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.

These questions have been written by Bitesize consultants as suggestions to the types of questions that may appear in an exam paper.

Sample question 1

Question

What is the definition of a pathogen? Tick one box. [1 mark]

AA disease
BA disease-causing plant
CA disease-causing animal
DA disease-causing microorganism
AA disease
BA disease-causing plant
CA disease-causing animal
DA disease-causing microorganism

Sample question 2

Question

Which of these terms is scientific for the passing of a disease from one organism to another? Tick one box. [1 mark]

ACatching
BVector
CTransmission
DInfecting
ACatching
BVector
CTransmission
DInfecting

Sample question 3

Question

Measles is caused by which type of pathogen? Tick one box. [1 mark]

AVirus
BBacterium
CFungus
DProtist
AVirus
BBacterium
CFungus
DProtist

Sample question 4

Question

Which of these diseases is caused by a bacterium? Tick one box. [1 mark]

AMeasles
BSalmonella
CRose blank spot
DMalaria
AMeasles
BSalmonella
CRose blank spot
DMalaria