A Level Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 17.11.11

From a new Apple Chairman – replacing Steve Jobs, to a worsening outlook for the UK economy and UK hostages held on a plane, it has been a very busy week in the business world!!

Below is this weeks Business News Quiz. Click here for a printable version along with the answers and web links so that you can discuss some of the news stories with your classes.

  1. Why were passenger’s held ‘hostage’ in Vienna, on a Comtel Air flight from India to the UK?
    It was demanded they pay £20 000 in fuel tax ( )
    The food & drink hadn’t been loaded onto the plane( )
    There was a technical fault with the wing ( )
    There was a missing passenger who really wanted to get on the flight ( )

 

  • Inflation in India has stayed high in October at what level?
    9.73% ( )
    10.73% ( )
    11.73% ( )
    12.73% ( ) 
  • Dubai based airline, Emirates have placed an order for 50 Boeing 777s worth how much?
    $15bn ( )
    $18bn ( )
    $25bn ( )
    $28bn ( )
     
  • How has the UK job’s market been described this week? There will be a….
    “Sharp rise in the number of jobs available” ( )
    “Small increase in available jobs“( ) 
    “Painful decrease in the number of vacancies” ( )

    “Slow painful contraction, with firms delaying recruitment” ( ) 
  • Easyjet’s pre-tax profits have risen in the year to September 30th from £154m to £248m, what are they claiming is the reason for this increase?
    The new special seating plan they offer ( )
    A major change in marketing strategy ( )
    Ryanair’s decrease in passenger numbers ( )
    The increase in business travel numbers ( ) 
  • The UK’s unemployment figure has risen to what all time high level this week?
    2.62m ( )
    3.55m ( )
    4.32m ( )
    5.13m ( ) 
  • Google have just announced that they are to launch what?
    An android based online music store ( )
    A new tablet computer ( )
    A new PC to challenge the at home market ( )
    Branded cuddly toys in time for Christmas ( ) 
  • Which of the Young Apprentice candidates was fired this week after a ‘selling to the over 50’s’ task?
    Ben Fowler ( )
    Lewis Roman ( )
    Hannah Richards ( )
    Lizzie Magee ( )
  • After the departure of Steve Jobs, who has replaced him as Chairman of the Board at the world’s most valuable company: Apple?
    Arthur Levinson ( )
    Robert Iger ( )
    Ronald Sugar ( )
    Andrea Jung( ) 
  • Manchester United’s revenues have risen in the 3 months to September to what level?
    £91.5m ( )
    £52.4m ( )
    £66.7m ( )
    £73.8m ( ) 

 

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

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