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 - Foundation

Question

What is the function of the cell membrane?

Tick one box.

ATo control the substances that enter and leave the cell
BTo carry out respiration
CTo contain the genetic information
DTo synthesise proteins
ATo control the substances that enter and leave the cell
BTo carry out respiration
CTo contain the genetic information
DTo synthesise proteins

The cell membrane allows certain substances to enter and leave the cell.

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

What is the name given to the specifically shaped region of the enzyme where the reaction occurs?

Tick one box.

ASubstrate
BProduct
CActive site
DReactant
ASubstrate
BProduct
CActive site
DReactant

The active site is the region of the enzyme where the substrate fits for a reaction to happen.

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

What term can be used to describe all cellular respiration?

Tick one box.

AAerobic
BEndothermic
CAnaerobic
DExothermic
AAerobic
BEndothermic
CAnaerobic
DExothermic

All cellular respiration is exothermic.

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Which of these describe the process of mitosis?

Tick one box.

ATwo haploid daughter cells are produced
BFour diploid daughter cells are produced
CTwo diploid daughter cells are produced
DFour haploid daughter cells are produced
ATwo haploid daughter cells are produced
BFour diploid daughter cells are produced
CTwo diploid daughter cells are produced
DFour haploid daughter cells are produced

In mitosis two daughter cells are produced which are identical to the parent cell. They contain two sets of chromosomes, and are therefore diploid.