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1.     32.   Fractional reserve banking is a term used to describe a banking system whereby
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2.  121.   In the United States, paper currency is printed at the
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3.     20.   Which of the following statements is true?
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4.  If the structural deficit is $330 billion and the cyclical deficit is $80 billion, it follows that the __________ is __________ billion.
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5.  Money's basic advantage as compared to barter is that
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6.  Which of the following is a correct listing of money's functions?
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7.     21.   A "money market deposit account" is a(n)
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8.  109.   If the Fed purchases government securities from Bank A, __________ in the banking system __________ and the money supply __________.
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9.     50.   The unit of account function of money refers to the
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10.  If an economy has a structural surplus and a cyclical deficit, it may be concluded that
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11.     42.   Bank A has deposits of $200,000 and reserves of $24,000. If the required reserve ratio is 11 percent, the bank has excess reserves of
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C.
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12.     39.   The amount of required reserves a bank holds depends on the
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13.  110.   A taxpayer pays __________ tax rate on additional income if the income tax structure is progressive, __________ tax rate on additional income if the income tax structure is proportional, and __________ tax rate on additional income if the income tax structure is regressive.
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14.     40.   Reserves held beyond the required amount are called __________ reserves.
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15.  The AD curve shifts to the right with a __________ in government purchases (G) or a __________ in taxes.
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B.
C.
D.
16.     52.   M2 includes M1 plus all of the following except
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17.  Suppose government expenditures = $1,400, taxes are a flat 18 percent of GDP, GDP = $6,200, and full-employment GDP = $7,000. What is the budget deficit?
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B.
C.
D.
18.     99.   The potential buyer of a house has less information about the house than the seller of the house. This is a case of
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19.  Fiscal policy refers to
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20.     23.   In a barter economy, people are _________ to specialize in the production of one good or service, compared to in a money economy.
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21.     89.   An open market __________ by the Fed increases the money supply; a(n) __________ in the required reserve ratio increases the money supply.
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22.     10.   If a person uses money to buy a pair of shoes, money is functioning as
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23.     92.   The federal budget is balanced and the economy is on the upward-sloping portion of the Laffer curve. Then, tax rates are cut and government purchases are increased. Is a budget deficit inevitable?
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B.
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24.       8.   __________ flows from government to households.
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25.     29.   Accordidng to the text, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is alleged to be a story about
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26.  Suppose that government expenditures are currently $700 billion and tax revenues are currently $550 billion.  Assume further that the government estimates that if the economy were operating at full employment government expenditures would only be $685 billion and tax revenues would be $600 billion.  In this case, the structural deficit is _____________ billion.
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B.
C.
D.
27.  Suppose the government increases spending on public education by $700 million and individual spending on private education drops by $700 million. This is an example of
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28.     96.   Which of the following is not an example of crowding out?
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29.     10.   When a check is written on an account at Bank A and deposited in Bank B, the reserve account of __________ will rise and reserves of the entire banking system will __________.
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30.     78.   Bank deposits at the Federal Reserve = $40 billion, vault cash = $2 billion, required reserve ratio = 0.10, and total checkable deposits = $400 billion. It follows that required reserves equal __________ billion, (total) reserves equal __________ billion and excess reserves equal __________ billion.
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31.     41.   Bank A has deposits of $8,000 and total reserves of $2,000. If the required reserve ratio is 0.15, the bank has required reserves of
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B.
C.
D.
32.  The lag between an increase in government spending and the impact of this increased spending on the economy is called the __________ lag.
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B.
C.
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33.  The AD curve shifts to the left with a __________ in government purchases (G) or a __________ in taxes.
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B.
C.
D.
34.     24.   M2 is comprised of
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B.
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35.  Which of the following statements is true?
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B.
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36.     97.   Here is how an open market sale works: A commercial bank __________ government securities to (from) the Fed, which lowers the bank's deposits at the __________ and __________ the bank's __________.
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B.
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37.  If an individual pays an additional $0.30 in taxes as a result of a $1.00 increase in income, that individual has a(n) __________ tax rate of 30 percent.
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B.
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38.     94.   The president of the ________________________ holds a permanent seat on the FOMC.
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B.
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39.  That part of the deficit due to output being below Natural Real GDP is called the __________ deficit.
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B.
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D.
40.  Taxable Income Taxes $0 - $23,000 9% of taxable income $23,001 - $42,000 $2,070 + 13% of everything over $23,000 $42,001 - $69,000 $4,540 + 17% of everything over $42,000 Refer to Exhibit 11-4.  If a person’s taxable income is $30,000, how much does he pay in taxes?
A.
B.
C.
D.
