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24 Multiple Choice Question / Accounting

 3.  In preparing a balance sheet, which of the following statements is true?   

  a.    Current liabilities are listed alphabetically. 

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  b.     Long-term liabilities are listed after Stockholders’ Equity. 

  c.    Intangible assets are listed in order of solvency. 

  d.    Current assets are listed in order of their liquidity. 


4.  What accounting characteristic, principle, concept, or constraint allows a corporation to record the purchase of a $10 wastepaper basket that is estimated to last 5 years as an expense in the year of acquisition? 

  a.   full disclosure 

      b.  materiality 

  c.   reliability

  d.   entity 


8.  A company fails to recognize revenue it has earned but not yet received.   The accounts impacted by this error are: 

  a.  assets and liabilities 

  b.  liabilities and expenses 

  c.  liabilities and revenues 

  d.  assets and revenues 


9.  Under the perpetual inventory system, if a purchaser returns goods that had been purchased on account, the purchaser would: 

  a.  debit inventory and credit accounts payable.    b.  debit accounts payable and credit inventory.  c.  debit inventory and credit accounts receivable.  d.  debit accounts receivable and credit inventory. 


10.  If sales revenues are $200,000, cost of goods sold is $155,000, and operating expenses are $30,000, what is the gross profit? 

  a.  $15,000  

  b.  $45,000  

  c.  $75,000  

  d.  $185,000  


11.  In a periodic inventory system the quantity of ending inventory is determined by:   

  a.  subtracting units sold from units purchased.      b.  taking a physical inventory count. 

c.  looking at the balance in the inventory account. 

d.  subtracting cost of goods sold from the beginning inventory balance.   


12.  Which of the following statements is generally true when prices are rising?   

  a.  LIFO will result in less taxes than FIFO. 

  b.  FIFO reports a lower ending inventory than LIFO. 

  c.  LIFO reports a higher net income than FIFO. 

  d.  FIFO produces a lower net income than LIFO. 


13.  Given the following data, if a periodic inventory system is used, what is the weighted-average cost of ending inventory rounded to the nearest whole dollar?   

  Sales revenue    100 units at $10 per unit 

  Beginning inventory  50 units at $ 8 per unit 

  Purchases       90 units at $9 per unit 

  a.  $400  

  b.  $346  

  c.  $360  

  d.  $1,210  


  14.  Outstanding checks are checks: 

  a.  not yet paid by the bank. 

  b.  not yet deducted on the books. 

  c.  not yet issued by the payee. 

  d.  that have been paid by the bank. 


15.  The internal control principle related to having different persons authorize the purchase of goods and pay for the goods is known as: 

  a.  establishment of responsibility. 

  b.  rotation of duties. 

  c.  independent internal verification. 

  d.  segregation of duties. 


  16.  The balance sheet reports accounts receivable at: 

  a.  lower-of-cost-or-market. 

  b.  historical cost. 

  c.  cash realizable value. 

  d.  market value. 


17. Orion Corp. lends Maxi Inc. $20,000 on December 1, accepting a four-month, 6% note.  Orion’s annual accounting period ends on December 31.  Orion’s adjusting entry should include a

  a. debit to Note Receivable for $300. 

 b. credit to Interest Revenue for $400.    

c. debit to Interest Receivable for $100.    

d. credit to Interest Revenue for $1,200. 


18.  A machine that had cost $35,000 has a book value of $21,000.  It is sold for $40,000.  The entry to record the sale should include a: 

  a.  gain of $19,000 

  b.  gain of $26,000 

  c.  loss of $19,000 

  d.  loss of $5,000 


19.  Which depreciation method generally results in the largest depreciation expense in the first full year of an asset’s life? 

  a.  straight-line 

  b.  units-of-activity 

  c.  double-declining-balance 

  d.  either straight-line or double-declining-balance 


  20.  A company borrows $5,000 on November 1, 2008 giving a 10%, 180-day     note payable.  The adjusting entry on December 31, 2008 would include a:   

  a.  credit to Interest Payable for $83 

  b.  credit to Interest Payable for $167 

  c.  debit to Interest Expense for $250 

  d.  credit to Cash for $83 


21.  If the market rate of interest is greater than the contractual rate of interest, bonds will be issued at: 

  a.  face value. 

  b.  a discount. 

  c.  a premium. 

  d.  carrying value. 


  22.  Net pay is equal to: 

  a.  gross pay minus all deductions. 

  b.  all deductions plus all withholdings. 

  c.  take-home pay plus all deductions. 

  d.  payroll tax expense. 


 24.  On the payment date, the payment of cash dividends will     

  a.  decrease stockholders’ equity. 

  b.  increase current liabilities. 

  c.  decrease cash. 

  d.  increase common stock. 


25. The Balance Sheet would disclose the interest owed   

  a.  nowhere on the Balance Sheet. 

  b.  in the Stockholder’s Section. 

  c.  in the Asset section. 

  d.  in the Liabilities section. 


  26.  When an account becomes uncollectible and must be written off,   

  a.  Allowance for Doubtful Accounts should be credited.    b.  Accounts Receivable should be credited.    c.  Bad Debts Expense should be credited.    d.  Sales should be debited. 


27.  The collection of an account that had been previously written off under the allowance method of accounting for uncollectibles 

a.  will increase income in the period it is collected.      b.  will decrease income in the period it is collected.  c.  requires a correcting entry for the period in which the account    was written off.   

  d.  does not affect income in the period it is collected. 


  28.  A debit balance in the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts   

a.  is the normal balance for that account.  b.  indicates that actual bad debt write-offs have exceeded previous   provision for bad debts. 

c.  indicates that actual bad debt write-offs have been less than what was estimated. 

d.  cannot occur if the percentage of sales method of estimating bad debts is used.   


  29.  The sale of receivables by a business 

  a.  indicates that the business is in financial difficulty.    b.  is generally the major revenue item on its income statement.  c.  is an indication that the business is owned by a factor.  d.  can be a quick way to generate cash for operating needs. 


30.  Retailers generally consider sales from the use of national credit card sales such as VISA or Mastercard, as a 

  a.  credit sale. 

  b.  collection of an accounts receivable. 

  c.  cash sale. 

  d.  collection of a note receivable

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