Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 04.10.12

Test your students knowledge of what is happening in the business world with this week’s news quiz.

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1. Which major supermarket has reported its first fall in profits since 1994. Pre-tax profit for the six months to 25 August came in at £1.7bn, down 11.6% from the same period last year.

Tesco ( )
ASDA ( )
Morrisons ( )
Waitrose ( )

2. Which technology giant has agreed to invest 50bn yen ($640m; £397m) in the embattled camera firm Olympus?

Nokia ( )
Sony ( )
Apple ( )
Microsoft( )

3. Which company has won shareholder approval for Tiger beer takeover?

Budwiser ( )
Heineken ( )
Stella Artois( )
Carling ( )

4. Which companies shares plunged to a 10-year low after its boss said it will take time to turn around the company that built its success on printers and computers?

IBM ( )
Dell ( )
Amstrad ( )
Hewlett-Packard ( )

5. Research In Motion has posted a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss, sending its shares up nearly 18% in after-hours trading. What mobile brand do they produce?

Blackberry ( )
Apple ( )
HTC ( )
Samsung ( )

6. How many staff at JJB Sports are to be made redundant after the sports clothes and equipment retailer was placed into administration?

4400 ( )
6600 ( )
5500 ( )
2200 ( )

7. The UK economy grew in the three months from July to September by how much, according to the British Chambers of Commerce?

1% ( )
0.5% ( )
2.5% ( )
3%( )

8. The decision to award the UK’s multi-billion-pound West Coast Main Line rail franchise to which company has been scrapped by the government?
Nederlandse Spoorwegen ( )
British rail ( )
Virgin ( )
FirstGroup ( )

9. Samsung has added Apple’s latest handset to a US patent lawsuit claiming the iPhone 5 infringes how many of its technologies?

2 ( )
4 ( )
6 ( )
8 ( )

10. Which football club chairman has been disqualified from acting as a company director for seven and a half years, the Insolvency Service has said?

Ken Bates ( )
Avram Glazer ( )
Peter Ridsdale ( )
Dennis Coleman ( )

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