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QUESTION 17

The idea that expansionary fiscal policy has a positive affect
on investment is known as

the investment accelerator.

the multiplier.

crowding out.

monetary policy.

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QUESTION 18

Which of the following illustrates how the investment
accelerator works?

An increase in government expenditures increases aggregate
spending so that Burgerville finds it profitable to build more new
restaurants.

An increase in government expenditures increases the interest
rate so that the Burgerville chain of restaurants decides to build
fewer new restaurants.

An increase in government expenditures increases the interest
rate so that the demand for stocks and bonds issued by Burgerville
increases.

An increase in government expenditures decreases the interest
rate so that Burgerville decides to build more new restaurants.

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QUESTION 19

Which of the following illustrates how the investment
accelerator works?

An increase in government expenditures increases aggregate
spending so that SnoozeBargain Co. decides to modernize its
motels.

An increase in government expenditures increases the interest
rate so that SnoozeBargain Co. decides to modernize its motels.

An increase in government expenditures increases the interest
rate so that the demand for stocks and bonds issued by
SnoozeBargain Co. rises.

An increase in government expenditures decreases the interest
rate so that SnoozeBargain Co. decides to modernize its motels.

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QUESTION 20

  Sometimes during wars, government expenditures are
larger than normal. To reduce the effects this spending creates on
interest rates,

the Federal Reserve could increase the money supply by buying
bonds.

the Federal Reserve could increase the money supply by selling
bonds.

the Federal Reserve could decrease the money supply by buying
bonds.

the Federal Reserve could decrease the money supply by selling
bonds.

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QUESTION 21

If the investment accelerator from an increase in government
purchases is larger than the crowding-out effect, then

the multiplier is probably greater than one.

the multiplier is probably less than one.

the multiplier is probably equal to one.

the multiplier is probably zero.

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QUESTION 22

Suppose that the MPC is 0.7, there is no investment
accelerator, and there are no crowding-out effects. If government
expenditures increase by $30 billion, then aggregate demand

shifts rightward by $100 billion.

shifts rightward by $51 billion.

shifts rightward by $170 billion.

shifts rightward by $72.8 billion.

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QUESTION 23

If taxes

decrease, then consumption increases, and aggregate demand
shifts rightward.

decrease, then consumption decreases, and aggregate demand
shifts leftward.

increase, then consumption decreases, and aggregate demand
shifts rightward.

increase, then consumption increases, and aggregate demand
shifts leftward.

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QUESTION 24

An increase in government spending shifts aggregate demand

to the right. The larger the multiplier is, the farther it
shifts.

to the right. The larger the multiplier is, the less it
shifts.

to the left. The larger the multiplier is, the farther it
shifts.

to the left. The larger the multiplier is, the less it
shifts.

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QUESTION 25

Keynes argued that aggregate demand is

irrational waves of pessimism cause decreases in aggregate
demand and increases in unemployment.

irrational waves of optimism cause decreases in aggregate demand
and decreases in aggregate supply.

changes in business and consumer expectations generally
stabilize the economy.

All of the above are correct.

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QUESTION 26

Which of the following policies would be advocated by someone
who wants the government to follow an active stabilization policy
when the economy is experiencing severe unemployment?

increase government expenditures

decrease the money supply

increase taxes

All of the above are correct.

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QUESTION 27

Question: QUESTION 17The idea that expansionary fiscal policy has a positive affecton investment is known...

31. Refer to Figure 34-7. The aggregate-demand
curve could shift from AD1 to
AD2 as a result of

a decrease in net exports.

an increase in government purchases.

households saving a smaller fraction of their income.

a decrease in the price level.

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QUESTION 28

Refer to Figure 34-7. If the economy is at
point b, a policy to restore full employment would be

an increase in the money supply.

a decrease in government purchases.

an increase in taxes.

All of the above are correct.

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QUESTION 29

Refer to Figure 34-7. Which of the following is
correct?

It is possible that either fiscal or monetary policy might have
caused the shift from AD1 to
AD2.

All of the above are correct.

If aggregate demand moves from AD1 to
AD2, the economy will stay at point b in both
the short run and long run.

A wave of optimism could move the economy from point a to point
b.

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QUESTION 30

Question: QUESTION 17The idea that expansionary fiscal policy has a positive affecton investment is known...

Refer to Figure 34-9. Suppose the economy is
currently at point A. To restore full employment, the Federal
Reserve should

sell government bonds, which will reduce the money supply.

sell government bonds, which will increase the money supply.

purchase government bonds, which will reduce the money
supply.

purchase government bonds, which will increase the money
supply.

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QUESTION 31

An example of an automatic stabilizer is

unemployment benefits

a lowering of interest rates by the Fed.

a decrease in money demand.

a decrease in tax rates in response to a recession.

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QUESTION 32

Other things the same, automatic stabilizers tend to

raise expenditures during recessions and lower expenditures
during expansions.

raise expenditures during expansions and lower expenditures
during recessions.

lower expenditures during expansions and recessions.

raise expenditures during expansions and recessions.