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 system of the body is infected by HIV?

[1 mark]


B - The virus HIV infects lymphocytes in the immune system

Sample question 2 - Foundation


Which of these is a plant defence from herbivores?

[1 mark]

BRoot hairs
CPalisade cells
DPhloem vessels

A - Trichomes are specialised hairs that inject irritating chemicals into any animal that gets close to the plant

Sample question 3 - Higher


What is the combination of a B lymphocyte and tumour cell called?

[1 mark]

AA monoclonal antibody
BA hybridoma
CA melanoma
DAn antigen

B - Lymphocytes are combined with tumour cells to form a monoclonal antibody producing hybridoma

Sample question 4 - Higher


Monoclonal antibodies can be used in the diagnosis of which of these diseases?

[1 mark]

AHeart disease
BCystic fibrosis
CHuntington's disease

D - Monoclonal antibodies could be used to diagnose malaria or any infectious disease