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BECE Past Questions & Answers 2011(pretechnical skills)

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April2011

BASIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 2

(Pre-Technical Skills 2)

Essay

1 hour 15 minutes

 

SECTION A

(CORE SKILLS)

[20 marks]

Answer question 1 [COMPULSORY]

 

 

 

 

  1. (a)       State three characteristics of a good plain seam.

 

(b)        State three causes of food spoilage.

 

(c)        Complete the table below by filling in the blank spaces

 

Colour Association in Nature Symbolism
Example:  Red Blood Danger
  Sky  
White    
    Decay
  Past history Mourning

 

 

(d)       The headmaster of your school has asked you to design and construct a Kumasi Ventilated Improved Pit (KVIP) toilet for the school

 

  • List three building materials you will use for making the structure

 

 

  • List four tools for constructing the walls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION B

[50 marks]

Answer two questions only from this section

All questions carry equal marks

 

 

  1. (a) (i)         Explain the term draw filing

(ii)        Sketch the triangular file

(iii)       Label any two parts on the sketch in (a)(ii) above.

 

 

 

(b)

 

 

(i)         Identify the items labeled K, L, M in the circuit diagram above.

 

(ii)        List two examples of electrical conductors

 

(c)        (i)         State two precautions to be taken when cutting with a hacksaw

 

(ii)        List three driving tools

 

 

 

  1. Figure 1 is a pictorial drawing of a flagstand


 

 

(a)        Draw full size the following views in first angle projection

 

(i)         front elevation in the direction of arrow X;

(ii)        plan

 

(b)        List one specific tool for each of the following processes:

(i)         marking-out the tenon

(ii)        cutting the tenon

 

(c)        State one finish for the flagstand

 

(d)       (i)         Sketch in pictorial drawing a brick hammer

(ii)        Label any two parts on the sketch in (d)(i)

 

 

  1. (a) Explain the following terms:

(i)         pinning

(ii)        curing

 

(b)        (i)         Make a freehand sketch of an outside calipers

(ii)        State one use of the outside calipers

 

(c)        State one use of the following measuring tools:

(i)         steel rule

(ii)        tape measure

 

(d)       State two methods each for maintaining the tools stated in (c) above.

 

(e)        Copy and complete the table below

 

 

Process One tool used
(i)   Plumbing a wall  
(ii)  Checking corners of a wall  
(iii) Measuring aggregates  
(iv) Checking courses of a wall  
(v)  Picking and spreading mortar  
(vi) Mixing mortar  

 

 

 

 

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