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 example does Schelling use to illustrate decisions of the majority that can be known?
(a) What language people speak.
(b) Whether people are vaccinated.
(c) Whether people are only children.
(d) How to dress for an office environment.

2. How hockey players feel when the league makes helmets mandatory, in Schelling's analysis?
(a) Glad.
(b) Relieved.
(c) Rebellious.
(d) Resentful.

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

4. What U.S. President decided not to use nuclear weapons in Kuwait?
(a) George W. Bush.
(b) George H. W. Bush.
(c) Bill Clinton.
(d) Ronald Reagan.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the source of the final chapter in Micromotives and Macrobehavior?

3. What do hockey players fear in regard to the issue of wearing helmets, in Schelling's analysis?

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

5. What is the central issue in the case Schelling presents regarding hockey helmets?

(see the answer keys)

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