General Ledger Q&A

Written by True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

Reviewed by Subject Matter Experts

Updated on March 26, 2023

Test your learning about the general ledger by answering the 10 short questions given below. We suggest that you try to answer each question yourself before clicking on the "See answer" button.

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1. What is a ledger?

2. What is meant by posting?

3. What is meant by balancing?

4. What methods are used to prepare ledger accounts?

5. What is meant by balance?

6. What is difference between debit balance and credit balance?

7. What is meant by zero balance?

8. What abbreviations are used for debit and credit?

9. A ledger account has two sides: a left side and a right side. In bookkeeping and accounting, what are these two sides called?

10. What is meant by the term "posting reference" (PR) in relation to a ledger account?

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About the Author

True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

True Tamplin is a published author, public speaker, CEO of UpDigital, and founder of Finance Strategists.

True is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF®), author of The Handy Financial Ratios Guide, a member of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, contributes to his financial education site, Finance Strategists, and has spoken to various financial communities such as the CFA Institute, as well as university students like his Alma mater, Biola University, where he received a bachelor of science in business and data analytics.

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