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Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education(KCSE 2013) Business Paper 1

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  1. Outline four ways in which business studies may be of benefit to an individual. (4 marks)

  2. Highlight four external factors that may negatively influence the operations of a business. (4 marks)

  3. State four characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. (4 marks)

  4. State four functions of an office. (4 marks)

  5. Fill in the relevant branches of trade in the diagrams below: (3 marks)

    branches of trader kcse 2013

  6. The participants in a two sector economy are households and firms. Identify the relevant participants in each of the statements given below. (4 marks)

    two sector economy kcse 2013

  7. The following balances were extracted from the books of Wekesa Traders on 31st December, 2009.

    trial balance kcse 2013

    Using the above information, prepare Wekesa Trader’s Trial Balance on 31st December, 2009. (5 marks)

  8. The following information relates to Karibu traders for the year ended 31st December, 2008.

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    Determine owner’s capital using the information given above. (4 marks)

  9. State one type of unemployment relating to each of the following descriptions. (4 marks)
    1. Caused by alternating trading patterns occurring at similar times.

    2. Arises where workers have more skills and higher qualifications than the job requirements.

    3. Arises out of a mismatch between the skills possessed by potential employees and the location of the jobs available.

    4. Arises when people are unwilling to take up jobs due to low pay.

  10. Highlight four circumstances under which the capital of a business may change. (4 marks)

  11. Below are some entries in the cash book of Romano Traders for the month of July 2010.

    cash book kcse 2013

    State the meaning of the following entries. (4 marks)
    1. July 1, 2010 Balance b/d, bank column 100,000.
    2. July 2, 2010 cash shs 20,000 and bank shs 20,000.
    3. July 28, 2010 debtors shs 20,000.
    4. July 31, 2010 Balance c/d shs 10,000.

  12. Outline one circumstance under which each of the following source documents may be issued to a trader: (4 marks)
    1. Debit note
    2. Invoice
    3. Credit note
    4. Quotation

  13. Name four documents that may be required by the registrar of companies in order to register a public limited company. (4 marks)

  14. Outline four measures that a country can take to reduce the level of inflation. (4 marks)

  15. Outline four factors that may cause a producer to by-pass the wholesaler when distributing goods. (4 marks)

  16. Highlight four benefits that a country would get by developing her infrastructure. (4 marks)

  17. State four benefits of a bonded warehouse to the government. (4 marks)

  18. Outline four qualities of a successful salesperson. (4 marks)

  19. Highlight four factors that may cause the supply of curve shift to the right. (4 marks)

  20. Outline four positive effects that production activities may have on community health. (4 marks)

  21. State four basic features of a market. (4 marks)

  22. Outline four features of a parastatal. (4 marks)

  23. Outline four circumstances in which the government may be involved in business. (4 marks)

  24. Highlight four factors that a trader may consider when choosing a means of transport. (4 marks)

  25. State four reasons for privatizing public corporations.
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