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CLEP Macroeconomics Basics

Subjects : clep, economics
Instructions:
  • Answer 41 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Goods that satisfy needs or wants immediately and get used up






2. Desires are unlimited - resources are limited.






3. A graphical representation of the boundary between what is attainable and what is not






4. All available resources are making the most valuable contributions to output






5. The amount of products that must be forgone in order to obtain an additional unit of any given product






6. The higher the price - the lower the quantity demanded. the lower the price - the higher the quantity demanded.






7. Curve shifts to left






8. A communist economy; the government determines what is produced and in what quantities and at what price






9. Custom and culture define how resources are produced and exchanged and how income is distributed - and technology is viewed as invasive






10. Slopes downward






11. A point of production that is unattainable






12. As price rises - the corresponding quantity supplied also rises and likewise when the price falls - the quantity supplied decreases






13. All resources are devoted to society's most desired goods and services






14. (1) the economy is fully efficient meaning that it is operating at full production and full employment; (2) resources are fixed; (3) technology is fixed; and (4) there are only two products.






15. When something other than price changes in supply - the supply curve shifts left or right






16. Indicates increasing opportunity costs






17. Results when the price is set below the equilibrium price






18. 1) the technique of production; (2) prices of resources needed to produce the good or service; (3) taxes and subsidies; (4) prices of other goods; (5) price expectations; and (6) the number of other sellers in the market.






19. Achieved when society is producing at full employment and full production






20. Meaning - 'let it be -' this is a term that indicates little government involvement in the economy






21. Indicates economic growth (society found more resources or developed better technology)






22. The amount of good or service that a producer plans to sell in a certain time frame






23. Results when the price is set above equilibrium price






24. If a similar good is priced more cheaply - people will buy the cheaper substitute instead of the good itself (Coke - Pepsi; bananas - strawberries)






25. The science of efficiency; concerned with allocating these scarce resources so as to achieve maximum fulfillment of our material wants






26. Curve shifts to right






27. Amount of a good or service that consumers plan to buy in a given period of time and in given conditions






28. A graphical representation of opportunity costs






29. When something other than price changes a demand - the demand curve shifts left or right






30. Most economies are not completely laissez-faire and not completely command - but some mixture






31. All resources available being used (land - capital goods - and laborers)






32. The least costly method of production is being used to produce the desired goods and services






33. At a lower price - people will buy more of a particular good because they do not have to sacrifice other goods at its expense






34. (1) the price of the good; (2) the prices of related goods; (3) expected future prices; (4) income; (5) population; and (6) preferences






35. A system of private ownership of resources using free markets and prices to determine economic activity; little government involvement






36. Curve shifts to left






37. A point of production that is inefficient






38. The point at which quantity demanded and quantity supplied meet






39. Points on the PPC






40. Items that satisfy wants indirectly by facilitating the production of consumer goods; economic growth is dictated by a society's production of capital goods






41. Curve shifts to right