Box-linking and key word selection questions

Foundation tier papers may include questions in which you have to complete a sentence, or draw lines to match correct options.

In both cases, some of the options given are incorrect - examiners call these 'distractors' - and you should avoid selecting these.

When selecting a key word 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.

Questions courtesy of Eduqas.

Sample question 1 - Foundation


The structural formulae of some organic compounds are shown below.

Structure of seven formulas

Give the letters, A-G, which represent the following:

a) two alkenes [1 mark]

b) two alcohols [1 mark]

a) D and E [1]

b) C and G [1]

Sample question 2 - Foundation


A polymer can be formed from the compound C2F4.

Choose from the list below the name of the polymer produced from this compound:

  • polyethene
  • polypropene
  • polyvinylchloride
  • polytetrafluoroethylene
  • polystyrene

[1 mark]

Polytetrafluoroethylene [1]