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15-1CHAPTER 15 Capital Structure: Basic Concepts Multiple Choice Questions: I. DEFINITIONS HOMEMADE LEVERAGE a 1. The use of personal borrowing to change the overall amount of financial leverage to which an individual is exposed is called: a. homemade leverage. b. dividend recapture. c. the weighted average cost of capital. d. private debt placement. e. personal offset. Difficulty level: Easy MM PROPOSITION I b 2. The proposition that the value of the firm is independent of its capital structure is called: a. the capital asset pricing model. b. MM Proposition I. c. MM Proposition II. d. the law of one price. e. the efficient markets hypothesis. Difficulty level: Easy MM PROPOSITION II c 3. The proposition that the cost of equity is a positive linear function of capital structure is called: a. the capital asset pricing model. b. MM Proposition I. c. MM Proposition II. d. the law of one price. e. the efficient markets hypothesis. Difficulty level: Medium INTEREST TAX SHIELD a 4. The tax savings of the firm derived from the deductibility of interest expense is called the: a. interest tax shield. b. depreciable basis. c. financing umbrella. d. current yield. e. tax-loss carryforward savings. Difficulty level: Easy 15-2UNLEVERED COST OF CAPITAL b 5. The unlevered cost of capital is: a. the cost of capital for a firm with no equity in its capital structure. b. the cost of capital for a firm with no debt in its capital structure. c. the interest tax shield times pretax net income. d. the cost of preferred stock for a firm with equal parts debt and common stock in its capital structure. e. equal to the profit margin for a firm with some debt in its capital structure. Difficulty level: Easy WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST OF CAPITAL e 6. The cost of capital for a firm, rWACC, in a zero tax environment is: a. equal to the expected earnings divided by market value of the unlevered firm. ... View Full Document

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