A Level Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 19.1.12

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. Which business has halted the sale of what from its stores in China, after large crowds disrupted the launch of the product by throwing eggs?
    Windows phone 6.5 ( )
    iPhone 4s ( )
    iPad 2 ( )
    Blackberry playbook ( )
     
  2. Which football club has de-listed its shares from the stock market and gone into private ownership this week? 
    Arsenal ( )

    Manchester UTD ( )
    Tottenham Hotspur ( )
    Portsmouth( ) 
  3. Which company has sparked Twitter outrage this week for a blackout of their broadband service?
    Sky ( )  

    02 ( )
    Talk Talk ( )
    Virgin Media ( ) 
  4. Which company that has £240m debts, employs more than 400 in Cardiff and over 9,000 others across the UK. Has gone into administration this week? 
    New Look ( )

    Topshop ( )
    Peacocks ( )
    Primark ( ) 
  5. Which business has blacked out its English-language site for 24 hours, in protest against the proposed US anti-piracy laws?
    encyclopedia.com ( )
    Ask Yahoo ( )
    Google ( )
    Wikipedia ( ) 
  6. Facebook is adding a series of new applications to let users share such things as photos, travel or fashion, what is their new profile page called?
    Profile line ( )

    Timeline ( )
    Timeshare ( )
    Lifeline ( ) 
  7. UK unemployment rose by 118,000 in the three months to November to 2.69 million, which is 8.4%, this is the highest level since when?
    January 1996 ( )
    January 1997 ( )
    January 1986 ( )
    January 2001 ( )
     
  8. Which internet retail site has seen its profits rise to $789m in the last 3 months of 2011?
    ASOS ( )

    ebay ( )
    Very ( )
    Amazon ( )
  9. Inflation fell sharply in December on the back of lower fuel and clothing prices, what level is current UK inflation?
    5.4% ( )

    5% ( )
    4.2% ( )
    4.5% ( ) 
  10. Car production in the UK rose by 5.8% in 2011, industry figures show, what is the reason for this according to the BBC?
    Boost in exports ( )
    Increase in UK sales ( )
    Environmental awareness ( )
    More new younger drivers ( ) 
Donna Jestin
Teacher of Business Studies Notre Dame College & Senior Examiner for AQA

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