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QUESTION 46

When the Fed buys a U.S. bond in the open market

its action has no effect on the total reserves or the money supply because the check it writes increases reserves at one bank but they fall at another.

its action expands total reserves and the money supply.

its action contracts total reserves and the money supply.

total reserves increase by the amount of the purchase but the money supply stays the same.

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QUESTION 47

When the Fed sells government securities,

reserves increase, leading to a decrease in the money supply by an amount more than the sale of the government securities.

reserves decrease, leading to a decrease in the money supply by an amount more than the sale of the government securities.

reserves increase, leading to a increase in the money supply by an amount more than the sale of the government securities.

reserves decrease, leading to a increase in the money supply by an amount more than the sale of the government securities.

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QUESTION 48

The maximum potential money multiplier is equal to

the reserve ratio.

one minus the reserve ratio

the inverse of the required reserve ratio.

the number of dollars on reserve.

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QUESTION 49

The potential money multiplier gives us

the growth in the money supply when income increases.

the growth in real national income when the money supply increases.

the maximum potential change in the money supply due to a change in income.

the maximum potential change in the money supply due to a change in reserves.

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QUESTION 50

An increase in the reserve ratio

increases the money multiplier.

will cause banks to make more loans.

has an expansionary effect on the money supply.

has a contractionary effect on the money supply.

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QUESTION 51

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insures

banks against lawsuits.

the deposits held in member banks.

the deposits held in the Fed.

the federal funds market.

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QUESTION 52

Bank runs are a possibility because

in difficult times people want currency instead of demand deposits.

the FDIC is inefficient.

banks do not keep enough reserves to cover all their depository liabilities.

bankers are often poor businesspeople.

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QUESTION 53

The manner in which FDIC deposit insurance is set up in the United States encourages banks to

make riskier loans than they otherwise would.

reject some loans that probably would be profitable.

maintain excess reserves that are too great.

be too conservative in their lending practices.

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QUESTION 54

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

discourages banks from engaging in excessive risk taking.

was established after the Panic of 1907.

only insures deposits in money-center banks.

increases the stability of the banking system by reducing the likelihood of bank runs.

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QUESTION 55

What are the two features of money that distinguish it from all other goods in the economy?

Money is government issued and it is redeemable for gold or silver.

Money is part of every barter transaction and it is divisible.

Money is accepted as a medium of exchange and it is the common unit of account used to express prices.

Money is a common unit of account and it is also can be traded for other currencies at a guaranteed exchange rate.

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QUESTION 56

Holding money to meet unplanned expenditures and emergencies is known as

asset demand.

precautionary demand.

aggregate demand.

transactions demand.

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QUESTION 57

When people want to hold money to make regular planned expenditures, this is

the transaction demand for money.

the spending demand for money.

the asset demand for money.

the precautionary demand for money.

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QUESTION 58

When interest rates rise, the transactions demand for money usually

decreases.

increases.

decreases initially and then increases to the original position.

does not change.

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QUESTION 59

As nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rises, the transactions demand for money

increases, and the money demand curve shifts to the right.

remains constant, and the money demand curve remains the same.

decreases, and the money demand curve shifts to the left.

increases, and the money demand curve shifts to the left.

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QUESTION 60

One of the economic costs of holding currency is that

it fulfills no precautionary role.

it fulfills no transactions role.

it earns no interest income.

its real value always increases.

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