General Business English Diagnostic! Trivia Quiz

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General Business English Diagnostic! Trivia Quiz

What do you know about business English? Do you believe you could pass this quiz? The role of business in society is to create and deliver goods and services to satisfy a public need or demand. Business is essential to society because it primarily deals with the distribution of resources throughout the world.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    'Employment History' means:
    • A. 

      Which schools you have attended.

    • B. 

      Which diplomas and certificates you have.

    • C. 

      Where you have worked.

  • 2. 
    Which phrase is correct?
    • A. 

      He's worked at that company for fifteen years.

    • B. 

      He's working at that company for fifteen years.

    • C. 

      He works at that company for fifteen years.

  • 3. 
    2.56 is read:
    • A. 

      Two point fifty six

    • B. 

      Two point five six

    • C. 

      Two dot five six

  • 4. 
    I saw him __ school.
    • A. 

      On

    • B. 

      To

    • C. 

      At

  • 5. 
    Which form is correct in most situations?
    • A. 

      Could you help me?

    • B. 

      Help me?

    • C. 

      Excuse me, I was wondering if you could possibly help me?

  • 6. 
    Which is not correct when answering the phone?
    • A. 

      Ken speaking

    • B. 

      This is Ken

    • C. 

      What do you want?

  • 7. 
    Which is the most polite?
    • A. 

      Can I help you?

    • B. 

      Could I help you?

    • C. 

      May I help you?

  • 8. 
    Which signature is the most formal?
    • A. 

      Love,

    • B. 

      Sincerely,

    • C. 

      Best wishes,

  • 9. 
    Which phrase is correct?
    • A. 

      When are you born?

    • B. 

      When you born?

    • C. 

      When were you born?

  • 10. 
    Which is good advice when writing a memorandum?
    • A. 

      Use a polite style for your colleagues. You can contract verbs, but do not be too informal.

    • B. 

      Provide a detailed employment history.

    • C. 

      Use a formal register and sign: Your's faithfully,

  • 11. 
    Which phrase is used during a presentation?
    • A. 

      Thanks for giving me a hand.

    • B. 

      Thank you very much for your time today.

    • C. 

      Thank you for your quick response.

  • 12. 
    Complete the question tag: They worked for Kaufman's,
    • A. 

      Did they?

    • B. 

      Haven't they?

    • C. 

      Didn't they?

  • 13. 
    Which is polite telephone English?
    • A. 

      Why do you want him?

    • B. 

      Who's that?

    • C. 

      Who's calling please?

  • 14. 
    Which phrase is NOT correct?
    • A. 

      I picked up him at the station.

    • B. 

      I picked him up at the station.

    • C. 

      I picked up Tom at the station.

  • 15. 
    To Whom it May Concern:
    • A. 

      Is an opening from an e-mail

    • B. 

      Is an opening from an inquiry

    • C. 

      Is an opening from a letter to a colleague

  • 16. 
    The personnel office deals with:
    • A. 

      Clients

    • B. 

      Management

    • C. 

      Staff

  • 17. 
    You should:
    • A. 

      Never include the address of the recipient at the top of a letter.

    • B. 

      Always include the address of the recipient at the top of a letter.

    • C. 

      Include the address of the recipient at the bottom of a letter.

  • 18. 
    Which type of product is intangible?
    • A. 

      Services

    • B. 

      Production

    • C. 

      Manufacturing

  • 19. 
    'Please find attached' might be found in:
    • A. 

      A letter

    • B. 

      An inquiry

    • C. 

      An e-mail

  • 20. 
    Finish this question: Do you know where
    • A. 

      He works?

    • B. 

      Does he work?

    • C. 

      He does work?

  • 21. 
    Which is incorrect?
    • A. 

      Two thousand and four hundred twenty

    • B. 

      Two thousand four hundred and twenty

    • C. 

      Two thousand four hundred twenty

  • 22. 
    What should 'skills' include on your resume?
    • A. 

      Your education

    • B. 

      Your employment history

    • C. 

      Other capabilities that are important for the job

  • 23. 
    A skill is:
    • A. 

      Something you can do

    • B. 

      Someone you know

    • C. 

      Something you know

  • 24. 
    Which question asks for advice?
    • A. 

      What should I do?

    • B. 

      What can you do?

    • C. 

      What does he do?

  • 25. 
    Which phrase shows disagreement?
    • A. 

      Would you mind repeating that?

    • B. 

      I'm afraid I don't see your point.

    • C. 

      I'm afraid I can't see the tower.