2010 - JAMB Economics Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Economics is the study of human behaviour as it relates to the
A
efficient allocation of resources
B
production of goods
C
operation of companies
D
generation of income
CORRECT OPTION: a
2
The downturn in the prices of shares on stock markets is a highlight of
A
efficient allocation of resources
B
the invisible hand
C
the regulatory nature of the market
D
consumer rationality
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
The standard deviation of a set of data is
A
always measured from the mode
B
the most representative of averages
C
always measured from the median
D
a measure of dispersion
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
The mean is the best measure of central tendency because it
A
is not affected by extreme values in a data
B
is a midpoint value in an array of data
C
is a balancing point in an observation
D
can be calculated from incomplete data
CORRECT OPTION: c
5
The most popular sizes of dresses and shoes are determined by the
A
range
B
mean
C
mode
D
median
CORRECT OPTION: c
6
If the demand for a good is more elastic than its supply, the tax burden is borne
A
equally by consumers and producers
B
more by producers
C
more by consumers
D
more by retailers and producers
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
If the price of a commodity with elastic demand increases, the revenue accruing to the producer will
A
double
B
increase
C
be constant
D
decrease
CORRECT OPTION: d
8
Consumer surplus tends to be higher when demand is
A
inelastic
B
perfectly elastic
C
elastic
D
unitarily elastic
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
One of the assumptions of ordinal utility theory is that
A
choice is not consistent
B
utility can be ranked
C
total utility is a function of price
D
satisfaction is measurable
CORRECT OPTION: b
10
The law of diminishing marginal utility explains why
A
the slope of a normal demand curve is negative
B
an abnormal demand curve slopes upwards
C
the slope of a normal demand curve is positive
D
the consumption of inferior goods increases with income
CORRECT OPTION: a
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