BECE Past Questions & Answers 1991(social studies)

SOCIAL STUDIES

SECTION A OBJECTIVE TEST
45 minutes

1. The earth rotates on its axis every
A. 12 hours B. 24 hours C. 36 hours D. 48 hours E. 50 hours

2. The ratio between measurement on a map and the actual corresponding distance on the ground is
A. a longitude
B. a scale
C. a latitude
D. an isotherm
E. a contour

3. The instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure is called
A. rain gauge
B. thermometer
C. an anemometer
D. barometer
E. wind vane

4. Which of the following is not an imaginary line drawn on maps?
A. Axis
B. Equator C. Latitude D. Longitude
E. Greenwich Meridian

5. The conventional sign ∆ drawn on topographical maps stands for
A. survey beacon B. boundary pillar C. wireless station

D. camp site
E. trigonometric station

6. A long narrow depression with a downward slope on the earth‟s surface is called
A. an inselberg
B. sand dune
C. valley D. a ridge E. a spur

7. The following are continents in the world except
A. Africa B. Canada C. Europe D. Australia
E. South America

8. The capital of the Upper East Region is
A. Bolgatanga
B. Tamale
C. Wa
D. Bawku
E. Zuarungu

9. The highest annual rainfall in Ghana is recorded at
A. Accra B. Kumasi C. Sunyani
D. Navrongo
E. Axim

10. In which of the following regions in Ghana is Lake Bosomtwi located?
A. Brong Ahafo
B. Eastern C. Central D. Ashanti E. Northern

11. Nsuta in Ghana is noted for the mining of
A. diamond
B. manganese
C. bauxite
D. salt
E. gold

12. The language spoken by the largest group of people in Ghana is
A. Hausa B. Ewe C. Akan D. Guan
E. Dagaare

13. The Aboakyir festival is celebrated by the people of
A. Dodowa B. Elmina C. Wenchi D. Salaga
E. Winneba

14. Which of the following is a primary occupation?
A. Fishing B. Teaching C. Carpentry D. Trading
E. Dressmaking

15. Golden jubilee is celebrated at every
A. 10 years B. 15 years C. 25 years D. 50 years E. 100 years

16. Which of the following West African countries is the leading producer of phosphate?
A. Ghana
B. La Cote d‟Ivoire
C. Nigeria D. Liberia E. Togo

17. The first castle built in Ghana in 1482 was in
A. Cape Coast
B. Accra
C. Axim
D. Anomabo
E. Elmina

18. The Jos plateau in Nigeria is noted for the production of
A. Gold
B. Bauxite

C. Tin
D. Diamond
E. Coal

19. The Meteorological Services Department deals with
A. water
B. star
C. power
D. minerals
E. weather

20. Electricity from Ghana is exported to
A. Gabon
B. Togo
C. Nigeria
D. Liberia
E. Sierra Leone

21. The Fulanis are noted for
A. lumbering
B. herding C. trading D. fishing E. mining

22. The Sagrenti War of 1874 was fought between the
A. Fantes and Asantes
B. British and Fantes
C. Akyems and Asantes
D. British and Asantes
E. Akwapims and Akwamus

23. Yaa Asantewaa, who led the Asante army to war in 1901, was the queenmother of
A. Kumasi
B. Kromantsi
C. Ejisu D. Juaben E. Bekwai

24. The first capital town to be built by the Asantes was
A. Kumawu B. Kumasi C. Kokofu D. Nsuta
E. Asantemanso

25. Who was the first person to represent the British government in the Gold Coast?
A. Captain George Maclean
B. Commander Hill
C. Sir Gordon Guggisberg D. Sir Charles McCarthy E. Sir Alan Burns

26. Who was the chairman of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) A. George Grant
B. Dr JB Danquah
C. Ako Adjei
D. EA Akuffo-Addo
E. Obetsebi Lamptey

27. The capital of the ancient Ghana Empire was
A. Walata
B. Kumbi-Saleh
C. Gao
D. Jeriba
E. Timbuktu

28. The most important commodities of the Trans-Saharan trade were
A. salt and kola nuts
B. gold and gunpowder
C. salt and gold
D. palm oil and gold
E. beads and salt

29. The Organization of African Unity is made up of only
A. independent African states
B. dependent African states C. colonized African states D. warring African states
E. black African states

30. The Mediterranean lands are well known for the production of
A. minerals B. textiles C. citrus
D. metals
E. chemicals

31. Which of the following diseases cannot be prevented by immunization?
A. Measles

B. AIDS C. Polio
D. Small Pox
E. Whooping Cough

32. How many countries form the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) A. Ten
B. Fourteen C. Sixteen D. Twenty
E. Twenty-one

33. Which of the following countries is not a member of the Economics Community of West African States?
A. Guinea Bissau
B. Mali
C. Mauritania
D. Cameroon

34. Commonwealth Day falls on
A. 12th March
B. 1st May
C. 1st July
D. 24th October
E. 31st December

35. Bauxite is the raw material for the production of
A. brass
B. steel
C. aluminium
D. bronze
E. copper

36. Who was the first chairman of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) A. Ahmed Sekou Toure
B. Jomo Kenyatta
C. Dr Kwame Nkrumah
D. Nnamdi Azikiwe
E. Haile Selassie

37. The headquarters of the World Health Organization is at
A. Addis Ababa
B. Geneva
C. Washington DC D. New York
E. Cairo

38. The system of apartheid was practiced in
A. Ireland B. Congo C. Korea
D. South-Africa
E. Britain

39. In which year was Nelson Mandela released from prison?
A. 1970
B. 1979
C. 1980
D. 1989
E. 1990

40. The factions in the Liberia civil war signed the Bamako Peace Accord in
A. July 1990
B. August 1990
C. October 1990
D. November 1990
E. December 1990





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August 1991

SOCIAL STUDIES

SOLUTIONS

SECTION A
OBJECTIVE TEST

1. B. 24 hours

2. B. a scale

3. D. barometer

4. A. Axis

5. E. trigonometric station

6. C. valley

7. B. Canada

8. A. Bolgatanga

9. E. Axim

10. D. Ashanti

11. B. manganese

12. C. Akan

13. E. Winneba

14. A. Fishing

15. D. 50 years

16. E. Togo

17. E. Elmina

18. C. Tin

19. E. weather

20. B. Togo

21.
B.
herding

22.
D.
British and Asantes

23.
C.
Ejisu

24.
A.
Kumawu

25.
D.
Sir Charles McCarthy

26.
A.
George Grant

27.
B.
Kumbi-Saleh

28.
C.
salt and gold

29.
A.
independent African states

30.
C.
citrus

31.
B.
AIDS

32.
C.
Sixteen

33.
D.
Cameroon

34.
A.
12th March

35.
C.
aluminium

36.
E.
Haile Selassie

37.
B.
Geneva

38.
D.
South-Africa

39.
E.
1990

40.
C.
October 1990