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Chapter 09
Net Present Value and Other Investment Criteria
Multiple Choice Questions
1. A project has an initial cost of $27,400 and a market value of $32,600. What is the
difference between these two values called?
A. net present value
B. internal return
C. payback value
D. profitability index
E. discounted payback
2. Which one of the following methods of project analysis is defined as computing the value
of a project based upon the present value of the project's anticipated cash flows?
A. constant dividend growth model
B. discounted cash flow valuation
C. average accounting return
D. expected earnings model
E. internal rate of return
3. The length of time a firm must wait to recoup the money it has invested in a project is
called the:
A. internal return period.
B. payback period.
C. profitability period.
D. discounted cash period.
E. valuation period.
4. The length of time a firm must wait to recoup, in present value terms, the money it has in
invested in a project is referred to as the:
A. net present value period.
B. internal return period.
C. payback period.
D. discounted profitability period.
E. discounted payback period.
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5. A project's average net income divided by its average book value is referred to as the
project's average:
A. net present value.
B. internal rate of return.
C. accounting return.
D. profitability index.
E. payback period.
6. The internal rate of return is defined as the:
A. maximum rate of return a firm expects to earn on a project.
B. rate of return a project will generate if the project in financed solely with internal funds.
C. discount rate that equates the net cash inflows of a project to zero.
D. discount rate which causes the net present value of a project to equal zero.
E. discount rate that causes the profitability index for a project to equal zero.
7. You are viewing a graph that plots the NPVs of a project to various discount rates that
could be applied to the project's cash flows. What is the name given to this graph?
A. project tract
B. projected risk profile
C. NPV profile
D. NPV route
E. present value sequence
8. There are two distinct discount rates at which a particular project will have a zero net
present value. In this situation, the project is said to:
A. have two net present value profiles.
B. have operational ambiguity.
C. create a mutually exclusive investment decision.
D. produce multiple economies of scale.
E. have multiple rates of return.
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9. If a firm accepts Project A it will not be feasible to also accept Project B because both
projects would require the simultaneous and exclusive use of the same piece of machinery.

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