Direct & Indirect Expenses: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following terms refers to a type of expense that is associated with the entire business and not specific cost objects?

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1. Which of the following terms refers to an expense that is linked to a specific cost object?

2. Which of the following is NOT a direct expense?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get ready to measure your understanding of direct and indirect expenses with this quiz and worksheet. You will need to be able to demonstrate that you grasp each of these expenses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can complete these questions to gauge what you know about:

  • The type of expense associated with an entire business
  • An expense that refers to a cost object
  • Examples of different kinds of expenses

Skills Practiced

Exercise the following study skills as you work on this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on direct and indirect expenses
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of direct and indirect expenses
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read statements regarding expenses and interpret if they are correct

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Direct & Indirect Expenses: Definition & Examples will help you learn more about this subject. You can use this lesson to increase what you know about:

  • Possible business expenses
  • Real world examples of direct expenses
  • Indirect expenses that businesses might need to pay