1. What is the order in which assets are generally listed on a classified balance sheet?

a. Current and long-term

b. Current; property, plant, and equipment; long-term investments; intangible assets 

c. Current; property, plant, and equipment; intangible assets; long-term investments 

d. Current; long-term investments; property, plant, and equipment; intangible assets

2. The information for preparing a trial balance on a worksheet is obtained from

a. financial statements.

b. general ledger accounts. 

c. general journal entries. 

d. business documents.

3. The most efficient way to accomplish closing entries is to

a. credit the income summary account for each revenue account balance. 

b. debit the income summary account for each expense account balance.

c. credit the owner’s drawing balance directly to the income summary account.

d. credit the income summary account for total revenues and debit the income summary account for total expenses.

4. All of the following are property, plant, and equipment except

a. supplies.

b. machinery. 

c. land.

d. buildings.

5. On March 8, Black Candy Company bought supplies on account from the Arcade Fire Company for $550. Black Candy Company incorrectly debited Equipment for $500 and credited Accounts Payable for $500. The entries have been posted to the ledger. the correcting entry should be:

a. Supplies………………………………………………………………………550

    Accounts Payable  ………………………………………………550

b. Supplies………………………………………………………………………550

    Accounts Payable  ………………………………………………500

    Equipment ……….………………………………………..………50

c. Supplies………………………………………………………………………550

    Equipment ……….………………………………………..………550

d. Supplies………………………………………………………………………550

    Equipment ……….………………………………………..………500

    Accounts Payable  …………………………………………….……50

6. The operating cycle of a company is the average time that is required to go from cash to

a. sales in producing revenues.

b. cash in producing revenues.

c. inventory in producing revenues.

d. accounts receivable in producing revenues.

7. The purpose of the post-closing trial balance is to

a. prove that no mistakes were made.

b. prove the equality of the balance sheet account balances that are carried forward into the next accounting period.

c. prove the equality of the income statement account balances that are carried forward into the next accounting period.

d. list all the balance sheet accounts in alphabetical order for easy reference.

8. The first step in posting involves

a. entering in the appropriate ledger account the date, journal page, and debit amount shown in the journal.

b. writing in the journal the account number to which the debit amount was posted. 

c. writing in the journal the account number to which the credit amount was posted.

d. entering in the appropriate ledger account the date, journal page, and credit amount shown in the journal.

9. On June 1, 2015 Ted Leo buys a copier machine for his business and finances this purchase with cash and a note. When journalizing this transaction, he will

a. use two journal entries. 

b. make a compound entry. 

c. make a simple entry.

d. list the credit entries first, which is proper form for this type of transaction.

10. Which of the following are the same under both GAAP and IFRS?

a. The account.

b. Debit and credit rules.

c. Steps in the recording process.

d. All of these answers are correct

11. The final step in the recording process is to transfer the journal information to the

a. trial balance.

b. financial statements. 

c. ledger.

d. file cabinets.

12. At January 31, 2015, the balance in Aislers Inc.’s supplies account was $750. During February, Aislers purchased supplies of $900 and used supplies of $1,125. At the end of February, the balance in the supplies account should be

a. $525 debit.

b. $975 debit.

c. $525 credit.

d. $775 debit

13. Transactions in a journal are recorded in

a. account number order.

b. dollar amount order. 

c. alphabetical order. 

d. chronological order.

14. The final step in solving an ethical dilemma is to

a. identify and analyze the principal elements in the situation. 

b. recognize an ethical situation.

c. identify the alternatives and weigh the impact of each alternative on stakeholders. 

d. recognize the ethical issues involved.

15. Accounting consists of three basic activities which are related to economic events of an organization. These include

a. identifying, recording, and communicating

b. identifying, calculating, and responding

c. classifying, numbering, and reporting

d. issuing, reporting, and classifying

16. The primary purpose of the statement of cash flows is to report

a. a company’s investing transactions.

b. a company’s financing transactions.

c. information about cash receipts and cash payments of a company. 

d. the net increase or decrease in cash.

17. Retained earnings at the end of the period is equal to

a. retained earnings at the beginning of the period plus net profit minus liabilities

b. retained earnings at the beginning of the period plus net profit minus dividends paid

c.net profit plus total assets

d. assets plus liabilities

18. A basic assumption of accounting assumes that the dollar is

a. unrelated to business transactions.

b. a poor measure of economic activities.

c. the common unit of measure for all business transactions. 

d. useless in measuring an economic event.

19. All of the following are steps in analyzing ethics cases in financial reporting except

An accounting time period that is one year in length, but does not begin on January 1, is referred to as

a. a fiscal year.

b. an interim period.

c. the time period assumption. 

d. a reporting period.

20. Which of the statements below is not true?

a. An adjusted trial balance should show ledger account balances.

b. An adjusted trial balance can be used to prepare financial statements.

c. An adjusted trial balance proves the mathematical equality of debits and credits in the ledger.

d. An adjusted trial balance is prepared before all transactions have been journalized.

21. Which of the following statements is not true?

a. Expenses increase owner’s equity.

b. Expenses have normal debit balances. 

c. Expenses decrease owner’s equity.

d. Expenses are a negative factor in the computation of net income.

22. A company spends $15 million dollars for an office building. Over what period should the cost be written off?

a. When the $10 million is expended in cash 

b. All in the first year

c. Over the useful life of the building

d. After $10 million in revenue is earned

23. Accounts often need to be adjusted because

a. there are never enough accounts to record all the transactions. 

b. many transactions affect more than one time period.

c. there are always errors made in recording transactions. 

d. management can’t decide what they want to report.

24. Which of the following is in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles?

a. Accrual basis accounting

b. Cash basis accounting

c. Both accrual basis and cash basis accounting 

d. Neither accrual basis nor cash basis accounting

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