A Level Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 22.03.12

Here is this week’s Business News Quiz! You can print off a Word version (with answers and weblinks) and use it with your classes.

You can download the Word document here.

  1. UK retail sales volumes fell by how much in February compared with the previous month, figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown?
    0.8% ( )
    0.9% ( )
    1.0% ( )
    1.1% ( )
  • The tax-free chunk of income, known as the personal allowance, is rising for the under-65s to what level in April 2013?
    £8,505 ( )
    £8,205 ( )
    £9,505 ( )
    £9,205 ( )
  • Which company has said it will invest £500m in manufacturing in the UK and create up to 1,000 jobs?
    ASDA ( )
    GlaxoSmithKline ( )
    Amazon ( )
    Ikea ( )
  • Which car manufacturer agrees joint venture with Chery in China?
    Jaguar Land Rover ( )
    Ford ( )
    BMW ( )
    Citroen ( )
  • At the end of last year, Apple revealed it had how much in cash?
    $98.6bn ( )
    $95.6bn ( )
    $97.6bn ( )
    $99.6bn ( )
  • Who has revealed more details of its new internet TV service, which is to be called NowTV? NowTV will face competition from the US-based firm Netflix and Amazon-owned Lovefilm.
    Sky ( )
    BT ( )
    Virgin Media ( )
    Talk Talk ( )
  • Which country fell back into recession in the last three months of 2011, official figures have shown?
    France ( )
    UK ( )
    Republic of Ireland ( )
    Germany ( )
  • A legal bid by which company to stop Asda building a large store close to one of its supermarkets has been dismissed by the UK Supreme Court in London?
    Tesco( )
    Morrison’s ( )
    Lidl ( )
    Sainsbury’s ( )
  • Which struggling games retailer has said it intends to file for administration?
    Play.com ( )
    Game ( )
    CEX ( )
    HMV ( )
  • The 2012 budget took place on Wednesday March 21st, who is the Chancellor of the Exchequer?
    Ed Balls ( )
    George Osborne ( )
    David Cameron ( )
    Nick Clegg ( )

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

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