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Q1
The mode of conveying liquids and gases through an underground channel is
A
pipeline
B
rail transport
C
road transport
D
sea transport
E
Q2
A ship that travels without schedule is called a
A
passenger liner.
B
tramp.
C
cargo liner.
D
tanker.
E
Q3
For over staying in a port, a ship is charged a fine called
A
dock due.
B
commission.
C
interest.
D
demurrage.
E
Q4
The document that helps to determine the country from where goods were imported is
A
bill of lading.
B
ship's manifest.
C
certificate of origin.
D
certificate of trading.
E
Q5
Which of the following is not a means of transportation by water?
A
Canoes.
B
Launches.
C
Tramps.
D
Carts.
E
Q6
The post office service that allows a traveller without a fixed address to collect his letter is known as
A
poste restante
B
recorded delivery.
C
speed post.
D
express service.
E
Q7
If a ship overstays its stipulated time at a port, it pays a charge known as
A
arbitrage.
B
demurrage.
C
dock due.
D
toil.
E
Q8
The main purpose of sending delivery notes along with goods is to
A
enable the goods to be checked on arrival.
B
enable the buyer to pay the correct delivery charges.
C
ensure the safe delivery of the goods.
D
prevent the goods from being stolen in transit
E
Q9
Which of the following cannot be used to regulate importation?
A
Import quota
B
Import licence
C
Imposition of embargo
D
Increase of excise duty
E
Q10
A refund of the duty collected on goods imported into a country which are later re-exported is called
A
excise duty.
B
ad valorem tax.
C
customs drawback.
D
demurrage.
E
Q11
Which of the following carries specialized goods?
A
Liner
B
Tramp
C
Ferry
D
Tanker
E
Q12
In sea transport, vessels that operate on fixed routes and schedules are called
A
ferries
B
yachts
C
liners
D
tramps
E
Q13
The content of the bill of lading does not include the
A
name of the shipper.
B
date and place of shipment
C
name and destination of the vessel
D
demurrage payable
E
Q14
Who is responsible for the payment of the bill in a documentary credits?
A
Exporter
B
Importer
C
Importer's bank
D
Exporter's bank
E
Q15
If the charterer delayed the ship beyond the lay days, he is asked to pay
A
deed freight
B
demurrage
C
lump sum
D
freight
E
Q16
Which of the following involves the delivery of mails to a traveller without fixed address?
A
Speed post
B
Reply paid
C
Recorded delivery
D
Poste restante
E
Q17
A document showing full details of the goods and passengers carried in a ship or aircraft is
A
Bill of lading
B
Airway bill
C
Manifest
D
Indent
E
Q18
Which of the following is not a means of water transport?
A
Liner
B
Tanker
C
Truck
D
Barge
E
Q19
Which of the following provides evidence of receipt of an important document sent through the post?
A
Recorded delivery service
B
Air mail services
C
Letter post
D
Express delivery service.
E
Q20
Which of the following is an advantage of transportation by sea?
A
Goods can be delivered by door to door
B
It is a cheaper means of transportation by sea
C
It is accident free
D
It is the fastest means of transport.
E
Q21
An outright prohibition on the importation of goods to a country is referred to as
A
quota.
B
tariff.
C
embargo.
D
devaluation.
E
Q22
The place where dutiable goods are kept until the duties on them are paid is
A
customs warehouse.
B
public warehouse.
C
bonded warehouses.
D
the wharf.
E
Q23
The provision of dredging and dry dock facilities at any sea port is the responsibility of
A
Ports and Harbours Authority
B
Customs and Excise Authority
C
National Healthy Authority
D
National Water and Electricity Authority
E
Q24
The time allowed for unloading and loading a ship is referred to as
A
demurrage
B
lay days
C
charter party
D
charter by demise
E
Q25
Demurrage is paid by a vessel for
A
Overloading.
B
Travelling along unplanned route.
C
Delaying at the port.
D
Not using the services at the wharf.
E
Q26
It is safer and quicker to transport petrol and gas by
A
rail.
B
road.
C
pipeline.
D
air.
E
Q27
Which of the following arranges for the conveyance of goods abroad?
A
Ports Authority.
B
Customs and Excise Authority.
C
Airports Authority.
D
Export Promotion Council.
E
Q28
Which of the following will not be considered in choosing a channel of distribution?
A
Nature of product
B
Preferences of Consumers
C
Volume of sales
D
Quality of product.
E
Q29
Postage marks can be printed on letters and parcels using
A
teleprinter machine.
B
facsimile machine.
C
folding machine.
D
franking machine.
E
Q30
Which of the following is not provided by the post office?
A
recorded delivery service
B
business reply service
C
express delivery
D
after sales services.
E
Q31
Which of the following terms is used in marine insurance when the cargo suffers partial loss?
A
General average
B
Particular average
C
Floating policy
D
Open cover
E
Q32
Which of the following is true of rail transport?
A
suitable for perishable goods.
B
cheaper over long distances.
C
it does not require trans-shipment of goods.
D
has no fixed route.
E
Q33
Which of the following is not a function of the Ports Authority?
A
Controlling pollution in rivers
B
Providing parking space for vehicles
C
Providing storage and warehousing facilities at the docks.
D
Providing facilities for water traffic movement.
E
Q34
The main advantage of sea transport over air transport is
A
capacity
B
safety
C
speed
D
patronage
E
Q35
The mode of transport that conveys goods at low cost per unit is
A
road
B
rail
C
pipeline
D
air
E
Q36
If a country wishes to imports, it
A
removes quotas.
B
encourages free trade.
C
imposes tariffs.
D
subsidizes export.
E
Q37
Which of the following proves that important documents have reached their destination?
A
Business reply services.
B
Telegram services.
C
Recorded delivery services.
D
Express delivery services.
E
Q38
The refund made on goods re-exported after being imported is known as
A
import duty
B
export duty
C
excise drawback
D
customs drawback
E
Q39
Which of the following documents is required when a bill of lading is not readily available to enable the foods to be landed?
A
Bill of exchange
B
Certificate of origin
C
Consumer invoice
D
Bill of sight
E
Q40
Which of the following provides a proof of posting and that the item has got to the addressee?
A
Certificate of posting
B
Recorded delivery
C
Registered letter
D
Express letter
E
Q41
A transporter who does not reject carrying unlawful goods to a destination is
A
tramp vessel
B
ocean liner
C
common carrier
D
private carrier
E
Q42
One disadvantage of rail transport is
A
suitability for fragile goods
B
absence of pilferage
C
vulnerability to severe weather
D
inflexibility
E
Q43
The refund of a duty which had been paid on imported goods that are later re-exported is known as
A
export tax.
B
surtax.
C
customs drawback.
D
mate's receipt.
E
Q44
The trade discount signed by a representative of a country to which goods are being sent is known as
A
consular invoice.
B
certificate of origin.
C
consignment note.
D
proforma invoice.
E
Q45
Which of the following does not influence the choice of a means of transport?
A
Distance
B
Value of goods.
C
Urgency.
D
Brand of vehicles.
E
Q46
A certificate of incorporation is best sent by
A
ordinary post.
B
recorded delivery.
C
express mail.
D
parcel post.
E
Q47
Which of the following is a disadvantage of the use of teleprinters in communication?
A
Transmission speed is slow.
B
Pictures cannot be transmitted.
C
Transmission quality is poor.
D
It cannot transmit during bad weather.
E
Q48

