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CHAPTERS 5 & 6 STUDY GUIDE
(For this study guide, and for this class, we will only be working on Section 1 of Chapter 5, as well as all
sections of Chapter 6.)
What is the Law of Supply?
What does it mean in plain English?
Sketch the supply curve for the McGrath’s Greebe Factory and Candy Warehouse’s supply schedule of
Greebes. (Remember, a Greebe is a vomiting teddy bear. This is very important.)
Price
50
40
30
20
10
Quantity
Supplied
10
8
6
4
2
What is the difference between a change in quantity supplied and a shift in the supply curve?
There are seven factors that can cause a change in supply. List them, and the manner in which they
influence the supply curve.
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What is meant by the term “supply elasticity”?
Name a product that has an elastic supply curve:
Name a product that has an inelastic supply curve:
For each of the following examples, circle whether the action would cause a shift in the supply curve
or a change in the quantity supplied in the production of Greebes.
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The federal government raises minimum wage for all employees.
Shift in Supply
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Wal-Mart runs a huge sale on Greebes.
Shift in Supply
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Change in Quantity Supplied
The Surgeon General holds a press conference announcing stricter regulations on the
production of toys that vomit.
Shift in Supply
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Change in Quantity Supplied
Change in Quantity Supplied
Thanks to technological advances in the production of fake vomit, productivity at McGrath’s
Greebe Factory & Candy Warehouse rises 47%.
Shift in Supply
What is price? How is it determined?
Change in Quantity Supplied
What are the advantages of prices?
Name and explain the three problems of allocations without prices.
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How did the price system lead to changes in automobile production in the 1970s?
Graph the supply and demand schedules for Greebe’s on the chart below.
Price
50
40
30
20
10
Quantity
Supplied
10
8
6
4
2
Quantity
Demanded
1
3
5
7
9
What does “equilibrium” mean? What is the equilibrium price and quantity for Greebes on the chart
above?
What is the difference between a surplus and a shortage?
If the market for a particular good is in equilibrium, is there a shortage or a surplus of that good?
What is the competitive price theory? How can buyers use it their advantage? How do sellers use it to