BECE Past Questions & Answers – 1994 (SOCIAL STUDIES)

August 1994

SOCIAL STUDIES

SECTION A OBJECTIVE TEST
45 minutes

1. The three main ways of expressing scales are linear, representative fraction and
A. kilometres B. longitude C. latitude
D. statement
E. distance

2. Which of the following is a cardinal point of the compass?
A. North –East B. South-West C. East
D. South-East
E. West-South-West

3. The contour pattern shows a
A. ridge
B. valley
C. conical hill
D. plain
E. depression

after 3

4. The earth is a
A. planet
B. meteorite
C. star
D. globe

E. satellite

5. The world‟s largest ocean is the
A. Atlantic B. Pacific C. Indian D. Arctic
E. Antarctic

6. The Second Republic of Ghana covered the period
A. 1957 to 1960
B. 1960 to 1966
C. 1966 to 1969
D. 1969 to 1972
E. 1972 to 1979

7. Which of the following is not an agent of erosion?
A. Wind B. River C. Sea D. Ice
E. Volcano

8. Coal often occurs in
A. igneous rocks
B. volcanic rocks
C. sedimentary rocks
D. plutonic rocks
E. metamorphic rocks

9. The main reason for encouraging farmers in Ghana to produce more cocoa is to
A. promote the manufacture of more cocoa products
B. generate more foreign exchange
C. make the farmers happy
D. set up more factories
E. help determine the best farmer

10. Convectional rainfall is caused by
A. sinking cold air B. ocean currents C. mountains
D. rising warm air
E. air masses

11. To determine the climate of a place, its weather records are studied for at least

A. 10 years B. 20 years C. 30 years D. 40 years E. 50 years

12. The first capital of Ga-Adamgbe was
A. Accra
B. Ayawaso
C. Nsawam
D. Krobo-Odumase
E. Somanya

13. The name given to the temperate grassland in South America is the
A. Pampas B. Prairies C. Savanna D. Steppe E. Veld

14. Ocean currents which flow from the equator towards the poles are
A. warm B. cool C. polar D. cold
E. temperate

15. The time in Ghana is different from the time in Nigeria because of differences in
A. geographical size
B. longitudinal position
C. population size
D. climatic conditions
E. latitudinal position

16. Farms which specialize in rearing cattle for milk are
B. longitudinal position
B. mixed farms C. poultry farms D. market gardens E. pastoral farms

17. Which of the following is produced on a large scale in the Middle East?
A. Bauxite
B. Coal
C. Petroleum

D. Gold
E. Diamond

18. Lumbering is difficult in the tropical rain forest regions because of
A. high temperature
B. lack of roads
C. high technology
D. high rainfall
E. wild animals

19. Which of the following is not a hard wood?
A. Mahogany
B. Wawa C. Teak D. Sapele E. Ebony

20. The most important fishing ground in the world is the
A. Indian Ocean
B. Antarctic Ocean
C. North-West Pacific D. South-West Pacific E. South-East Pacific

21. What is the cheapest source of power for large industries?
A. Petroleum
B. Coal
C. Gas
D. Water
E. Firewood

22. The Suez Canal links the Mediterranean sea to the
A. Baltic Sea
B. Red Sea
C. Adriatic Sea
D. Arctic Sea
E. Antarctic Sea

23. Sheep are reared for
A. wool and hide
B. hide and mutton C. mutton and wool D. wool and beef
E. beef and hide

24. Fruits are good sources of A. vitamin A and C B. vitamin A and B C. vitamin B and C D. vitamin A and D E. vitamin C and D

25. The capital of the Ancient Ghana Empire was
A. Gao
B. Kumbi-Saleh
C. Timbuktu
D. Walata
E. Niani

26. The International Court of Justice is based in
A. Paris
B. New York C. The Hague D. London
E. Rome

27. Which of the following was not a British Colony?
A. The Gambia
B. Liberia
C. Sierra Leone
D. Nigeria
E. Ghana

28. The Governor of the Gold Coast during the 1948 riots was
A. Sir Gerald Creasy
B. Sir Charles Noble Arden-Clarke
C. Sir Aiken Watson
D. Sir Henley Coussey
E. Captain George Maclean

29. The most industrialized country in Africa is
A. Ghana
B. South Africa
C. Egypt D. Libya E. Kenya

30. Attendance at school morning assembly is not compulsory for
A. teachers
B. pupils

C. parents
D. headmasters
E. senior prefects

31. The mother language of the people of Gyaman is
A. Brong B. Nzema C. Ewe
D. Fante
E. Adangme

32. Which of the following is not an indigenous Ghanaian language?
A. Dagaare
B. Ga
C. Nzema D. Efutu E. Hausa

33. In northern Ghana, chiefs are
A. enthroned B. enskinned C. enstooled D. enlisted
E. empowered

34. International sporting activities are organized in order to
A. promote friendship
B. win trophies
C. determine losers
D. generate enmity
E. enable athletes travel

35. All the following are methods of preserving fish in Ghana except
A. smoking
B. drying C. freezing D. steaming E. canning

36. The white settlers of South Africa introduced a system of government known as
A. apartheid B. democracy C. autocracy D. theocracy
E. bureaucracy

37. The aspect of production concerned with the provision of services is
A. Primary Production
B. Secondary Production
C. Tertiary Production D. Industrial Production E. Food Crop Production

38. Which of the following diseases does not attack livestock?
A. Kwashiorkor B. Coccidiosis C. Anthrax
D. Newcastle
E. Sleeping Sickness

39. Which of the following economic activities does not cause deforestation in Ghana?
A. Lumbering
B. Fishing
C. Crop Growing
D. Mining
E. Charcoal making

40. The main duty of the police service is to
A. Collect debts for creditors
B. Maintain law and order C. Arrest and judge thieves D. Protect national property E. Check drug abuse




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August 1994

SOCIAL STUDIES

SOLUTIONS

SECTION A
OBJECTIVE TEST

1. D. statement

2. C. East

3. C. conical hill

4. A. planet

5. B. Pacific

6. D. 1969 to 1972

7. E. Volcano

8. C. sedimentary rocks

9. B. generate more foreign exchange

10. D. rising warm air

11. C. 30 years

12. B. Ayawaso

13. A. Pampas

14. A. warm

15. B. longitudinal position

16. B. longitudinal position

17. C. Petroleum

18. B. lack of roads

19. B. Wawa

20. B. Antarctic Ocean

21.
D.
Water

22.
B.
Red Sea

23.
C.
mutton and wool

24.
A.
vitamin A and C

25.
B.
Kumbi-Saleh

26.
C.
The Hague

27.
B.
Liberia

28.
A.
Sir Gerald Creasy

29.
B.
South Africa

30.
C.
parents

31.
A.
Brong

32.
E.
Hausa

33.
B.
enskinned

34.
A.
promote friendship

35.
D.
steaming

36.
A.
apartheid

37.
C.
Tertiary Production

38.
A.
Kwashiorkor

39.
C.
Crop Growing

40.
B.
Maintain law and order