Select the correct answer for each of the following questions.
1. When a parent–subsidiary relationship exists, consolidated financial statements are prepared in recognition of the accounting concept of
a. Reliability.
b. Materiality.
c. Legal entity.
d. Economic entity.
2. Consolidated financial statements are typically prepared when one company has a controlling interest in another unless
a. The subsidiary is a finance company.
b. The fiscal year-ends of the two companies are more than three months apart.
c. Circumstances prevent the exercise of control.
d. The two companies are in unrelated industries, such as real estate and manufacturing.
3. Penn Inc., a manufacturing company, owns 75 percent of the common stock of Sell Inc., an investment company. Sell owns 60 percent of the common stock of Vane Inc., an insurance company. In Penn’s consolidated financial statements, should Sell and Vane be consolidated or reported as equity method investments (assuming there are no side agreements)?
a. Consolidation used for Sell and equity method used for Vane.
b. Consolidation used for both Sell and Vane.
c. Equity method used for Sell and consolidation used for Vane.
d. Equity method used for both Sell and Vane.
4. Which of the following is the best theoretical justification for consolidated financial statements?
a. In form, the companies are one entity; in substance, they are separate.
b. In form, the companies are separate; in substance, they are one entity.
c. In form and substance, the companies are one entity.
d. In form and substance, the companies are separate.

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