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

2. What additional factors does Schelling say contribute to population preferences?
(a) Individual quirks.
(b) Geographical factors.
(c) Family pressures.
(d) Maturity levels of individuals.

3. How does Schelling say family size would be affected by his hypothetical case?
(a) Parents could choose to abort children if they knew they had deformities.
(b) Parents could stop having kids when they got the balance of boys and girls they wanted.
(c) Parents could move to a place where their children had a better chance of survival.
(d) Parents could move to the places where their only children would have the best resources.

4. What does Schelling say would be the result of his hypothetical case?
(a) He says that the outcome would depend on the sample size.
(b) He says that it would be impossible to know what would happen.
(c) He says that there would likely be larger communities in some cultures.
(d) He says that there would likely be smaller communities in some cultures. He says that there would likely be larger communities in some cultures.

5. What is the source of the final chapter in Micromotives and Macrobehavior?
(a) Schelling's Pulitzer lecture.
(b) Schelling's dissertation.
(c) Schelling's Nobel lecture.
(d) Schelling's class lecture notes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Schelling say about an equilibrium division of the population?

2. How is genetic modification different from eugenics?

3. What does Schelling say are continuous variables?

4. What does Schelling say about the "closed model"?

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

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