A) has value independent of its use as money.
B) has little to no value independent of its use as money.
C) is backed by a valuable commodity such as gold.
D) can be used to purchase commodities, but not services.
The major shortcoming of a barter economy is
A) the requirement of a double coincidence of wants.
B) the requirement of specialization and exchange.
C) that goods and services are not traded.
D) that money loses value from inflation.
Silver is an example of a
A) commodity money.
B) barter money.
C) fiat money.
D) representative money.
Soldiers in a World War II prisoner-of-war camp
A) used gold as a fiat money.
B) used cowrie shells as money.
C) used cigarettes as money.
D) used U.S. dollars as a commodity money.