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

Unreactive metals are found as uncombined metals in the Earth's crust.

Which of the following metals is found uncombined in the Earth's crust? [1 mark]

AAluminium
BGold
CSodium
DZinc

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

AAluminium
BGold
CSodium
DZinc

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

When iron oxide is heated with carbon, iron is produced.

What happens to the iron oxide during this reaction? [1 mark]

AThe iron oxide burns
BThe iron oxide is neutralised
CThe iron oxide is oxidised
DThe iron oxide is reduced

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

AThe iron oxide burns
BThe iron oxide is neutralised
CThe iron oxide is oxidised
DThe iron oxide is reduced

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

Zinc is reacted with copper sulfate solution. The equation for the reaction is:

Zn[s] + CuSO4[aq] → ZnSO4[aq] + Cu[s]

What type of reaction is this? [1 mark]

ADecomposition
BDisplacement
CDissolving
DNeutralisation

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

ADecomposition
BDisplacement
CDissolving
DNeutralisation

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Hydrogen reacts with iodine to form hydrogen iodide:

H2[g] + I2[g] ⇌ 2HI[g] (forward reaction is endothermic)

The reaction reaches equilibrium.

Which of the following changes in the reaction conditions will cause the position of equilibrium to move to the right? [1 mark]

AIncrease in pressure
BDecrease in pressure
CIncrease in temperature
DDecrease in temperature

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

AIncrease in pressure
BDecrease in pressure
CIncrease in temperature
DDecrease in temperature