Multiple choice questions

Multiple choice questions provide you with a number of answers and you must select the answer that you think is correct. 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

The symbol equation below shows one of the main reactions occurring in the blast furnace.

Fe2O3 + 3CO → 2Fe + 3CO2

Choose from the grid the term used to describe the removal of oxygen from iron(III) oxide. [1 mark]

ACombustion
BDecomposition
COxidation
DReduction
ACombustion
BDecomposition
COxidation
DReduction

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

Some pupils were asked to investigate what happens when a piece of shiny magnesium ribbon is added to copper(II) sulfate solution.

Choose the name for the type of reaction taking place. [1 mark]

ACombustion
BDisplacement
CNeutralisation
ACombustion
BDisplacement
CNeutralisation

Sample question 3 - Foundation

Question

Aluminium is extracted by electrolysis. The temperature of the electrolysis cell is about 1000°C. The melting temperature of aluminium is around 660°C. Choose the state of the aluminium formed in the cell.

Choose the name for the type of reaction taking place. [1 mark]

ASolid
BLiquid
CGas
ASolid
BLiquid
CGas