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1 Chapter 11 Practice Quiz Tutorial Gross Domestic Product
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2 1. The dollar value of all final goods and services produced within the borders of a nation is the
a. GNP deflator. b. gross national product. c. net national product. d. gross domestic product. D. GDP is the most widely reported measure of a nation’s economic performance. GDP excludes production abroad by U.S. firms.

3 2. Based on the circular flow model, money flows from businesses to households in
a. factor markets. b. product markets. c. neither factor nor product markets. d. both factor and product markets. A. Money flows from household to businesses in product markets. The reverse is true for factor markets.

4 3. The circular flow model does not include which of the following?
a. The quantity of shoes in inventory on January 1. b. The total wages paid per month. c. The percentage of profits paid out as dividends each year. d. The total profits earned per year in the U.S. economy. A. The quantity of shoes in inventory is a stock at one point in time rather than a flow over a period of time.

5 4. The expenditure approach measures GDP by adding all the expenditures for final goods made by
a. households. b. businesses. c. government. d. foreigners. e. all of the above. E. One method national income accountants use to calculate GDP is to add all spending for the four sectors of the economy during a period of time.

6 5. GDP is a less-than-perfect measure of the nation’s economic pulse because it
a. excludes nonmarket transactions. b. does not measure the quality of goods and services. c. does not report illegal transactions. d. all of the above are true. D. GDP only measures legal market transactions and adjustments for quality changes are very difficult or impossible.

7 6. Subtracting an allowance for depreciation of fixed capital from gross domestic product yields
a. real GDP. b. nominal GDP. c. personal income. d. national income. D. GDP includes an estimate of depreciation. National income is equal to GDP less depreciation.

8 7. Adding all incomes earned by households from the sale of resources yields
a. intermediate goods. b. indirect business taxes. c. national income. d. personal income. C. Intermediate goods and indirect business taxes have nothing to do with adding household incomes. Personal income is the total income received by households. For example, PI includes transfer payments and NI does not.

9 8. Personal income equals disposable income plus
a. personal savings. b. transfer payments. c. dividend payments. d. personal taxes. D. Disposable income is the amount of income that households actually have to spend or save after payment of personal taxes.

10 9. Disposal personal income
a. is the income people spend for personal items such as homes and cars. b. includes transfer payments. c. excludes transfer payments. d. includes personal taxes. B. DPI equals PI minus personal taxes. Since PI includes transfer payments, DPI also includes transfer payments.

11 10. Which of the following statements is true?
a. National income is total income earned by households, whereas personal income is total income received by households. b. Disposable personal income equals personal income minus personal taxes. c. The expenditures approach and the income approach yield the same GDP figure. d. all of the above are true. D. All of the above are true.

12 11. Gross domestic product data that reflect actual prices as they exist in a given year are expressed in terms of a. fixed dollars. b. current dollars. c. constant dollars. d. real dollars. B. Nominal GDP is also referred to as current dollar or money GDP and is not adjusted for inflation.

13 12. The GDP chain price index is
a. widely reported in the news. b. broadly based. c. adjusted for government spending. d. a measure of changes in consumer prices. B. The GDP chain price index not only measures price changes of consumer goods, but also price changes of business investment, government consumption expenditures, exports and imports.

14 13. Which of the following statements is true?
a. The inclusion of intermediate goods and services in GDP calculations would underestimate our nation’s production level. b. The expenditures approach sums the compensation of employees, rents, profits, net interest, and non-income expenses for depreciation and indirect business taxes. c. Real GDP has been adjusted for changes in the general level of prices due to inflation or deflation. d. Real GDP equals nominal GDP multiplied by the GDP deflator. C. The word real in front of any term means that the value has been adjusted for inflation.

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