A Level Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 01.03.12

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.

You can download the Word file here.

  1. Which banks annual profits rose 15% to £13.8bn ($21.9bn) in what it called a year of “major progress”?
    Santander ( )
    HSBC ( )
    HBOS ( )
    Lloyds TSB ( )
  • Which business’ profits have been boosted 14% due to Downtown Abby and The X factor?
    Sky ( )
    Pizza Hut ( )
    Domino’s ( )
    ITV ( )
  • ECB has provided further 530bn euros ($713bn; £448bn) of low-interest loans to 800 banks, who is the ECB?
    Eastern Committee Bank ( )
    European Central Bank ( )
    European Committee of Businesses ( )
    European Central Business ( )
  • Northern Rock is expected to return a profit of up to £11bn to the taxpayer over the next 10 to 15 years, the body which manages the government’s bank investments has said. What is Northern Rock soon to be known as?
    Virgin Bank ( )
    The Governments Bank ( )
    Virgin Money ( )
    The new Northern Rock ( )
  • The Raspberry Pi went on general sale on February 29th 2012, what is it?
    A bare-bones computer ( )
    A new exotic raspberry mouse ( )
    Raspberry coloured mobile phone ( )
    The largest raspberry ever found and sold by Tesco in the UK ( )
  • Apple has announced an event on 7 March at which the company is expected to launch its latest what?
    iPhone 5 ( )
    new iPod nano ( )
    iPad 3 ( )
    new iPod touch ( )
  • Who has stepped down as executive chairman of News International, the UK newspaper business that owns The Sun and The Times titles?
    James Murdoch ( )
    Rupert Murdoch ( )
    Simon Cowell ( )
    Rebekah Brooks ( )
  • Whose stock market value closed above $500bn (£314bn) this week, cementing its position as the world’s most valuable company?
    Exxon ( )
    Microsoft ( )
    Blackberry ( )
    Apple ( )
  • Shares dip for which airline as the carrier says it is in a “crisis” after reporting a loss for the last financial year?
    British Airways ( )
    Malaysia Airlines ( )
    Singapore Airlines ( )
    Virgin America ( )
  • Microsoft has launched the preview edition of what new product/service?
    Windows Phone ( )
    Tablet computer ( )
    Windows 8 ( )
    Windows Store ( )
Donna Jestin
Teacher of Business Studies Notre Dame College & Senior Examiner for AQA

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