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 might allow people to select detailed traits of their children?
(a) Chromosome mining.
(b) Genetic mapping.
(c) Hormone therapies.
(d) Radiation therapy.

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

3. What was the status of nuclear weapons under Kennedy and Johnson?
(a) They were classified as unconventional weaponry.
(b) They were classified as weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
(c) They were heavily regulated.
(d) They were banned.

4. What does Schelling ultimately say about choosing the sex of one's baby?
(a) It can give countries competitive advantages.
(b) It is better left to nature.
(c) It can be an economic growth opportunity.
(d) It can rationalize human society.

5. What does Schelling say the "open model" represent?
(a) A history of America.
(b) A population model for gated communities.
(c) An even age distribution.
(d) A model for mobility.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What has to happen before hockey players will accept the requirement to wear helmets, in Schelling's analysis?

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

4. What does Schelling say genetic modification would interfere with?

5. Why does Schelling say the U.S. did not have to use nuclear weapons in Kuwait?

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