Multiple choice questions

Multiple choice questions are questions where you will be asked to choose a correct answer from the options given on the question paper. 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.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

A pupil carried out an investigation to find the temperature change which occurs when dilute hydrochloric acid reacts with dilute sodium hydroxide solution.

The temperature rose during the experiment.

Choose from the grid below a term that could be used to describe this reaction. [1 mark]

ACombustion
BEndothermic
CExothermic
DOxidation

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ACombustion
BEndothermic
CExothermic
DOxidation

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

Dissolving ammonium chloride in water is an endothermic reaction.

Which of these observations would be made when ammonium chloride is added to water? [1 mark]

AThe temperature of the water goes up
BThe temperature of the water goes down
CThe temperature of the water stays the same
DThe water boils

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

AThe temperature of the water goes up
BThe temperature of the water goes down
CThe temperature of the water stays the same
DThe water boils