Bece Past Questions & Answers – 2013 (Pre-Technical Skills-BDT)

June 2013
(Pre-Technical Skills 1)
Objective Test
40 minutes

1. Which of the stitches can be used to hold down a hem decoratively?
A. Basting
B. Hemming
C. Herringbone
D. Overcasting

2. The advantage of buying food in bulk is that it
A. becomes abundant
B. becomes cheaper
C. is easier to choose
D. is easier to store

3. A balanced meal must contain
A. food from each food group
B. little fat and oil only
C. protective foods only
D. protein foods only

4. Drawing and painting are grouped under
A. landscape
B. still life
C. three-dimensional work
D. two-dimensional work

5. Identify the drawing tool from the following items
A. Crayon
B. Paper
C. Palette
D. Ruler

The figure below is a wooden block. Use it to answer Questions 6 and 7.


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


7. The plan is represented by


8. A sole proprietor
A. shares profit with friends
B. shares profit with a partner
C. takes decisions alone
D. takes decision with his staff

9. The statement describing the problem in designing is referred to as
A. design brief
B. design process
C. situation
D. investigation

10. Which of the following is not a type of joint for fixing parts of furniture
A. movable joints
B. unmovable joints
C. Temporary joints
D. permanent joints

11. In oblique drawing one side of the object is inclined at an angle of
A. 30°
B. 45°
C. 60°
D. 90°

12. In a circuit diagram, current flows from
A. neutral to negative
B. neutral to positive
C. positive to negative
D. negative to positive

13. Select a neutral colour from the options below
A. blue
B. orange
C. red
D. white

14. The first step in designing is
A. choosing the right materials
B. colouring the sketches
C. identifying the problem
D. making sketch models

15. A dressmaker may also be skillful in
I. embroidery making
II. furnishing homes beautifully
III. making beautiful paintings
IV. selecting materials for upholstery

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

16. Turpentine is mixed with
A. emulsion paint
B. lacquer
C. oil paint
D. thinner

17. The elevation projected onto the side vertical plane is the
A. front
B. plan
C. end
D. back

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

19. Files are cleaned by using the
A. file card
B. hacksaw blade
C. scriber
D. chisel

20. Which of the following components stores electrical charge?
A. diode
B. switch
C. resistor
D. capacitor

21. The type of material used to strengthen joints in woodwork is known as
A. adhesives
B. abrasives
C. sanding sealer
D. wax polish

22. Which of the following types of line is used to indicate the size of a drawing?
A. Hidden line
B. Centre line
C. Construction line
D. Dimension line

23. Sandcrete bricks are made from
A. cement and clay
B. cement and sand
C. cement and laterite
D. cement and lime

24. Which of the following is used to protect the head from injury?
A. apron
B. gloves
C. goggles
D. helmet

25. The funnel is an example of surface development of a
A. cone
B. cylinder
C. square prism
D. square pyramid

26. Which of the following tools are used for boring wood?
A. brace and bit
B. mortice chisel and mallet
C. hammer and cold chisel
D. hammer and centre punch

27. The first step to be taken when checking a socket outlet for a fault is to
A. open the socket outlet
B. switch off power at the main switch
C. test the socket outlet
D. remove the main fuse

28. The soft solder is an alloy of
A. copper and lead
B. copper and tin
C. lead and tin
D. lead and aluminium

29. Which of the following is a cutting tool?
A. scrubbing plane
B. bench vice
C. rawhide mallet
D. soldering iron

30. A face side mark on planed wood indicates that the surface
A. is smooth
B. is rough
C. has been tested for flatness
D. has been tested for squareness


June 2013
(Pre-Technical Skills 1)
Objective Test
1. C. Herringbone
2. B. becomes cheaper
3. A. food from each food group
4. D. two-dimensional work
5. A. Crayon
6. C.
7. A.
8. C. takes decisions alone
9. C. situation
10. C. Temporary joints
11. B. 45°
12. C. positive to negative
13. D. white
14. C. identifying the problem
15. B. I, II and IV only
16. C. oil paint
17. C. end
18. B. soldering bits
19. A. file card
20. D. capacitor
21. A. adhesives
22. D. Dimension line
23. B. cement and sand
24. D. helmet
25. A. cone
26. A. brace and bit
27. B. switch off power at the main switch.
28. C. lead and tin
29. A. scrubbing plane
30. C. has been tested for flatness