What Is a General Journal in Accounting? - Definition, Format & Examples


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The general journal records:

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1. Which is not a column generally found in the general journal?

2. The one thing that must always be true in a journal entry is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet combo, you will be examined on topics such as the general journal's purpose, its different components, and what each entry should include.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More specifically this practice quiz will test you on:

  • What the general journal records
  • Components in the general journal
  • Consistent aspects of each journal entry
  • The purpose of a description in an entry

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on general journals in accounting
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about accounting in a different light
  • Information recall - access your prior knowledge of the necessities of bookkeeping

Additional Learning

Want to know more about general journals in accounting? Study our accompanying lesson titled What Is a General Journal in Accounting? - Definition, Format & Examples. The lesson will further your understanding of:

  • The format of the general journal and journal entries
  • Each column of the journal
  • The reason businesses use these journals