Multiple choice questions

Multiple choice questions appear throughout both exam papers, and at both foundation tier and higher tier. Multiple choice questions are usually asked as questions, often starting with 'what is...' or 'which of these...'.

You have four options to choose from in a multiple choice question. You must only chose one of these options, by placing a tick or cross in a box. You will not get a mark if you leave all the boxes blank, or if you put a tick or cross in more than one box.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

Substances can be pure or they can be mixtures.

Which of these is a mixture? [1 mark]

AOxygen
BCarbon dioxide
CGold
DAir

This question has been written by a Bitesize consultant as a suggestion to the type of question that may appear in an exam paper.

AOxygen
BCarbon dioxide
CGold
DAir

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

Which method is the best for separating sodium chloride from a solution of sodium chloride in water? [1 mark]

AFiltration
BFractional distillation
CCrystallisation
DPaper chromatography

This question has been written by a Bitesize consultant as a suggestion to the type of question that may appear in an exam paper.

AFiltration
BFractional distillation
CCrystallisation
DPaper chromatography

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

Which of the following separation methods relies on differences in boiling points? [1 mark]

AFractional distillation and simple distillation
BFractional distillation and filtration
CSimple distillation and paper chromatography
DFiltration and paper chromatography

This question has been written by a Bitesize consultant as a suggestion to the type of question that may appear in an exam paper.

AFractional distillation and simple distillation
BFractional distillation and filtration
CSimple distillation and paper chromatography
DFiltration and paper chromatography

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

A, B, C and D are mixtures of food colourings. They are investigated using paper chromatography.

The diagram shows the chromatogram at the end of the experiment.

Four lines on a chromatogram labelled A to D.

Which mixture contains an insoluble food colouring? [1 mark]

AMixture A
BMixture B
CMixture C
DMixture D

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

AMixture A
BMixture B
CMixture C
DMixture D