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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Parents who send their children to private schools:
(a) pay a lower amount of taxes for public schools
(b) none of the above
(c) still pay taxes for public schools
(d) pay not taxes for public schools

2. According to Friedman, the way to cure inflation is to:
(a) reduce the rate of monetary growth
(b) limit the amount of goods and services available for sale
(c) promote spending policies
(d) force consumers to increase their savings

3. What did Pat Brennan and her husband do in Rochester, New York?
(a) they challenged a postal increase
(b) they established a business that competed with the United States Post Office
(c) they supported measures to limit the growth of business
(d) they became lobbyists

4. One of the big complaints of parents is that they:
(a) spend too much time in parent-teacher conferences
(b) have little control or choice regarding their children's education
(c) the school day is too short
(d) parents are asked to do too much with the school given their busy schedules

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

6. Which kind of worker has no protection?
(a) federal employees
(b) workers with no possible employer
(c) employees of a conglomerate
(d) states employees

7. Regarding public and private colleges and universities, the number of students who complete the undergraduate degrees is:
(a) only slightly higher at pubhlic institutions
(b) higher at public institutions
(c) higher at private institutions
(d) the same at public and private institutions

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

9. Modern labor unions trace their roots back:
(a) to medical men in ancient Greece
(b) the Egyptians
(c) ancient Rome
(d) Great Britain

10. In Virginia in the 1600s, what functioned as money?
(a) gold
(b) tobacco
(c) beads
(d) wampum

11. What program would allow greater choices for parents?
(a) sending children to private schools
(b) the school voucher program
(c) making all education private
(d) being able to select any school

12. According to Friedman, who is most likely to produce a shoddy product?
(a) government
(b) both government and private enterprise
(c) private enterprise
(d) consumers won't accept a shoddy product

13. Most of the ICC staff came from the:
(a) stock market
(b) were laymen
(c) legislature
(d) railroad industry

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

15. The airline industry is regulated by:
(a) the Civil Aeronautics Board
(b) the Air Force
(c) none of the above
(d) the Department of Transportation

Short Answer Questions

1. The Department of Energy was formed in response to the:

2. The first schools were:

3. Where have labor unions been stronger than they are in the United States?

4. Friedman suggests constitutional amendments to limit government in all but the following areas:

5. Who has the greatest amount of choice in the selection of schooling?

(see the answer keys)

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