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 is a section of DNA that codes for a protein called?

AGene
BChromosome
CAllele
DPlasmid
AGene
BChromosome
CAllele
DPlasmid

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

Which of these has not undergone selective breeding?

AHighland cows
BDolly the sheep
CBroccoli
DGerman shepherd dogs
AHighland cows
BDolly the sheep
CBroccoli
DGerman shepherd dogs

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

Which blood groups are codominant?

AIA and IO
BIB and IO
CIA and IB
AIA and IO
BIB and IO
CIA and IB

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Which of these is a correct type of mutation?

ATranscription
BPolymerase
CSubstitution
DAddition
ATranscription
BPolymerase
CSubstitution
DAddition