Exam questions on Enterprise - PDST

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c) Explain three personal characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. d) How does the role of an entrepreneur differ from that of the manager in a business.
Enterprise Questions

|2010 | |Enterprise is Essential for progress | | | | | | | |State a product / service provided by this enterprise | | | |Carry out a SWOT analysis for that business | | | |Explain three personal characteristics of a successful| | | |entrepreneur | | | |How does the role of an entrepreneur differ from that | | | |of the manager in a business | |2009 | |Understanding Enterprise is a key element of the | |Leaving | |Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme. | |Cert | | | | | |List two qualities of an enterprising person. Give one| | | |reason why each quality is important. | | | |Identify and explain three essential elements needed | | | |to successfully set up a business enterprise. | | | |Outline three ways that the owner of a business can | | | |ensure that customer demands are satisfied. | | | |Success is essential for the survival of a business | | | |enterprise. Describe three ways that success can be | | | |measured. | |2009 | |Enterprise is very important to our country | |DEB | | | | | |Give three characteristics of an enterprise person in | | | |business. Explain why you think each characteristic is| | | |important. | | | |Identify and describe three characteristics of risk | | | |involved in business enterprise | | | |Consider an enterprise / organization you are familiar| | | |with. Describe four ways in which the success of an | | | |enterprise can be measured. | | | |Outline three benefits to a local community from this | | | |enterprise. | |2009 |Q1 |Enterprise is about taking calculated risks | |Examcraft| | | | | |List four methods an enterprise can use to generate | | | |ideas. (4 m) | | | |Describe two examples of enterprise in action in each | | | |of the following areas; home, school and the | | | |community. (6 m) | | | |Describe three ways in which your participation in a | | | |LCVP Enterprise / Action Plan will benefit you in the | | | |future.(6m) | | | |Outline three ways in which the success of an | | | |enterprise can be measured. (9m) | |2008 | |Q1 Enterprise is essential for progress. | |Leaving | | | |Cert | |(a) Explain what you understand by the term | | | |enterprise. 2 marks | | | |(b) List four methods a business enterprise might use | | | |to generate ideas. 4 marks | | | |(c) Describe two examples of enterprise in action in | | | |each of the following. (i) Household (ii) Local | | | |Community. 8 marks | | | |(d) Consider your participation in the drawing up of | | | |an LCVP Enterprise/Action Plan for a class activity. | | | |Identify one LC subject that has helped you saying | | | |why. Outline in detail three ways your participation | | | |in this activity will benefit you in the future. 11 | | | |marks | |2008 |Q |Enterprise is crucial for the success of a community. | |Examcraft|1 | | | | |What is your understanding of enterprise (2m) | | | |Explain giving one example of enterprise in action in | | | |each of the following areas; home, school and the | | | |community (6m) | | | |State and explain three essential elements needed to | | | |successfully set up a business enterprise (9m) | | | |Outline four ways in which a community benefits from a| | | |local enterprise. (8m) | |2008 |Q |A gap in the market is often the basis for a | |DEB |4 |successful enterprise. | | | | | | | |a) List four other methods of idea generation for a | | | |new business (4m) | | | |b) What is a SWOT analysis?