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.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

Ammonia solution is alkaline.

Which of the following could be used to show that ammonia solution is alkaline? [1 mark]

AThermometer
BConical flask
CPipette
DpH meter

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

AThermometer
BConical flask
CPipette
DpH meter

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

When magnesium reacts with dilute hydrochloric acid, a gas is given off.

Which gas is given off? [1 mark]

ACarbon dioxide
BChlorine
CHydrogen
DOxygen

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

ACarbon dioxide
BChlorine
CHydrogen
DOxygen

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

Oxidation and reduction happen during electrolysis.

Which of following correctly describes these processes and where they happen? [1 mark]

AOxidation is loss of electrons, and happens at the cathode
BReduction is gain of electrons, and happens at the cathode
COxidation is gain of electrons, and happens at the anode
DReduction is loss of electrons, and happens at the anode

This question has been written by a Bitesize consultant as a suggestion to the type of question that may appear in an exam paper.

AOxidation is loss of electrons, and happens at the cathode
BReduction is gain of electrons, and happens at the cathode
COxidation is gain of electrons, and happens at the anode
DReduction is loss of electrons, and happens at the anode

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Which of the following pairs of substances contains one substance that is soluble in water and one that is insoluble in water? [1 mark]

AAluminium nitrate and lead sulfate
BAmmonium chloride and copper sulfate
CCopper hydroxide and lead sulfate
DSodium hydroxide and potassium nitrate

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

AAluminium nitrate and lead sulfate
BAmmonium chloride and copper sulfate
CCopper hydroxide and lead sulfate
DSodium hydroxide and potassium nitrate