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Bece Past Questions & Answers -2016 ( Science)


JUNE 2016
45 minutes

1. An example of a third class lever is
A. wheelbarrow
B. sugar tongs
C. pair of scissors
D. crowbar

2. The release of a mature egg from an ovary into the fallopian tube in humans is called
A. copulation
B. ejaculation
C. menstruation
D. ovulation

3. The blood vessel that carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart is known as
A. pulmonary artery
B. pulmonary vein
C. vena cava
D. aorta

4. An example of a plant micro-nutrient is
A. calcium
B. copper
C. magnesium
D. potassium

5. What is the colour of the neutral wire in a three-pin plug?
A. Blue
B. Brown
C. Green
D. Yellow

6. In the pin-hole camera, the image formed is always
A. erect and bright
B. erect and blurred
C. inverted and real
D. inverted and virtual

7. The part of the flower that develops into a fruit is the
A. ovary
B. ovule
C. stamen
D. style

8. The number of elements in the compound Ca(OH)2 is
A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

9. The reason why alum is added to water during treatment is to
A. kill germs
B. give taste to water
C. make water colourless
D. make suspended particles settle

10. Which of the following animal parasites could be controlled by hand picking?
A. Liver fluke
B. Tapeworm
C. Tick
D. Roundworm

11. A stick which is partially immersed in water appeared to be bent due to
A. absorption
B. reflection
C. refraction
D. transmission

12. One difference between metals and non-metals is that metals
A. have low density
B. are not malleable
C. have luster
D. have low melting points.

13. The cultivation of different crops on different plots of a farmland in a definite cycle is called
A. land rotation
B. shifting cultivation
C. crop rotation
D. mixed cropping

14. Iodine deficiency in humans could result in a disorder known as
A. diabetes
B. goiter
C. kwashiorkor
D. scurvy

15. A substance is termed combustible if it
A. easily catches fire
B. dissolves common salt
C. sublimes at room temperature
D. boils at 100°C.

16. Micro-organisms that cause diseases are collectively called
A. bacteria
B. infections
C. pathogens
D. viruses

17. Which type of energy is lost when sweat evaporates from the human body?
A. Sound energy
B. Mechanical energy
C. Chemical energy
D. Heat energy

18. Which of the following gases is involved in the rusting of iron?
A. Hydrogen
B. Oxygen
C. Nitrogen
D. Carbon dioxide

19. The feeling of soil between fingers is used to determine the
A. texture of the soil
B. drainage of the soil
C. capillarity of the soil
D. water holding capacity of the soil.

20. Sodium hydroxide is an example of a base because it
A. has sour taste
B. has a pH less than 7
C. turns wet blue litmus paper red
D. turns wet red litmus paper blue

21. Which of the following plants has its leaves modified for storing food?
A. Ginger
B. Onion
C. Pineapple
D. Tomato

22. Gases enter and leave the leaf of a plant through the
A. mesophyll cells
B. stomata
C. pith
D. palisade cells

23. Which of the following vegetable crops is cultivated for its leaves?
A. Carrrot
B. Lettuce
C. Okro
D. Pepper

24. An example of a body that does not produce its own light is the
A. moon
B. sun
C. star
D. fire fly

25. Which of the following devices converts electrical energy into sound energy?
A. Electric heater
B. Electric fan
C. Washing machine
D. Loudspeaker

26. Transplanting of young seedlings is usually done in the evening because
A. darkness promotes rapid growth
B. seedlings require less nutrients
C. pest attack is minimal
D. transpiration is minimal

27. A mixture of sugar and water could be separated by
A. decantation
B. evaporation
C. filtration
D. sublimation

28. Which of the following processes results in the formation of new substances?
A. Cooling water to form ice
B. Adding saliva to cooked yam
C. Dissolving sugar in water
D. Mixing iron dust and sand

29. Photosynthesis is important to living organisms because it produces
A. glucose and oxygen
B. glucose and carbon dioxide
C. oxygen and carbon dioxide
D. water and carbon dioxide

30. Global warming is caused by the
A. circulation of oxygen in the atmosphere
B. excessive release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere
C. release of hydrogen into the atmosphere
D. circulation of nitrogen in the atmosphere

31. The warning and safety signs on chemical containers are usually represented by a symbol placed within a
A. circle
B. rectangle
C. square
D. triangle

32. In which of the following structures in a living cell is cellulose found?
A. Chloroplast
B. Mitochondrion
C. Cell membrane
D. Cell wall

33. Elements that could easily lose electrons to form cations are
A. metals
B. non-metals
C. semi-metals
D. noble gases

34. The conversion of agricultural produce from its original form to other desirable forms is termed
A. preservation
B. processing
C. recycling
D. storage

35. The function of the hair in the nose of humans is to
A. make breathing easier
B. keep nose moist
C. filter dust from the air breathed in
D. keep the nose warm

36. A metal that is used as a thermometric liquid is
A. aluminium
B. copper
C. mercury
D. silver

37. The joule is the S.I unit for
A. energy
B. force
C. power
D. pressure

38. Which of the following gases supports combustion?
A. Hydrogen
B. Oxygen
C. Carbon dioxide
D. Carbon monoxide

39. The form of energy which flows from one point to another due to temperature differences is known as
A. mechanical energy
B. heat energy
C. solar energy
D. nuclear energy

40. Which of the following resources does not produce energy?
A. Coal
B. Sand
C. Water
D. Wind


JUNE 2016

1. B. sugar tongs
2. D. ovulation
3. B. pulmonary vein
4. B. copper
5. A. Blue
6. C. inverted and real
7. A. ovary
8. B. 3
9. D. make suspended particles settle
10. C. Tick
11. C. refraction
12. C. have luster
13. C. crop rotation
14. B. goiter
15. A. easily catches fire
16. C. pathogens
17. D. Heat energy
18. B. Oxygen
19. A. texture of the soil
20. D. turns wet red litmus paper blue
21. B. Onion
22. B. stomata
23. B. Lettuce
24. A. moon
25. D. Loudspeaker
26. D. transpiration is minimal
27. B. evaporation
28. B. Adding saliva to cooked yam
29. A. glucose and oxygen
30. B. excessive release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere
31. D. triangle
32. D. Cell wall
33. A. metals
34. B. processing
35. C. filter dust from the air breathed in
36. C. mercury
37. A. energy
38. B. Oxygen
39. B. heat energy
40. B. Sand

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