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CLEP Macroeconomics Basics

Subjects : clep, economics
Instructions:
  • Answer 41 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Custom and culture define how resources are produced and exchanged and how income is distributed - and technology is viewed as invasive






2. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






8. Curve shifts to right






9. Curve shifts to left






10. Indicates increasing opportunity costs






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






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






13. (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.






14. Slopes downward






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






16. Results when the price is set above equilibrium price






17. Desires are unlimited - resources are limited.






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






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






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






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






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






23. Curve shifts to right






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






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






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






27. Curve shifts to left






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






29. A point of production that is inefficient






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






31. Points on the PPC






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






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






34. A point of production that is unattainable






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






36. Goods that satisfy needs or wants immediately and get used up






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






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






39. A graphical representation of opportunity costs






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






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