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Bookkeeping Tests 

Free bookkeeping tests and quizzes - test your knowledge on all things related to double-entry bookkeeping such as source documents, debits and credits, journals and ledgers, chart of accounts and the accounting equation

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Bookkeeping Tests

1. Accounting Source Documents Bookkeeping Test

Source Documents questions:

  Here is a sampling of the questions:-

  1. What is a source document?
  2. When are credit notes issued?
  3. Who gets the document?
  4. Are there many different types of documents?
  5. What is common about source documents?
  6. A document issued when a sale is made is called what?
  7. What should be done with source documents when no longer current?
  8. What are accounting source documents commonly called?
  9. Can bills only be paid by internet banking?

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2. Debits and Credits Bookkeeping Test

Debits and Credits Questions:

  Here are some of the questions:-

  1. What is the minimum times a transaction is entered to the ledgers?
  2. Which sides of the T shape journal do the debits and credits go on?
  3. What is increased and decreased by the debits and credits?
  4. A business buys stationery using their bank card. The two ledger accounts are Stationery Account and Bank Account. Which account is debited and which account is credited? 
  5. A business makes a sale and deposits the payment to the bank. The two ledger accounts are Income Account and Bank Account. Which account is debited and which account is credited?
  6. What helps keep the books in balance?
  7. What equation do the debits and credits fall in line with?
  8. Can a credit entry be split into more than one debit entry?

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3. Bookkeeping Journals Bookkeeping Test

Journals Questions:

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  1. What are bookkeeping journals?
  2. What are daybooks also known as?
  3. What is the purpose of bookkeeping journals?
  4. Is there only one type of journal?
  5. What is the process of transferring information from the journals to the ledgers called?
  6. What is the name of the main journal of a business?
  7. Where does the information in the bookkeeping journals come from?
  8. List the names of the special journals.
  9. Which side do debits go on?

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4. Bookkeeping Ledgers Bookkeeping Test

Ledgers Questions:

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  1. List the three main ledgers used in double entry bookkeeping.
  2. What does each page of the general ledger represent?
  3. Where is the information in the general ledger posted from?
  4. Does one ledger page show both the debit and credit sides of a single business transaction?
  5. What are accounts receivable ledgers and accounts payable ledgers classified as?
  6. What standard format is a ledger in?
  7. Which side of any ledger do credits go on?
  8. Name two things a ledger is good for.
  9. What is another name for the general ledger?

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5. Accounting Equation Test

questions on the accounting equation:

  Here is a list of questions on this test:-

  1. True or False : the accounting equation is a mathematical principle?
  2. What is based on the accounting equation?
  3. What is the accounting equation?
  4. From this list, tick the ones that are assets:-
    - Cash, Office equipment, Loans, Subscriptions, Machinery, Vehicles, Overheads, Accounts, Receivable
  5. What are the accounts found under assets, liabilities and equity known as?
  6. From this list, tick the ones that are liabilities:-
    - Bank loans, Building, Funds borrowed from a finance institution, Income, Accounts payable, Sales
  7. What are the accounts found under income and expenses known as?
  8. What accounting report are assets, liabilities and equity found on?
  9. What does the balance sheet indicate about the business?

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