41.  Refer to Exhibit 11-2. Compare points A and B. Which of the following is true?
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B.
C.
D.
42.     94.   Both Jones and Smith agree that the economy is in a recessionary gap. Jones proposes a tax cut. Smith couldn't agree more. Jones says that lower taxes will result in higher Real GDP. Again, Smith couldn't agree more. It follows that
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B.
C.
D.
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43.  Federal Reserve Action Effect on the Money Supply Raise the required reserve ratio (1) Raise the discount rate (2) Lower the required reserve ratio (3) Conduct open market sale (4) Lower the discount rate (5) Conduct open market purchase (6) 120.   Refer to Exhibit 13-2.  What word (up or down) should go in the place of blank (5) and blank (6), respectively?
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B.
C.
D.
44.  Expansionary fiscal policy actions include __________ government spending and/or __________ taxes, while contractionary fiscal policy actions include __________ government spending and/or __________ taxes.
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B.
C.
D.
E.
45.     17.   Your neighbor has knowledge of economics and you would like her to share it with you. You own a car, a CD player and a new pair of running shoes. You wish to make a trade, but the neighbor does not want what you have. The problem can be stated as follows: You are not satisfying the
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46.  Refer to Exhibit 11-1. The economy is currently at point 1. In this situation, Keynesian economists would most likely propose
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B.
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47.     96.   If excess reserves are $10 million, (total) reserves are $14 million, and the required reserve ratio is 10%, then required reserves equal ________________ and checkable deposits equal ____________________.
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B.
C.
D.
48.  In which situation are transaction costs most likely to be the lowest?
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49.     19.   Historically, which of the following goods have evolved into money?
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50.  A balanced budget occurs when
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B.
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51.  Federal Reserve Action Effect on the Money Supply Raise the required reserve ratio (1) Raise the discount rate (2) Lower the required reserve ratio (3) Conduct open market sale (4) Lower the discount rate (5) Conduct open market purchase (6) 118.   Refer to Exhibit 13-2.  What word (up or down) should go in the place of blank (1) and blank (2), respectively?
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B.
C.
D.
52.  Refer to Exhibit 11-2. At point A, if we cut tax rates slightly, tax revenues
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B.
C.
D.
53.     27.   The first bankers were
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54.     31.   In the history of banking, warehouse receipts refer to receipts
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55.     37.   Ninth National Bank holds $150,000,000 in checkable deposits and $12,000,000 in total reserves. With a required reserve ratio of 8 percent, how much in excess reserves is Ninth National holding?
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B.
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56.     35.   If checkable deposits in Bank A total $100 million and the required reserve ratio is 9 percent, then required reserves at Bank A equal
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57.  Which of the following is an example of crowding out?
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B.
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D.
58.  The U.S. income tax is currently a __________ tax.
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B.
C.
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59.     34.   Required reserves are the amount of
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60.     44.   Bank A holds $1 million in required reserves and the required reserve ratio is 9 percent. It follows that Bank A holds checkable deposit liabilities that total approximately
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C.
D.
61.  What are the two types of discretionary fiscal policy?
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B.
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62.  If an individual pays an additional $0.30 in taxes as a result of a $1.00 increase in income, that individual has a(n) __________ tax rate of 30 percent.
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B.
C.
D.
63.     51.   Some of the crowding out of private expenditures may come in the form of
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B.
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D.
64.  122.   Which of the following is not a monetary policy tool of the Fed?
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E.
65.     51.   The store of value function of money refers to the ability of money to
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66.     15.   Compared to barter, money __________ transaction costs, making transactions __________ time-consuming.
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67.     87.   Which of the following will lower the money supply?
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B.
C.
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68.       6.   Which of the following is not a major responsibility of the Fed?
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B.
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69.   Which of the following illustrates a barter transaction?
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70.  If there is complete crowding out as a result of an increase in government purchases, there will be
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D.
71.  The AD curve shifts to the left with a __________ in government purchases (G) or a __________ in taxes.
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B.
C.
D.
72.  If there is complete crowding out, the effective value of the multiplier is
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D.
73.     97.   Which piece of evidence is consistent with zero crowding out?
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B.
C.
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74.     96.   Here is how an open market purchase works: The Fed __________ government securities to (from) a commercial bank, which raises the bank's deposits at the __________ and increases the bank's __________.
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B.
C.
D.
E.
75.     56.   Money is defined by economists as
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76.  110.   The Fed is intended to be controlled by
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77.     93.   A bank has $50,000 in excess reserves and the required reserve ratio is 10 percent. This means the bank could have __________ in checkable deposit liabilities and __________ in (total) reserves.
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B.
C.
D.
