Accounting Multiple Choice Question – 19 September 2018

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In the accounts of ABC Ltd, which of the following double-entries is the correct way to record that goods have been purchased from XYZ Ltd and paid for immediately in cash?

Select ONE answer:

  1. Account to Debit Sales / Account to Credit ABC Ltd
  2. Account to Debit Returns Inwards / Account to Credit XYZ Ltd
  3. Account to Debit Purchases / Account to Credit Cash
  4. Account to Debit XYZ Ltd / Account to Credit Returns Inwards

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 – Entries in the purchase account are always made on the debit side. Having paid cash to XYZ Ltd, ABC Ltd has now less cash on hand. This reduction in this asset has to be recorded as a credit entry in the cash account.

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Accounting Multiple Choice Question – 18 September 2018

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In the accounts of ABC Ltd, which of the following double-entries is the correct way to record that goods have been returned by XYZ Ltd which were originally sold to them on credit?

Select ONE answer:

  1. Account to Debit Sales / Account to Credit ABC Ltd
  2. Account to Debit Returns Inwards / Account to Credit XYZ Ltd
  3. Account to Debit Sales / Account to Credit XYZ Ltd
  4. Account to Debit XYZ Ltd / Account to Credit Returns Inwards

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

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The answer is 2 – Having returned goods, XYZ Ltd, who is a credit customer or debtor, now owes less previously than they did to ABC Ltd. As the amount owed by a debtor is an asset and an asset account has to be credited to reduce it and thus XYZ Ltd’s account has to be credited. Returns inwards, being the opposite of sales (which is always credited) has to be debited.

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Accounting Multiple Choice Question – 17 September 2018

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Which of the following double-entries is the correct way to record the sale of goods on credit to a customer of the business?

Select ONE answer:

  1. Account to Debit Customer Account / Account to Credit Sales
  2. Account to Debit Returns Inwards / Account to Credit Customer Account
  3. Account to Debit Cash / Account to Credit Purchases
  4. Account to Debit Customer Account / Account to Credit Returns Inwards

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 1 – This is the correct double entry record when a business sells goods on credit to a customer as this a debtor account which is an asset.  As a result of selling the good to the customer, they now owe more money than they previously did, and thus to increase the amount in the asset account, that account must be debited.

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Accounting Multiple Choice Question – 16 September 2018

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A newsagent’s total sales will normally include the value of the following items?

Select ONE answer:

  1. Any office furniture that is sold by them.
  2. Any office furniture sold by them, but only if these items are sold on credit.
  3. Any office furniture sold by them, but only if these items are sold for cash.
  4. None of the above.

Explain what is meant by selling a good on credit?:

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The answer is 4 – In accounting, the meaning of the term “sales” is limited to the sale of goods originally acquired for the purpose of being resold whether this is for cash or credit. In the case of a newsagent, it is highly unlikely that office furniture would have been acquired for the purpose of being resold in the normal course of business.

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Accounting Multiple Choice Question – 15 September 2018

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In accounting, the term “purchases” means the following…..?

Select ONE answer:

  1. All items bought.
  2. Only goods that are brought on credit.
  3. Only those goods that are brought for resale.
  4. Only those goods that are brought and paid for?

Explain what is meant by buying a good on credit?:
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This multiple choice question is suitable for Accounting KS5 classes.

The answer is 3 – In accounting, the meaning of the term “purchases” is limited to the purchase of goods which are intended to be resold in the normal course of business which the company hope will be done at a profit. It does not matter whether the goods are paid for or not. Some items which a company buys such as a car or a van may not be intended to be resold in the normal course of business, but used to help conduct the normal business activities and will be treated as a fixed asset.

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Accounting Multiple Choice Question – 14 September 2018

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If there is a separate sub-ledger account for every debtor and creditor, which of the following double-entries is the correct way to record money paid as a cheque to Pat Smith, who is a creditor of the business?

Select ONE answer:

  1. Account to Debit Pat Smith / Account to Credit Cash
  2. Account to Debit Bank / Account to Credit Pat Smith
  3. Account to Debit Cash / Account to Credit Pat Smith
  4. Account to Debit Pat Smith / Account to Credit Bank

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 4 – This is the correct double entry record when a firm pays money to one of its creditors for an unpaid invoice using a cheque.

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Accounting Multiple Choice Question – 13 September 2018

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Which of the following double-entries is the correct way to record money received from shareholders as new capital into the business’s bank account?

Select ONE answer:

  1. Account to Debit Capital / Account to Credit Bank
  2. Account to Debit Cash / Account to Credit Capital
  3. Account to Debit Bank / Account to Credit Capital
  4. Account to Debit Capital / Account to Credit Cash

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

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The answer is 3 – This is the correct double entry record when a business receives new capital from shareholders into its bank accounts.

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