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 possibilities does Schelling say social scientists have to account for when charting binary choice?
(a) An infinite amount.
(b) Many, but not an infinite amount.
(c) Eight to sixteen.
(d) Only two.

2. How does Schelling account for people's decision to join the majority or follow their own path?
(a) He says that people will follow certain individuals, not "the mass."
(b) He says that it depends on the reasonableness of the behavior.
(c) He says that to join the majority is hard-wired into people.
(d) Whether to join the majority is not always the most important factor.

3. How can one gather information about the choice of the majority, in Schelling's example?
(a) By observation.
(b) By polling.
(c) By statistical analysis.
(d) By detailed research.

4. What does Schelling say genetic modification would interfere with?
(a) People's sense of their history.
(b) People's most basic rights.
(c) The meaning of being human.
(d) The ability to reflect on one's life.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Schelling say about the number of genetic variations that can take place when a man and a woman have a baby?

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

3. How does Schelling say family size would be affected by his hypothetical case?

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

5. What does Schelling say about arms control?

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