Practice Test #1
Sections C01, C02
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Part A - Multiple Choice (40 points)
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Labour Hours Needed to Make
One Unit of: Amount Produced in 24 Hours:
Alberta 6 2 4 12
Manitoba 3 4 8 6
1. Refer to Table 3-4. If Alberta and Manitoba trade based on the principle of comparative advantage, what will be
a. Alberta will export baskets and Manitoba will export birdhouses.
b. Alberta will export birdhouses and Manitoba will export baskets.
c. Alberta will export neither good and Manitoba will export both goods.
d. Alberta will export both goods and Manitoba will export neither good.
2. Refer to Table 3-4. If Alberta and Manitoba trade based on the principle of comparative advantage, what will
a. No one in either province will gain.
b. Some individuals within both provinces will be made worse off.
c. All individuals in both provinces will gain.
d. One province will be better off and the other province will be worse off.
3. Refer to Table 3-4. What is the opportunity cost of 1 basket for Alberta?
4. Refer to Table 3-4. Which of the following is correct?
a. Alberta has an absolute advantage in baskets and Manitoba has an absolute advantage in
b. Alberta has an absolute advantage in neither good and Manitoba has an absolute advantage
in both goods.
c. Alberta has an absolute advantage in both goods and Manitoba has an absolute advantage in
d. Alberta has an absolute advantage in birdhouses and Manitoba has an absolute advantage in
5. Holding all else constant, what will result from a higher price for ski lift tickets?
a. decreased ski sales
b. decreased supply of ski resorts
c. increased numberofskiers
d. decreased demand for other winter recreational activities
6. Suppose that a worker in Freedonia can produce either 6 units of corn or 2 units of wheat per year, and a worker in
Sylvania can produce either 2 units of corn or 6 units of wheat per year. Each nation has 10 workers. Without trade,
Freedonia produces and consumes 30 units of corn and 10 units of wheat per year. Sylvania produces and consumes
10 units of corn and 30 units of wheat. Then suppose thattrade is initiated between the two countries, and Freedonia
sends 30 units of corn to Sylvania in exchange for 30units of wheat. What maximum amounts will Freedonia now be
able to consume?
a. 60 units of corn and 30 units of wheat.
b. 30 units of corn and 30 units of wheat.
c. no corn and 30 units of wheat.
d. no corn and 60 units of wheat.
7. Kingston is a small college city in Ontario. What happen s to the market demand curve for fast food in Kingston at the
end of August each year?
a. It shifts left.
b. It remains constant, but moves up the curve.
c. It shifts right.
d. It remains constant, but moves down the curve.
8. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a perfectly competitive market?
a. numerous buyers
c. numerous sellers
d. markep tower
9. Market demand is given as Qd = 60 – P. Market supply is given as Qs = 3P. What would result if the market price
a. a surplus of 30
b. a shortage of 30
c. a surplus of 60
d. a shortage of 60
10. Which of the following is included in GDP?
a. the sale of services such as visits to a doctor
b. the sale of stocks and bonds
c. the sale of used goods
d. interest income from a savings account
11. A professional gambler moves from a province where gambling is legal to a province where gambling is illegal.
What impact does this move have on Canada’s GDP?
a. It does not change GDP because gambling is never included in GDP.
b. It raises GDP.
d. It does not change GDP because in either case his income is included.
12. If the government reports that "GDP increased at an annual ra te of 6.0 percent for the fourth quarter of 2010," by how
much did GDP increase?
a. 1.5 percent during the fourth quarter of 2010
b. 24.0 percent during 2010
c. 6.0 percent during 2010
d. 6.0 percent during the fourth quarter of 2010
13. Refer to Figure 2-3. At which point or points can the economy produce?
a. point D, C
c. point A, B, D, E
d. point B, D, E
14. You know that a chocolate bar cost five cents in 1962. You also know the CPI for 1962 and the CPI for today. Which
of the following would you use to compute the price of the candy bar in today's prices?
a. 5 cents × (today's CPI/1962 CPI)
b. 5 cents × today's CPI – five cents × 1962 CPI
c. 5 cents × (1962 CPI/(today's CPI – 1962 CPI))
d. 5 cents × (1962 CPI/ today's CPI)
15. Lisa buys a 1982 BMW, which she plans to restore and sellS . he anticipates that the cost ofthe car and the repairs will
be $14,000 and that she can sell it for $20,000. When she has spent $11,000, she discovers she needs to replace the
engine, which will cost $5,000. She can sell the car without the new engine for $14,000. What should Lisa do?
a. be totally indifferent between finishing the project and selling the car now
b. complete the repairs and sell the car for $20,000
c. never try such an expensive project again
d. cut her losses and sell the car now for $14,000
16. In 1972 in Sarnia, Ontario, one could buy a bag of chips, a pound of hamburger, a package of buns, and a small bag
of charcoal for about $2.50. If the same goods today cost about $6.00, which of the following sets of CPIs would
make the cost in today's dollars the same for both years?
a. 65 in 1972 and 156 today
b. 90 in 1972 and 145.8 today
c. 60 in 1972 and 150 today
d. 100 in 1972 1nd 41.67 today
17. How does the value of total sales of all firms in the country for a year compare with GDP?
a. It is larger than GDP for the year.
b. It could be larger or smaller than GDP for the year.
c. It equals GDP for the year.
d. It is smaller than GDP for the year.
18. Refer to Figure 2-9. What do cups of coffee per day and the hours that someone can go without sleep have?
a. a random correlation
b. a negative correlation
c. a positive correlation
19. What will happen to the equilibrium price and quantity of traditional camera film if traditional cameras become less
expensive, digital cameras become more expensive, the cost of the resources needed to manufacture traditional film
increases, and fewer firms decide to manufacture traditional film?
a. quantity will increase and the effect on price is ambiguous
b. price will rise and the effect on quantity is ambiguous
c. quantity will fall and the effect on price is ambiguous
d. price will fall and the