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
Diagram of a cell.

What is the part of the animal cell that is labelled by A?

[1 mark]

ACell membrane
BChloroplast
CMitochondrion
DNucleus
ACell membrane
BChloroplast
CMitochondrion
DNucleus

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

Which of these units is most suitable for measuring the length of a cell?

[1 mark]

AKilometre
BMetre
CCentimetre
DMicrometre
AKilometre
BMetre
CCentimetre
DMicrometre

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

A cell of the pancreas produces digestive enzymes, which are proteins. The enzymes are released into the small intestine.

Suggest which two of the following are adaptations to its role?

Tick two boxes.

[2 marks]

AA small surface area to volume ratio
BLarge numbers of ribosomes
CMitochondria with well-developed internal membranes
DThe ability to move
AA small surface area to volume ratio
BLarge numbers of ribosomes
CMitochondria with well-developed internal membranes
DThe ability to move

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

By which two processes does glucose enter cells in the human body?

Tick two boxes.

[2 marks]

AActive transport
BDiffusion
CDigestion
DOsmosis
AActive transport
BDiffusion
CDigestion
DOsmosis