Multiple choice questions

Multiple choice questions are perhaps the easiest to complete - you simply put a cross in a box. However, the questions often have two answers that could, at first glance, be correct. Don't make the mistake of reading the first answer and thinking this is correct without checking all the others.

If it says 'Tick one box', you must tick one box. If you leave it blank or tick two or more boxes you will get zero marks. These multiple choice questions will not start with command words like 'describe' or 'explain'. They will be written in the form of a question like 'What…?' or 'Why…?'.

There will be more multiple choice questions on the foundation paper.

Edexcel questions courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

Sample question 1 - Foundation and Higher

Question

Which row of the table is correct for water compared to steam? [1 mark]

Tick one box.

The density of water isThe water molecules are
Abiggersmaller
Bsmallerbigger
Cbiggercloser together
Dsmallerfurther apart
The density of water isThe water molecules are
Abiggersmaller
Bsmallerbigger
Cbiggercloser together
Dsmallerfurther apart

Sample question 2 - Foundation and Higher

Question

The average kinetic energy of the particles in a gas is directly proportional to… [1 mark]

Athe pressure of the gas.
Bthe temperature of the gas measured in degrees Celsius.
Cthe temperature of the gas measured in kelvin.
Dthe volume of the gas.

Tick one box.

Athe pressure of the gas.
Bthe temperature of the gas measured in degrees Celsius.
Cthe temperature of the gas measured in kelvin.
Dthe volume of the gas.