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Micromotives and Macrobehavior Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Thomas Schelling
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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?



Essay Topics

What is a positive kind of discrimination, and what tools does a society or a government have for reinforcing positive discrimination?

What do Schelling's models of human behavior tell us about human nature? Do they tell us different things about individuals than they tell us about society? Do they delve into psychology, or are they still essentially economic in nature?

What are Schelling's values? Where does he stand on the issue of safety, or integration, or segregation or vaccines? Using evidence from the book, describe Schelling's personal views about the issues he raises, and explain the reasoning by which he justifies these personal views.

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