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Bece Past Questions & Answers – 2015 (Pre-Technical Skills)


June 2015
(Pre-Technical Skills 1)
Objective Test
40 minutes

1. An example of a permanent stitch is
A. backstitch
B. basting
C. even tacking
D. tailors’ tacks

2. The purpose of the napkin in table laying is to clean
A. sweat off the face
B. the mouth during eating
C. the plates before serving
D. the table after eating

3. Fish caught with chemicals may cause
A. diarrhoea
B. dysentery
C. poisoning
D. vomiting

4. Colours which are opposite to each other on the colour wheel are referred to as
A. analogous colours
B. complementary colours
C. cool colours
D. warm colours

5. An artist who has blue, red and yellow colours can obtain violet by mixing
A. all the three colours
B. blue with green
C. red with blue
D. yellow with blue

6. The type of projection used for the drawing is the
A. first angle projection
B. isometric projection
C. oblique projection
D. third angle projection

7. The view arrowed Q represents the
A. front elevation
B. plan
C. left end view
D. right end view

8. A sketch is a
A. collection of different lines
B. drawing made with pencil
C. finished detailed drawing
D. quick drawing in few lines

9. A developed cylinder shows a
A. circle
B. rectangle
C. square
D. triangle

10. Which of the following describes the strength and weakness of a design?
A. Specification
B. Investigation
C. Evaluation
D. Analysis

11. Shading is a rendering technique used to create
A. outlines
B. painting
C. pictures
D. tones

12. When a problem is described within any environment, it is termed as
A. brief
B. situation
C. solution
D. specification

13. A place where artworks are displayed and sold is a
A. gallery
B. museum
C. studio
D. workshop

14. Texture, colour and shape in a design are referred to as
A. elements
B. ideas
C. objects
D. principles

15. The safest way of keeping one’s daily sales is by
A. depositing it at the bank
B. giving it to mother for safe keeping
C. keeping it in an envelope
D. putting it under the sewing machine

16. An adhesive is used for
A. joining surfaces together
B. scaling against moisture
C. providing safety against fire hazard
D. providing surface decoration

17. Which of the following is a ferrous metal?
A. Brass
B. Bronze
C. Lead
D. Steel

18. The most suitable timber for decorative works is
A. odum
B. ofram
C. mahogany
D. wawa

Use the sketch in Figure 2 to answer questions 19 and 20

bece-past-questions-BDT-2015-B19. The tool is used for cutting
A. across thick boards
B. along thick boards
C. shoulders of tenons
D. thick soft metals

20. The purpose of the part labelled Q is to
A. control the blade
B. stiffen the blade
C. increase the width of the blade
D. protect the blade

21. The tool used to remove nail from wood is
A. brace bit
B. crowbar
C. pliers
D. screw driver

22. Sprinkling water on sandcrete blocks after moulding helps to
A. increase strength of blocks
B. increase weight of blocks
C. decrease weight of blocks
D. make bonding of blocks easier

Use figure 3 to answer questions 23 and 24


23. Figure 3 shows the process of
A. checking the height of a wall
B. levelling a wall
C. plumbing a wall
D. setting out a wall

24. The tool labelled K is called
A. gauge rod
B. tamping rod
C. straight edge
D. spirit level

25. Soldering iron is made of copper because it is
A. a good conductor of heat
B. a good insulator
C. attractive to use
D. light to handle

26. A fuse wire breaks when there is
A. excess current
B. low current
C. low voltage
D. more resistance

27. In orthographic projection, the two principal planes intersect at
A. 30°
B. 45°
C. 60°
D. 90°

28. Pictorial drawings show objects in
A. one dimension
B. two dimension
C. three dimension
D. four dimension

bece-past-questions-BDT-2015-C29. The angle x° shown on the oblique block sketched in Figure 4 is
A. 35°
B. 45°
C. 55°
D. 65°

30. Which of the following is the practical example of a cone?
A. Barrel
B. Funnel
C. Milk tin
D. Milo tin


June 2015
(Pre-Technical Skills 1)
Objective Test
1. A. backstitch
2. B. the mouth during eating
3. C. poisoning
4. B. complementary colours
5. C. red with blue
6. D. third angle projection
7. A. front elevation
8. D. quick drawing in few lines
9. B. rectangle
10. C. Evaluation
11. D. tones
12. B. situation
13. A. gallery
14. A. elements
15. A. depositing it at the bank
16. A. joining surfaces together
17. D. Steel
18. B. ofram
19. C. shoulders of tenons
20. B. stiffen the blade
21. B. crowbar
22. A. increase strength of blocks
23. B. levelling a wall
24. D. spirit level
25. A. a good conductor of heat
26. A. excess current
27. D. 90°
28. C. three dimension
29. B. 45°
30. B. Funnel
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