics?

5. What is an example of a prediction which Schelling says closed system modeling cannot make?

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