A Level Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 12.01.12

Here is this week’s Business news quiz, we have finally seen Tesco’s sales slow, and despite huge marketing campaigns their sales were lower than the same Christmas period last year. With both Sainsbury and Waitrose seeing increasing sales for the same period… is this the end of the monopoly of Tesco?

Here is today’s ‘Business News Quiz’. Download the Word version (with answers and weblinks) to print off and use with your classes here!

  1. Who has confirmed it has acquired the assets of outdoor clothing retailer Blacks Leisure for £20m?
    JD Sports ( )
    La Senza( )
    JJB Sports ( )
    Tesco ( )
  • Interactive episodes of Sesame Street are being developed by its creators in conjunction with what business?
    Apple ( )
    Microsoft ( )
    Samsung ( )
    BBC ( )
  • The price of what juice on the global markets has hit a record high, after surging  25% over the past few days?
    Grape ( )
    Cranberry ( )
    Apple( )
    Orange ( )
  • Which High Street bakery chain has seen a boost in its sales by 5.1% over the Christmas and New Year period?
    Ainsley’s ( )
    The Pound Bakery ( )
    Greggs ( )
    Bakers Oven ( )
  • One of the UK’s largest energy suppliers, EDF Energy, has said it is to cut its gas bills by 5% from 7 February, by how much though did it raise its prices in November 2011?
    25% ( )
    10% ( )
    20% ( )
    15% ( )
  • Which supermarkets shares have dropped 10% after the retailer said it was “disappointed” by its seasonal trading in the UK?
    ASDA ( )
    Morrison’s ( )
    Sainsbury ( )
    Tesco ( )
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has said it is planning to cut jobs how many, with most of them to happen this year?
    3, 000 ( )
    3, 500( )
    4, 000( )
    4, 500( )
  • The cost of car insurance could be cut if the government restricted the huge number of what?
    Female drivers ( )
    New cars being sold to young males ( )
    Teenage drivers ( )
    Whiplash injury claims ( )
  • Company Wonga has removed pages from its website after it was branded “incredibly irresponsible” for targeting students. What do they provide?
    Credit cards ( )
    Expensive Insurance ( )
    Pay Day loans ( )
    Bank accounts ( )
  • Which company will double the speed of its broadband service for more than four million of its customers, the company has said?
    Virgin ( )
    BT ( )
    02 ( )
    Sky ( )

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

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