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Unformatted text preview: 1 Gregory Clark Econ 110A, Spring 2009 MIDTERM 1 No calculators permitted. A total of 100 points are possible. Last Name: _____________________________ First Name: ________________________ Your Student ID Number: __ __ __ - __ __ - __ __ __ __ Part A: Multiple Choice Questions (16 questions, each of which is worth 4 points) 1. In A Farewell to Alms there is only one significant event in world economic history. This is: A. The Neolithic Revolution B. The Demographic Transition C. The Scientific Revolution D. The Industrial Revolution E. The Glorious Revolution 2. The Neolithic Revolution consisted of what major transformation A. The adoption of stone tools. B. The adoption of writing systems. C. The adoption of settled agriculture. D. The adoption of iron tools. E. The adoption of the hunter gatherer lifestyle. 3. By definition the subsistence income of a society before 1800 was the income at which A. Birth rates equaled death rates. B. People could just afford to feed themselves. C. The wage was at least the equivalent of 4 lbs of wheat per day. D. No one died of hunger. E. 60 percent of children survived to adulthood. 2 4. Who were the tallest people observed in the world before 1800? A. Japanese B. Danes C. Stone Age Europeans D. Sub Saharan Africans E. Polynesians 5. What were Japanese material living standards relative to those of England around 1800? A. 150% B. 100% C. 75% D. 67% E. 33% 6. Before 1860, when were English material living conditions at their maximum? A. 1209 B. 1315 C. 1450 D. 1689 E. 1798 7. The Malthusian model we have studied assumes that birth rates increase with income before 1800. Suppose birth rates were unchanged with income. This would imply - A. There would no longer be a subsistence income in the pre-industrial world....
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