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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Friedman believe would be an effective way of reversing the trend toward bigger government?
(a) eliminating special interest groups
(b) adoption of an economic Bill of Rights
(c) limiting budgets
(d) new legislation

2. In Western nations, when a government doesn't achieve its economic goals:
(a) nothing happens
(b) there is usually a change of regimes
(c) the situation continues
(d) they keep trying

3. As a result of inflation, there is:
(a) no change in prices
(b) more goods and services to buy
(c) an increase in prices
(d) decrease in prices

4. A school voucher program would:
(a) raise taxes
(b) increase the costs of education
(c) have no effect on taxes paid
(d) lower taxes

5. Where have labor unions been stronger than they are in the United States?
(a) Great Britain
(b) Spain
(c) Germany
(d) France

6. Which of the following is considered a form of government assistance to construction workers?
(a) Glass-Stegal Act
(b) Davis-Bacon Act
(c) Landrum-Griffin Act
(d) Taft-Hartley Act

7. In the inner city schools, much of the money goes for all but the following:
(a) repairing damages from vandalism
(b) education
(c) preventing vandalism
(d) maintaining discipline

8. The union does all but the following for its members:
(a) negotiates terms of employment
(b) pays for their on-the-job meals
(c) negotiates wages
(d) represents them in a grievance hearing

9. Friedman suggests constitutional amendments to limit government in all but the following areas:
(a) occupational licensure
(b) wage and price controls
(c) international trade
(d) qualificaiton of bureaucrats

10. To improve their position, railroads engaged in:
(a) promotions
(b) rate fixing
(c) intensive advertising
(d) good service

11. In Friedman's view, special interests:
(a) prevail at the expense of the general interest
(b) are vital to the welfare of the economy
(c) should be eliminated
(d) promote the general interest

12. The first schools were:
(a) public with voluntary attendance
(b) private with mandatory attendance
(c) `public with mandatory attendance
(d) private with voluntary attendance

13. Inflation results when:
(a) the money supply increases more rapidly than the level of output
(b) the money supply increases less rapidly than the level of output
(c) there is no relation between output level and money supply
(d) the money supply and the output level increase at the same rate

14. In the 1920s, what publications were the leading intellectual journals of opinion?
(a) the New York Times
(b) Life Magazine
(c) Newsweek
(d) the New Republic and the Nation

15. Before the formation of the ICC, the railroad industry experienced all but the following:
(a) low freight rates
(b) stability
(c) low passenger rates
(d) bakruptcies

Short Answer Questions

1. In the mid-nineteenth century, the intellectual beliefs favored:

2. Most of the ICC staff came from the:

3. What items have not functioned as money over time:

4. Objections to the school voucher plan include all but the following:

5. In the tobacco economy, inflation occurred when there was:

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