A price quotation that covers the cost of goods and all other expenses incurred in delivering the goods to the buyer is called

A

CIF

B

FAS

C

Franco

D

Loco

E
Q49

Which of the following is not a function of the Ports Authority?

A

Ensuring safe movement of ships

B

Collecting import and export duties

C

Providing warehousing services

D

Ensuring law and order in the harbours

E
Q50

A specially designed container to convey crude oil or liquid from one location to another is a

A

launche.

B

tanker.

C

ferry

D

coaster

E
Q51
The greatest advantage of air transport over all other means is its
A
comfort
B
safety
C
speed
D
flexibility
E
Q52
Which of the following is a means of payment to persons abroad through the post office?
A
Postal order
B
Cheque
C
Bank draft
D
Telegraphic money order
E
Q53
A refund of the duty collected on goods imported and processed for re-export is
A
excise duty.
B
excise draw back
C
preferential duty
D
value added tax
E
Q54

A merchant who wishes to order goods from a foreign country sends

A

an invoice.

B

an indent.

C

an advice note.

D

a credit note.

E
Q55
Which of the following is a means of payment through the post office?
A
Standing order
B
Promissory note
C
Money order
D
Telegraph transfer
E
Q56
The method of sending messages by the teleprinter is
A
telephone.
B
cablegram.
C
telex.
D
railex.
E
Q57
Rail transport is less flexible than road transport because
A
rail lines run between specific terminals.
B
train is slow over long distances.
C
only bulky goods are carried by rail.
D
road transport is suitable for short distances.
E
Q58
The information on terms of carriage of mails is found in
A
business journal.
B
post office guide.
C
trade directory.
D
service manual.
E
Q59
Which of the following is used for moving goods from one sea port to another?
A
Ocean liner
B
Cargo liner
C
Ferry
D
Coaster
E
Q60
One advantage of communication by telephone is that
A
the conversation can be very short.
B
it is less expensive.
C
feedback is instantaneous.
D
the conversation is strictly private.
E