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Micromotives and Macrobehavior Test | Final Test - Hard

Thomas Schelling
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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What aspect of the history of nuclear weapons does Schelling describe?



2. What does Schelling say might be a demographic consequence of parents choosing their children's traits?



3. What does Schelling say is the goal of a binary choice model?



4. What assumption does Schelling make about people's feelings about nuclear weapons?



5. What does Schelling say would be the result of chromosomal selection that allowed parents to select for high-IQ children?



Essay Topics

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.

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?

Micromotives and Macrobehavior was written in 1981, when race relations in the U.S. were tense in the aftermath of the civil rights movement of the sixties and seventies. While the book responded to the inflammatory situation by analyzing micromotives, the past three decades have seen race relations change in the U.S. What aspects of Schelling's analysis is still relevant in the atmosphere of race relations today, and what factors have caused them to change or evolve?

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