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ECON 1002 C
Hunter Lupal
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Dates and locations of mock exam take-up:
February 25th from 6-9pm in AP 132
ECON 1002 C
Hunter Lupal
1. What is the definition of GDP?
a. The market value of all final goods and services produced within a country
in a given period of time
b. The market value of all goods and services produced within a country in a
given period of time
c. The market value of all goods and services in progress that are produced
within a country in a given period of time
d. The market value of all final goods produced within a country in a year
2. Which of the following is the correct identity for GDP?
a. Y = C + I + G – NX
b. Y = C + I – G + NX
c. Y = C + I + G + NX
d. Y = C – I – G – NX
3. If the nominal GDP is $400 and the real GDP is $350, what is the GDP deflator?
a. 0.875
b. 87.5
c. 1.14
d. 114.29
Multiply by 100 at the end
4. The inflation rate is the percentage change in the price index from the preceding
period. If the CPI in 2016 was 125 and in 2017 it was 130, what would the
inflation rate in 2017 be?
a. 4%
b. -0.04%
c. 3.85%
d. -0.0385%
((130-125)/125) * 100
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5. Which of the following is not a problem in measuring the cost of living (using the
CPI)?
a. Commodity substitution bias
b. Introduction of new goods
c. Unmeasured quality change
d. Uneven basket prices
6. Which of the following is the type of interest rate that accounts for the effects of
inflation?
a. Nominal interest rate
b. Real interest rate
c. Both a and b account for the effects of inflation
d. None of the above
7. What does the catch-up effect state?
a. That countries that start off poor tend to grow more rapidly than countries
that start off rich
b. That countries that start off rich tend to grow more rapidly than countries
that start off poor because they have established roots
c. That countries that start off rich will give capital and resources to countries
that are poor in order to stimulate growth in their economies
d. That countries that start off poor have no chance of catching up to
countries that start off rich
8. Which of the following is not an example of a factor that determines productivity?
a. Physical capital
b. Natural resources
c. Human capital
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d. A high population
9. Which of the following is true about diminishing returns?
a. When there is a low level of capital in an economy, an extra unit of capital
leads to a large increase in output
b. When there is a high level of capital in an economy, an extra unit of capital
leads to a small increase in output
c. Both a and b are true
d. Both a and b are false
10. What does the term productivity refer to?
a. The quantity of goods and services that a worker can produce for each
hour of work
b. The speed at which a worker can produce a good
c. The maximum quantity of quality goods and services that a worker can
produce
d. The maximum quantity of goods and services that a worker can produce,
even if some finished goods are of low quality
11. What is a bond?
a. A certificate of ownership in a firm
b. A certificate of indebtedness
c. A way to finance through equity
d. A cheque
12. Which of the following is not an advantage of a mutual fund?
a. They allow people with small amounts of money to diversify
b. They give regular people access to the skills of professional money
managers
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c. They create a medium of exchange that is highly liquid
d. None of the above
13. In a closed economy, what does saving equal?
a. Investment
b. Consumption
c. Government Purchases
d. GDP
14. If there was an increase in the supply of loanable funds, what would the results
be?
a. An increase in the equilibrium quantity of loanable funds and an increase
in the equilibrium interest rate
b. A decrease in the equilibrium quantity of loanable funds and an increase
in the equilibrium interest rate
c. An increase in the equilibrium quantity of loanable funds and a decrease
in the equilibrium interest rate
d. A decrease in the equilibrium quantity of loanable funds and a decrease in
the equilibrium interest rate
15. Which of the following is not a category determined by Statistics Canada when
conducting the Labour Force Survey?
a. Employed
b. Unemployed
c. Seeking employment
d. Not in the labour force
16. What is the natural rate of unemployment?
a. The deviation of unemployment from its natural rate
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b. Unemployment that results because of the time it takes for workers to
