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 'why...'.

You have three or four options to choose from in a multiple choice question. You must choose the number of options asked for in the question by placing ticks in boxes. Most multiple choice questions require just one tick, but a few ask for two ticks. You will not get a mark if you leave all the boxes blank, or if you put a tick in more than the required number of boxes.

Multiple choice questions often have two answers that could, at first glance, be correct. It is important to check all the answers before deciding which box to tick. It is also important to check that your chosen statement answers the question - some questions might include an option that is a correct statement, but that does not answer the question.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

The apparatus in the diagram is used to separate a mixture of liquids in a fuel.

Separation apparatus

What is apparatus W in the diagram?

ABeaker
BBoiling tube
CFlask
DJug

[1 mark]

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ABeaker
BBoiling tube
CFlask
DJug

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

What is the name of this method of separation?

ACrystallisation
BElectrolysis
CFiltration
DDistillation

[1 mark]

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

ACrystallisation
BElectrolysis
CFiltration
DDistillation

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

What type of reaction is cracking?

ACombustion
BDecomposition
CNeutralisation
DPrecipitation

[1 mark]

This question is AQA material which is reproduced by permission of AQA.

ACombustion
BDecomposition
CNeutralisation
DPrecipitation

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Which of the following is an alkane?

AC2H4
BC3H6
CC4H8
DC6H14

[1 mark]

This question is AQA material which is reproduced by permission of AQA.

AC2H4
BC3H6
CC4H8
DC6H14