Multiple choice questions

Multiple choice questions appear throughout both exam papers, and at both foundation tier and higher tier. Multiple choice questions are usually asked as questions, often starting with 'What is...' or 'Which of these...'.

You have four options to choose from in a multiple choice question. You must only choose one of these options, by placing a tick or cross in a box. You will not get a mark if you leave all the boxes blank, or if you put a tick or cross in more than one box.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

Argon is an element in group 0 of the periodic table.

Why is it used as the gas in filament lamps? [1 mark]

AIt has a low density
BIt is good conductor of electricity
CIt is flammable
DIt is inert

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

AIt has a low density
BIt is good conductor of electricity
CIt is flammable
DIt is inert

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

Which of these describes the trends in reactivity going down group 1 and group 7? [1 mark]

AReactivity increases in group 1 and in group 7
BReactivity decreases in group 1 and in group 7
CReactivity decreases in group 1 but increases in group 7
DReactivity increases in group 1 but decreases in group 7

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

AReactivity increases in group 1 and in group 7
BReactivity decreases in group 1 and in group 7
CReactivity decreases in group 1 but increases in group 7
DReactivity increases in group 1 but decreases in group 7

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

Chlorine displaces bromine from bromide ions:

Cl2 + 2Br- → 2Cl- + Br2

What happens in this reaction? [1 mark]

AChlorine loses electrons and is reduced
BChlorine gains electrons and is oxidised
CBromide ions lose electrons and are oxidised
DBromide ions lose electrons and are reduced

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

AChlorine loses electrons and is reduced
BChlorine gains electrons and is oxidised
CBromide ions lose electrons and are oxidised
DBromide ions lose electrons and are reduced

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Which of the following are typical properties of group 0 elements? [1 mark]

AThey are coloured gases
BThey are inert
CThey are flammable
DThey have high densities

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

AThey are coloured gases
BThey are inert
CThey are flammable
DThey have high densities