Secondary Secondary Business

Business News Quiz – 27.09.12

Test your students knowledge of what is happening in the business world with this week’s news quiz.

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1. Which social media site has announced its fourth major redesign as it seeks to regain relevance in the face of falling numbers?
The site, now part-owned by Justin Timberlake, aims to focus more on music.

LinkedIn( )
MySpace ( )
Bebo ( )
Friends reunited( )

2. Which toy store is being sued in the US over allegations it stole one of its former partners’ trade secrets to develop its own tablet computer?

FAO Schwarz ( )
Early learning centre ( )
Hamley’s ( )
Toys R Us ( )

3. Trade unions in which country have begun the first general strike since the country’s conservative-led coalition government came to power in June?

Portugal ( )
Greece ( )
Spain ( )
Ireland ( )

4. Which car giant has said that it will cut several hundred jobs in Europe because of declining demand, including in the UK?

Ford ( )
Vauxhall ( )
BMW ( )
Toyota ( )

5. Which company has been voted the “coolest brand” in the UK? They beat Aston Martin, which has taken the top spot in six of the previous seven annual CoolBrands surveys.

Google ( )
Apple ( )
Twitter ( )
You Tube ( )

6. Which fast food businesses sales have continued to rise in the UK “despite the challenging economic climate”? UK sales on a like-for-like basis, which strips out the impact of new stores, were up 3.7% in the three months to 23 September

Domino’s Pizza ( )
Pizza Hut ( )
KFC ( )
Burger King ( )

7. US book chain Barnes & Noble plans to launch Nook in the UK later this year, what is Nook?

New tablewear ( )
Lightweight PC’s ( )
New book range ( )
Tablet computer( )

8. Which sportswear brand had to call in the administrators this week, in the face of mounting losses and high debt levels?

Up and Running ( )
JJB ( )
JD Sports ( )
Sports Direct ( )

9. Which business remains the most complained about landline and broadband provider, according to UK regulator Ofcom?

Talk Talk ( )
Virgin Media ( )
BT Vision ( )
Sky ( )

10. Who at the Lib Dem conference says he has “seen and heard” banks making racist decisions on lending?

Roger Williams ( )
David Heath ( )
Nick Clegg ( )
Simon Hughes ( )

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