Accounting Quiz - Financial Accounting Fundamentals

Natalie Balzert
Quiz by Natalie Balzert, updated more than 1 year ago
Natalie Balzert
Created by Natalie Balzert about 7 years ago
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Chapters 1, 2, 3

Resource summary

Question 1

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Owners of business firms are the only people who need accounting information.
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  • True
  • False

Question 2

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Transactions that can be measured in dollars and cents are recorded in the financial information system.
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  • True
  • False

Question 3

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The hiring of a new company president is an economic event recorded by the financial information system.
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  • True
  • False

Question 4

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Management of a business enterprise is the major external user of information.
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  • True
  • False

Question 5

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Accounting communicates financial information about a business enterprise to both internal and external users.
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  • True
  • False

Question 6

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Accounting information is used only by external users with a financial interest in a business enterprise.
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  • True
  • False

Question 7

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Financial statements are the major means of communicating accounting information to interested parties.
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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Bookkeeping and accounting are one and the same because the bookkeeping function includes the accounting process.
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  • True
  • False

Question 9

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The origins of accounting are attributed to Luca Pacioli, a famous mathematician.
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  • True
  • False

Question 10

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The study of accounting will be useful only if a student is interested in working for a profit-oriented business firm.
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  • True
  • False

Question 11

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A new account is opened for each transaction entered into by a business firm.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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The recording process becomes more efficient and informative if all transactions are recorded in one account.
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  • True
  • False

Question 13

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When the volume of transactions is large, recording them in tabular form is more efficient than using journals and ledgers.
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  • True
  • False

Question 14

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An account is often referred to as a T-Account because of the way it is constructed.
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  • True
  • False

Question 15

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A debit to an account indicates an increase in that account.
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  • True
  • False

Question 16

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If a revenue account is credited, the revenue account is increased.
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  • True
  • False

Question 17

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The normal balance of all accounts is a debit.
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  • True
  • False

Question 18

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Debit and credit can be interpreted to mean increase and decrease, respectively.
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  • True
  • False

Question 19

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The double-entry system of accounting refers to the placement of a double line at the end of a column of figures.
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  • True
  • False

Question 20

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A credit balance in a liability account indicates that an error in recording has occurred.
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  • True
  • False

Question 21

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The dividends account is a subdivision of the retained earnings account and appears as an expense on the income statement.
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  • True
  • False

Question 22

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Revenues are a subdivision of retained earnings.
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  • True
  • False

Question 23

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Under the double-entry system, revenues must always equal expenses.
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  • True
  • False

Question 24

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Transactions are entered in the ledger first and then they are analyzed in terms of their effect on the accounts.
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  • True
  • False

Question 25

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Business documents can provide evidence that a transaction has occurred.
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  • True
  • False

Question 26

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Each transaction must be analyzed in terms of its effect on the accounts before it can be recorded in a journal.
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  • True
  • False

Question 27

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Transactions are entered in the ledger accounts and then transferred to journals.
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  • True
  • False

Question 28

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All business transactions must be entered first in the general ledger.
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  • True
  • False

Question 29

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A simple journal entry requires only one debit to an account and one credit to an account.
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  • True
  • False

Question 30

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A compound journal entry requires several debits to one account and several credits to one account.
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  • True
  • False

Question 31

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Many business transactions affect more than one time period.
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  • True
  • False

Question 32

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The time period assumption states that the economic life of a business entity can be divided into artificial time periods.
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  • True
  • False

Question 33

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The time period assumption is often referred to as the expense recognition principle.
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  • True
  • False

Question 34

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A company's calendar year and fiscal year are always the same.
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  • True
  • False

Question 35

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Accounting time periods that are one year in length are referred to as interim periods.
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  • True
  • False

Question 36

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Income will always be greater under the cash basis of accounting than under the accrual basis of accounting.
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  • True
  • False

Question 37

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The cash basis of accounting is not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
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  • True
  • False

Question 38

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The expense recognition principle requires that efforts be matched with accomplishments.
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  • True
  • False

Question 39

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Expense recognition is tied to revenue recognition.
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  • True
  • False

Question 40

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The revenue recognition principle dictates that revenue can be recognized in the accounting period in which cash is received.
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  • True
  • False

Question 41

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Adjusting entries are not necessary if the trial balance debit and credit columns balances are equal.
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  • True
  • False

Question 42

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Adjusting entries are often made because some business events are not recorded as they occur.
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  • True
  • False

Question 43

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Adjusting entries are recorded in the general journal but not posted to the accounts in the general ledger.
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  • True
  • False

