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.

Edexcel questions courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

Sample question 1 - Foundation and Higher

Question

The figure below shows part of a roller coaster ride seen from the side:

A diagram showing a rollercoaster ride from the side on. There is a car on a decline which raises up and falls again into water.

The roller coaster car rolls down towards P. The car has mass, m kg, and velocity, v m/s.

Which of these is the correct equation for calculating the kinetic energy of the car? [1 mark]

Tick one box.

A KE = mv
B KE = mv^2
C KE = \frac{1}{2}mv^2
D KE = 2mv^2
A KE = mv
B KE = mv^2
C KE = \frac{1}{2}mv^2
D KE = 2mv^2

Sample question 2 - Foundation and Higher

Question

The efficiency of an electric motor is investigated as shown in the figure below. The motor lifts a mass at a constant speed.

A motor rests at the edge of a bench and hangs a weighted mass by a string.

Which of these best shows the energy stores as the mass is lifted? [1 mark]

Tick one box.

Kinetic energy of the massPotential energy of the mass
AConstantIncreasing
BConstantDecreasing
CDecreasingIncreasing
DDecreasingDecreasing
Kinetic energy of the massPotential energy of the mass
AConstantIncreasing
BConstantDecreasing
CDecreasingIncreasing
DDecreasingDecreasing