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STAYER ECO 450 Week 4 Quiz 3 Ch 4 and 5

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1. Bread is an example of a good that is nonrival in consumption.
2. A pure public good is one for which it is easy to exclude consumers from benefits
if they refuse to pay.
3. The marginal social cost of producing another unit of a pure public good will
always be positive.
4. To obtain a demand curve for a pure public good, the marginal benefit of each
consumer must be summed for each possible quantity produced per time period.
5. If the efficient amount of a pure public good is produced, each person consumes it
up to the point at which his or her marginal benefit equals the marginal social cost of
the good.

6. In a Lindahl equilibrium, each consumer of a pure public good consumes the
same quantity and pays a tax share per unit of the good equal to his or her marginal
benefit.
7. If the marginal social cost of a pure public good exceeds its marginal social
benefit, additional units of the good can still be financed by voluntary contributions.
8. The free-rider problem is less acute in small groups than it is in large groups.
9. A congestible public good is one for which the marginal cost of allowing an
additional consumer to enjoy the benefits of a given quantity is always zero.
10. Television programming is a good example of a price-excludable public good.
11. It is possible to price a pure public good and sell it by the unit.
12. The demand curve for a pure public good is obtained by adding the quantities
demanded by each individual consumer at each possible price.
13. A Lindahl equilibrium usually has each participant paying the same tax share
per unit of a public good even though their marginal benefit of that unit varies.
14. Internet service is an example of a price-excludable public good.
15. Clubs are a means of providing congestible public goods through markets.
16. A common way to fund a public good is through a government that raises funds
through taxation.
17. Private education is an example of a price-excludable public good.
18. A congestible good has no limits in how much it can be consumed.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. A pure public good is:
a. one that can easily be sold by the unit.
b. one that is nonrival in consumption.
c. one whose benefits are not subject to exclusion.
d. both (b) and (c)

2. 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:
a. zero.
b. positive and increasing.
c. positive and decreasing.
d. positive and constant.
3. The nonrival property of pure public goods implies that the:
a. benefits enjoyed by existing consumers decline as more consumers enjoy a given
quantity of the good.
b. benefits enjoyed by existing consumers are unaffected as more consumers enjoy a
given quantity of the good.
c. good cannot be priced.
d. marginal cost of producing the good is zero.
4. The demand curve for a pure public good is:
a. a horizontal line.
b. obtained by adding the quantities individual consumers would purchase at each
possible price.
c. obtained by adding the marginal benefit obtained by each consumer at each
possible quantity.
d. the marginal cost curve for the pure public good.
5.

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

a. the marginal benefit obtained by each consumer equals the marginal social cost of
producing the good.
b. the sum of the marginal benefits of all consumers equals the marginal social cost
of producing the good.
c. the marginal benefit of each consumer equals zero.
d. the marginal social cost of producing the good is zero.

e. both (c) and (d)

6. 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,
a. each resident of the community will rent his own antenna.
b. it is inefficient for the community to rent an antenna.
c. it is efficient for the members of the community to rent an antenna for their
common use.
d. it is efficient for each resident to rent his own antenna.
7. In a Lindahl equilibrium,
a. each consumer purchases a pure public good up to the point at which his or her
marginal benefit equals the marginal social cost of the good.
b. each person pays a tax per unit of the pure public good equal to his or her
marginal benefit.
c. the sum of the marginal benefits of all consumers equals the marginal social cost of
the good.
d. both (a) and (c)
e. both (b) and (c)


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