78.  Taxable Income Taxes $0 - $23,000 9% of taxable income $23,001 - $42,000 $2,070 + 13% of everything over $23,000 $42,001 - $69,000 $4,540 + 17% of everything over $42,000 Use the information provided in Exhibit 11-4.  What is the marginal tax rate on the 23,000th dollar earned?
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B.
C.
D.
79.  Suppose government expenditures = $1,400, taxes are a flat 18 percent of GDP, GDP = $6,200, and full-employment GDP = $7,000. What is the structural deficit?
A.
B.
C.
D.
80.     95.   If reserves equal $59 million and vault cash equals $29 million, it follows that
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B.
C.
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81.  The top 1% of income earners in the U.S. (those with the highest taxable incomes) pay
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E.
82.  To an economist, money is a synonym for which of the following?
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B.
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E.
83.     76.   Consider the following data: currency (held outside banks) = $354 billion, checkable deposits = $250 billion, traveler's checks = $4 billion, small-denomination time deposits = $200 billion, savings deposits = $100 billion, retail money market mutual funds = $160 billion. M1 equals __________ billion and M2 equals __________ billion.
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B.
C.
D.
E.
84.     88.   The __________ rate is the interest rate one bank pays another bank for a loan.
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85.       7.   Which of the following is not a major responsibility of the Fed?
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B.
C.
D.
86.  If the economy is on the downward-sloping portion of the Laffer curve, a(an) __________ in tax rates will __________ tax revenues.
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B.
C.
D.
E.
87.  Taxable Income Taxes $0 - $23,000 9% of taxable income $23,001 - $42,000 $2,070 + 13% of everything over $23,000 $42,001 - $69,000 $4,540 + 17% of everything over $42,000 Refer to Exhibit 11-4.  If a person’s taxable income is $20,000, how much does he pay in taxes?
A.
B.
C.
D.
88.  Senator Smith proposes that the income tax structure be revised to have two tax rates. The first, 16 percent, applies to persons whose income is between $0 and $40,000 a year. The second, 23 percent, applies to persons whose income is more than $40,000 a year. This is a
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B.
C.
D.
89.     72.   Which of the following Fed actions will decrease the money supply?
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B.
C.
D.
E.
90.     43.   A bank has $10 million in checkable deposits and $2.5 million in reserves. If the required reserve ratio is 10 percent, then the bank has
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B.
C.
D.
E.
91.     14.   Money evolved out of the self-interested actions of
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92.  The period that elapses between the passage of legislation reducing taxes and the time the tax cut is put into effect is called the __________ lag.
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B.
C.
D.
93.     86.   If reserves rise by $1 million, what is the dollar difference between the maximum change in checkable deposits when the required reserve ratio is 10 percent and when it is 15 percent?
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B.
C.
D.
94.  Barter is
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B.
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95.  Suppose Congress decreases income taxes. This is an example of
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B.
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D.
96.     22.   A savings deposit is a type of
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C.
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97.  If peanuts were widely accepted for purposes of exchange, then
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98.  Fiscal policy may not work as policymakers intend it to work because of
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B.
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99.     25.   According to the text, L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, blamed ____________________ for the economic depression of 1893 and the related hardships faced by farmers and workers.
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B.
C.
D.
100.  A unit of account is
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B.
C.
D.
E.
101.     45.   When a bank makes a loan to one of its customers, to the bank the loan is classified as
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C.
D.
102.  The deficit that exists when the economy operates at full employment is called the __________ deficit.
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B.
C.
D.
103.     26.   A savings account functions as
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B.
C.
D.
104.     95.   The most important responsibility of the Fed is to
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B.
C.
D.
105.  Federal Reserve Action Effect on the Money Supply Raise the required reserve ratio (1) Raise the discount rate (2) Lower the required reserve ratio (3) Conduct open market sale (4) Lower the discount rate (5) Conduct open market purchase (6) Refer to Exhibit 13-2.  What word (up or down) should go in the place of blank (3) and blank (4), respectively?
A.
B.
C.
D.
106.     18.   M1 is comprised of currency held outside banks + traveler’s checks + __________.
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B.
C.
D.
E.
107.       3.   The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve is comprised of
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B.
C.
D.
E.
108.  A federal budget deficit
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B.
C.
D.
E.
109.     47.   Which of the following is true?
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B.
C.
D.
E.
110.  Which of the following illustrates the wait-and-see lag?
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B.
C.
D.
E.
111.  Which of the following illustrates the data lag?
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B.
C.
D.
112.  A federal budget surplus
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B.
C.
D.
E.
113.  Elaine's taxable income increases by $1 and her tax payment increases by $0.28. Her marginal tax rate is
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B.