search for the jobs that best suit their skills and preferences
c. The rate of unemployment to which the economy tends to return to in the
long run
d. Unemployment that results because the amount of jobs available in some
labour markets is insufficient to give a job to everyone who is seeking one
17. What is the purpose of Employment Insurance (EI)?
a. To ease the burden of those who find themselves unemployed by
temporarily providing them with income
b. To ease the burden of those who find themselves unemployed by
permanently providing them with income
c. To ease the burden of those who find themselves unemployed, solely due
to a disability or an injury
d. To ease the burden of those who find themselves unemployed, solely due
to lay-offs
18. What does the theory of efficiency wages suggest?
a. Firms operate more efficiently if wages are kept above the equilibrium
level
b. Firms operate more efficiently if wages are kept at the equilibrium level
c. Firms operate more efficiently if wages are kept below the equilibrium
level
d. It does not matter at what level firms decide to place their wages, as long
as each employee is satisfied
19. Which of the following is not a function of money?
a. A demand deposit
b. A medium of exchange
c. A unit of account
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d. A store of value
20. Which of the following would likely be the most liquid asset?
a. A $20 bill
b. A house
c. An oil painting
d. A signed, first edition of a book
21. Which of the following is true about commodity money?
a. It is money without intrinsic value
b. It is money with intrinsic value
c. It holds value because of government decree
d. An example of commodity money would be a US dollar bill
22. What is fractional-reserve banking?
a. A banking system in which banks hold 100% reserves
b. A banking system in which banks hold 0% reserves
c. A banking system in which banks hold only a fraction of deposits as
reserves
d. A banking system that doesn’t allow for the bank to create any money
23. What would the result of an increase in the money supply be?
a. A decrease in the value of money and a decrease in the price level
b. A decrease in the value of money and an increase in the price level
c. An increase in the value of money and a decrease in the price level
d. An increase in the value of money and an increase in the price level
24. Which of the following statements is true?
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a. Nominal variables are variables measured in physical units and real
variables are variables measured in monetary units
b. Real variables are variables measured in physical units and nominal
variables are variables measured in monetary units
c. Both real and nominal variables are measured in monetary units
d. Both real and nominal variables are measured in physical units
25. What does monetary neutrality propose?
a. That changes in the money supply affect neither real nor nominal
variables
b. That changes in the money supply affect both real and nominal variables
c. That changes in the money supply don’t affect nominal variables
d. That changes in the money supply don’t affect real variables
26. What is the Fisher effect?
a. The unequal adjustment of the real interest rate to the inflation rate
b. The one-for-one adjustment of the real interest rate to the inflation rate
c. The one-for-one adjustment of the nominal interest rate to the real interest
rate
d. The one-for-one adjustment of the nominal interest rate to the inflation rate
27. What is the difference between net exports and trade balance?
a. Net exports is the value of a nation’s exports, whereas trade balance is
exports minus imports
b. Trade balance is the value of a nation’s exports, whereas net exports is
exports minus imports
c. Net exports is the value of a nations exports plus imports, whereas trade
balance is exports minus imports
d. There is no difference between the two terms
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28. When net exports are zero, a country is said to have what?
a. Balanced trade
b. Trade surplus
c. Trade deficit
d. Zero trade
29. If the price of a Big Mac in California is $4.50 US, and the price of a Big Mac in
Canada is $5.80, what would the predicted exchange rate be?
a. 1.29 $US/$CAD
b. 1.29 $CAD/$US
c. 0.77 $CAD/$US
d. 2.06 $CAD/$US
30. What does it mean if a country has perfect capital mobility?
a. They have full access to world financial markets
b. No one has access to the Canadian financial market
c. Money has a high velocity
d. Money has a low velocity
31. In a small open economy with perfect capital mobility, what determines the
demand for loanable funds?
a. National saving
b. Domestic investment
c. The world interest rate
d. Net capital outflow
32. What is capital flight?
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a. A small and gradual reduction in the demand for assets located in a
country
b. A small but sudden reduction in the demand for assets located in a
country
c. A large but gradual growth in the demand for assets located in a country
d. A large and sudden reduction in the demand for assets located in a
country
33. How does the depreciation of a currency effect net exports?
a. Exports become cheaper, imports become more expensive, thus net
exports increase
b. Exports become more expensive imports become more expensive, thus
net exports increase
c. Exports become cheaper, imports become cheaper, thus net exports
increase
d. Exports become cheaper, imports become more expensive, thus net
exports decrease
34. Nominal GDP is the production of goods and services valued at…
a. Current prices
b. Constant prices
c. Prices from the previous year
d. Predicted prices
35. What is indexation?
a. The automatic correction of a dollar amount for the effects of inflation by
law or contract
b. The manual correction of a dollar amount for the effects of inflation by law
or contract
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c. The automatic correction for the effects of inflation
d. The manual correction for the effects of inflation
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