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 does Schelling arrive at the number of genetic possibilities in two people's offspring?
(a) By adding the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.
(b) By multiplying the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.
(c) By running the eggs and sperm through polymerase chain reactions.
(d) By dividing the number of possible eggs and the number of possible sperm.

2. What does Schelling say is the importance of segregation and integration models?
(a) They help us build conceptual models of more complex behavior like dating and marriage.
(b) They identify an important phenomenon.
(c) They provide the tools for influencing population distribution
(d) They are useful in certain mathematical applications.

3. What example does Schelling use to explain the closed system with a density enhancement?
(a) Distribution for local co-op market.
(b) Distribution for a university.
(c) Distribution for a highway toll system.
(d) Distribution for a nursing home.

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

5. What does Schelling say the government might do to correct the imbalance of male and female babies?
(a) Punish parents with too many boys.
(b) Offer tax incentives.
(c) Teach female children to read and write.
(d) Offer incentives for immigrants with female children.

Short Answer Questions

1. What can a closed system with a density enhancement include, in Schelling's analysis?

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

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

4. What does Schelling say the simplest model of a closed system with a density enhancement contains?

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

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