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CLEP Macroeconomics Basics

Subjects : clep, economics
Instructions:
  • Answer 41 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Results when the price is set below the equilibrium price






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






9. A graphical representation of opportunity costs






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






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






12. Indicates increasing opportunity costs






13. Points on the PPC






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






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






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






17. Results when the price is set above equilibrium price






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






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






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






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






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






23. A point of production that is unattainable






24. Desires are unlimited - resources are limited.






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






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






27. Curve shifts to left






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






29. Curve shifts to left






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






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






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






33. 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.






34. (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.






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






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






37. Slopes downward






38. Curve shifts to right






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






40. A point of production that is inefficient






41. Curve shifts to right