Chapter 1 Quiz - Answered

Chapter 1 Quiz - Answered - Chapter 1 Quiz Multiple Choice...

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Chapter 1 Quiz Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. __b__1. Mitch has $100 to spend and wants to buy either a new amplifier for his guitar or a new mp3 player to listen to music while working out. Both the amplifier and the mp3 player cost $100, so he can only buy one. This illustrates the basic concept that a. trade can make everyone better off. b. people face trade-offs c. rational people think at the margin. d. people respond to incentives. __d__2. When the government attempts to improve equality in an economy the result is often a. an increase in overall output in the economy. b. additional government revenue since overall income will increase. c. a reduction in equality. d. a reduction in efficiency. __d__3. A likely effect of government policies that redistribute income and wealth from the wealthy to the poor is that those policies a. enhance equality. b. reduce efficiency. c. reduce the reward for working hard. d. All of the above are correct. __c__ 4. High-school athletes who skip college to become professional athletes a. obviously do not understand the value of a college education. b. usually do so because they cannot get into college. c. understand that the opportunity cost of attending college is very high. d. are not making a rational decision since the marginal benefits of college outweigh the marginal costs of college for high-school athletes.
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__c__ 5. Mallory decides to spend three hours working overtime rather than watching a video with her friends. She earns $8 an hour. Her opportunity cost of working is a. the $24 she earns working. b. the $24 minus the enjoyment she would have received from watching the video. c. the enjoyment she would have received had she watched the video. d. nothing, since she would have received less than $24 of enjoyment from the video. __d__6.
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ECO 2010 taught by Professor Mahmoudi during the Spring '08 term at Wayne State University.

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