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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Friedman call one of the most successful labor unions in history?
(a) plumbers
(b) carpenters
(c) autoworkers
(d) the AMA

2. The regulation of employment practices and safety standards in the workplace is performed by:
(a) EPA
(b) FEMA
(c) Department of Labor
(d) Office of Safety and Health Administration

3. All but the following have resulted from centralization in schooling:
(a) increased power for administrators
(b) less choice for consumers
(c) larger scale units
(d) more choice for consumers

4. Wages increasing faster than productivity is:
(a) the result of poor equipment
(b) none of the above
(c) a result of inflation
(d) a cause of inflation

5. In what ways does competition protect the consumer?
(a) by the information provided with the product
(b) through the honesty of sellers
(c) by advertising
(d) consumers will not continually buy shoddy products

6. The purpose of the Consumer Products Safety Commission is to:
(a) to help advertise products
(b) protect the consumer from unsafe products
(c) to help introduce new products
(d) assist manufacturers in the promotion of products

7. The growth of bureaucracy leads to:
(a) greater efficiency
(b) a conflict between desired objectives
(c) lower costs
(d) faster resolution of problems

8. The amount of time from the increase in the quantity of money and the rise in prices is about:
(a) immediate
(b) one year
(c) six months
(d) eighteen months

9. Horace Mann is known as all but the following:
(a) Secretary of State
(b) the father of American public education
(c) secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education
(d) crusader for free schools

10. Most of the funding for public education is provided by the:
(a) federal government
(b) state
(c) county
(d) city

11. The school voucher program would give the parents:
(a) a voucher to be used at any school
(b) a tax bill
(c) a tax break
(d) cash

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following is considered a form of government assistance to construction workers?

3. As a result of inflation, there is:

4. The airline industry is regulated by:

5. The union does all but the following for its members:

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