BECE Past Questions & Answers – 2014 (Home Economics)

June 2014
(Home Economics 1)
Objective Test
40 minutes

1. To hold a lining onto a fabric temporarily, one can use
A. basting
B. even tacking
C. tailor’s tacks
D. thread marking

2. Which of the following stitches can be used to neaten raw edges of a set-in-sleeve?
A. Feather
B. Fishbone
C. Herringbone
D. Loop

3. The goiter on Evelyn’s neck is caused by lack of
A. calcium
B. iodine
C. protein
D. vitamin

4. Man-made elements represented in art include
A. branches
B. rivers
C. stones
D. walls

5. The visitors’ book signed at exhibitions helps the exhibitor to know the
A. dignitaries who attended
B. number of works in high demand
C. observations made about the work
D. people who came

Use the sketch below to answer questions 6 and 7


6. Which of the following represents the front view in the direction of arrow Z?

bece-past-questions-HomeEcons-2014-B7. Which of the following represents the left end elevation in the direction of arrow X?


8. A place where art works are sold is
A. an archive
B. a gallery
C. a museum
D. a studio

9. In design, the conditions that the final solution must satisfy is termed
A. investigation
B. specification
C. development
D. analysis

10. Which of the following instruments is most suitable for drawing horizontal lines?
A. Tee-square
B. Protractor
C. Compass
D. Set-square

Figure 2 shows a design process. Use it to answer questions 11 and 12


11. Figure 1 shows the method of
A. specifying solutions
B. stating specification
C. evaluating artifact
D. identifying needs

12. Which of the following design process stages follows the method shown in figure 1?
A. Writing specifications
B. Writing situation
C. Analyzing a situation
D. Sketching possible solutions

13. Shading with lines is described as
A. cross hatching
B. hatching
C. stippling
D. tonal value

14. Which of the following colours produces a feeling of warmth?
A. Blue
B. Green
C. Violet
D. White

15. Which of the following factors can cause a sewing business to collapse?
A. Advertising
B. Insurance
C. Low sales
D. Skilled labour

16. Which of the following tools is used for drawing lines when drafting patterns?
A. A pair of dividers
B. A protractor
C. Metre rule
D. Tape measure

17. It is better to use cotton fabrics for making specimen because it is
A. beautiful
B. dirt resistant
C. durable
D. easy to handle

18. All vegetable fibres leave ………………….. when burnt.
A. ashes
B. charcoal
C. hard ball
D. soft ball

19. The most suitable fabric for making a bed sheet is
A. cotton
B. nylon
C. rayon
D. silk

20. One can make an embroidered table runner if he or she learns
A. designing
B. drawing
C. sewing
D. weaving

21. Which of the following measurement is needed when making a boy’s pair of shorts?
A. Back length
B. Chest
C. Crotch
D. Width

22. The commonest collar on babies’ garment is
A. Chinese
B. Peterpan
C. Shawl
D. Shirt

23. Which of the following are portions of control equipment?
I. Measuring cups
II. Weighing scales
III. Polythene bags
IV. Empty tins

A. I, II and III only
B. I, II and IV only
C. I, III and IV only
D. II, III and IV only

24. Choice of equipment and tools is based on
A. how difficult to clean and maintain
B. lack of space for storage
C. life span of equipment
D. unavailability of spare parts

25. Moist heat causes ………………… to the human skin.
A. bruises
B. burns
C. cuts
D. scalds

26. Food preservation is the treatment given to foods to enable them stay fresh for
A. a long time
B. some days
C. three days
D. three weeks

27. The method of cooking in which heat travels directly to the food is
A. baking
B. boiling
C. grilling
D. stewing

28. The method of cooking which is fast but expensive to use is
A. boiling
B. frying
C. grilling
D. roasting

29. Which of the following are reasons for cooking food? To
I. help food digest faster
II. make the food edible
III. make the food soft
IV. make the food last longer

A. I, II and III only
B. I, II and IV only
C. I, II and IV only
D. II, III and IV only

30. The most important factor to consider when planning meals is the
A. appearance of the food
B. family budget
C. food available
D. service of the food

June 2014
(Home Economics 1)
Objective Test
1. B. even tacking
2. C. Herringbone
3. B. iodine
4. D. walls
5. C. observations made about the work
6. A.
7. C.
8. B. gallery
9. B. specification
10. A. Tee-square
11. D. identifying needs
12. D. Sketching possible solutions
13. B. hatching
14. C. Violet
15. C. Low sales
16. C. Metre rule
17. C. durable
18. A. ashes
19. A. cotton
20. D. weaving
21. C. Crotch
22. B. Peterpan
23. B. I, II and IV only
24. C. life span of equipment
25. D. scalds
26. A. a long time
27. C. grilling
28. B. frying
29. A. I, II and III only
30. B. family budget