The Economics of Pollution: Marginal Cost of Pollution & Optimum Amount of Pollution


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Which of the following statements is true?

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1. Which of the following terms describes the change in total cost due to producing one additional unit of a good?

2. The _____ is the cost associated with eliminating one unit of pollution.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps gauge your understanding of the relationship between pollution and the economy. Terms you will need to know for the quiz include marginal abatement cost and marginal cost of pollution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • The definition of marginal benefit
  • The relationship between the economy and pollution
  • Marginal cost of pollution
  • Marginal abatement cost

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the relationship between the economy and pollution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the marginal cost of pollution
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding pollution and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

View our lesson named The Economics of Pollution: Marginal Cost of Pollution & Optimum Amount of Pollution to find out more about the relationship between the economy and pollution. This lesson will help you:

  • Define marginal cost of pollution
  • Review marginal abatement costs
  • Determine how pollution can affect the economy