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

Which naturalist worked alongside Darwin and is famous for his work on speciation?

ALamarck
BWallace
CEinstein
DNewton
ALamarck
BWallace
CEinstein
DNewton

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

What is MRSA?

AA winter vomiting virus
BAntibiotic-resistant bacteria
CThe common cold
DThe fungus that causes Athlete's foot
AA winter vomiting virus
BAntibiotic-resistant bacteria
CThe common cold
DThe fungus that causes Athlete's foot

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

What name was given to the human-like skeleton that walked upright but had a small skull?

ALucy
BArdi
CLeakey
DHomo erectus
ALucy
BArdi
CLeakey
DHomo erectus

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Which of these is a domain in the three-domain system developed by Woese?

AVertebrates
BArchaea
CFungi
DChordata
AVertebrates
BArchaea
CFungi
DChordata