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

Different versions of genes are called:

Tick one box

[1 mark]

AAlleles
BGametes
CNuclei
DChromosomes
AAlleles
BGametes
CNuclei
DChromosomes

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

Analysis of DNA using a pattern of bands formed on a gel is called:

Tick one box

[1 mark]

AGenetic modification
BGenetic engineering
CGenetic profiling
DGenetic counselling
AGenetic modification
BGenetic engineering
CGenetic profiling
DGenetic counselling

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

What is the correct term to describe the entire genetic material of an organism?

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[1 mark]

AGene
BNucleus
CGenome
DDNA
AGene
BNucleus
CGenome
DDNA

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

What is a section of DNA that codes for a protein called?

Tick one box

[1 mark]

AGene
BChromosome
CAllele
DPlasmid
AGene
BChromosome
CAllele
DPlasmid