Bece Past Questions & Answers – 2016 (Pre-Technical Skills-BDT)

June 2016
(Pre-Technical Skills 1)
Objective Test
40 minutes

1. The basic stitch which starts all crocheted articles is
A. chain
B. cross
C. loop
D. stem

2. A glass is best used to serve
A. cream
B. drinks
C. ice-cream
D. yoghurt

3. Which of the following is inexpensive to use in the rural area?
A. Coal pot
B. Electric cooker
C. Gas cooker
D. Kerosene stove

4. The visitors book signed at exhibitions help the exhibitor to know
A. the number of people who came
B. how many works were sold
C. the number of people who showed interest
D. what people observed about the work

5. In drawing, objects nearer the viewer are in the
A. background
B. foreground
C. horizon
D. middle ground

Use the sketch in Figure 1 to answer Questions 6 and 7

Figure 1

6. Which of the following represents the front elevation in the direction of arrow Z?

7. Which of the following represents the left end elevation in the direction of P?

8. Rhythm, balance and emphasis are
A. design processes
B. elements of art
C. idea developments
D. principles of design


The lines drawn above are
A. diagonal
B. parallel
C. vertical
D. zigzag

10. The final stage of the design process is the
A. evaluation
B. possible solutions
C. specification
D. working drawings

11. Which of the following is not a method of recording a data for solving a design problem?
A. Observation
B. Photographs
C. Sketches
D. Write-up

12. Which of the following joints will be suitable for a chair to be dismantled and reassembled?
A. Nail lap joint
B. Glued butt joint
C. Glued screw joint
D. Bolt and nut


Figure 2 shows the surface development of a
A. cylinder
B. hexagonal prism
C. hexagonal pyramid
D. square prism

14. Select a shading style from the following options
A. Glazing
B. Hatching
C. Sgraffito
D. Sketching

15. A formal outlet for raising money to start a sewing business is
A. a family member
B. a rural bank
C. money lenders
D. the susuman

16. The tool for compacting mortar in a mould box is a
A. gauge rod
B. mallet
C. rammer
D. tamping rod

17. Which of the following tools is suitable for pairing in wood?
A. Cross-cut chisel
B. Firmer chisel
C. Flat chisel
D. Mortise chisel

18. The sketch in Figure 3 shows a rivet with

A. countersunk head
B. flat head
C. pan head
D. snap head

19. Which of the following plastics is most suitable for making insulators?
A. Acrylic
B. Polyester resin
C. Polyvinyl chloride
D. Nylon

20. The main difference between bricks and blocks is that
A. bricks are smaller than blocks
B. blocks are smaller than bricks
C. bricks are made of clay
D. blocks are made of laterite

21. Which of the following protective clothing is used to protect the eyes when grinding a cold chisel?
A. Gloves
B. Goggles
C. Helmet
D. Mask

Use the sketch in Figure 4 to answer questions 22 and 23

22. The figure shows the process of
A. checking internal diameter of a workpiece
B. checking external diameter of a workpiece.
C. drawing a circle on a workpiece
D. measuring the length of a workpiece.

23. The tool being used for the operation is
A. inside calliper
B. odd leg caliper
C. outside caliper
D. veneer caliper

Use the sketch in figure 5 to answer Questions 24 and 25

24. The sketch shows a
A. 4 course wall
B. 5 course wall
C. 6 course wall
D. 7 course wall

25. The method for future continuation of the wall shown is
A. block indent
B. bonding
C. racking back
D. toothing

26. Electrical parts are covered with plastic materials for
A. insulating against shock
B. outside decoration of parts
C. protection against rust
D. improvement in conductivity

27. Turpentine is a type of
A. abrasive
B. adhesive
C. aggregate
D. finish

28. The methods of drawing objects in pictorial form are
I. Isometric
II. Oblique
III. Orthographic

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

29. The drawing shown in Figure 6 is a/an
A. one-point perspective
B. two-point perspective
C. orthographic projection
D. isometric projection

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



Objective Test

1. A. chain
2. B. drinks
3. A. Coal pot
4. D. what people observed about the work
5. B. foreground
6. A
7. B
8. D. principles of design
9. B. parallel
10. A. evaluation
11. A. Observation
12. D. Bolt and nut
13. B. hexagonal prism
14. B. Hatching
15. B. a rural bank
16. D. tamping rod
17. B. Firmer chisel
18. D. snap head
19. C. Polyvinyl chloride
20. A. bricks are smaller than blocks
21. B. Goggles
22. B. checking external diameter of a workpiece
23. C. outside caliper
24. B. 5 course wall
25. D. toothing
26. A. insulating against shock
27. D. finish
28. A. I and II only
29. A. one-point perspective
30. B. lead and tin