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WAEC questions for "Economics :: Distributive Trade"
Q1

Who among the following is the intermediary between the producer and the retailer?

A

Agent

B

Wholesaler

C

Consumer

D

Distributor

E
Q2

One advantage of a sole proprietorship is that

A

it can be managed without conflicts

B

the sole proprietor raises money from the public

C

it makes an increase in the volume of business possible

D

there is no limit to the number of people who may bring in capital

E
Q3

Which of the following is a middleman in the chain of distribution?

A

An enterpreneur

B

A producer

C

A banker

D

A retailer 

E
Q4

A negative effect of the presence of a large number of middlemen in the distributive network is

A

greater variety of goods

B

greater quality of goods

C

lower price of goods

D

high price of goods

E
Q5
Distribution of goods and services is hindered by
A
good road network
B
efficient storage facilities
C
too many middlemen
D
adequate market information
E
Q6

Middlemen in an economy perform the function of

A

distribution

B

exchange

C

hoarding

D

protection

E
Q7

Standardization of products or services is a feature of

A

large firms

B

retailers

C

small firms

D

wholesalers

E
Q8

Wholesalers are often criticized because they

A

help to break the bulk

B

finance producers

C

increase prices

D

provide after-sale services

E
Q9

Information about new goods is passed on to buyers through

A

advertising

B

retail trade

C

the manufacturer

D

wholesale trade

E
Q10

One of the problems associated with the middleman in the distribution of goods is that he

A

buys in large quantity

B

hoards goods

C

grant credit to retailers 

D

sells varieties of goods

E
Q11

The distribution of goods is said to be completed when it reduces the

A

wholesalers

B

consumers

C

retailers

D

manufacturer

E
Q12

Efficient distribution of goods in West Africa will be facilitated by

A

poor storage facilities

B

adequate transportation system

C

high standard of living

D

high cost living

E
Q13

Warehouse facilities in the distribution and marketing of products are provided by

A

manufacturers

B

wholesalers

C

retailers

D

advertisers

E
Q14
Which of the following is a function of the retailers?
A
Provision of storage facilities
B
Financing manufacturers
C
Stocking varieties of product
D
Advertisement of goods
E
Q15
Hoarding in distributive trade leads to
A
no-availability of commodities
B
production of interior goods
C
increase in supply of goods
D
decrease in the price of goods
E
artificial scarcity of goods
Q16
Which of the following correctly illustrates the chain of distribution?
A
Manufacturer - wholesaler - retailer - consumer
B
Consumer - retailer - wholesaler - manufacturer
C
Wholesaler - manufacturer - retailer - consumer
D
Distributor - consumer - wholesaler - manufacturer
E
Producer - manufacturer - wholesaler - retailer
Q17

Which of the following pairs can be referred to as middlemen?

A

Wholesalers and agents

B

Retailers and consumers

C

Consumers and agents

D

Wholesaler and retailers

E

Wholesalers and consumers

Q18

Which of the following is not a problem of distribution of goods in Nigeria?

A

Poor communication network

B

Inadequate storage facilities

C

Ignorance of consumers

D

Dishonesty of middlemen

E

Inadequate market

Q19

Which of the following reasons is mainly responsible for the inefficient distribution of goods

A

large number of distribution companies

B

import restrictions by the government

C

narrow market for commodities produced

D

poor transportation and communication systems

E

large iinfluence of foreign traders

Q20

Which of the following is not a middleman in the distribution channel?The

A

wholesaler

B

distributor

C

agent

D

consumer

E

retailer

Q21

Which of the following functions do retailers perform in a economy?

A

production

B

exchange

C

hoarding

D

distribution

E

investment

Q22

A major function of middlemen in Nigeria is the distribution of

A

commodities to all consumers regardless of income

B

commodities to consuming centres

C

economic welfare facilities to all

D

wealth to all

E

income within the society

Q23

Which of the following are not agents of distribution?

A

Wholesalers

B

Retailers

C

Consumer

D

Government agencies

E

Co-operative societies

Q24

One of the greatest demerits of the middlemen in Nigeria is that they

A

increase the prices of goods and services at will

B

sell in small units only

C

store goods in warehouse that are not spacious enough

D

sell on credit to retailers only

E

do not advertise their goods

Q25

Distribution involves the

A

movement of raw materials to production centres

B

transfer of goods and services from one market to another

C

movement of goods and services by middlemen to urban centres

D

transfer of goods and services from wholesalers to consumers

E

transfer of goods and service from production centre to consumers

Q26

The wholesaler provides all the following services to the manufacturer except

A

warehousing

B

financing production

C

marketing the product

D

granting credit

E

after-sales services

Q27

Which of the following does not hinder the efficient distribution of goods in West Africa?

A

Inadequate transport network

B

Inadequate storage facilities for agricultural goods

C

Inadequate credit facilities for potential distributors

D

Government participation in the distributive trade

E

The tendency to hoard and smuggle

Q28

Which of the following is the normal channel by which commodities reach the final consumers?

A

Manufacturer wholesaler-agent-retailer-consumer

B

Manufacturer-wholesaler-retailer-consumer

C

Manufacturer-wholesales-retailer-consumer

D

Manufacturer-wholesaler-retailer-agent-consumer

E

Manufacturer-wholesaler-retailer-sales representative-consumer

Q29

Distribution is part of production because it

A

makes goods and services available to the final consumer

B

transports the goods from place to place

C

offers employment to people

D

encourages the provision of good roads, waterways and railways

E

links the consumers with the producers

Q30

Age Distribution Table: 
10-15 16-35 36-60 61 and above
10,000 3,000 5,000 2,000
The table above shows the age distribution of a town in Nigeria. What is the dependency ratio of the town?

A

10:3

B

2:1

C

3:2

D

4:3

E

5:2