Fatal Equilibrium Preview Here are some examples of test questions over the novel. Identify the person described "[____], the English economist whom Spearman ranked over even John Maynard Keynes as the preeminent twentieth-century thinker, had described economics as 'the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life.'" Identify the speaker "The people you met last night. One of them was a fraud." Identify the economic principle "… Reynolds invented the ball-point pen after World War II and had a monopoly on its production, he sold them for as much as eighteen dollars each. Now there are many producers of ball-point pens, and you pay no more than fifty cents to get one. …. But I'll bet you would have been willing to pay a good deal more than fifty cents in order to have the convenience of a ball point instead of a fountain pen."