A Level Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 24.11.11

Again, a busy week in the business world, with the economy and the eurozone again dominating many of the headlines, we also saw the dramatic fall in Thomas Cook shares at the start of the week.

Below is this weeks Business News Quiz, for your students to complete and see if they have really been watching the business news this week! Click herefor a printable version along with the answers.

  1. Why have Labour criticised the sale of Northern Rock to Virgin money?
    They think it should’ve been sold to Lord Alan Sugar ( )
    They claim in was a poor deal for taxpayers( )
    They think HSBC should have bought it ( )
    They think Virgin Money could now monopolise the banking sector ( )

 

  • Shares in Thomas Cook fell by how much at the start of the week, before they began to recover a day later?
    75% ( )
    80% ( )
    85% ( )
    90% ( )
     
  • Arcadia, the group that is owned by Sir Philip Green, and includes brands such as Topshop, Miss Selfridge & Burton is to close up to how many stores?
    150 ( )
    200 ( )
    260 ( )
    320 ( )
     
  • China has become the world’s largest smartphone market by volume after it overtook who in the 3rd quarter of the year?
    America ( )
    Australia ( )
    Japan ( )
    Russia ( )
     
  • Which patent row has Apple won this week?
    HTC patents ( )
    Blackberry tablet patents( )
    Sony mobile phone patents( )
    Google search engine patents ( )
     
  • The struggling telecoms equipment maker Nokia Siemens Networks is cutting how many jobs, which equates to 23% of its total workforce?
    10 000 ( )
    17 000 ( )
    20 000 ( )
    27 000 ( )
     
  • Who this week has resigned as director of the companies that publish The Times, The Sunday Times, and the Sun.?
    Rebekah Brookes ( )
    Rupert Murdoch ( )
    James Murdoch ( )
    Tim Mockridge( )
     
  • Which Young Apprentice candidate was fired this week after designing a TV advert for deodorant?
    Ben Fowler ( )
    Lewis Roman ( )
    Hannah Richards ( )
    Gbemi Okunlola( )
     
  • Who is the new presenter of Channel 4’s countdown programme?
    Arthur Levinson ( )
    Lord Alan Sugar ( )
    Nick Hewer( )
    Andrea Jung( )
     
  • Dixons, who own Curry’s have seenlosses increase to what level this week?
    £91.5m ( )
    £52.4m ( )
    £66.7m ( )
    £25.3m ( )

 


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

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