Assessment Materials in Principles (General)

Boundless.com

An open online textbook, divided into 29 chapters, drawn from various open educational sources including MIT Open CouseWare and Wikipedia, and curated by "subject matter experts, like professors, PhDs and Master’s students." One section deals with controversies in economics (with a US focus), such as "should the Government maintain a balanced budget?" Readers with a free login can highlight parts of the text, add notes, or access quizzes or flashcards. The site's FAQ says that paid-for services will be introduced on top of the free access and tools that are already offered.

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This archive uses presents feedback on multi-choice questions on 40 different topics, with varying numbers of questions in each. Many of the questions involve clickable images, with students using mouse clicks to indicate equilibria. Topics include: markets, firms, wages, national income, money, unemployment and inflation, government, and international.

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Geoff Riley, Tutor2u

Tutor2u interactive quizzes for economics provides a collection of more than three dozen short multiple choice quizzes aimed at 17-19 level, marked with immediate feedback. The questions in a test can be viewed one at a time or all at once. The order of questions, and items within a question, is randomised each time you take a quiz.

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Orley M. Amos, Oklahoma State University

Part of the AmosWEB site, this part assesses the reader's knowledge of key principles and topics using multiple choice questions. While feedback is given in terms of how you scored, the site fails to tell you which answers you got right or wrong.

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International School of Düsseldorf

Eight multiple-choice questions form a brief test in the basics of economics, marked by Javascript so that you have immediate feedback when you select an answer.

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Andrew K. G. Hildreth, University of California, Berkeley

Five PDF problem sets, with some answers in separate documents, data tables and slides from lectures are among the resources that support a course on an Introduction to Economics as taught by Andrew K. G. Hildreth of University of California, Berkeley.

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Katie Bicknell, Lincoln University

These exams and problems were created by Dr. Katie Bicknell at Lincoln University. It includes question sheets on seventeen introductory topics, without answers. The topics include micro and macro principles, such as inflation, profit and costs, elasticity and aggregate expenditure. This is part of the Economic Education Centre initiative at Centre College.

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Kim Sosin, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Exploring Supply and Demand provides graphical representations of changes in supply and demand. This page uses Javascript and frames to give feedback to six questions on supply and demand (if and how price and quantity change in different situations).

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Economic Literacy Project

This test presents a multiple-choice self-test on the bare fundamentals of economic literacy, with detailed feedback on answers. The survey was originally adminstered via telephone across the United States to determine the level of national economic literacy.

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Ed Price, Oklahoma State University

This is the Internet Archive copy of the page created in 1998 and which is no longer available on the author's site. The page supports a course in principles using social issues as illustrations. Exams (multiple-choice and short answer) and short quizzes are archived here, usually with answers.

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Roger A Arnold, California State University, San Marcos

This site has dozens of multiple-choice tests related to chapters of Roger A. Arnold's text books covering introductory economics. Each test has twenty questions and is marked on-line, with links to explanations of the correct answers.

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Kenneth Train, University of California, Berkeley

This course web page includes problem sets, as well as lecture slides (on market demand), all in .pdf.

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The Economist
This is a light-hearted 15-question online test taken from Bishop's book "The Pocket Economist". Some of the questions bear on facts about the world economy, while others test economic principles and economic history.
Worth Publishers
There are exercises here for each chapter of the "Economics" textbook, by Tregarthen and Rittenberg. The site uses Shockwave to present various kinds of questions (fill-the-gaps, multiple choice, graph interpretation) and provides instant feedback on answers.
Worth Publishers
There are 15 multi-choice questions for each of the 34 chapters of the Economics textbook written by Tregarthen and Rittenberg. They have been created using Question Mark Perception, but require the user to register with the website, by providing their email address.
Economic Education Web
Adapted from a Journal of Economic Education paper by William Walstad, this is a 15-question test of economic literacy and the US economic system, using multiple-choice questions. A linked page shows the percentage of test groups (of the general public, high school seniors and college seniors) who gave each response to each question.
Fred E Foldvary, Progress Report
This ten-question multiple-choice quiz, with answers at the foot of the page, was written by the editor of this progressive advocacy site to promote economic literacy.
EconWeb
This is an example online test from the EconWeb site. Access to the full site requires a subscription. This quiz asks ten objective-answer questions about the basics of supply and demand and gives the reader a percentage score.
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has produced the multiple-choice tests hosted here and they are from a competition between students of US high schools. They are split into four topics: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Economics and Economics Applications and Current Events.
C Mitchell
This unusual and colourful game tests knowledge of basic economic concepts, by challenging the user to connect terms with their short definitions by clicking on cards. The game showcases a facility for creating educational material using Java.

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