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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 does Schelling say race discrimination can lead to?
2. What does Schelling say social scientists will replace the aspects of a system with in order to understand the system?
3. How does Schelling describe daylight savings time?
4. What term does Garrett Hardin use to describe people who infringe on others by following their own desires intently?
5. What tool does Schelling say social scientists use to describe behaviors such as human principles and household activities?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Schelling describe nuclear weapons in his final chapter?
2. Under what circumstances does Schelling say that chromosomal selection could be beneficial?
3. What factors influence how effective a proposition is, in Schelling's analysis?
4. What methodological difficulty does Schelling see in a college where the population is 75% female, with a handful of black students?
5. How does Schelling say human systems differ from natural systems?
6. What is the critical-mass model?
7. What is a closed model, in Schelling's analysis?
8. How do economic systems resemble ant colonies, in Schelling's analysis?
9. What does Schelling say about discrimination?
10. Where does the equivalence of terms in an economic break down, in Schelling's analysis?
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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