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BizQuiz! – October 2016

1. Priscilla Chan and her husband have pledged $3bn (£2.3bn) to fund medical research over the next decade. At a press conference in San Francisco, they said their ultimate goal was to “cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century”. Who is her husband?

a)Bill Gates                     b)Mark Zuckerberg                     c)Tim Cook                     d)Jack Dorsey

 

2. Which airline will hold talks with pilots’ union Balpa this week in an attempt to resolve a dispute over fatigue and avoid a possible strike.?
a)Easyjet                     b)Ryanair                     c)Flybe                     d)Jet 2

 

3. Which formula 1 team owner has dampened down a report that Apple has made a buyout or investment approach for the supercar maker?
a)Renault                     b)McLaren                     c)Mercedes                      d)Ferrari

 

4. UK car production has hit a 14-year high for August, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has said. According to the trade body, 109,004 vehicles rolled off UK production lines last month, this figure rose how much from last year?
a)21%                     b)15.1%                     c)11%                     d)9.1%

 

5. A plan by Royal Bank of Scotland to sell more than 300 branches is in trouble after one of the most promising bidders pulled out of talks. Who was the bidder?
a)Santander                     b)HSBC                     c)Virgin Money                     d)TSB

 

6. GSK has just announced a female will be its next chief executive taking the total of women running FTSE 100 companies to seven. Who is she?
a)Carolyn McCall                     b)Emma Walmsley                     c)Karren Brady                     d)Marissa Mayer

 

7. After paying £25m for Great British Bake Off Channel 4 has only managed to retain one of the current 4 presenters who is this?
a)Mel Giedroyc                     b)Sue Perkins                    c)Mary Berry                     d)Paul Hollywood

 

8. Which energy firm is paying a total of £3.1m after it missed appointments with customers and then failed to pay them compensation.?
a)N Power                     b)E.On                     c)British Gas                     d)Scottish Power

 

9. Which car firm is facing €8.2bn ($9.1bn; £7bn) in damages claims from 1,400 German investors over its emissions scandal, a state court has said.?
a)Ford                     b)BMW                     c)Volkswagen                     d)Vauxhall

 

10. Which internet firm says hackers stole information from about 500 million users in 2014 in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.?
a)Google                     b)Yahoo                     c)Bing                     d)Facebook

 

Answers

1. Priscilla Chan and her husband have pledged $3bn (£2.3bn) to fund medical research over the next decade. At a press conference in San Francisco, they said their ultimate goal was to “cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century”. Who is her husband?
b)Mark Zuckerberg  

 

2. Which airline will hold talks with pilots’ union Balpa this week in an attempt to resolve a dispute over fatigue and avoid a possible strike.?
a)Easyjet 

 

3. Which formula 1 team owner has dampened down a report that Apple has made a buyout or investment approach for the supercar maker?
b)McLaren                   

 

4. UK car production has hit a 14-year high for August, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has said. According to the trade body, 109,004 vehicles rolled off UK production lines last month, this figure rose how much from last year?
d)9.1%

 

5. A plan by Royal Bank of Scotland to sell more than 300 branches is in trouble after one of the most promising bidders pulled out of talks. Who was the bidder?
a)Santander     

 

6. GSK has just announced a female will be its next chief executive taking the total of women running FTSE 100 companies to seven. Who is she?
b)Emma Walmsley 

 

7. After paying £25m for Great British Bake Off Channel 4 has only managed to retain one of the current 4 presenters who is this?
d)Paul Hollywood

 

8. Which energy firm is paying a total of £3.1m after it missed appointments with customers and then failed to pay them compensation.?
b)E.On 

 

9. Which car firm is facing €8.2bn ($9.1bn; £7bn) in damages claims from 1,400 German investors over its emissions scandal, a state court has said?
c)Volkswagen

 

10. Which internet firm says hackers stole information from about 500 million users in 2014 in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.?
b)Yahoo 

Links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37435425
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37433233
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37435865
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37427031
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37425109
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37419896
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37437907

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37439493

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37429466

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