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What Is a General Ledger? - Definition & Examples

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Where can you find a list of accounts that should be listed in the general ledger?

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1. The general ledger is used to directly create which financial document?

2. What is the name of the reference that indicates where an entry into the general ledger came from?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of general ledgers. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes knowing the term for entering a journal entry in a general ledger account as well as the financial document the general ledger is directly used to create.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Place where you can find a list of accounts that should be listed in the general ledger
  • Financial document the general ledger is directly used to create
  • Name of the reference that indicates where an entry into the general ledger came from
  • Entering a journal entry in a general ledger account

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on general ledgers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the place where you can find a list of accounts that should be listed in the general ledger and the financial document the general ledger is directly used to create
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the name of the reference that indicates where an entry into the general ledger came from and the term for entering a journal entry in a general ledger account

Additional Learning

To learn more about business, review the accompanying lesson titled What Is a General Ledger? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and differentiate a general ledger from a general journal
  • Explain the purpose and function of a chart of accounts
  • Know how accounts are numbered in a general ledger
  • Describe the relationship between a general ledger and a trial balance
  • Understand how a general ledger is used as an accounting tool in business
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