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288 Chapter 5 /Elasticity and Its Application Chapter 5 Elasticity and Its Application TRUE/FALSE 1. Elasticity measures how responsive quantity is to changes in price. ANS: T DIF: 1 REF: 5-0 NAT: Analytic LOC: Elasticity TOP: Price elasticity of demand MSC: Definitional 2. Measures of elasticity enhance our ability to study the magnitudes of changes. ANS: T DIF: 1 REF: 5-0 NAT: Analytic LOC: Elasticity TOP: Price elasticity of demand MSC: Definitional 3. The demand for bread is likely to be more elastic than the demand for solid-gold bread plates. ANS: F DIF: 2 REF: 5-1 NAT: Analytic LOC: Elasticity TOP: Price elasticity of demand MSC: Interpretive 4. In general, demand curves for necessities tend to be price elastic. ANS: F DIF: 1 REF: 5-1 NAT: Analytic LOC: Elasticity TOP: Price elasticity of demand MSC: Interpretive 5. In general, demand curves for luxuries tend to be price elastic. ANS: T DIF: 1 REF: 5-1 NAT: Analytic LOC: Elasticity TOP: Price elasticity of demand MSC: Interpretive 6. Necessities tend to have inelastic demands, whereas luxuries have elastic demands. ANS: T DIF: 2 REF: 5-1 NAT: Analytic LOC: Elasticity TOP: Price elasticity of demand MSC: Interpretive 7. Goods with close substitutes tend to have more elastic demands than do goods without close substitutes. ANS: T DIF: 2 REF: 5-1 NAT: Analytic LOC: Elasticity TOP: Price elasticity of demand MSC: Interpretive 8. The demand for Rice Krispies is more elastic than the demand for cereal in general. ANS: T DIF: 2 REF: 5-1 NAT: Analytic LOC: Elasticity TOP: Price elasticity of demand MSC: Interpretive 9. The demand for soap is more elastic than the demand for Dove soap. ANS: F DIF: 2 REF: 5-1 NAT: Analytic LOC: Elasticity TOP: Price elasticity of demand MSC: Interpretive 10. The demand for gasoline will respond more to a change in price over a period of five weeks than over a period of five years. ANS: F DIF: 2 REF: 5-1 NAT: Analytic LOC: Elasticity TOP: Price elasticity of demand MSC: Interpretive 11. Even the demand for a necessity such as gasoline will respond to a change in price, especially over a longer time horizon. ANS: T DIF: 2 REF: 5-1 NAT: Analytic LOC: Elasticity TOP: Price elasticity of demand MSC: Interpretive 12. The price elasticity of demand is defined as the percentage change in quantity demanded divided by the percentage change in price. ANS: T DIF: 1 REF: 5-1 NAT: Analytic LOC: Elasticity TOP: Price elasticity of demand MSC: Definitional This edition is intended for use outside of the U.S. only, with content that may be different from the U.S. Edition. This may not be resold, copied, or distributed without the prior consent of the publisher.
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289 Chapter 5 /Elasticity and Its Application 13. The price elasticity of demand is defined as the percentage change in price divided by the percentage change in quantity demanded.
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