Accounting Hardest Exam Quiz: Trivia!

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Are you ready to take the most challenging accounting exam? Could you pass this quiz? The financial accounting exam involves concepts that are taught to new students. Accounting is when a professional evaluates numbers and records for businesses or individuals, which you learn at the beginning of the course. If you are looking for a way to test your accounting knowledge, this quiz is a must do for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Financial transactions are summarized in:
    • A. 

      Financial statement footnotes.

    • B. 

      The independent auditor's opinion letter.

    • C. 

      The entity's accounts.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    Which classification of accounting is most concerned with the use of economic and financial information to plan and control many of the activities of the entity?
    • A. 

      Financial accounting.

    • B. 

      Auditing-Public accounting.

    • C. 

      Managerial accounting.

    • D. 

      Income tax accounting.

  • 3. 
    The accounting equation is Assets = Liabilities - Owners Equity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The distinction between a current asset and other assets:
    • A. 

      Is based on how long the asset has been owned.

    • B. 

      Is based on amounts that will be paid to other entities within a year.

    • C. 

      Is based on the ability to determine the current fair market value of the asset.

    • D. 

      Is based on when the asset is expected to be converted to cash, or used to benefit the entity.

  • 5. 
    The time frame associated with a balance sheet is:
    • A. 

      A point in time in the past.

    • B. 

      A one-year past period of time.

    • C. 

      A single date in the future.

    • D. 

      A function of the information included in it.

  • 6. 
    Owners' equity refers to which to the following?
    • A. 

      A listing of the organization's assets and liabilities.

    • B. 

      The ownership right of the owner(s) of the entity.

    • C. 

      Probable future sacrifices of economic benefits.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    Which answer describes an internal auditor?
    • A. 

      Internal auditors state an opinion on the financial statements – this opinion is printed in the Annual Report.

    • B. 

      The internal auditor is an employee of the external auditor.

    • C. 

      The internal auditor performs tasks similar to the external auditor – but the internal auditor is employed in industry rather than public accounting.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 8. 
    The time frame associated with an income statement is:
    • A. 

      A point in time in the past.

    • B. 

      A past period of time.

    • C. 

      A future period of time.

    • D. 

      A function of the information included in it.

  • 9. 
    The purpose of the income statement is to show the:
    • A. 

      Change in the fair market value of the assets from the prior income statement.

    • B. 

      Market value per share of stock at the date of the statement.

    • C. 

      Revenues collected during the period covered by the statement.

    • D. 

      Net income or net loss for the period covered by the statement.

  • 10. 
    The accounting equation is: Assets = Liabilities + Retained Earnings
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The accounting equation is: Assets = Liabilities / Owners Equity
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Statement of Cash Flows:
    • A. 

      Shows how cash changed during the period.

    • B. 

      Is an optional financial statement.

    • C. 

      Shows the change in the market value of the entity's common stock during the period.

    • D. 

      Shows the dividends that will be paid in the future.

  • 13. 
    Beg. Retained Earnings = 100,000Ending Retained Earnings = 250,000Assume that there were no dividends declared. What is Net Income for the year?
    • A. 

      150,000

    • B. 

      250,000

    • C. 

      175,000

    • D. 

      125,000

    • E. 

      100,000

  • 14. 
    The accounting equation is: Assets = Liabilities + Contributed Capital
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Total Assets = 350,000Total Liabilities = 200,000Contributed Capital = 50,000Retained Earnings = ?
    • A. 

      75,000

    • B. 

      100,000

    • C. 

      55,000

    • D. 

      90,000

    • E. 

      Not enough data to answer the question

  • 16. 
    Beg. Retained Earnings = 110,000Ending Retained Earnings = 225,000Assume that there were 50,000 in dividends declared. What is Net Income for the year?
    • A. 

      115,000

    • B. 

      65,000

    • C. 

      75,000

    • D. 

      165,000

    • E. 

      Not enough Data to answer this question.

  • 17. 
    What do the following accounts have in common?Short-term investmentsAccounts payableCash equivalentsWages payable
    • A. 

      They are all found on the income statement.

    • B. 

      They are all assets.

    • C. 

      They would all be classified as "current".

    • D. 

      They are all expenses.

    • E. 

      They are all liabilities.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is an Asset?
    • A. 

      Accumulated Depreciation

    • B. 

      Wages Payable

    • C. 

      Net Sales

    • D. 

      Depreciation Expense

    • E. 

      Contributed Capital

  • 19. 
    Total Current Assets = 300,000Total Liabilities = 200,000Contributed Capital = 50,000What is the amount of retained earnings?
    • A. 

      50,000

    • B. 

      150,000

    • C. 

      250,000

    • D. 

      300,000

    • E. 

      Not enough data to answer the question.

  • 20. 
    The current assets of most companies are usually made up of:
    • A. 

      Assets that are currently used in the operations of the company.

    • B. 

      Cash and assets expected to be converted to cash within a year.

    • C. 

      A very small proportion (less than 10%) of the total assets of the entity.

    • D. 

      Cash, marketable securities, and accounts and long-term notes receivable.

  • 21. 
    For which of the following reconciling items would an adjusting entry be necessary?
    • A. 

      A deposit in transit.

    • B. 

      The bank has made an error. They have record a deposit by you as double the amount you actually deposited.

    • C. 

      Outstanding checks.

    • D. 

      A bank service charge.

  • 22. 
    Beg. Retained Earnings = 175,000Ending Retained Earnings = 125,000Assume that there were no dividends declared. What is Net Income/Loss for the year?
    • A. 

      25,000

    • B. 

      (45,000)

    • C. 

      65,000

    • D. 

      (50,000)

    • E. 

      55,000

  • 23. 
    A debit
    • A. 

      Always increases assets.

    • B. 

      Always increases liabilities.

    • C. 

      Increases an expense account.

    • D. 

      Increases a revenue account.

  • 24. 
    The principal reason for reconciling the cash balance per books with the balance shown on the bank statement is to:
    • A. 

      Determine the amount of cash in the account actually available to the entity.

    • B. 

      Satisfy generally accepted accounting principles.

    • C. 

      Verify the amount of petty cash on hand.

    • D. 

      Determine whether or not the entity has issued an NSF check.

  • 25. 
    There are transactions that will cause your balance sheet to not balance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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