Chapter 17: Production of Goods & Services
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  • Question 1
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    Q. In which type of production are single specialist units produced?
    answer choices
    flow production
    batch production
     job production
    lean production
  • Question 2
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    Q. In which type of production are several identical products completed at each production stage?
    answer choices
    flow production
    batch production
     job production
    lean production
  • Question 3
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    Q. Which of the following is a claimed advantage of flow production?
    answer choices
    Each worker enjoys doing one repetitive job all the time.
    Making a product that allows all consumer needs to be met
    The capital costs of setting up a production line are low.
    The mass production helps to keep costs per unit low.
  • Question 4
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    Q. Which of the following is a necessary condition for flow production?
    answer choices
    large numbers of specialist workers
    high and steady demand for a standardised product
    machinery that can be adapted for production if demand fell
    high demand for the product only at certain times
  • Question 5
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    Q. Which of the following products is most likely to be produced using batch production methods?
    answer choices
    school uniforms
    washing machines
    a popular chocolate bar
    hand-made watches
  • Question 6
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    Q. A clothing manufacturer is most likely to hold the following stocks except:
    answer choices
    materials used in the clothing products
    partly finished goods called ‘work in progress’
    finished clothing waiting to be sold
    spare machines in case of breakdown.
  • Question 7
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    Q. For a supermarket, one of the advantages of holding high stocks of existing products is:
    answer choices
    low costs of financing the stock level
    being able to respond quickly if consumer tastes change
    being able to meet unexpected increases in demand
    being able to put unused space to other uses.
  • Question 8
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    Q. All of these factors will influence the maximum stock level held by a cheese maker except:
    answer choices
    how perishable the products are
    the total space available for stock holding
    the interest rate on capital used for buying inventory
    the number of workers available
  • Question 9
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    Q. Which of the following is the best definition of ‘an increase inefficiency’?
    answer choices
    higher output levels than last year
    lower total costs of production
    fewer workers employed but output level remainsthe same
    10% more workers employed and output also risesby 10%
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following would be an example of ‘lean production’?
    answer choices
    producing a greater variety of goods with more workers
    holding low stock levels such as with Just-in-Time methods
    making smaller quantities of goods than previously
    buying the latest equipment to increase output
  • Question 11
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    Q. Which of the following is an advantage of improved quality inproduction?
    answer choices
    There should be less customer complaints about faulty goods.
    It will guarantee 100% quality at all times.
    Output will be lower.
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