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.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question
A graph shows the temperature against time. There is a sharp decrease in temperature which then remains the same over a period before gradually decreasing again.

What was the decrease in temperature between 0 and 160 seconds? [1 mark]

Tick one box.

A8.2°C
B8.4°C
C53.2°C
D55.6°C

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A8.2°C
B8.4°C
C53.2°C
D55.6°C

Between 0 and 160 seconds, the temperature falls from 64°C down to 55.6°C. This is a change of -8.4°C.

Sample question 2 - Foundation and Higher

Question

What name is given to the total kinetic energy and potential energy of all the particles of helium gas in the balloon? [1 mark]

Tick one box.

AExternal energy
BInternal energy
CMovement energy

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AExternal energy
BInternal energy
CMovement energy

Internal energy is the name given to the total kinetic and potential energy of all particles in a substance. Internal energy is changed by heating or cooling the substance. Changing the internal energy of a substance will cause a change in temperature or state.

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

What is the unit for density? [1 mark]

Tick one box.

Akg/m2
Bkg2m2
Ckg/m3

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

Akg/m2
Bkg2m2
Ckg/m3

Density is calculated by dividing a mass, measured in kilograms, by a volume, measured in metres cubed.