BECE Past Questions & Answers 2011(pretechnical skills)

(Pre-Technical Skills 1)
Objective Test
40 minutes

1. Which of the following is a neatening stitch?
A. overcastting
B. feather
C. chain
D. stem

2. Green leafy vegetables and sea foods provide the body with
A. minerals
B. proteins
C. vitamins
D. fats

3. Which of the following is a dry method of cooking?
A. boiling
B. baking
C. stewing
D. steaming

4. The lightness or darkness in a drawing is the
A. hue
B. shade
C. tint
D. tone

5. Any two primary colours mixed together in equal proportions produce a
A. complementary colour
B. neutral colour
C. secondary colour
D. tint colour

6. Which of the following lines is used for showing visible outlines?
A. short dashes
B. long chain
C. thick continuous
D. thin continuous

7. Figure 1 illustrates the principle of

A. oblique axes
B. perspective axes
C. isometric axes
D. orthographic axes

8. From the following options, select the designing media mixed with water
A. charcoal
B. crayon
C. chalk pastel
D. poster colour

9. In design analysis, the size of the unit is considered under
A. cost
B. ergonomics
C. safety
D. function

Figure 2 is a block. Use it answer questions 10 and 11

10. Which of the following represents the front elevation in the direction of arrow X?

11. The plan is represented by

12. The two methods of drawing orthographic views are
A. first angle and second angle
B. first angle and third angle
C. second angle and third angle
D. second angle and fourth angle

13. A vertical line is associated with
A. movement
B. rest
C. stability
D. uncertainty

14. Which of the following situations is an indirect risk to a small business?
A. flood
B. fire
C. inflation
D. theft

15. The factors to consider when setting up a sewing business includes
A. capital, location and personal needs
B. capital, location and equipment
C. raw materials, market and business risks
D. raw materials, personal needs and demand

16. Which of the following is not a method of temporary termination of a wall?
A. toothing
B. racking
C. Indent
D. bonding

17. Which of the following is not a mechanical property of metals?
A. brittleness
B. ductility
C. corrosion
D. malleability

18. The head of a brick hammer is made of
A. high carbon steel
B. mild steel
C. cast iron
D. medium carbon steel

19. The operation shown in the sketch above is
A. cross filing
B. draw filing
C. smooth filing
D. rough filing

20. The neutral wire has a colour code
A. black
B. red
C. yellow
D. grey

21. Electrical appliances are usually plugged to the electricity mains through
A. switches
B. lamp holders
C. socket outlets
D. ceiling rose

Use figure 3 to answer questions 22 and 23

22. The parts VP1 and VP2 are called
A. viewing points
B. vanishing points
C. viewing planes
D. vanishing planes

23. The object is drawn in
A. oblique
B. isometric
C. one point perspective
D. two point perspective

24. Which of the following is not a fastener?
A. rivets
B. screws
C. soldering bits
D. bolts and nuts

25. The plastic used for making an egg box is
A. acrylic
B. polystyrene
C. nylon
D. polythene

26. Which of the following instruments are most suitable for dividing a circle into equal parts
I. set square
II. protractor
III. a pair of compasses
A. I and II only
B. I and III only
C. II and III only
D. I, II and III

27. Polyvinyl acetate is a type of a/an
A. aggregate
B. adhesive
C. abrasive
D. finish

28. The tool shown above is a
A. crowbar
B. pincers
C. screw driver
D. claw hammer

29. To avoid vertical straight joint in a wall, introduce a
A. bat
B. block
C. batten
D. brick

30. The lines drawn below are

A. tangential
B. horizontal
C. vertical
D. inclined


April 2011
(Pre-Technical Skills 1)
Objective Test
1. A. overcasting
2. A. minerals
3. B. baking
4. D. tone
5. C. secondary colour
6. C. thick continuous
7. A. oblique axes
8. D. poster colour
9. B. ergonomics
10. A.
11. A.
12. B. first angle and third angle
13. C. stability
14. C. inflation
15. B. capital, location and equipment
16. D. bonding
17. C. corrosion
18. D. medium carbon steel
19. B. draw filing
20. A. black
21. C. socket outlets
22. B. vanishing points
23. D. two point perspective
24. C. soldering bits
25. B. polystyrene
26. C. II and III only
27. B. adhesive
28. B. pincers
29. A. bat
30. D. inclined