Multiple choice questions

Multiple choice questions appear throughout both exam papers and at both Foundation tier and Higher tier. Multiple choice questions are usually asked as questions, often starting with 'what is...' or 'which of these...'.

You have four options to choose from in a multiple choice question. You must only chose one of these options, by placing a tick or cross in a box. You will not get a mark if you leave all the boxes blank or if you put a tick or cross in more than one box.

Edexcel questions courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

The Earth's early atmosphere was different from that of the Earth's atmosphere today.

What was the Earth's early atmosphere formed by?

[1 mark]

AAnimals breathing
BGlobal warming
CPlants growing
DVolcanic activity
AAnimals breathing
BGlobal warming
CPlants growing
DVolcanic activity

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

Propane is a hydrocarbon fuel.

Which product is formed when there is incomplete combustion of propane? [1 mark]

ASulfur dioxide
BOxygen
CHydrogen
DCarbon monoxide
ASulfur dioxide
BOxygen
CHydrogen
DCarbon monoxide

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

Which of the following is a correct statement about the relative amounts of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the Earth's early atmosphere? [1 mark]

ALarge amount of carbon dioxide and large amount of oxygen
BLarge amount of carbon dioxide and small amount of oxygen
CSmall amount of carbon dioxide and large amount of oxygen
DSmall amount of carbon dioxide and small amount of oxygen
ALarge amount of carbon dioxide and large amount of oxygen
BLarge amount of carbon dioxide and small amount of oxygen
CSmall amount of carbon dioxide and large amount of oxygen
DSmall amount of carbon dioxide and small amount of oxygen

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Crude oil is a mixture of hydrocarbons. It can be separated into fractions.

Which of these mixtures shows formulae of substances that could be in the gaseous fraction of crude oil?

[1 mark]

AC2H4, C3H8, C4H10O
BC2H4, C3H7Br, C4H10
CC2H6, C3H8, C4H10
DC2H6, C3H7Br, C4H10O
AC2H4, C3H8, C4H10O
BC2H4, C3H7Br, C4H10
CC2H6, C3H8, C4H10
DC2H6, C3H7Br, C4H10O