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Business News Quiz! – October II

1. Which high street food chain has reported rising sales over the summer, helped by demand for its healthier options such as salads and yoghurts?

a) Subway  b) Greggs  c) Pret  d) Philpotts

 

2. Who has launched a Marketplace feature to let people buy and sell items locally, in a move that could rival sites like eBay and Craigslist?

a) Facebook  b) Google  c) Twitter  d) Outlook

 

3. The UK’s biggest payday lender – Wonga – has admitted that it double-charged customers for their loans. How many have been affected?

a) 20 000  b) 1 000  c) 7000  d) 5 000

 

4. Fresh out of Dyson’s top-secret research labs comes a hair dryer that took $70 million to build. How many years did the hairdryer take?

a )6 years  b) 8 years  c) 4 years  d) 2 years

 

5. Which UK telecoms firm has been fined a record £400,000 for poor website security which led to the theft of the personal data of nearly 157,000 customers?

a) Sky  b) Virgin Media  c) Plus Net  d) TalkTalk

 

6. In which country have workers been threatened with the sack if they buy an Iphone 7?

a) India  b) China  c) South Korea  d) USA

 

7. Which supermarket’s share price rose 10% after it reported a rise in sales, and said it would hit its full-year profit target?

a) Tesco  b) Sainsburys  c) Asda  d) Morrisons

 

8. Which firm is being sued by its shareholders over accounting irregularities that overstated profits?

a) Tesco  b) Shell  c) Spotify  d) Apple

 

9. The company behind KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has seen disappointing quarterly results in its China business just before spinning it off into a separate company. What is the company called?

a) Yum Brands  b) Yahoo Brands  c) Yes Brands  d) Fun Brands

 

10. Which company’s shares plunged on Thursday, a day after technology website Recode reported that Alphabet’s Google (and Disney would not bid for the social network and Apple was unlikely to be a suitor?

a) Instagram  b) Pinterest  c) Twitter  d) Snapchat

 

Answers

 

1. Which high street food chain has reported rising sales over the summer, helped by demand for its healthier options such as salads and yoghurts?

b) Greggs 

 

2. Who has launched a Marketplace feature to let people buy and sell items locally, in a move that could rival sites like eBay and Craigslist?

a) Facebook  

 

3. The UK’s biggest payday lender – Wonga – has admitted that it double-charged customers for their loans. How many have been affected?

d) 5 000

 

4. Fresh out of Dyson’s top-secret research labs comes a hair dryer that took $70 million to build. How many years did the hairdryer take?

c) 4 years 

 

5. Which UK telecoms firm has been fined a record £400,000 for poor website security which led to the theft of the personal data of nearly 157,000 customers?

d) TalkTalk

 

6. In which country have workers been threatened with the sack if they buy an Iphone 7?

b) China 

 

7. Which supermarket’s share price rose 10% after it reported a rise in sales, and said it would hit its full-year profit target ?

b) Sainsburys 

 

8. Which firm is being sued by its shareholders over accounting irregularities that overstated profits?

a) Tesco

 
9. The company behind KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has seen disappointing quarterly results in its China business just before spinning it off into a separate company. What is the company called?

a) Yum Brands

 
10. Which company’s shares plunged on Thursday, a day after technology website Recode reported that Alphabet’s Google (and Disney would not bid for the social network and Apple was unlikely to be a suitor?

c) Twitter  

 

 

 

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