(4m) Describe the | | | |importance of a SWOT analysis in providing | | | |opportunities for an enterprise. (1m) | | | |c) Outline three implications of the Single European | | | |Market for business enterprises in Ireland. (6m) | | | |d) List the four P’s of the marketing mix and explain | | | |one of them. (10m) | |2007 |Q 1|Enterprise is an important factor in successful | |Leaving | |organizations | |Cert | | | | | |Name an enterprise in your own community. (2 m) | | | |Describe the enterprising characteristics of that | | | |person. (6 m) | | | |Describe four ways in which the success of that | | | |enterprise can be measured. (8 m) | | | |Contrast the role of an entrepreneur with that of a | | | |manager. | | | |(9 m) | |2007 |Q |Enterprise is about showing initiative and taking | |DEB |4 |risks. | |Mock Exam| | | | | |List four methods of generating ideas for a business | | | |enterprise. (4m) | | | |Describe three ways in which a local community | | | |benefits from the existence of business enterprises in| | | |its area. (6m) | | | |In each of the following areas, describe to examples | | | |of enterprise in action: household, school, local | | | |community. (6 m) | | | |Outline in detail three ways in which your | | | |participation in a LCVP enterprise / action plan has | | | |been of benefit to you as a student. (9 m) | |2007 |Q 5|Entrepreneurship is about taking a calculated risk. | |Examcraft| |List four methods of generating ideas for an | |Mock | |entrepreneur. (4m) | |Exam | |Describe four qualities of an entrepreneur. (8 m) | | | |Discuss the importance of innovation for an enterprise| | | |(8 m) | | | |Describe an organization who can support | | | |entrepreneurs. (5 m) | |2006 |Q |Enterprise is essential for sustaining growth in our | |DEB |5 |society | | | | | | | |What is enterprise? (2m) | | | |Leadership, delegation and co-ordination are important| | | |functions in any business enterprise. Briefly explain | | | |the meaning of each of these functions in a business | | | |enterprise (6m) | | | |State and explain three personal characteristics of a | | | |business entrepreneur (6m) | | | |List three challenges that a new business enterprise | | | |might face. (9m) | |2006 |Q | | |Examcraft|5 |Enterprise skills can be observed in local | |Mock | |entrepreneurs. | |Exam | | | | | |List four methods of generating ideas for an | | | |entrepreneur. (4m) | | | |List five qualities of an enterprising person and | | | |state why each quality is important. (10 m) | | | |Describe the importance of a SWOT analysis for an | | | |enterprise. (6 m) | | | |List support services available to entrepreneurs and | | | |describe some financial incentives available. (5 m) | |2005 |Q | | |Leaving |2 |Enterprise is essential for progress. | |Cert | | | | | |What is your understanding of enterprise. (2 m) | | | |Explain one example of enterprise in action in each of| | | |the following areas; home, school and the community. | | | |(6 m) | | | |Discuss three benefits entrepreneurs bring to society.| | | |(9 m) | | | |Describe four ways an entrepreneur can evaluate his / | | | |her success. (8 m) | | | | | |2005 |Q 4| | |Leaving | |A good idea is often the basis of a successful | |Cert | |enterprise. | | | | | | | |a) List four methods of idea generation (4 m) | | | |b) Explain the importance of SWOT analysis in | | | |providing opportunities for an enterprise. (5 m) | | | |c) List the four P’s of the marketing mix and explain | | | |one of them. (10m) | | | |d) Discuss two implications the Single European Market| | | |has for enterprises in Ireland. (6 m) | | | | | |2005 |Q 4| | |DEB | |Business enterprises and entrepreneurs are important | |Mock Exam| |to all community in the country. | | | | | | | |List three qualities / characteristics of an | | | |enterprising person in business. Explain why each | | | |quality/characteristic is important.(6m) | | | |Outline three categories of risk involved in setting | | | |up a business enterprise.(6m) | | | |You have been asked to write a summary report of a | | | |small business in your area. Name and explain the | | | |importance of four separate headings you would use in | | | |this report. (8m) | | | |Describe three ways the local community benefits from | | | |the existence of this business. (5 m) | | | | | |2004 |Q | | |Leaving |3 |Business enterprise is very important for any area. | |Cert | |Consider a business enterprise with which you are | | | |familiar. | | | | | | | |State the type of business involved. State three | | | |enterprising characteristics the owner / manager | | | |possesses. (7m) | | | |Describe the study/training the owner/manager required| | | |for this position. (4m) | | | |Carry out a swot analysis for this business. (8m) | | | |Outline three benefits the area gains from having this| | | |business enterprise. (6m) | | | | | |2004 |Q | | |DEB |4 |Local enterprises with which