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Business News Quiz – 16.02.16

Business quiz1) Which supermarket has made a £1.3bn bid to buy Argos?

  • Tesco
  • Sainsbury
  • ASDA
  • Morrison’s

2) Which fast food chain has announced that hot dogs will be the newest addition to its menus in the US?

  • KFC
  • Burger King
  • Pizza Hut
  • McDonalds

3) Which retailer has announced that it is cutting between 300 and 350 jobs in the UK? The cuts will fall among assistant store managers in its larger stores!

  • Debenhams
  • Sports Direct
  • Next
  • Boots

4) London, Reading and Aldershot have the highest wages according to a report from the Centre for Cities, which examined the health of the UK’s top 63 city-economies. Which city has the lowest average weekly wage?

  • Hull
  • Bradford
  • Leeds
  • Manchester

5) The UK economy is one of the fastest growing developed nations. What was the annual rise in UK GDP in 2015?

  • 1.2%
  • 2.2%
  • 3.2%
  • 4.2%

6) Which football club is on track to become the first British Club to earn more than £500m in one year despite lack of success on the pitch?

  • Newcastle
  • Arsenal
  • Sheffield Wednesday
  • Manchester United

7) Shares of which social media company fell in after-hours trading as the company’s quarterly results showed user growth faltering?

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Snapchat
  • Pinterest

8) Which firm has announced the largest quarterly profits ever recorded of $18.4bn?

  • Facebook
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Google

9) The number of UK train journeys made last year increased by _ according to the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), despite the UK having the highest fairs in Europe.

  • 5%
  • 3.8%
  • 6.7%
  • 2.3%

10) Which firm is cutting 15% of its workforce as the company purses an “aggress strategic plan” to return to profitability. The announcement came as they reported a $4.3bn (£3bn) loss for the year.

  • Microsoft
  • Sony
  • Volkswagen
  • Yahoo

 

Answers:

  1. Sainsbury
  2. Burger King
  3. Boots
  4. Hull
  5. 2.2%
  6. Manchester United
  7. Twitter
  8. Apple
  9. 3.8%
  10. Yahoo

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