Economics- Hsc October 2014 Maharashtra Board


 Q1. A. Fill in the blanks with proper alternatives given in the brackets:

(1) Microeconomics is a study of ____________

[whole economy/ individual economic unit / general price level/ national output]

(2) The slope of demand curve is ___________ in the case of relatively inelastic demand.

[flatter/ steeper/ horizontal / vertical]

(3) The book ‘The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money’ was written by __________

[Marshall/ Keynes / Smith/ Ricardo]

(4) Every loan creates a ___________

[loss/ profit deposit/ credit]

(5) _____________ is an example of direct tax.

[Excise duty/ Income tax / Sales tax / Gifts]

(B) Match the following Group ‘A’ with Group ‘B’

Group AGroup B
(a) Inferior goods(1) Average Cost (AC)
(b) Reward of capital(2) 1st April to 31st March
(b) Financial year(3) Quantitative measure of credit control
(e) Bank rate(4) Marginal cost
(f) Total Cost (TC) / Total Quantity (TQ)(5) 1st January to 31st December
(6) Profit
(7) Interest
(8) Giffen goods

Answer : A -8, B- 7,C – 2, E – 3, F -1

(C) State whether the following statements are true or false. (6)

(1) Demand for electricity is elastic. (TRUE)

(2) Supply is directly related to price. (TRUE)

(3) In monopolistic completion goods have no close substitutes. (FALSE)

(4) Barter system did not have any difficulty. (FALSE)

(5) D-mat account is useful to investors who deal in shares. (TRUE)

(6) Clearing house system economists the use of cash. (TRUE)

Q2. (A) Define or Explain the following  concepts (Any Three) (6)

(1) Microeconomics.

(2) Average revenue

(3) Monopoly

(4) Land

(5) Macroeconomic variables

(6) Central Bank.

(B) Give reasons or Explain the following statements (Any Three) (6)

(1) Microeconomics is useful to the government.

(2) Utility is relative concept.

(3) Demand for habitually used goods in inelastic.

(4) Services of housewives are excluded from national income.

(5) Autonomous investment is not directly linked with profit.

(6) Central Bank has the sole power of issuing currency notes.

Q3. (A) Distinguish between the following. (Any Three) (6)

  1. Direct demand and Indirect demand.
  2. Percentage method of measuring elasticity of supply and Geometric method of measuring elasticity of supply.
  3. Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.
  4. Gross National Product and Net National Product.
  5. Standard coins and Token coins.
  6. Revenue budget and Capital budget.

(B) Write short notes on (Any Two) (6)

(1) Historical review of microeconomics.

(2) Proportional method of measuring elasticity of demand.

(3) Price determination under perfect competition.

(4) Risk and uncertainty bearing function of an entrepreneur.

Q4. Write short answers for the following questions. (Any Three) (12)

(1) Explain the importance of the law of Diminishing Marginal Utility.

(2) Explain the features of perfect competition.

(3) Explain the features of macroeconomics.

(4) Explain the determinants of aggregate supply.

(5) Explain the various types of deposits.

(6) Explain the types of government budget.

Q5. Explain, with reasons, whether you Agree or Disagree with the following statements. (Any Three) (12)

(1) There is no relationship between marginal utility and total utility.

(2) There are no exceptions to the law of demand.

(3) There is difference between stock and supply.

(4) Good money has many qualities.

(5) Commercial banks provide many general utility services.

(6) Central Bank does not work as a banker to the government.

Q6. Write explanatory answers. (Any Two) [16]

(1) State and explain the law of demand with assumptions.

(2) What is elasticity of demand? Explain the types of price elasticity of demand.

(3) Explain any two method of measuring national income.

(4) Explain Keynesian psychological law of consumption.


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