A Level Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 02.02.12

Here is this week’s Business News Quiz! You can print off a Word version (with answers and weblinks) and use it with your classes.

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  1. A £963,000 bonus in shares awarded to Stephen Hester from which bank has been strongly criticised?
    HSBC ( )
    RBS ( )
    Natwest ( )
    Lloyds TSB ( )
  • Which coffee chain has posted a 10% rise in profits for the three months to 1 January 2012, benefiting from new stores and new products?
    Gusto ( )
    Caffé Nero ( )
    Costa Coffee ( )
    Starbucks ( )
  • Which social networking site has announced plans for a stock market flotation, raising $5bn?
    Twitter ( )
    Facebook ( )
    MySpace ( )
    Bebo ( )
  • AstraZeneca has announced a further 7,300 job cuts over the next two years as part of a new restructuring programme to save $1.6bn, what industry do they operate in?
    Petrol ( )
    Clothing ( )
    Broadband ( )
    Drugs ( )
  • Which major US Airline says it will shed 13,000 jobs – around 15% of its workforce?
    Delta ( )
    US Airways ( )
    American Airlines ( )
    Alaska Airlines ( )
  • Fred Goodwin was stripped of his knighthood this week, which bank did he used to run?
    HSBC ( )
    Northern Rock ( )
    RBS ( )
    Lloyds TSB ( )
  • Richard Branson stars in his own current Virgin media advert with which other person?
    David Beckham ( )
    Cheryl Cole ( )
    Usain Bolt ( )
    David Cameron ( )
  • English Premier League football clubs spent how much less in the January transfer window than they did last year, according to Deloitte?
    30% ( )
    50%( )
    70% ( )
    80% ( )
  • Tesco has seen its share of the UK grocery market dip to what figure for the first time in nearly seven years?
    15.9% ( )
    19.9% ( )
    20.1% ( )
    29.9% ( )
  • Giant’s Xstrata and Glencore International have announced they are in talks over a possible merger, what do they provide?
    Mining & Commodities ( )
    Mining & Mobile phones ( )
    Comodities & fast food ( )
    Mining & Oil ( )

Bonus Question- what is the Unit 4 AQA pre-release based on?

Donna Jestin
Teacher of Business Studies Notre Dame College & Senior Examiner for AQA

 

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