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


Which of these is part of the central nervous system?

[1 mark]

ASensory neurone
CReceptor cells
DSpinal cord

D - The brain and the spinal cord are the two structures that make up the central nervous system.

Sample question 2 - Foundation


Which hormone reduces blood glucose?

[1 mark]


A - Insulin is a hormone that reduces blood glucose.

Sample question 3 - Higher


Which of these hormones is produced by the pituitary gland?

[1 mark]

AThyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH)
CThyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

C - TSH is produced by the pituitary gland. The gland is stimulated to release TSH by the release of TRH from the hypothalamus and the release of TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to release thyroxine.

Sample question 4 - Higher


What is the function of luteinising hormone during the menstrual cycle?

[1 mark]

ACauses the maturation of an egg-bearing follicle in the ovary
BStimulates the release of the egg
CRepairing and thickening the uterus lining
DMaintain the lining of the uterus

B - Luteinising hormone stimulates the release of the egg during ovulation.