ECO 450 Week 4 Quiz

Question 1

Which of the following is a good example of a congestible public good?

Question 2

A baseball field is:

Question 3

A means of creating a price-excludable public good is:

Question 4

An example of an undesirable public good (or public “bad”) is:

Question 6

The marginal cost of making a given quantity of a congestible public good available to more con­sumers is:

Question 7

Public transportation is:

Question 8

The efficient output of a pure public good is achieved at the point at which:

Question 9

The demand curve for a pure public good is:

Question 10

The nonrival property of pure public goods implies that the:

Question 11

The principle of nonexclusion for pure public goods means that the benefits of the good:

Question 12

The free-rider problem:

Question 13

Cable TV programming is an example of a:

Question 14

The marginal cost of providing a certain quantity of a pure public good to an additional consumer after it is provided to any one consumer is:

Question 15

The monthly rental rate for a satellite dish antenna is $200. The maximum marginal benefit that any resident of a condominium community will obtain per month from the antenna is $50. There are 100 residents in the community, none of whom values the antenna at less than $25 per month. Assuming that the antenna is a pure public good for residents of the community,

Question 16

If a person has multiple-peaked preferences for a pure public good,

Question 17

A community currently hires 10 security guards per week to patrol their neighborhood. Each secu­rity guard costs $300 per week. Assuming that the tax-sharing arrangement agreed to results in each of 300 voters paying the same tax share, each voter pays a weekly tax bill of:

Question 18

If all voters have single-peaked preferences for a pure public good, then the political equilibrium under majority rule:

Question 19

A voter’s most-preferred political outcome will be that for which the:

Question 20

A proposal to build new roads in a small town is up for a vote. Voter B estimates that his marginal benefit of roads at the proposed new level would be $80 per year. This voter will vote against the proposal:

Question 21

A small community currently taxes residents to provide monthly community concerts. Voter A currently pays a tax per concert equal to $50 per month. This voter receives a marginal benefit of $75 at the current political equilibrium number of concerts per month. Voter A:

Question 22

Implicit logrolling results when:

Question 23

Arrow’s impossibility theorem states:

Question 24

Which of the following collective choice rules is likely to incur the highest political transactions costs?

Question 25

If the marginal social benefit of one more unit of a good is 10 and the marginal social cost of one more unit of a good is 11, then:

Question 26

Which of the following collective choice rules is likely to have the lowest political externalities?

Question 27

The demand curve for a pure public good is:

Question 28

Voter A will normally vote in favor of one security guard per week because his marginal benefit is $125 and his tax share is $100 per week. Voter A receives zero marginal benefit from one concert a week and would vote against it. Voter B receives $125 marginal benefit from one concert per week but no marginal benefit from one security guard. One concert per week also will fail to gain a majority when put to the vote. Assuming that both Voter A and Voter B will pay $100 per week in tax for each concert and each security guard,

Question 29

The plurality rule is:

Question 30

A public choice is:


ECO 450 Week 4 Quiz
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