Multiple choice questions

Multiple choice questions are perhaps the easiest to complete because 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

Question

What blood vessel carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs? [1 mark]

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APulmonary vein
BAorta
CPulmonary artery
DVena cava
APulmonary vein
BAorta
CPulmonary artery
DVena cava

The pulmonary artery leaves the heart and takes deoxygenated blood to the lungs to become oxygenated.

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

What are the name of the small tubes that end in the alveoli in the lungs? [1 mark]

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ABronchi
BBronchioles
CTrachea
DOesophagus
ABronchi
BBronchioles
CTrachea
DOesophagus

The bronchioles are the small tubes that end in the alveoli in the lungs.

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

Which process transports minerals against the concentration gradient into the root hair cell? [1 mark]

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AOsmosis
BDiffusion
CFacilitated diffusion
DActive transport
AOsmosis
BDiffusion
CFacilitated diffusion
DActive transport

Mineral salts are moved against their concentration gradient which requires energy so the process is by active transport.

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Which of these valves in the heart divides the left atrium and ventricle? [1 mark]

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APocket valve
BTricuspid valve
CBicuspid valve
DSemi-lunar valve
APocket valve
BTricuspid valve
CBicuspid valve
DSemi-lunar valve

The bicuspid valve prevents blood from re-entering the left atrium from the left ventricle.