you are familiar. | |Mock Exam| | | | | |Explain two personal characteristics of a business | | | |entrepreneur. (4m) | | | |List two methods that employers use to recruit | | | |employees (4m) | | | |Discuss three effects that the enlargement of the | | | |single European market might have on a business with | | | |which you are familiar. (9m) | | | |You have been asked to write a report outlining the | | | |services available in your local area for individuals | | | |and for businesses. (4m) Explain how two groups of | | | |people would benefit from this report. (4m) | | | | | | | | | | | | | |2004 |Q |Your class has visited a local enterprise or | |DEB |6 |organization as part of your LCVP course. | |Mock | | | |Exam | |Describe a local enterprise of organization you have | | | |visited. (3m) and discuss three elements that have | | | |contributed to its success or failure (6m) | | | |Outline four objectives the class had for this visit. | | | |(4m) | | | |State three ways in which a community benefits from a | | | |local enterprise. (3m) | | | |List one statutory (government) organization that | | | |provides a service in your area. (1) Outline four | | | |benefits that this organization brings to the area (8)| | | | | |2003 |Q |List two qualities of an enterprising person. State | |Leaving |1 |one reason why each quality is important.. (4m) | |Cert. | |Identify and explain three essential elements needed | | | |to successfully set up a business enterprise. (9m) | | | |Your class wishes to visit a local business so that | | | |you can see a business in operation. Write the letter | | | |to the business seeking permission for the visit. | | | |(12m) | |2003 |Q | | |Leaving |2 |Success is very important for any business / | |Cert. | |enterprise. | | | | | | | |State three ways success can be measured. (3m) Outline| | | |two ways that a manager / owner of a business can | | | |ensure that the targets of a business are being met. | | | |(4m) | | | |Explain the term marketing mix. Give one example to | | | |illustrate your answer. (5m) | | | |Identify a product / service you might wish to | | | |promote. Outline an advertising campaign that you | | | |might put in place to promote this product / service. | | | |(7m) | | | |Why would it be important to evaluate this campaign? | | | |Explain how you could carry out an evaluation of the | | | |advertising campaign.(6m) | |2002 |Q |State and explain three personal characteristics of a | |Leaving |3 |successful entrepreneur. (6m) | |Cert | |Describe in detail three reasons why a business might | | | |fail. (9m) | |2001 |Q |List four activities an Entrepreneur is required to | |Leaving |3 |engage in (4m) | |Cert | |What skills must the entrepreneur possess to carry out| | | |those activities mentioned in part c above? (4m) | | | |Consider the location of an enterprise / organization | | | |you are familiar with. Name the enterprise and outline| | | |three reasons why it is located in this place. (7m) | |2001 |Q |Consider a local enterprise with which you are | |Leaving |5 |familiar. | |Cert | |Describe the product / service offered by the | | | |enterprise. (2m) | | | |‘Coping with uncertainty’ is a characteristic | | | |associated with enterprising people. Consider the | | | |enterprise described in a) above. Outline three | | | |uncertainties that the people who run this enterprise | | | |might face. (6m) | | | |In the case of each uncertainty described in part b) | | | |above, set out in detail how each can be planned for. | | | |(9m) | | | |You have been asked to investigate the services | | | |available in your locality for individuals and for | | | |business. You must write a report. List six separate | | | |headings / sections that would appear in this report. | | | |Who would benefit from this report? Explain why they | | | |would benefit. (8m) | |2000 |Q |Q1 | |Leaving |1 |What is enterprise? Give two examples of enterprise in| |Cert | |action (4m) | | | |Name one organization that provides advice to | | | |developing enterprises (3m) | | | |Why is it important for a business to plan?(9m) | | | |Set out under three appropriate headings a plan for a | | | |business / mini company that has a new product for | | | |sale. (9m) |

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