Quiz: Could You Take Your GCSEs Right Now?

Will you get straight A*s this time around?

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  1. 1. Religious Studies: Explain briefly what is meant by the term ‘fair competition’.
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    1. When contestants have a more or less equal chance to win.
    2. When there is more than one competitor.
    3. When there is no winner.
  2. 2. English Literature: Which of these is not an intensifier?
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    1. Extremely.
    2. Nevertheless.
    3. Ridiculously.
  3. 3. Media Studies: Identify one method used by media industries to conduct research into their audiences.
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    1. Radio stations might analyse JICTAR data.
    2. Television channels might analyse tweets.
    3. Electronic publishing companies might Google the answer.
  4. 4. Maths: Which function does graph B correspond to?
    1. y = (x - 1)^2
    2. y = x^2 + 5x + 6
    3. y = 2x^2 + 1
    4. y = x^2 - x - 6
    5. y = 2(x-2)^2
  5. 5. Biology: A zorse is a cross between a male zebra and a female horse. It has characteristics of a zebra and a horse. Why?
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    1. Its nucleus comes from both of them.
    2. It has inherited a mixture of their chromosomes.
    3. It has inherited information from both of them.
  6. 6. Physical Education: Which one of the following activities would be most suitable for an ectomorph?
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    1. Olympic weightlifting.
    2. Shot put.
    3. High jump.
    4. Canoeing.
  7. 7. Design and Technology: What is the main material of a sketchbook?
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    1. Commercial printing paper.
    2. Virgin paper.
    3. Cartridge paper.
  8. 8. Geography: Study Figure 2 which shows some quotes about changes made to China’s One Child Policy in the 1990s. Explain why the change to the One Child Policy was made.
    1. The family is still very important in China and if there are no uncles or aunts then eventually the family unit may die out.
    2. Single children are spoilt.
    3. The policy has always supported those who make up the majority of the population.
  9. 9. Physics: A student uses an electric motor to lift a load. In the motor, the electrical energy is transferred into other types of energy. Name the useful energy output from the electric motor.
    1. Thermal energy.
    2. Kinetic energy.
    3. Potential energy.
  10. 10. German: A company which organises cycling holidays has received a letter from Franz: "Nach meiner Tour in den Alpen habe ich meine Erlebnisse in der Form eines Fotoalbums gesammelt." What did Franz do after his cycle tour?
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    1. Put together a photo album.
    2. Collected a photo album.
    3. Purchased a photo album.
  11. 11. Chemistry: Name the two sub-atomic particles in the nucleus of an atom.
    1. Protons and electrons.
    2. Protons and neutrons.
    3. Neutrons and electrons.
  12. 12. Information and Communication Technology: Describe the role of an ISP.
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    1. It protects users’ computers from viruses.
    2. It connects to its customers using technology appropriate for delivering Internet Protocol packets or frames.
    3. It allows users to preserve computer memory by performing pre-scheduled disk clean-ups.
  13. 13. Food technology: Identify how a pasta salad containing cheese and tomatoes does not meet the advice of the eatwell plate.
    1. It is not varied enough.
    2. Less than one third of the meal is made up of fruit and vegetables.
    3. It has a high fat content.
  14. 14. Psychology: Outline one advantage of stratified sampling.
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    1. It is very representative of the target population. This is because every subgroup is represented in the sample.
    2. It is very thorough because it involves everyone.
    3. It is very efficient because it involves dividing the group into subgroups.
  15. 15. Citizenship: Name a political party in Wales.
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    1. Araf Cymru.
    2. Cymru Llay.
    3. Plaid Cymru.

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