Multiple choice questions

Multiple choice questions appear throughout both exam papers, and at both foundation tier and higher tier. Multiple choice questions are usually asked as questions, often starting with 'what is...' or 'which of these...'.

You have four options to choose from in a multiple choice question. You must only chose one of these options, by placing a tick or cross in a box. You will not get a mark if you leave all the boxes blank, or if you put a tick or cross in more than one box.

Sample question 1 - Foundation

Question

What is the structure of water? [1 mark]

AIonic lattice
BSimple molecular covalent
CGiant network covalent
DMetallic lattice

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

AIonic lattice
BSimple molecular covalent
CGiant network covalent
DMetallic lattice

Sample question 2 - Foundation

Question

The formula of glucose is C6H12O6.

What is the empirical formula of glucose? [1 mark]

AC6H12O6
BC3H6O3
CC2H4O2
DCH2O

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

AC6H12O6
BC3H6O3
CC2H4O2
DCH2O

Sample question 3 - Higher

Question

What is the formula of magnesium chloride? [1 mark]

AMgCl
BMg2Cl
CMgCl2
DMg2Cl2

This question has been written by a Bitesize consultant as a suggestion to the type of question that may appear in an exam paper.

AMgCl
BMg2Cl
CMgCl2
DMg2Cl2

Sample question 4 - Higher

Question

Which of these contains the greatest number of ions? [1 mark]

A1 mol of ammonium sulfate, (NH4)2SO4
B1 mol of iron(III) chloride, FeCl3
C1 mol of magnesium nitrate, Mg(NO3)2
D1 mol of potassium bromide, KBr

Edexcel question courtesy of Pearson Education Ltd.

A1 mol of ammonium sulfate, (NH4)2SO4
B1 mol of iron(III) chloride, FeCl3
C1 mol of magnesium nitrate, Mg(NO3)2
D1 mol of potassium bromide, KBr