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.

These questions have been written by Bitesize consultants as suggestions to the types of questions that may appear in an exam paper.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

Which of these factors in a community is a biotic factor?

Tick one box.

[1 mark]

ApH
BPredation
CTemperature
DSalinity
ApH
BPredation
CTemperature
DSalinity

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

What is the original source of energy for nearly all living organisms on earth?

Tick one box.

[1 mark]

ASoil
BSun
CWater
DPlants
ASoil
BSun
CWater
DPlants

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

How do plants store excess glucose?

Tick one box.

[1 mark]

AGlycogen
BStarch
CInsulin
DGlucagon
AGlycogen
BStarch
CInsulin
DGlucagon

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

'All the interacting populations of different species within a location' is a definition for which term?

Tick one box.

[1 mark]

ACommunity
BPopulation
CHabitat
DEcosystem
ACommunity
BPopulation
CHabitat
DEcosystem