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

Question

What is the definition of a pathogen? Tick one box. [1 mark]

AA disease
BA disease-causing plant
CA disease-causing animal
DA disease-causing microorganism
AA disease
BA disease-causing plant
CA disease-causing animal
DA disease-causing microorganism

Sample question 2

Question

Which of these terms is scientific for the passing of a disease from one organism to another? Tick one box. [1 mark]

ACatching
BVector
CTransmission
DInfecting
ACatching
BVector
CTransmission
DInfecting

Sample question 3

Question

Monoclonal antibodies are used in pregnancy test sticks. What do antibodies bind to? Tick one box. [1 mark]

AAntigens
BAntitoxins
CPhagocytes
DLymphocytes
AAntigens
BAntitoxins
CPhagocytes
DLymphocytes

Sample question 4

Question

What component of plant cells does the tobacco mosaic virus infect? Tick one box. [1 mark]

ACell wall
BVacuole
CChloroplasts
DRibosome
ACell wall
BVacuole
CChloroplasts
DRibosome