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.

Edexcel questions courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

Sample question 1 - Foundation and Higher

Question

A boat is travelling at a constant velocity. Which of these statements is correct for the horizontal forces acting on the boat? [1 mark]

Tick one box.

AThe friction forces are zero
BThe friction forces are bigger than the forward force
CThe friction forces are smaller than the forward force
DThe friction forces are the same size as the forward force
AThe friction forces are zero
BThe friction forces are bigger than the forward force
CThe friction forces are smaller than the forward force
DThe friction forces are the same size as the forward force

Sample question 2 - Higher

Question

A car is travelling along a level road. When the velocity of the car is constant, the force of friction on it is… [1 mark]

Azero.
Bgreater than the driving force.
Csmaller than the driving force.
Dthe same size as the driving force.

Tick one box.

Azero.
Bgreater than the driving force.
Csmaller than the driving force.
Dthe same size as the driving force.