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Microeconomics Practice Test

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Principles of Microeconomics
Take Home Test #4F - Chapters 28, 29, 5 & 32 (Miller Spring 2006) Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1) All economic systems must answer which questions?
A) Who get the goods, how do they get them, and why do they get them. B) Who get the goods, how do they get them, and what do they get them for. C) How are goods and services distributed, who gets the goods and services produced, what goods and services will be produced. D) How are goods and services produced, who gets the goods and services produced, what goods and services will be produced. E) What goods are produced, how are they produced, and to whom does the government distribute the goods,

2) A market system, or price system is an economic system which A) uses relative prices to signal changes in supply and demand. B) uses prices to decide what will be produced and in what quantities, but not in deciding the distribution of income. C) relies heavily on centralized decision-making by government bodies. D) answers the last two basic economic questions, but not the first. E) uses prices to decide all economic and political questions.

3) A command system is an economic system which
A) uses relative prices to signal changes in supply and demand. B) uses prices to decide what will be produced and in what quantities, but not in deciding the distribution of income. C) relies heavily on centralized decision-making by government bodies. D) answers the last two basic economic questions, but not the first. E) uses prices to decide all economic and political questions.

4) Capitalism requires private property rights because without these rights: A) governments planning would be impossible.
B) equitable outcomes would be more difficult to achieve.
C) market incentives to produce would be inadequate.
D) self-interest would overwhelm selflessness and too little output would be produced. E) capitalists would control the...