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  • 1. 

    In the acronym NASA, the second A stands for Administration. For what does the first A stand?

    • A.

      Aerospace

    • B.

      Astronauts

    • C.

      Aeronautics

    • D.

      Acrobatics

    Correct Answer
    C. Aeronautics
    Explanation
    NASA is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the USA.

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  • 2. 

    Which weapon would you associate with Damocles?

    • A.

      Dagger

    • B.

      Sword

    • C.

      Gun

    • D.

      Axe

    Correct Answer
    B. Sword
    Explanation
    The sword of Damocles was essentially a story used to warn people that with great power comes great responsibility that was famously told by the Roman storyteller Cicero.

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  • 3. 

    You buy a hot cup of coffee from a local coffee shop, but they don't charge any VAT. Why?

    • A.

      Coffee is zero rated for VAT, it's an essential item, not a luxury!

    • B.

      Coffee is exempt from VAT. 

    • C.

      They're running a promotion, not charging VAT, to try and drum up business. 

    • D.

      The coffee shop turnover less than £85,000 a year, which is below the VAT threshold, so they aren't registered for VAT. 

    Correct Answer
    D. The coffee shop turnover less than £85,000 a year, which is below the VAT threshold, so they aren't registered for VAT. 
    Explanation
    For VAT registered suppliers, a hot cup of coffee is always a taxable supply, subject to 20% VAT. It would be illegal to just decide not to charge VAT for a promotion, so the only reasonable explanation is that the shop isn't registered for VAT, and as such don't have to charge it.

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  • 4. 

    Panorama is the world’s longest-running current affairs TV show, but in what decade was it first broadcast? 

    • A.

      1940s

    • B.

      1950s

    • C.

      1960s

    • D.

      1970s

    Correct Answer
    B. 1950s
    Explanation
    Panorama was first broadcast in 1953.

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