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 is Schelling's tone in his final chapter?
(a) Pessimistic.
(b) Hopeful.
(c) Analytical.
(d) Critical.

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

3. What does Schelling say parents are most concerned with in the case of vaccination?
(a) How often the vaccination services are available.
(b) The benefits of the vaccine.
(c) Who else is vaccinating their children.
(d) The consequences of not being vaccinated.

4. What does Schelling say about the number of genetic variations that can take place when a man and a woman have a baby?
(a) The number is limited by the parents' genes.
(b) The number is limited by the parents' environment.
(c) The number is vast.
(d) The number is limited by the parents' social class.

5. What is Schelling's tone in his discussion of nuclear weapons?
(a) Blasé.
(b) Awe-inspiring.
(c) Terrified.
(d) Outraged.

Short Answer Questions

1. What second example does Schelling use to demonstrate a closed system with a density enhancement?

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

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

4. What does Schelling say would a density enhancement add to a closed model? Improved distribution modeling. Room for more factors to be included. Relief from certain mathematical constraints.

5. What does Schelling say is the best use of sorting and mixing models?

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