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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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    When contestants have a more or less equal chance to win.
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    When there is more than one competitor.
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    When there is no winner.
  2. 2. English Literature: Which of these is not an intensifier?

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    Extremely.
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    Nevertheless.
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    Ridiculously.
  3. 3. Media Studies: Identify one method used by media industries to conduct research into their audiences.

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    Radio stations might analyse JICTAR data.
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    Television channels might analyse tweets.
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    Electronic publishing companies might Google the answer.
  4. 4. Maths: Which function does graph B correspond to?

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    y = (x - 1)^2
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    y = x^2 + 5x + 6
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    y = 2x^2 + 1
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    y = x^2 - x - 6
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    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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    Its nucleus comes from both of them.
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    It has inherited a mixture of their chromosomes.
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    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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    Olympic weightlifting.
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    Shot put.
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    High jump.
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    Canoeing.
  7. 7. Design and Technology: What is the main material of a sketchbook?

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    Commercial printing paper.
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    Virgin paper.
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    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.

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    The family is still very important in China and if there are no uncles or aunts then eventually the family unit may die out.
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    Single children are spoilt.
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    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.

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    Thermal energy.
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    Kinetic energy.
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    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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    Put together a photo album.
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    Collected a photo album.
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    Purchased a photo album.
  11. 11. Chemistry: Name the two sub-atomic particles in the nucleus of an atom.

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    Protons and electrons.
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    Protons and neutrons.
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    Neutrons and electrons.
  12. 12. Information and Communication Technology: Describe the role of an ISP.

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    It protects users' computers from viruses.
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    It connects to its customers using technology appropriate for delivering Internet Protocol packets or frames.
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    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.

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    It is not varied enough.
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    Less than one third of the meal is made up of fruit and vegetables.
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    It has a high fat content.
  14. 14. Psychology: Outline one advantage of stratified sampling.

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    It is very representative of the target population. This is because every subgroup is represented in the sample.
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    It is very thorough because it involves everyone.
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    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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    Araf Cymru.
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    Cymru Llay.
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    Plaid Cymru.
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