Multiple choice questions

Multiple choice questions require you to put a cross in the box of the correct answer. However, the questions often have two answers that could, at first galnce, be correct. Read all of the possible options before selecting your answer.

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.

Edexcel questions courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

Plants need light for photosynthesis.

Part of the photosynthesis equation is shown below.

.............. + carbon dioxide  \rightarrow glucose + ..................

Which of the following would complete the photosynthesis equation?

[1 mark]

ReactantProduct
Awaterchlorophyll
Bchlorophylloxygen
Cwateroxygen
Doxygenwater

C.

\text{water} + \text{carbon~dioxide} \rightarrow \text{glucose} + \text{oxygen}

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

What structure transports water through the stem of the plant?

[1 mark]

A Guard cell

B Phloem

C Stomata

D Xylem

D - Xylem.

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

A student wanted to investigate the effect of light on the growth of cress seedlings.

The student had three pots of seedlings grown in different conditions.

Pot 1 was placed with light from above. Pot 2 was placed in a cupboard with no light. Pot 3 was placed in a window with light from one direction only.

The image shows the seedlings at the end of the investigation.

Three plant pots showing seedlings at various stages

What is the response shown by the cress seedlings in Pot 3? [1 mark]

A negative gravitropism

B negative phototropism

C positive gravitropism

D positive phototropism

D - positive phototropism.

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question
A diagram of a pine leaf

The transport vessels are labelled in the diagram.

Which row of the table is correct for the movement of sucrose through the plant? [1 mark]

Method of transport of sucroseStructure through which sucrose transported
ATranspirationXylem
BTranspirationPhloem
CTranslocationXylem
DTranslocationPhloem

D.

Method of transport of sucroseStructure through which sucrose transported
ATranspirationXylem
BTranspirationPhloem
CTranslocationXylem
DTranslocationPhloem