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.

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Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

What is meant by direct current? [1 mark]

Tick one box.

ACurrent that continuously changes direction.
BCurrent that travels directly to the component.
CCurrent that is always in the same direction.
A Current that continuously changes direction.
B Current that travels directly to the component.
C Current that is always in the same direction.

Direct current flows around a complete circuit in one direction only. Current that changes direction is described as alternating current.

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

Electrical power is transferred from power stations to the National Grid.

What is the National Grid? [1 mark]

Tick one box.

AA system of cables and pylons.
BA system of cables, transformers and power stations.
C A system of cables and transformers linking power stations to consumers.
AA system of cables and pylons.
BA system of cables and transformers.
CA system of cables and transformers linking power stations to consumers.

The National Grid is a system of cables and transformers that allows electrical energy to be transferred to different areas.

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

Use the correct answer from the box to complete the sentence. [1 mark]

A fuse is connected in the ______ wire.

earthliveneutral

A fuse is connected in the live [1] wire.

If a high current flows and melts the fuse, the device is no longer connected to the live mains supply.