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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pamphlets printed at the time of his work compared Malthus with whom?
(a) Satan.
(b) God.
(c) Adam Smith.
(d) Napolean

2. Adam Smith was a lecturer in what area?
(a) Religion.
(b) Economic Philosphy.
(c) Moral Philosophy.
(d) Religious Science.

3. What describes how investment can lead to greater output?
(a) Law of Assimilation.
(b) Law of Accumulation.
(c) Law of Economics.
(d) Law of Population.

4. What is production dependent upon?
(a) Distribution.
(b) Profits.
(c) Wages.
(d) Nature.

5. _________ is concerned with finding some reason for the cosmos. (fill in the blank)
(a) Natural Theology.
(b) Religion.
(c) Ethics.
(d) Moral Philosophy.

6. Where was New Harmony located?
(a) Indiana.
(b) New York.
(c) London.
(d) Manchester.

7. Malthus continued to work on his theory of population and the food supply and assumed that humans could double their number every _________. (fill in the blank)
(a) Thirty-five years.
(b) Twenty years.
(c) Twenty-five years.
(d) Fifty Years.

8. Who failed to recognize the wealth creating ability of labor?
(a) Quesnay.
(b) Hume.
(c) Locke.
(d) Smith.

9. What did all of the these economists do?
(a) Never married.
(b) Died penniless.
(c) Wrote a book.
(d) Influenced a king.

10. The fact that man is _________ makes survival difficult. (fill in the blank)
(a) A slow learner.
(b) Clever.
(c) Self-centered.
(d) Antisocial.

11. What theory explains that higher wages will call forth more workers because higher wages result in better living conditions and lower mortality figures?
(a) Law of Population.
(b) Law of Accumulation.
(c) Law of Economics.
(d) Law of Assimilation.

12. Heilbroner believes economists wield power greater than _________. (fill in the blank)
(a) Armies.
(b) God.
(c) Sword and scepter.
(d) Kings.

13. What did Malthus believe was the basic trouble with the world?
(a) Too few jobs.
(b) Too much war.
(c) Too many people.
(d) Too many landowners.

14. Which legislation resulted in duties on grain imports and remained in effect for thirty years?
(a) Corn Laws.
(b) British Market Laws.
(c) Wheat Laws.
(d) Parliment Laws.

15. Who wrote the Tableau Economique?
(a) Quesnay.
(b) Hume.
(c) Smith.
(d) Locke.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of survival has man faced from the earliest days on?

2. The early days of the industrial revolution resulted in workplace abuse, especially for ___________. (fill in the blank)

3. Where was Adam Smith educated?

4. How many years did it take Adam Smith to finish The Wealth of Nations?

5. Smith was a firm believer in _______________, or leave the market alone. (fill in the blank)

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