Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Charles Wheelan
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In many countries, the negative effects of the Great Depression lasted until the start of what?

2. What is an economic principle that states "Bad money drives out good"?

3. The United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference was commonly known as what?

4. According to the author in Chapter 13, some argue that high temperatures and heavy rainfall yield poor food production and and increase in what, therefore limiting a location's ability to create a thriving economy?

5. In 1900, the average wage was how much per hour according to the author in Chapter 9?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe, analyze and discuss the healthcare and insurance industries in the United States. What national legislation was recently passed which broached the issues of healthcare? How effective was this legislation? How do these industries represent inequality in regard to information?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss Douglas Ivester, the Coca-Cola Company, and the toppling of the Berlin Wall. When did the Berlin Wall come down and what did this mean in terms of the U.S.S.R.? What is brand recognition? In what ways does the author laud Ivester's tactic for marketing?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the most recent Japanese and U.S. recessions. When, according to the author, did Japan's economic decline begin? What led to it? What do these recessions have in common? How do they differ? What are the different viewpoints regarding how to pull America from its current recession? What legislation has attempted to boost the economy? Has it been effective? Why or why not?

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