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 aspect of the history of nuclear weapons does Schelling describe?
(a) Treaties regulating them.
(b) Their increasing power.
(c) Evolving detonation technology.
(d) Changing attitudes toward them.

2. What does Schelling say might be a demographic consequence of parents choosing their children's traits?
(a) Left-handedness might disappear.
(b) Median longevity might increase.
(c) Median size might increase.
(d) Median IQ might increase.

3. What does Schelling say is the goal of a binary choice model?
(a) To expand the possibilities.
(b) To accurately characterize the influential factors.
(c) To reach equilibrium.
(d) To limit the possibilities.

4. What assumption does Schelling make about people's feelings about nuclear weapons?
(a) People universally abhor them.
(b) People are tormented about loving and loathing them.
(c) People universally see them as humanity's salvation.
(d) People universally need them as deterrents.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the status of nuclear weapons under Truman's successor?

2. What does Schelling say might allow people to select detailed traits of their children?

3. What is an unconditional preference?

4. What does Schelling say the British argued with the American when he was deciding whether to use the bomb?

5. What does Schelling say would be at risk in a culture where parents preferred male children?

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