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Chapter 5 Multiple Choice Questions
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Chapter 5 Multiple Choice Questions
The elasticity of demand
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Average income increases from £20,000 p.a. to £22,000 p.a. Quantity demanded per year increases from 5000 to 6000 units. Which of the following is correct?
Demand is price inelastic
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The good is inferior
correct
incorrect
Income elasticity is -2
correct
incorrect
The product has a positive income elasticity of demand
correct
incorrect
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The price decreases from £2,000 to £1,800. Quantity demanded per year increases from 5000 to 6000 units. Which of the following is correct?
The price elasticity of demand is -2
correct
incorrect
The good is inferior
correct
incorrect
Income elasticity is + 0.5
correct
incorrect
Income elasticity is + 2
correct
incorrect
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If the price elasticity of demand is unit then a fall in price:
Reduces revenue
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incorrect
Leaves revenue unchanged
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incorrect
Increases revenue
correct
incorrect
Reduces costs
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incorrect
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If the cross price elasticity of demand is -2:
The products are substitutes and demand is cross price elastic
correct
incorrect
The products are substitutes and demand is cross price inelastic
correct
incorrect
The products are complements and demand is cross price elastic
correct
incorrect
The products are complements and demand is cross price inelastic
correct
incorrect
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The income elasticity is +2 and income increases by 20%. Sales were 5000 units, what will they be now?
3000
correct
incorrect
7000
correct
incorrect
5500
correct
incorrect
4500
correct
incorrect
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The price elasticity of demand is a negative number this means:
Demand is price elastic
correct
incorrect
Demand is price inelastic
correct
incorrect
The demand curve is downward sloping
correct
incorrect
An increase in income will reduce the quantity demanded
correct
incorrect
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Price increases from 10 to 12 pence and the price elasticity of demand is -0.5. The quantity demanded was 500 units. What will it be now?
550 units
correct
incorrect
500 units
correct
incorrect
450 units
correct
incorrect
490 units
correct
incorrect
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If demand is price inelastic:
An increase in price must raise profits
correct
incorrect
An increase in price decreases revenue
correct
incorrect
An increase in price increases revenue
correct
incorrect
A decrease in price reduces sales
correct
incorrect
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For an inferior good with a downward sloping demand curve:
The price elasticity of demand is negative; the income elasticity of demand is negative.
correct
incorrect
The price elasticity of demand is positive; the income elasticity of demand is negative.
correct
incorrect
The price elasticity of demand is negative; the income elasticity of demand is positive.
correct
incorrect
The price elasticity of demand is positive; the income elasticity of demand is positive.
correct
incorrect
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For a normal good with a downward sloping demand curve:
The price elasticity of demand is negative; the income elasticity of demand is negative.
correct
incorrect
The price elasticity of demand is positive; the income elasticity of demand is negative.
correct
incorrect
The price elasticity of demand is negative; the income elasticity of demand is positive.
correct
incorrect
The price elasticity of demand is positive; the income elasticity of demand is positive.
correct
incorrect
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