Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test 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?
Essay Topic 1
What institutions or roles is the social scientist playing by analyzing, predicting and trying to influence human behavior? Is the social scientist a preacher, engineer, or artist? What roles does he take, and how is the social scientist different? Cite examples from the book as you make your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Which models are most convincing in predicting outcomes, and which models are least convincing? Describe a case where a model lines up neatly with phenomena, and another case where a model fails to account for behavior.
Essay Topic 3
Schelling writes that groups tend to gather around a primary distinction, but secondary distinctions still exist beneath the surface. Select a case study from history or from current events and describe the interplay between the dominant identifier and the relationship between sub-identifications within that group.
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