Chapter 2 Economics Test!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If people expect the price of antique furniture to fall in the near future, what will probably happen to the demand curve for antique furniture?
    • A. 

      It will shift to the right

    • B. 

      It will remain unchanged

    • C. 

      It will shift to the left

    • D. 

      It will shift to the right and then to the left

  • 2. 
    What is not a fad item?
    • A. 

      Flattop haircut

    • B. 

      Gourmet ice cube

    • C. 

      Peanut bitter and jelly sandwich

    • D. 

      Pet rock

  • 3. 
    What is the typical description of a fad item's demand curve?
    • A. 

      Shift left, then shift right

    • B. 

      Shift right, then shift left

    • C. 

      Shift back and forth

    • D. 

      Remain stable

  • 4. 
    What would be the most likely explanation for a drop in the demand for stainless steel skillets?
    • A. 

      A rise in people's income

    • B. 

      A rise in the cost of serving spoons

    • C. 

      A rise in preference for microwave cookware

    • D. 

      The expectation of a rise in the future price of stainless steel

  • 5. 
    Which of the following circumstances will cause a decrease in the demand for a normal good?
    • A. 

      The incomes of consumers rise

    • B. 

      The price of complementary goods rises

    • C. 

      The good becomes more popular

    • D. 

      The customers expect the good's price to decrease in the future

  • 6. 
    What is a "substitute good" for an expensive brand of butter?
    • A. 

      Jelly

    • B. 

      An inexpensive brand of butter

    • C. 

      Margarine

    • D. 

      Milk

  • 7. 
    Goods that expierence an increase in demand as a result of increase in buyers incomes are known as
    • A. 

      Complementary goods

    • B. 

      Inferior goods

    • C. 

      Normal goods

    • D. 

      Substitute goods

  • 8. 
    If a group of retired rich people move to a poor town, what will probaly happen to the demand curve for jewelry store?
    • A. 

      It will shift to the right

    • B. 

      It will remain unchanged

    • C. 

      It will shift to the left

    • D. 

      It will shift to the right and then to the left

  • 9. 
    If the price of fresh beans increases, what will probably happen to the demand curve for fresh corn (a substitue good)
    • A. 

      It will shift to the right

    • B. 

      It will remain unchanged

    • C. 

      It will shift to the left

    • D. 

      It will shitf to the right and then to the left

  • 10. 
    When many people lose their jobs during a depression, what usually happens to the demand curver for normal goods?
    • A. 

      They weill shift to the right

    • B. 

      They will remain unchanged

    • C. 

      They will shift to the left

    • D. 

      They will shift to the right and then to the left

  • 11. 
    If the major business in a small town gives all of its workers a raise, what will probably happen to the demand curves for normal goods in that town?
    • A. 

      They weill shift to the right

    • B. 

      They will remain unchanged

    • C. 

      They will shift to the left

    • D. 

      They will shift to the right and then to the left

  • 12. 
    How does a decreaes in dmeand affect the demand curve?
    • A. 

      It shifts right

    • B. 

      It shifts left

    • C. 

      It shifts up.

    • D. 

      It sifts down.

  • 13. 
    Why is a demand curve preferable to a demand schedule?
    • A. 

      It is easier to read.

    • B. 

      It is more accurate

    • C. 

      It displays more information

    • D. 

      It is more scientific

  • 14. 
    How does an increase in demand affect the demand curve?
    • A. 

      It shifts right

    • B. 

      It shifts left

    • C. 

      It shifts up.

    • D. 

      It shifts down.

  • 15. 
    The law of demand describes teh effects of____on demand.
    • A. 

      Supply

    • B. 

      Quality

    • C. 

      Advertisement

    • D. 

      Price

  • 16. 
    What is a dairy farmer's primary source of information about purchasing more cows?
    • A. 

      Price of milk

    • B. 

      Price of grain

    • C. 

      Price of land

    • D. 

      Interest rate on bank loans

  • 17. 
    Which of the following usually comes first?
    • A. 

      Increased production of cocoa

    • B. 

      Increased manifacture of chocolate

    • C. 

      Increased orders for chocolate

    • D. 

      Increased purchases of chocolate

  • 18. 
    What is an oil producer's bst sourcer of information about changes in demand for oil?
    • A. 

      Common sense

    • B. 

      The government

    • C. 

      Prices

    • D. 

      Supply level

  • 19. 
    Prices serve all of teh following purposes except
    • A. 

      Transmitting information

    • B. 

      Providing incentives

    • C. 

      Increasing utility

    • D. 

      Redistibuting income

  • 20. 
    If a customer's forst new car gives him a marginal utility of 25 utils, what is the most likely marginal utility that a second identical car would give him?
    • A. 

      15 utils

    • B. 

      25utils

    • C. 

      40utils

    • D. 

      50utils

  • 21. 
    What was William Stanley Javons's major contribution to economics?
    • A. 

      Father of the Austrin school of economics

    • B. 

      Champion of the market price system

    • C. 

      Principle of diminishing marginal utility

    • D. 

      Law of demand

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