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1. Which of the following statements

is CORRECT?

a. A time line

is not meaningful unless all cash flows occur annually.

b. Time lines

are useful for visualizing complex problems prior to doing actual calculations.

c. Time lines

cannot be constructed in situations where some of the cash flows occur annually

but others occur quarterly.

d. Time lines

cannot be constructed for annuities where the payments occur at the beginning

of the periods.

e. Some of the cash flows shown on a time line

can be in the form of annuity payments, but none can be uneven amounts.

2. Which

of the following statements is CORRECT?

a. A time line

is not meaningful unless all cash flows occur annually.

b. Time lines

are not useful for visualizing complex problems prior to doing actual

calculations.

c. Time lines

cannot be constructed in situations where some of the cash flows occur annually

but others occur quarterly.

d. Time lines

can be constructed for annuities where the payments occur at either the

beginning or the end of the periods.

e. Some of the

cash flows shown on a time line can be in the form of annuity payments, but

none can be uneven amounts.

3. Which

of the following statements is CORRECT?

a. A time line is not meaningful unless all cash flows occur annually.

b. Time lines are not useful for visualizing

complex problems prior to doing actual calculations.

c. Time lines can be constructed to deal with

situations where some of the cash flows occur annually but others occur

quarterly.

d. Time lines can only be constructed for annuities where the

payments occur at the end of the periods, i.e., for ordinary annuities.

e. Time lines cannot be constructed where some of the payments

constitute an annuity but others are unequal and thus are not part of the

annuity.

4. Which

of the following statements is CORRECT?

a. A time line is not meaningful unless all cash flows occur annually.

b. Time lines are not useful for visualizing complex problems prior to

doing actual calculations.

c. Time lines cannot be constructed to deal with situations where

some of the cash flows occur annually but others occur quarterly.

d. Time lines can only be constructed for annuities where the

payments occur at the end of the periods, i.e., for ordinary annuities.

e. Time lines can be constructed where some of the payments constitute an annuity but

others are unequal and thus are not part of the annuity.

5. You

plan to analyze the value of a potential investment by calculating the sum of

the present values of its expected cash flows.

Which of the following would lower the calculated value of the

investment?

a. The cash flows are in the form of a

deferred annuity, and they total to $100,000.

You learn that the annuity lasts for only 5 rather than 10 years, hence

that each payment is for $20,000 rather than for $10,000.

b. The discount rateincreases.

c. The riskiness of the investmentâs cash flows decreases.

d. The total amount

of cash flows remains the same, but more of the cash flows are received in the

earlier years and less are received in the later years.

e. The discount rate decreases.

6. You

plan to analyze the value of a potential investment by calculating the sum of

the present values of its expected cash flows.

Which of the following would increase the calculated value of the

investment?

a. The cash flows are in the form of a

deferred annuity, and they total to $100,000.

You learn that the annuity lasts for 10 years rather than 5 years, hence

that each payment is for $10,000 rather than for $20,000.

b. The discount rate decreases.

c. The riskiness of the investmentâs cash

flows increases.

d. The total amount

of cash flows remains the same, but more of the cash flows are received in the

later years and less are received in the earlier years.

e. The discount rate increases.

7. Your bank account pays a 6% nominal

rate of interest. The interest is

compounded quarterly. Which of the

following statements is CORRECT?

a. The periodic rate of interest is 1.5% and the effective rate of interest is 3%.

b. The periodic rate of interest is 6% and the

effective rate of interest is greater than 6%.

c. The periodic rate of interest is 1.5% and

the effective rate of interest is greater than 6%.

d. The periodic rate of interest is 3% and the effective rate of interest is 6%.

e. The periodic rate of interest is 6% and the effective rate of interest is also 6%.

8. Your

bank account pays an 8% nominal rate of interest. The interest is compounded quarterly. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

a. The periodic rate of interest is 2% and the

effective rate of interest is 4%.

b. The periodic rate of interest is 8% and the

effective rate of interest is greater

than 8%.

c. The periodic rate of interest is 4% and the

effective rate of interest is less

than 8%.

d. The periodic rate of interest is 2% and the

effective rate of interest is greater

than 8%.

e. The periodic rate of interest is 8% and the

effective rate of interest is also

8%.

9. A

$50,000 loan is to be amortized over 7 years, with annual end-of-year payments. Which of these statements is CORRECT?

a. The annual payments would be larger if the

interest rate were lower.

b. If the loan were amortized over 10 years

rather than 7 years, and if the interest rate were the same in either case, the

first payment would include more dollars of interest under the 7-year

amortization plan.

c. The proportion of each payment that

represents interest as opposed to repayment of principal would be lower if the

interest rate were lower.

d. The last payment would have a higher

proportion of interest than the first payment.

e. The proportion of interest versus principal

repayment would be the same for each of the 7 payments.

10. A $150,000 loan is to be amortized over 7 years, with

annual end-of-year payments. Which of these

statements is CORRECT?

a. The annual payments would be larger if the

interest rate were lower.

b. If the loan were amortized over 10 years

rather than 7 years, and if the interest rate were the same in either case, the

first payment would include more dollars of interest under the 7-year

amortization plan.

c. The proportion of each payment that

represents interest as opposed to repayment of principal would be higher if the

interest rate were lower.

d. The proportion of each payment that

represents interest versus repayment of principal would be higher if the

interest rate were higher.

e. The proportion of interest versus principal

repayment would be the same for each of the 7 payments.

11. Which of the following statements regarding a 15-year (180-month)

$125,000, fixed-rate mortgage is CORRECT?

(Ignore taxes and transactions costs.)

a. The remaining balance after three years

will be $125,000 less one third of the interest paid during the first three

years.

b. Because it is a fixed-rate mortgage, the

monthly loan payments (which include both interest and principal payments) are

constant.

c. Interest payments on the mortgage will

increase steadily over time, but the total amount of each payment will remain

constant.

d. The proportion of the monthly payment that

goes towards repayment of principal will be lower 10 years from now than it

will be the first year.

e. The outstanding balance declines at a

slower rate in the later years of the loanâs life.