Question 44

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Revenue received before it is earned and expenses paid before being used or consumed are both initially recorded as liabilities.
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  • True
  • False

Question 45

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Accrued revenues are revenues which have been received but not yet earned.
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  • True
  • False

Question 46

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The book value of a depreciable asset is always equal to its market value because depreciation is a valuation technique.
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  • True
  • False

Question 47

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Accumulated Depreciation is a liability account and has a credit normal account balance.
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  • True
  • False

Question 48

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A liability - revenue account relationship exists with an unearned rent revenue adjusting entry.
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  • True
  • False

Question 49

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The balances of the Depreciation Expense and the Accumulated Depreciation accounts should always be the same.
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  • True
  • False

Question 50

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Unearned revenue is a prepayment that requires an adjusting entry when services are performed.
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  • True
  • False

Question 51

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Asset prepayments become expenses when they expire.
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  • True
  • False

Question 52

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A contra asset account is subtracted from a related account in the balance sheet.
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  • True
  • False

Question 53

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If prepaid costs are initially recorded as an asset, no adjusting entires will be required in the future.
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  • True
  • False

Question 54

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The cost of a depreciable asset less accumulated depreciation reflects the look value of the asset.
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  • True
  • False

Question 55

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Accrued revenues are revenues that have been earned and received before financial statements have been prepared.
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  • True
  • False

Question 56

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An adjusting entry for accrued expenses results in an increase to an expense account and an increase to a liability account.
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  • True
  • False

Question 57

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Accrued expenses are expenses incurred but not yet paid or recorded at the statement date.
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  • True
  • False

Question 58

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Financial statements can be prepared from the information provided by an adjusted trial balance.
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  • True
  • False

Question 59

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The adjusted trial balance is the primary basis for the preparation of financial statement.
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  • True
  • False

Question 60

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The adjusting entry at the end of the period to record an expired cost may be different depending on whether the cost was initially recorded as an asset or an expense.
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  • True
  • False

Question 61

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Rent received in advance and credited to a rent revenue account which is still unearned at the end of the period, will require an adjusting entry crediting a liability account for the amount still unearned.
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  • True
  • False

Question 62

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An adjusting entry requiring a credit to Insurance Expense indicates that the initial transaction was charged to an asset account.
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  • True
  • False

Question 63

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A worksheet is a mandatory form that must be prepared along with an income statement and balance sheet.
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  • True
  • False

Question 64

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If a worksheet is used, financial statements can be prepared before adjusting entries are journalized.
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  • True
  • False

Question 65

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If total credits in the income statement columns of a worksheet exceed total debits, the enterprise has net income.
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  • True
  • False

Question 66

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It is not necessary to prepare formal financial statements if a worksheet has been prepared because financial position and net income are shown on the worksheet.
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  • True
  • False

Question 67

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The adjustments on a worksheet can be posted directly to the accounts in the ledger from the worksheet.
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  • True
  • False

Question 68

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The adjusted trial balance columns of a worksheet are obtained by subtracting the adjustment columns from the trial balance columns.
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  • True
  • False

Question 69

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The balance of the depreciation expense account will appear in the income statement debit column of a worksheet.
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  • True
  • False

Question 70

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Closing entries are unnecessary if the business plans to continue operating in the future and issue financial statements each year.
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  • True
  • False

Question 71

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The Dividends account is closed to the Income Summary account in order to properly determine net income (or loss) for the period.
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  • True
  • False

Question 72

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After closing entries have been journalized and posted, all temporary accounts in the ledger should have zero balances.
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  • True
  • False

Question 73

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Closing revenue and expense accounts to the Income Summary account is an optional bookkeeping procedure.
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  • True
  • False

Question 74

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Closing the Dividends account to Retained Earnings is not necessary if net income is greater than dividends during the period.
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  • True
  • False

Question 75

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The Dividends account is a permanent account whose balance is carried forward to the next accounting period.
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  • True
  • False

Question 76

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Closing entries are journalized after adjusting entires have been journalized.
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  • True
  • False

Question 77

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The amounts appearing on an income statement should agree with the amounts appearing on the post-closing trial balance.
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  • True
  • False

Question 78

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The post-closing trial balance is entered in the first two columns of a worksheet.
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  • True
  • False

Question 79

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A business entity has only one accounting cycle over is economic existence.
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  • True
  • False

Question 80

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The accounting cycle begins at the start of a new accounting period.
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  • True
  • False

Question 81

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Both correcting entries and adjusting entries always affect at least one balance sheet account and one income statement account.
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  • True
  • False

Question 82

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Correcting entries are made any time an error is discovered even though it may not be at the end of an accounting period.
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  • True
  • False
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