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.

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Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

Lithium, sodium, potassium and rubidium are in group 1 of the periodic table.

The table gives the melting point and boiling point of lithium, potassium and rubidium.

ElementMelting point Boiling point
Lithium180°C1330°C
Sodium
Potassium64°C774°C
Rubidium39°C688°C

Which pair of values is most likely to be the melting point and the boiling point of sodium?

A59 and 910
B113 and 735
C98 and 890
D134 and 1498

[1 mark]

A59 and 910
B113 and 735
C98 and 890
D134 and 1498

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

The following diagram shows an outline of the periodic table.

Blank periodic table with a few elements labelled A to F

Give the letter of an element which is found in group 0 and period 2.

[1 mark]

B [1]