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

A student investigates the rate of reaction between zinc and excess dilute hydrochloric acid.

The table shows his results.

Time (s)Volume of hydrogen (cm3)
00
2042
4066
6075
8080
10082

What is the mean rate of reaction in the first 20 seconds (in cm3 of hydrogen produced per second)? [1 mark]

A2.1
B8.4
C21
D84

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

A2.1
B8.4
C21
D84

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

Which of these correctly describes energy changes due to reactions in solution? [1 mark]

AEndothermic - temperature increases; Exothermic - energy is transferred to the surroundings
BEndothermic - temperature decreases; Exothermic - energy is transferred from the surroundings
CEndothermic - energy is transferred to the surroundings; Exothermic - temperature decreases
DEndothermic - energy is transferred from the surroundings; Exothermic - temperature increases

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

AEndothermic - temperature increases; Exothermic - energy is transferred to the surroundings
BEndothermic - temperature decreases; Exothermic - energy is transferred from the surroundings
CEndothermic - energy is transferred to the surroundings; Exothermic - temperature decreases
DEndothermic - energy is transferred from the surroundings; Exothermic - temperature increases

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

The decomposition of hydrogen peroxide is catalysed by adding a small amount of manganese (IV) oxide.

Four varying graphs of mass of catalyst over time.

Which of these graphs shows the mass of the catalyst as the reaction takes place? [1 mark]

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

C

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Which of the following correctly describes processes that happen during reactions? [1 mark]

ABonds are broken in reactants, which is an exothermic process that takes in energy
BBonds are broken in reactants, which is an endothermic process that gives out energy
CBonds are made in products, which is an endothermic process that takes in energy
DBonds are made in products, which is an exothermic process that gives out energy

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

ABonds are broken in reactants, which is an exothermic process that takes in energy
BBonds are broken in reactants, which is an endothermic process that gives out energy
CBonds are made in products, which is an endothermic process that takes in energy
DBonds are made in products, which is an exothermic process that gives out energy