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

What part of a cell controls what enters and exits?

ACell membrane
BCell wall
CCytoplasm
DMitochondria
ACell membrane
BCell wall
CCytoplasm
DMitochondria

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

What process involves the movement of water across a membrane?

ADiffusion
BOsmosis
CActive transport
DWater potential
ADiffusion
BOsmosis
CActive transport
DWater potential

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

Which statement about amylase enzymes is not true?

AThey can break down and join together substrates
BThe become denatured at extremes of pH
CThey are used up in a reaction
DThey work best around pH 7
AThey can break down and join together substrates
BThe become denatured at extremes of pH
CThey are used up in a reaction
DThey work best around pH 7

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Which type of cells is prokaryotic?

APlant
BAnimal
CFungal
DBacterial
APlant
BAnimal
CFungal
DBacterial