Principles_of_Accounting MCQs

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Question 1 of 20 5.0 Points
Alpha Corporation's has 1,500 shares of $40 par, 7% cumulative preferred stock and 2,200 shares of $10 par common stock. Alpha paid $10,000 in cash dividends including one-year dividends in arrears to preferred stockholders. Common stockholders will receive:

 
 A. $0. 
 
 B. $1,600. 
 
 C. $220. 
 
 D. $5,800. 
Question 2 of 20 5.0 Points
Washington Corporation issued 4,000 shares of its $20 par value common stock for $23 per share. The entry to record the issuance would include a:

 
 A. debit to Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par Value for $12,000. 
 
 B. credit to Common Stock for $12,000. 
 
 C. debit to Cash for $80,000. 
 
 D. credit to Common Stock for $80,000. 
Question 3 of 20 5.0 Points
No entry was recorded for the exchange of stock for land. This error would cause:

 
 A. the period end stockholders' equity to be overstated. 
 
 B. the period end stockholders' equity to be understated. 
 
 C. the period's net income to be understated. 
 
 D. Both A and C are correct. 

 

 

 

Question 4 of 20 5.0 Points
Five hundred shares of $25 par common stock was exchanged for a piece of equipment with a fair market value of $13,500. The journal entry to record the transaction would include a credit to:

 
 A. Equipment for $12,500. 
 
 B. Credit to Common Stock for $13,500. 
 
 C. Credit to Paid-In Capital in Excess of Par-Common for $1,000. 
 
 D. Debit to Common Stock for $12,500. 

Question 5 of 20 5.0 Points
Articles of incorporation contain all of the following except:

 
 A. the location of the business. 
 
 B. the life expectancy (usually forever) of the business. 
 
 C. the names of the directors. 
 
 D. the nature of the business. 

Question 6 of 20 5.0 Points
The articles of incorporation are:

 
 A. submitted by the incorporators to the Governor of the State for approval. 
 
 B. submitted by the incorporators to the IRS for approval. 
 
 C. submitted by the incorporators to the Office of the Secretary of State for approval. 
 
 D. submitted by the incorporators to Securities and Exchange Commission for approval. 

Question 7 of 20 5.0 Points
Which of the following is a characteristic of a corporation?

 
 A. A corporation cannot own property in its name. 
 
 B. When stockholders sell their shares, the corporation is dissolved. 
 
 C. Cash dividends to the stockholders are non-taxable. 
 
 D. The stockholders have limited liability. 

Question 8 of 20 5.0 Points
Dividends in arrears occur when the company does not pay dividends to:

 
 A. cumulative preferred stockholders. 
 
 B. non-participating common stockholders. 
 
 C. participating preferred stockholders. 
 
 D. non-cumulative preferred stockholders. 
Question 9 of 20 5.0 Points
Monarch Company reported Subscriptions Receivable-Common Stock of $1,500 and Common Stock Subscribed of $3,200 on its balance sheet. All the following are true except:

 
 A. the original stock subscribed totaled $3,200. 
 
 B. the remaining amount to be collected from subscribers before the shares will be issued is $1,500. 
 
 C. Monarch previously issued $1,700 of the subscribed stock. 
 
 D. the amount previously collected on the stock subscriptions is $1,700. 

Question 10 of 20 5.0 Points
Revenue earned by the business was recorded as additional paid-in capital. This error would cause:

 
 A. the period end assets to be overstated. 
 
 B. the period's net income to be understated. 
 
 C. the period's net income to be overstated. 
 
 D. None of these are correct. 

Question 11 of 20 5.0 Points
The Logan Company issued 140 shares of its $12 par value stock for $14 per
share. The entry to record the receipt of cash and issuance of the stock would include a:

 
 A. credit to Common Stock for $1,960. 
 
 B. debit to Cash of $1,680; credit to Common Stock for $1,680. 
 
 C. debit to Cash for $1,960. 
 
 D. debit to Discount on Common Stock for $280 

Question 12 of 20 5.0 Points
Officers of the corporation are:

 
 A. appointed by the board of directors. 
 
 B. stockholders of the corporation. 
 
 C. appointed by the stockholders. 
 
 D. None of these answers are correct. 

Question 13 of 20 5.0 Points
The Collins Corporation Stockholders' Equity section includes the following:
Preferred Stock $ 12,000
Common Stock 15,000
Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par-Preferred 2,700
Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par-Common 4,100
Retained Earnings 8,200
What was the total amount preferred stock was sold for?

 
 A. $16,100 
 
 B. $20,200 
 
 C. $14,700 
 
 D. $12,000 

Question 14 of 20 5.0 Points
The major parts of the Stockholders' Equity section of the balance sheet are:

 
 A. Stock, Paid-in Capital, and Retained Earnings. 
 
 B. Paid-in Capital and Retained Earnings. 
 
 C. Stock and Retained Earnings. 
 
 D. Authorized Stock and Preferred Stock. 

 

Question 15 of 20 5.0 Points
Which of the following is not a characteristic of a corporation?

 
 A. No mutual agency 
 
 B. Limited liability 
 
 C. Unlimited life 
 
 D. Ease of formation 

Question 16 of 20 5.0 Points
If preferred stock is cumulative, the preferred stockholders:

 
 A. have a right to certain dividends every year. 
 
 B. will always receive a yearly dividend. 
 
 C. may receive a bonus. 
 
 D. All of these answers are correct. 

Question 17 of 20 5.0 Points
Authorized capital stock is:

 
 A. shares issued to the corporation's officers. 
 
 B. shares that pay dividends. 
 
 C. shares sold and in stockholder possession. 
 
 D. shares listed in the charter. 

Question 18 of 20 5.0 Points
Rhubarb Corporation's outstanding stock is 100 shares of $100, 11% cumulative nonparticipating preferred stock and 2,000 shares of $12 par value common stock. Rhubarb paid $1,600 cash dividends during the year. Common stockholders received:

 
 A. $0. 
 
 B. $500. 
 
 C. $1,100. 
 
 D. $2,500. 

Question 19 of 20 5.0 Points
The TM Stockholders' Equity section includes the following:
Preferred Stock $ 3,800
Common Stock 7,700
Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par-Preferred 400
Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par-Common 2,250
Retained Earnings 6,000
What was the total amount common stock was sold for?

 
 A. $11,500 
 
 B. $7,700 
 
 C. $9,950 
 
 D. $13,700 

Question 20 of 20 5.0 Points
Characteristics of a corporation include:

 
 A. stockholders having limited liability. 
 
 B. choosing a board of directors. 
 
 C. stockholders having unlimited liability. 
 
 D. direct management by the stockholders. 


 

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