Bece Past Questions & Answers – 2014 (Pre-Technical Skills)

June 2014
(Pre-Technical Skills 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 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?


7. 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

bece-past-questions-BDT-2014-D11. Figure 2 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 2?
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. In mixing mortar, the ratio 1:5 represents
A. one part sand to five parts cement
B. one part water to five parts cement
C. one part cement to five parts sand
D. one part cement to five parts gravel

17. Aggregates used for concrete mixture should be
A. well graded
B. round in size
C. square in size
D. medium graded

18. Which of the following represents a centre line?


19. Which of the following is a safety workshop practice?
A. Wearing strong boots
B. Wearing loose clothing
C. Leaving tools on bench
D. Using mushroom head chisel

20. Polyvinyl acetate is also called
A. animal glue
B. white glue
C. resin glue
D. contact glue

21. Making a round hole in a piece of metal is termed
A. boring
B. chipping
C. drilling
D. chamfering

22. Which of the following is not a property of aluminium?
A. Light in weight
B. It corrodes
C. Absorbs heat readily
D. It is a good conductor of electricity

23. In furniture works, joints which have to be disconnected at certain times can be described as
A. permanent joints
B. immovable joints
C. movable joints
D. temporary joints

Use the symbol below to answer questions 24 and 25


24. The symbol shows
A. an inductor
B. a diode
C. a switch
D. a capacitor

25. The component is used for
A. storing electrical energy
B. opening and closing a circuit
C. opposing the flow of electric current.
D. allowing current to flow in one direction

26. In applying finishes, the emulsion paint is mixed with
A. oil
B. water
C. thinner
D. turpentine

27. The most appropriate tool for enlarging holes in metals is the
A. flat file
B. hand file
C. square file
D. round file

Use the sketch below to answer questions 28 to 30


28. The process represented in the sketch is
A. marking out
B. measuring
C. cutting
D. drilling

29. The tool marked P is a
A. marking gauge
B. builder’s square
C. try-square
D. mortise gauge

30. The material being worked on is
A. polyvinyl chloride
B. mahogany
C. sandcrete block
D. mild steel.


June 2014
(Pre-Technical Skills 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. B. Writing situation
13. B. hatching
14. C. Violet
15. C. Low sales
16. C. one part cement to five parts sand
17. A. well graded
18. A.
19. A. Wearing strong boots
20. B. white glue
21. C. drilling
22. B. It corrodes
23. C. movable joints
24. C. a switch
25. B. opening and closing a circuit
26. B. water
27. D. round file
28. A. marking out
29. C. try-square
30. B. mahogany