A Level Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 13.09.12

1. The Bank of England has kept interest rates at the same historic low level for 3 years, what is the current interest rate?

1.5% ( )

2% ( )

1% ( )

0.5% ( )

2. Which fast food is opening a vegetarian version of their restaurant in India?

Burger King ( )

KFC ( )

McDonalds ( )

Subway ( )

3. Shares in which fashion house have slumped 18% after the company issued a surprise profit warning?

Burberry ( )

Vivienne Westwood ( )

D&G ( )

Versace ( )

4. There are now only 2 countries in the world where Coca Cola cannot be bought or sold, where are they?

Cuba and North Korea ( )

Burma and Vietnam ( )

India and China ( )

USSR and East Germany ( )

5. Which Hollywood film star has said that big Hollywood salaries ‘don’t work now’ due to the state that Hollywood and the movie industry is currently in?

Christian Bale ( )

Tom Cruise ( )

Brad Pitt ( )

Johnny Depp ( )

6. Amazon has announced they will launch what in the UK?

A Kindle mobile phone ( )

A new MP3 player ( )

A new faster website ( )

A Kindle Fire tablet ( )

7. Which company has been forced to apologise for a ‘faked’ Lumia smartphone advert?

Nokia ( )

Blackberry ( )

Apple ( )

Samsung ( )

8. Andy Murray’s earnings are set to soar after his US Open win, but what item from his sponsors was he looking for to wear before he held the trophy?

A Royal Bank of Scotland cap ( )

An Adidas wristband ( )

A Rado watch ( )

A Fred Perry t-shirt ( )

9. Apple has unveiled a taller, 4G-enabled iPhone at an event in San Francisco. The firm said it was 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. How much will it cost to buy outright in the UK?

£529 ( )

£629 ( )

£329 ( )

£229 ( )

10. The number of people out of work fell by how much to 2.59 million in the three months to July, compared with the previous three month period?

15,000 ( )

17,000 ( )

5,000 ( )

7,000 ( )

Answers:

1 – 0.5% http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/no-change-on-interest-rates-despite-uk-growth-worries-8113877.html 

2- McDonalds http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10423158

3 – Burberry http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19554475 

4 – Cuba and North Korea http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19550067 

5 – Brad Pitt http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/19550482 

6 – A Kindle Fire tablet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19509626

7 – Nokia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19499879

8 – A rado watch http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19555480

9 – £529 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19572820

10 – 7,000 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19569316

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