Business Studies Multiple Choice Question – 21 August 2021

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Lucy, prefers a Theory Y style of management in order to reduce labour turnover. 

A Theory Y style manager, such as Lucy, assumes that employees?

Select ONE answer:

  1. need close supervision
  2. tend to dislike work
  3. can be trusted in their job
  4. are only motivated by money

Show your workings to arrive at your answer, and explain and justify your reasons:

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This multiple-choice question is suitable for Accounting KS5 classes.

The answer is 3

  1. Not correct – Theory Y managers assume that employees like to lead rather than needing to be told what to do by a manager.
  2. Not correct – disliking work is a perception by Theory X managers and not Theory Y managers.
  3. Correct – Definition of Theory Y style of management e.g. a participative style of management.  If Lucy’s employees feel trusted by her, motivation will increase.This may result in higher staff retention as employees feel valued and are less likely to leave.
  4. Not correct – Theory Y managers believe that employees are motivated by job satisfaction and not just by the money

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Business Studies Multiple Choice Question – 20 August 2021

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Alex Ltd compared its budgeted sales figures with its actual sales figures and discovered an adverse variance. 

Alex Ltd should?

Select ONE answer:

  1. reduce its advertising budget
  2. reduce its inventory levels
  3. increase its prices
  4. increase its production

Show your workings to arrive at your answer, and explain and justify your reasons:

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The answer is 2

  1. Not correct – this may result in a reduction in sales due to lack of awareness in the market which would increase the adverse variance
  2. Correct – Definition of adverse variance e.g. actual figures are worse than the budgeted figures.  Alex Ltd has unsold inventory.  Therefore Alex Ltd does not need to make additional products, so needs less inventory.
  3. Not correct – this may result in demand falling as the prices are higher resulting in a loss of sales for Alex Ltd adding to the adverse inventory.
  4. Not correct – this will just result in Alex Ltd having excess inventory rather than reducing the adverse variance

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Business Studies Multiple Choice Question – 19 August 2021

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In July 2021, The Big Car Company recalled a million vehicles due to a fault that could cause doors to open unexpectedly. 

Which element of the design mix does this relate to?

Select ONE answer:

  1. Kaizen
  2. Aesthetics
  3. Function
  4. Efficiency

Show your workings to arrive at your answer, and explain and justify your reasons:

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The answer is 3

  1. Not correct – continuous improvement should have avoided the fault being caused in the first place or is not part of the design mix.
  2. Not correct – aesthetics is how a product looks rather than how it works.
  3. Correct – Definition of design mix e.g. the way in which function, aesthetics and economic manufacture are combined in the overall design.  A car with faulty doors is not working properly/safe.  Therefore it does not fulfil its design function and is not fit for purpose.
  4. Not correct – efficiency is not part of the design mix.

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Business Studies Multiple Choice Question – 18 August 2021

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Big Oil is a global oil and gas company with 100,000 employees. Its organisational structure has a narrow span of control. 

What would be one benefit for Big Oil of having a narrow span of control?

Select ONE answer:

  1. Allows for closer supervision of employees
  2. Managers will have less time to supervise each employee
  3. Gives employees the chance for more independence
  4. Fewer layers in the hierarchy may be required 

Show your workings to arrive at your answer, and explain and justify your reasons:

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The answer is 1

  1. Correct – Definition of span of control e.g. the number of employees under a manager’s direct control.  Big Oil’s managers will only have a relatively small number of employees beneath them.  Managers therefore have more time to build an effective and productive relationship with employees.
  2. Not correct – managers will have MORE time to supervise each employee as there are fewer employees for them to manage.
  3. Not correct – freedom and responsibility is restricted due to closer supervision.
  4. Not correct – narrow spans of control tend to occur in tall hierarchies with many layers.

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Business Studies Multiple Choice Question – 17 August 2021

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Alex’s engine factory can produce 200 engines per day. In July 2021, it produced 120 engines per day. 

Calculate the capacity utilisation for Alex Engines in July. 

Select ONE answer:

  1. 40%
  2. 60%
  3. 67%
  4. 167% 

Show your workings to arrive at your answer, and explain and justify your reasons:

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The answer is 2

  1. Not correct
  2. Correct – 120 / 200 * 100 = 60%
  3. Not correct
  4. Not correct

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