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JAMB questions for "Economics :: Distributive Trade"
Q1
A distribution is said to be positively skewed if it
A
is bimodal
B
has a long tail to the left
C
has a long tail to the right
D
is bell-shaped
E
Q2
The movement of goods and services from the producers to the consumers is referred to as
A
consumption
B
the circular flow
C
external trade
D
the distribution chain
E
Q3
The middlemen in the chain of distribution are
A
wholesalers and retailers
B
manufacturers and consumers
C
consumers and wholesalers
D
retailers and consumers
E
Q4
The distribution channel that contributes mosts to the cost of production is
A
producer-wholesaler-consumer
B
producer-retailer-consumer
C
producer-retailer-wholesaler-consumer
D
producer-wholesaler-retailer-consumer
E
Q5
The major function of the wholesaler to his customers is
A
providing transport facilities
B
offering personal services
C
stocking a variety of goods
D
breaking of bulk
E
Q6
A major effect of a long distribution chain is
A
scarcity of commodities
B
high retail price
C
low retail price
D
low producer earnings
E
Q7
One of the major problems of product distribution in most developing countries is
A
lack of storage facilities
B
large number of middlemen
C
inadequate manpower
D
inadequate means of transprotation
E
Q8
Unlike the retailer, the wholesaler provides
A
useful information to the manufacturer about consumers' taste
B
after sales service to the consumer
C
useful information to the consumers on the benefits and uses of the product
D
useful information about market trends and finance to the manufacturer
E
Q9
The best channel of distribution of baked bread is through
A
wholesalers to retailers then to consumers
B
direct sales to consumers
C
wholesales to consumers
D
retailers to consumers
E
Q10
Stocking small quantities of a variety of goods is a function of the
A
manufacturer
B
wholesaler
C
retailer
D
consumer
E
Q11
Which of the following functions does the wholesaler perform to save the retailer the burden of carrying any stocks? I. Breaking the bulk II. Parking the goods in smaller containers III. Providing vital information IV. Granting credit facilities
A
I and II
B
I and IV
C
II and III
D
I,II,III and IV
E
Q12
Production is said to be completed when
A
goods and services reach the consumer
B
prices of goods of services are determined
C
goods are sold to the wholesaler
D
goods are packaged
E
Q13
An important function of the retailer is to
A
grant credit to the wholesaler
B
break bulk and seller product in small units
C
reduce cost of distribution
D
generate demand for products through advertisement
E
Q14
Which of the following is a major function of the wholesaler?
A
Bulk breaking
B
Provision of useful information to the manufacturer on products
C
Provision of after sales services to consumers
D
Provision of warehousing facility
E
Q15
In the distribution channels for goods and services. The middleman's mark-up margin provides a rough measure for the
A
quality discounts allowed final consumers
B
reward for business entrepreneurship
C
effectiveness of government control over the economy's marketing channels
D
extent of exploitation of the final channels
E
Q16
Which of the following reasons could induce a manufacturer to by pass the wholesaler in the distribution chain?
A
To provide the quantity needed by retailer
B
To collect useful information on his product
C
To provide warehousing facilities
D
To violate government regulation on distribution
E
Q17
Which of the following is an important function of the retailer?
A
Grant credit to the wholesaler
B
Breaks bulk and sells products in small units
C
reduces cost of distribution
D
Generates demand for products through advertisement
E
Q18
In the normal channels of distribution the breaking of bulk is performed by the
A
producer
B
wholesaler
C
retailer
D
consumer
E
Q19
The inefficiency distribution of scarce commodities in Nigeria is mostly due to the
A
inefficiency of the middleman
B
inefficiency in the production process
C
long chain of the distribution system
D
sovereignty of the consumers
E
ineffectiveness of retailers
Q20
Warehousing facilities in the distribution and marketing of products are provided by
A
manufacturers
B
wholesalers
C
retailers
D
consumers
E
sellers
Q21
The channel for food distribution in Nigeria consists of
A
farmers and their families
B
producers, wholesalers and retailers
C
producers and consumers
D
producer and processors
E
farmers, processors and consumers
Q22
Retailers in an economy perform the function of
A
production
B
exchange
C
distribution
D
boarding
E
investment
Q23
A major function of middlemen in Nigeria is the distribution of
A
commodities to all consumers regardless of income
B
commodities to consuming centres and collection of money income to producing centres
C
economic welfare to all
D
wealth to all
E
poverty within society
Q24
Retailers are greater in number than wholesalers because
A
retail business may not be registered of incorporated
B
retail business requires less expertise
C
retailers deal with final consumers
D
all wholesale businesses are large enterprises
E
all retail businesses are small enterprises
Q25

Which of the following is not usually the function of a wholesaler?

A

Transport

B

Storage

C

Advertising

D

After-sales service

E

Branding