Ledger And Trial Balance

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following best describes trial balance?

    • A.

      Shows the financial position of a business

    • B.

      It is a special account

    • C.

      Shows all the entries in the books

    • D.

      Shows all the entries in the books

    Correct Answer
    D. Shows all the entries in the books
    Explanation
    The trial balance is a statement that shows all the entries in the books of accounts. It lists all the debit and credit balances of all the accounts in the ledger. It is used to ensure that the total debits equal the total credits, which helps in detecting any errors in the bookkeeping process. The trial balance is not a financial position statement or a special account, but rather a tool used in the accounting process.

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  • 2. 

    Is it true that the trial balance totals should agree?

    • A.

      No, there are sometimes good reasons why they differ

    • B.

      Yes, except where the trial balance is extracted at the year end

    • C.

      Yes, always

    • D.

      No, because it is not a balance sheet

    Correct Answer
    C. Yes, always
    Explanation
    The trial balance is a statement that lists all the balances of the general ledger accounts. It is used to ensure that the total debits equal the total credits, which indicates that the accounting entries are in balance. This is important because any imbalance could indicate errors in the recording of transactions. Therefore, the trial balance totals should always agree to ensure the accuracy of the financial statements.

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  • 3. 

    When capital increases, it is credited in the T account.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When capital increases, it is credited in the T account because the T account is used to track the changes in a specific account. In accounting, a credit entry is used to record an increase in a liability, equity, or revenue account. Since capital is an equity account, an increase in capital would be recorded as a credit entry in the T account. This helps to accurately reflect the changes in the financial position of the business.

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  • 4. 

    When capital increases, it is credited in the T account.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When capital increases, it is credited in the T account because the T account is used to track the changes in accounts and their corresponding debits and credits. In this case, when capital increases, it is considered a credit because it represents an inflow of funds into the business. By crediting the capital account in the T account, it accurately reflects the increase in capital and helps maintain the balance of the accounting equation.

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  • 5. 

    The T accounts must be balanced off before doing the trial balance.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Balancing off the T accounts before preparing the trial balance is necessary because it ensures that all the debits and credits in the accounts are properly recorded and equal. This step helps in identifying any errors or discrepancies in the accounting records before the trial balance is prepared, which is essential for accurate financial reporting. Therefore, it is true that the T accounts must be balanced off before doing the trial balance.

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