Mid-Book Test - Hard
|Name: _____________________________||Period: ___________________________|
This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What example does Schelling use to show discrimination in an atypical light?
2. What does Schelling call the myriad of potential results?
3. What does Schelling say about discrimination as a reason for segregation?
4. What does Schelling say race discrimination is caused by?
5. What does Schelling say was seeking equilibrium as America's space industry interacted with the Russians'?
Short Essay Questions
1. Under what circumstances does Schelling say that chromosomal selection could be beneficial?
2. What limitations does Schelling describe that restrict the effect of economic analysis of social behaviors?
3. How does Schelling describe the role of the social scientist?
4. What are some of the other traits Schelling says parents might be able to choose in the future?
5. What natural preference does Schelling say leads to segregation of populations in American cities?
6. What hope does Schelling have for the future of nuclear weapons?
7. What does Schelling say a closed model can be used for with regard to prospective college students?
8. How does Schelling characterize eugenics?
9. What is an unconditional preference?
10. How does Schelling say human systems differ from natural systems?
How has Schelling's economic modeling changed in an age of data mining and news aggregators and other digital techniques for gathering and sifting enormous amounts of information? Is it that more people have access to aggregate patterns? Or that new kinds of control are possible now?
Schelling seems to be making the point that segregation may be a social problem, but it is being acted out by individuals. Is his account complete, or is there an extent to which social behaviors are influenced by institutions and ideologies and unofficial policies? What role do these things play in segregation?
Which has a bigger effect on society, the choices people can see, or the choices they make that cannot be seen?
This section contains 707 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)