One-mark questions and link box questions

One-mark questions often ask you to state, predict, or give a simple reason to explain something. You do not have to answer in a full sentence, but it is usually a good idea to do so, in case that helps to give your answer more depth which might help you to score the mark. Make sure that you include key words in your answer, as these are often required by the mark scheme.

Foundation tier papers may include questions in which you have to draw lines to match correct options. These questions will include incorrect choices.

When you answer a link box question, draw the number of lines needed to answer the question.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

Why is producing drinking water from sea water expensive? [1 mark]

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It requires a lot of energy [1]

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

Purifying water for drinking involves several steps. Each step has a different purpose. Draw lines to match the step to its purpose.

Two steps and four purposes

[2 marks]

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

Two steps and their purposes

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

During the distillation of water, a thermometer is placed in the gas above the boiling solution. What is the reading on the thermometer? [1 mark]

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100°C [1]

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Write in the table below to show whether each is an example of a reduction in use, reuse or recycling.

ActivityIs this an example of reduction in use, reuse or recycling?
Crushing glass bottles, melting, and making new glass objects
Cutting up old jeans and sewing to make a bag
Buying fewer canned drinks
Washing a glass milk bottle and filling it with milk again
Melting drinks cans and making into new drinks cans

[5 marks]

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

ActivityIs this an example of reduction in use, reuse or recycling?
Crushing glass bottles, melting, and making new glass objectsRecycling [1]
Cutting up old jeans and sewing to make a bagReuse [1]
Buying fewer canned drinksReduction in use [1]
Washing a glass milk bottle and filling it with milk againReuse [1]
Melting drinks cans and making into new drinks cansRecycling [1]