Economics

1. T / F When the economy is booming the inflation rate tends to rise.

2. T / F Both final and intermediate goods are counted when measuring GDP.

3. T / F Exchange rates are always set by central banks

4. T / F Investments are determined by consumers.

5. T / F Improvements in technology can shift the entire supply curve to the right.

6. T / F The Consumer Price Index is used to adjust Social Security payments.

7. T / F Government fiscal policies focus on changes in the money supply.

8. T / F A yield curve is a graph that shows the relationship of interest rates to maturities of a financial asset, such as a U.S. Treasury bond..

9. T / F The most important function of money is as a medium of exchange.

10. T / F ATM fees are an example that Americans will pay for convenience.

11. T / F Larry Aircraft, an aerospace engineer in Long Beach, lost his job because of defense cutbacks. Therefore, he is frictionally unemployed.

12. T / F Mary Martin is a Detroit auto worker was laid off because of the sharp decline in GDP, that caused a severe decrease in auto sales. This is a case of cyclical unemployment.

13. T / F When Magic Johnson, a skilled basketball player, in unable to locate work after completing his basketball career and re-entering the job market this is called frictional unemployment.

14. T / F Cyclical unemployment is when Oil Can Boyd, from Texas, finds he can no longer get work in the oil fields because of automated drilling techniques.

15. T / F The revenue from Heidi Fleiss's call-girl operations was included in official GDP.

16. T / F The four factors of production are land, labor, capital and entrepreneurial ability.

17. T / F The total market value of all final goods and services produced in an economy during a one year period is Net National product.

18. T / F Discouraged workers are officially classified as unemployed.

19. T / F Supervising member banks is the most important function of the Fed.

20. T / F The opportunity cost of holding money is lost interest income.


21. T / F Monetary policy is bases on control of the money supply

22. T / F An example of substitutes is ‘butter and margarine’.

23. T / F Consumer tastes cannot shift the demand curve for a good/service.

24. T / F Housing Permits is an example of a leading economic indicator.

25. T / F Cigarette demand is generally considered to be inelastic


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