2 Macroeconomics Multiple Choice Sample Questions Answer Key

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					Chapter III: Answers to the
2005 AP Macroeconomics Exam
■   Section I: Multiple Choice                             Section I: Multiple Choice
    ■  Section I Answer Key and Percent Answering
                                                           Listed below are the correct answers to the multiple-choice
       Correctly
                                                           questions, the percent of AP students who answered each
    ■  Analyzing Your Students’ Performance on the
                                                           question correctly by AP grade, and the total percent
       Multiple-Choice Section
                                                           answering correctly.
    ■  Diagnostic Guide for the 2005 AP Macroeconomics
       Exam
■   Section II: Free Response
    ■  Comments from the Chief Reader
    ■  Scoring Guidelines, Sample Student Responses, and
       Commentary
       ■  Question 1
       ■  Question 2
       ■  Question 3
                     Section I Answer Key and Percent Answering Correctly
                                                  Total                                                          Total
Item     Correct    Percent Correct by Grade                Item   Correct     Percent Correct by Grade
                                                 Percent                                                        Percent
 No.     Answer     5    4     3      2    1                 No.   Answer      5    4     3      2    1
                                                 Correct                                                        Correct
     1      D       95    90    86    83    73      85       26       A       94     72    49     32     17         51
     2      C       98    91    79    64    37      72       27       B       78     52    35     27     20         41
     3      E       93    82    71    59    37      67       28       D       93     78    60     42     20         57
     4      D       96    92    87    79    54      80       29       B       71     52    40     31     20         41
     5      C       99    97    94    91    78      91       30       E       59     26    14     10     11         22
     6      B       99    98    98    96    89      96       31       C       97     86    66     44     19         61
     7      B       96    85    66    52    28      64       32       B       84     62    42     28     14         44
     8      A       99    95    92    88    67      87       33       B       93     78    62     46     24         59
     9      B      100    98    90    74    41      79       34       E       82     62    48     34     16         46
    10      C       81    67    60    56    41      60       35       C       89     66    48     39     26         52
    11      A      92     76    57    44    28      58       36       C       57     28    15      9      9         22
    12      E      94     87    84    83    75      84       37       C       95     85    68     53     31         65
    13      D       99    92    79    67    38      74       38       A       92     80    68     56     33         64
    14      B      95     82    69    61    54      71       39       C       73     46    33     25     18         37
    15      D       95    82    71    64    49      71       40       E       80     50    29     17     10         35
    16      D       99    97    95    92    70      89       41       D       74     49    34     28     18         39
    17      E      79     58    47    42    30      50       42       B       41     18    11      7      9         16
    18      A      97     91    85    79    64      82       43       C       97     90    79     70     46         75
    19      C       93    81    69    55    33      65       44       B       88     65    41     26     16         46
    20      E      88     81    74    66    45      70       45       C       73     59    51     45     35         51
    21      B      98     90    81    71    47      76       46       B       84     63    49     42     29         52
    22      B      81     59    46    39    31      50       47       C       93     81    70     60     38         67
    23      D       89    81    78    72    47      72       48       E       73     50    39     33     23         42
    24      D       87    62    46    38    32      51       49       D       95     77    57     42     21         57
    25      D       95    83    71    58    31      66       50       C       98     85    64     46     27         63
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            Section I Answer Key and Percent Answering Correctly (continued)

                                                     Total                                                         Total
     Item   Correct   Percent Correct by Grade                  Item   Correct     Percent Correct by Grade
                                                    Percent                                                       Percent
      No.   Answer    5    4     3      2    1                   No.   Answer      5    4     3      2    1
                                                    Correct                                                       Correct
      51      C       91   61    36     27    28       47        56       B       89     70    51     38    25       53
      52      D       90   72    54     39    21       54        57       B       75     54    43     35    23       44
      53      D       63   41    31     25    17       34        58       E       76     55    44     35    27       46
      54      D       88   71    54     39    23       53        59       B       96     83    66     53    30       64
      55      B       85   57    35     24    20       43        60       B       84     61    45     36    24       48


 Analyzing Your Students’ Performance                          2. Add together the total number of correct answers for
 on the Multiple-Choice Section                                   each section.
 If you give your students the 2005 AP Macroeconomics          3. To compare the student’s number of correct answers for
 Exam for practice, you may want to analyze the results to        each section with the average number correct for that
 find overall strengths and weaknesses in their under-             section, copy the number of correct answers to the
 standing of AP Macroeconomics. The following diagnostic          “Number Correct” table at the end of the Diagnostic
 worksheet will help you do this. You are permitted               Guide.
 to photocopy and distribute it to your students for
                                                               In addition, under each item, the percent of AP students
 completion.
                                                               who answered correctly is shown, so students can analyze
 1. In each section, students should insert a check mark for   their performance on individual items. This information
    each correct answer.                                       will be helpful in deciding how students should plan their
                                                               study time.




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Diagnostic Guide for the 2005 AP Macroeconomics Exam
Basic Concepts (Average number correct = 3.6)
 Question #             1    4    16   17   33
 Correct/Incorrect
 Percent of Students
 Answering Correctly    85   80   89   50   59



Economic Measurements (Average number correct = 5.4)
 Question #             2    3    6    18   20   34   47   48
 Correct/Incorrect
 Percent of Students
 Answering Correctly    72   67   96   82   70   46   67   42



National Income and Determination (Average number correct = 5.3)
 Question #             7    19   21   26   31   32   38   46   52
 Correct/Incorrect
 Percent of Students
 Answering Correctly    64   65   76   51   61   44   64   52   54



Money and Banking (Average number correct = 5.9)
 Question #             8    10   23   28   29   35   39   41   56   57   58
 Correct/Incorrect
 Percent of Students
 Answering Correctly    87   60   72   57   41   52   37   39   53   44   46



Policy, Inflation, and Unemployment (Average number correct = 8.5)
 Question #             5    9    11   13   14   24   30   36   37   40   44   49   51   53   54   55
 Correct/Incorrect
 Percent of Students
 Answering Correctly    91   79   58   74   71   51   22   22   65   35   46   57   47   34   53   43



Economic Growth (Average number correct = 2.9)
 Question #             12   25   43   50
 Correct/Incorrect
 Percent of Students
 Answering Correctly    84   66   75   63


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 Diagnostic Guide for the 2005 AP Macroeconomics Exam (continued)
 International Trade and Finance (Average number correct = 3.4)
     Question #            15   22   27    42   45     59   60
     Correct/Incorrect
     Percent of Students
     Answering Correctly   71   50   41    16   51     64   48




 Number Correct
                                            National                             Policy,               International
                    Basic    Economic     Income and             Money and    Inflation, and Economic     Trade and
                   Concepts Measurements Determination            Banking    Unemployment Growth          Finance

     Number of
                       5             8                 9            11            16           4            7
     Questions
     Average
                      3.6          5.4                 5.3          5.9           8.5         2.9          3.4
     Number
                    (72.0%)      (67.5%)             (58.9%)      (53.6%)       (53.1%)     (72.5%)      (48.6%)
     Correct
     My Number
     Correct




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