Competitive Exams: Economics MCQs (PracticeTest 50 of 122)
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Given the demand function q = 20/P, where p = price of product and q = quantity of product, the elasticity of demand at p 10 would be

0

1

2




Match List I (marginal Rate of substitution MRSxy) with List II (The Shape of Indifference Curve IC) and select the correct answer:
ListI ListII 
MRSXY = Zero

MRSXY = Constant but nonzero

Decreasing MRSXY

Increasing MRSXY

Rightangled

Straight line with negative slope

IC is concave to the origin

IC is convex to the origin
 A
 B
 C
 D

 1
 2
 4
 3

 3
 4
 2
 1

 1
 4
 2
 3

 3
 2
 4
 1


In a fixed exchange rate system, automatic adjustments of balance of payments are brought about by variation in Quantities demanded X d Y Price P1 P2 O d

fiscal policy interventions

trade policy interventions

internal prices

external prices


Which one of the following assumptions is NOT correct for the revealed preference analysis?

Consistency

Transitivity

Rationality

Weak ordering


A consumer spend all his income of Rs. 500 equally goods X and y by purchasing 50 unit X@Rs. 5 per unit and 25 units of Y at the rate of Rs. 10 per unit. Because of recession, prices of X and Y fall by 50% and his employer reduces his salary from Rs. 500 to Rs. 250. In this situation he is expected to

increase the purchase of both X and Y as they are now cheaper

decrease the purchase of both x and Y as his income goes down

leave the purchase basket unaltered at 50 X and 25 of Y

alter his purchase in a uncertain way.


Let I = 5 + 0.2 Y, s = 15 + 0.3 Y and G = 5 (where I = Investment, Y = Y = national Income, s = Savings and G = government Spending). What is the equilibrium level of Y?

200

100

250

300


Consider the following statements:

Absolute Income Hypothesis is associated with Keynes

S = 20 + 0.4y and C = 20 + 0.6y yield the same investment multiplier

Investment multiplier rises whenever income tax is introduced in the system

Bond price and interest rates are directly related
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

1 alone

2 and 3

3 and 4

1 and 2


Given are the following informations about an economy: Consumption = Rs. 5, 000 Gross Investment = Rs. 1, 000 Govt. Purchases = Rs. 800 Exports = Rs. 600 Imports = Rs. 800 Depreciation = Rs. 250 What is the GNP at market prices?

Rs. 7, 100

Rs. 6, 850

Rs. 6, 600

Rs. 6, 350


Consider the following statements relating to classical theory of employment:

Classical theory is based on the assumption of full employment.

Classical version of full employment is a situation where involuntary unemployment is present

Classical version of full employment is consistent with seasonal unemployment and frictional unemployment

Classical economists advocated wage cuts to reduce the unemployment level
Which of the above statement are correct?

1, 2 and 3

2, 3 and 4

1, 3 and 4

1 and 2


Which one of the following saving functions corresponds to the investment multiplier of 5?

S = 28 + 0.25 Y

S = 40 + 0.75 Y

S = 60 + 0.20 Y

s = 75 + 0.60 Y


When investment is negatively related to the rate of interest, the equilibrium output in the goods market is

unrelated to the rate of interest

inversely related to the rate of interest

positively related to the rate of interest

indeterminate


Consider the following statement denoting the relationship between marginal propensity to consume and value of multiplier:

higher the marginal propensity to consume, higher is the multiplier

higher the marginal propensity to consume lower is the multiplier

when the marginal propensity to consume is one, multiplier takes the value of infinity
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

1 alone

2 and 3

1, 2 and 3

1 and 3


Consider the following statement

In an economy where productive capacities are increasing, gross private domestic investment exceeds depreciation

Interest on the public debt is not a part of national income but is included in personal income

disinvestment occurs when inventories expand

The purchase of new home is included in the GNP as a part of investment.
Which of the above statements are correct?

1 and 2

3 and 4

1, 2 and 4

1, 3 and 4


An increase in fiscal spending leads to

a shift of the Philips curve to the right

a shift of the Philips curve to the left

movement along the Phillips curve such that unemployment rises and inflation falls

movement along the Phillips curve such that unemployment falls and inflation rises


Consider the following statements:

According to the accelerator model, investment demand is proportional to the change in GNP

The real rate of interest is the nominal rate of interest plus the inflation rate

the higher the real interest rate, the higher is the rental cost of capital

Investment is a stock concept

2 and 3

1 and 2

1 and 3

1, 2, 3 and 4

