Multiple choice questions

Multiple choice questions are questions where you will be asked to choose a correct answer from the options given on the question paper. Typically, a multiple choice question will ask you to "Give the letter..." or "Give the number..." that matches your choice, although some multiple choice questions may ask you to tick a box.

Multiple choice questions can appear throughout exam papers, but are asked more often in foundation tier papers than in higher tier.

There are usually four options to choose from in a multiple choice question. You must only choose one of these options. You will not get a mark if you choose more than one option.

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Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

Different lengths of magnesium ribbon were put into separate beakers each containing 25 cm3 dilute hydrochloric acid and the temperature measured.

The initial temperature of the acid in each beaker was 16°C.

Put a tick next to the statement which describes the temperature rise you would expect if the hydrochloric acid was replaced with vinegar. [1 mark]

ATemperature rise will be higher with vinegar than with hydrochloric acid
BTemperature rise will be lower with vinegar than with hydrochloric acid
CTemperature rise will be the same with vinegar as with hydrochloric acid
ATemperature rise will be higher with vinegar than with hydrochloric acid
BTemperature rise will be lower with vinegar than with hydrochloric acid
CTemperature rise will be the same with vinegar as with hydrochloric acid

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

In the final stage of making the compound zinc sulfate from zinc carbonate and dilute sulfuric acid, the solution of zinc sulfate is left to evaporate.

Choose from the grid the estimated time it would take for all the water to evaporate from 25 cm3 of zinc sulfate solution. [1 mark]

A1 hour
B1 week
C1 month
D1 year
A1 hour
B1 week
C1 month
D1 year

Sample question 3 - Foundation

Question

Sulfuric acid is a strong acid.

Choose the answer from the grid that shows the pH of dilute sulfuric acid. [1 mark]

ApH 1
BpH 5
CpH 7
DpH 9
ApH 1
BpH 5
CpH 7
DpH 9