Macroeconomics Basic MCQ Quiz!

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Macroeconomics Basic MCQ Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The goods-producing sector has added 9,000 jobs despite stagnant growth in construction. Of the following sectors, where did growth occur?
    • A. 

      Utilities

    • B. 

      Mining

    • C. 

      Manufacturing

    • D. 

      Logging

  • 2. 
    Average wages are up 2 cents to 25.61 in June. What is the year-to-date growth?
    • A. 

      2.6%

    • B. 

      2.8%

    • C. 

      3.0%

    • D. 

      3.2%

  • 3. 
    IBISWorld's main growth comes from companies in the service sector.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which key driver for the US economy accounts for about 68.7% of GDP?
    • A. 

      Government spending

    • B. 

      Consumption

    • C. 

      Investment

    • D. 

      Net exports

  • 5. 
    Companies that employ more than 500 people have increased jobs at a faster rate than companies that employ less than 500. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What is one effect of temporary concerns regarding slowing economic growth and increased volatility in developing financial markets, such as those in China?
    • A. 

      Mortgages are becoming less affordable

    • B. 

      The Federal Reserve is maintaining a high federal funds rate.

    • C. 

      The recent slowdown in the services sector.

    • D. 

      The recent slowdown in construction activity.

  • 7. 
    The total value of construction put in place improved considerably since 2011. Which of the following statements about construction over the period are true?
    • A. 

      Residential construction is up 52.1% in real terms.

    • B. 

      Seasonally adjusted to-date construction is up 1.3% from this time last quarter.

    • C. 

      Total construction expenditure has now met its pre-recession peak.

    • D. 

      Manufacturing construction is up 82% in real terms.

  • 8. 
    Capital expenditure in both US and Canada is expected to fall in 2016. Why is capital expenditure so important to IBISWorld?
    • A. 

      Our product is paid for from the capital budget of most clients

    • B. 

      Capital expenditure is a gauge of overall future growth prospects

    • C. 

      It is a good indicator of the health of Public Administration, our most important client segment

  • 9. 
    A sector experiencing a severe decline in capital expenditure is a good target for the legal and business valuation sectors due to the potential M&A activity?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Capital expenditure in which sector did not grow in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the first quarter of 2015 for both US and Canada?
    • A. 

      Utilities

    • B. 

      Consumer Discretionary

    • C. 

      Information Technology

    • D. 

      Energy and Mining

  • 11. 
    What has been the effect of the Brexit vote result on the USD?
    • A. 

      The USD has strengthened

    • B. 

      The USD has weakened

  • 12. 
    Which of the following best describes developments in IPO filings and the possible effect on our business valuation clients?
    • A. 

      IPO Filing activity has increased, and this could cause our business valuation clients' workloads to decrease

    • B. 

      IPO Filing activity has slowed, and this could cause our business valuation clients' workloads to grow

    • C. 

      IPO Filing activity has slowed, and this could cause our business valuation clients' workloads to decrease

    • D. 

      IPO Filing activity has increased, and this could cause our business valuation clients' workloads to grow

  • 13. 
    What is the most important (by volume) export commodity in trade with the UK?
    • A. 

      Nickel

    • B. 

      Organic chemicals

    • C. 

      Printed books and newspapers

    • D. 

      Artwork

  • 14. 
    The ultimate effects of Brexit are still unknown, but there are a few things we can assume. Which of the following are reasonable assumptions? 
    • A. 

      The US Federal reserve will bring forward planned interest rate hikes

    • B. 

      A US/UK trade agreement will be established

    • C. 

      The UK will have less political capital within the Eurozone

    • D. 

      The UK will have greater control over domestic affairs and immigration

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