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 about Inheritance, variation and evolution.

Question 1 - Foundation

Question

The figure shows information about ten species of finch, from A to J.

Figure 9 shows information about ten species of finch, from A to J.

How many of the species of finch eat insects? Select the correct answer. [1 mark]

A4
B5
C6

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A4
B5
C6

Question 2 - Foundation

Question

What are the main symptoms of cystic fibrosis? Select the correct answer. [1 mark]

AVomiting and diarrhoea
BFlaky, itchy and blistering skin
CMucus in the lungs

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AVomiting and diarrhoea
BFlaky, itchy and blistering skin
CMucus in the lungs

Question 3 - Higher

Question

In 1977 the body of a baby mammoth was discovered in ice. Why had the body not decayed?

Select the correct answer [1 mark].

AIt had died too quickly
BToo cold to decay
CIt had fossilised

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AIt had died too quickly
BToo cold to decay
CIt had fossilised

Question 4 - Higher

Question

People with cystic fibrosis make large amounts of thick, sticky mucus in their lungs.

Cystic fibrosis is caused by the inheritance of recessive alleles.

What does allele mean? [1 mark].

ADifferent forms of the same gene
BA section of DNA that controls a characteristic
CStructures made of DNA that codes for all characteristics

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ADifferent forms of the same gene
BA section of DNA that controls a characteristic
CStructures made of DNA that codes for all characteristics