Micromotives and Macrobehavior Test | Final Test - Hard

Thomas Schelling
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another trait does Schelling say parents might be able to choose?

2. What was the status of nuclear weapons under Truman's successor?

3. What choice does Schelling say eugenics gave parents?

4. What U.S. President decided not to use nuclear weapons in Kuwait?

5. What is a binary choice?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a detailed review of Micromotives and Macrobehavior. What are the book's main themes and preoccupations? What are its methods? How does it achieve its intentions? Where does it fail to?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Schelling's Micromotives and Macrobehavior is grounded in the opposition between the individual's feelings and motives, and the aggregate society's behavior. How does Schelling resolve the tension or opposition between these two things? Can a social scientist analyze aggregate behavior from an aggregate perspective? What happens to the individual in the model for the society? Does this cause a problem for Schelling or any social scientist as someone who is describing phenomena that can only be seen in the aggregate?

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