C.
D.
114.  Suppose the government increases spending on public education by $700 million and individual spending on private education drops by $700 million. This is an example of
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B.
C.
D.
E.
115.  A curve showing the relationship between tax rates and tax revenues is called a __________ curve.
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B.
C.
D.
116.  Refer to Exhibit 11-2. At point B, if we cut tax rates slightly, tax revenues
A.
B.
C.
D.
117.     79.   Banks in the United States operate under a fractional reserve system, which means they must maintain only a fraction of their deposits in the form of
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B.
C.
D.
118.     28.   Because money __________________, people are _________________ likely to specialize their work in a money economy.
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B.
C.
D.
119.  Suppose the government attempts to stimulate the economy by increasing purchases without increasing taxes. Which of the following statements is most likely to be accepted by someone who believes in crowding out?
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B.
C.
D.
120.  The period that elapses between the passage of legislation reducing taxes and the time the tax cut is put into effect is called the __________ lag.
A.
B.
C.
D.
121.     72.   Which of the following Fed actions will decrease the money supply?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
122.     50.   The crowding-out effect suggests that
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B.
C.
D.
123.  A "flat tax" is another term for __________ tax.
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B.
C.
D.
124.       9.   An expansionary fiscal policy will
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B.
C.
D.
E.
125.     16.   The requirement of a "double coincidence of wants" is the chief __________ of the __________ exchange system.
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B.
C.
D.
126.     12.   According to the text, the good that emerged as money in World War II POW camps was
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B.
C.
D.
127.     38.   Tenth National Bank holds $235,000,000 in checkable deposits and $25,500,000 in reserves. With a required reserve ratio of 10 percent, how much in excess reserves is Tenth National holding?
A.
B.
C.
D.
128.  Suppose Congress increases income taxes. This is an example of
A.
B.
C.
D.
129.       2.   The Federal Reserve System began operations in
A.
B.
C.
D.
130.  Suppose that government expenditures are currently $700 billion and tax revenues are currently $550 billion.  Assume further that the government estimates that if the economy were operating at full employment government expenditures would only be $685 billion and tax revenues would be $600 billion.  In this case, the total budget deficit is _____________ billion.
A.
B.
C.
D.
131.     33.   Total bank reserves equal
A.
B.
C.
D.
132.  Jim and Janet each buy a computer and each pays $200 in sales taxes. Jim's annual income is $40,000 and Janet's annual income is $60,000. The sales tax is
A.
B.
C.
D.
133.     71.   Which of the following Fed actions will increase the money supply?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
134.  Suppose aggregate demand is too high to bring about the Natural Real GDP level. A Keynesian policy prescription would call for a(n) _____________________ to close this inflationary gap.
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B.
C.
D.
E.
135.  Refer to Exhibit 11-1. The economy is currently at point 1. Suppose the federal government increases purchases and there is complete crowding out. As a result, the aggregate demand (AD) curve in the exhibit
A.
B.
C.
D.
136.     30.   According to the text, in the book version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy's slippers are
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B.
C.
D.
137.     13.   In the Yap civilization of the South Pacific prior to 1920, large, heavy stones in the shape of a wheel were used as money. Which function of money was probably least served by this form of money?
A.
B.
C.
D.
138.  Suppose government expenditures = $1,400, taxes are a flat 18 percent of GDP, GDP = $6,200, and full-employment GDP = $7,000. What is the cyclical deficit?
A.
B.
C.
D.
139.       1.   The Federal Reserve System is the
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B.
C.
D.
140.     46.   A bank has $10,000 in excess reserves and the required reserve ratio is 20 percent. This means the bank could have __________ in checkable deposit liabilities and __________ in reserves.
A.
B.
C.
D.
141.  Transaction costs are best defined as the
A.
B.
C.
D.
142.     59.   The M2 money supply
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
143.  Taxable Income Taxes $0 - $23,000 9% of taxable income $23,001 - $42,000 $2,070 + 13% of everything over $23,000 $42,001 - $69,000 $4,540 + 17% of everything over $42,000 Refer to Exhibit 11-4.  If a person’s taxable income is $50,000, how much does he pay in taxes?
A.
B.
C.
D.
144.  112.   The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of ________________ holds a permanent seat on the _________________________.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
145.  Taxable Income Taxes $0 - $23,000 9% of taxable income $23,001 - $42,000 $2,070 + 13% of everything over $23,000 $42,001 - $69,000 $4,540 + 17% of everything over $42,000 Refer to Exhibit 11-4.  If a person’s taxable income is $60,000, how much does he pay in taxes?
A.
B.
C.
D.
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