Sentence completion and line matching

Foundation tier papers may include questions in which you have to complete a sentence, or draw lines to match correct options. These questions will include distractors, which are incorrect choices.

Make sure you only use words from the given list. When you answer a line matching question, use straight lines rather than complex wavy lines. Do not draw more lines than necessary to answer the question.

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


Use words from the list to form the sentences. [1 mark]

  • hard
  • high
  • low
  • soft

a) Group 1 elements have ______ melting points. [1 mark]

b) Group 1 elements are ______ metals. [1 mark]

a) Group 1 elements have low melting points. [1]

b) Group 1 elements are soft metals. [1]

Sample question 2 - Foundation


The electronic configuration of an element is related to the position of the element in the periodic table.

Draw one line to match each group to the electronic configuration of one of its elements. [3 marks]

Group 1, 7 and 0 on the left in boxes, with possible electronic configurations in boxes on the right.
Lines drawn between Group 1 and electronic configuration 2.8.1, Group 7 and 2.7 and Group 0 and 2.8.8.