Bece Past Questions & Answers – 2002 (SOCIAL STUDIES)

JULY 2002

SOCIAL STUDIES

SECTION A OBJECTIVE TEST
45 minutes

1. Which of the following shows the relationship between distance on paper and actual distance on the ground?
A. Longitude
B. Plan
C. Scale
D. Contour

2. The temperature of your classroom can be measured with
A. barometer
B. thermometer
C. rain gauge
D. wind vane

3. A teacher explained to his class that Kete Krachi is sited at the meeting place of two rivers, Kete Krachi can therefore be described as a
A. delta town
B. riverine settlement
C. ridge settlement
D. confluence town

4. A model of the earth is called
A. a map
B. a picture C. an atlas D. the globe

5. On June 21st, the sun is directly overhead at noon at the
A. Tropic of Cancer
B. Tropic of Capricorn
C. Arctic Circle
D. Antarctic Circle

6. What name is given to molten rock that reaches the surface of the earth?

A. Lava
B. Magma
C. Clay
D. Sand

7. The greatest contribution of the Christian missionaries to Ghana is
A. slavery
B. trading
C. introduction of education
D. building of castles

8. Which of the following imaginary lines on map helps to determine time?
A. The Arctic Circle
B. The Antarctic Circle
C. The Equator
D. The Greenwich Meridian

9. The part of a highland that projects into a lowland is a
A. knoll B. valley C. spur D. ridge

10. Which of the following climatic regions is not found in Ghana
A. Dry Equatorial B. Sahel Region C. Wet Equatorial
D. Semi-Equatorial

11. The people of Gonja migrated to their present home from
A. Yendi B. Yagbon C. Mande
D. Dagomba

12. Kofi is a member of parliament. He therefore contributes to
A. arresting criminals
B. administration of laws
C. judging criminals
D. making laws

13. The birds in the Coat-of-Arms of Ghana are
A. hawks B. eagles C. crows

D. parrots

14. Which governor developed the railway line from Dunkwa to Awaso?
A. Lord Listowell
B. Sir Arden Clarke
C. Sir Allan Burns
D. Sir Gordon Guggisberg

15. General elections held in Ghana (Gold Coast) in 1956 ushered Ghana into
A. independence
B. republic
C. socialism
D. colonialism

16. In which Republic was Dr. Hilla Limann president of Ghana?
A. First
B. Second C. Third D. Fourth

17. The seat of government of Ghana (then Gold Coast) was removed from Cape Coast to Accra in
A. 1870
B. 1876
C. 1901
D. 1919

18. In which of the following regions in Ghana is the Akosombo Dam?
A. Central
B. Volta
C. Eastern
D. Greater Accra

19. The Coussey Committee was set up by
A. Sir Allan Burns B. Sir Arden Clarke C. Sir Gerald Creasy
D. Sir Gordon Guggisberg

20. The secretary of the Aborigines Rights Protection Society was
A. John Sey
B. Mensah Sarbah
C. James Kwegyir Aggrey
D. Sir Arko Korsah

21. Which of the following festivals is associated with fire display?

A. Kundum
B. Bugum
C. Aboakyir
D. Ohum

22. The first chairman of the United Gold Coast Convention was
A. Obetsebi Lamptey B. E. A. Akuffo Addo C. Dr. J. B. Danquah D. George Grant

23. The Chairman of the Centre for Civic Education in Ghana before 1969 was
A. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
B. Dr. Arko Adjei
C. Dr. K. A. Busia
D. Dr. J. B. Danquah

24. The insect responsible for spreading sleeping sickness disease is
A. locust
B. housefly C. mosquito D. tsetse fly

25. The earth revolves round the sun on its
A. orbit
B. meridian C. latitudes D. longitudes

26. General pardon for offences against the state is
A. freedom
B. grant
C. amnesty
D. libel

27. Which of the following rivers does not flow into the sea?
A. River Volta B. River Afram C. River Densu D. River Tano

28. The title of the paramount chief of the Dagomba is
A. Nayiri
B. Ya – Na
C. Yagbonwura

D. Otumfuo

29. Bakatue festival is celebrated by the people of
A. Elmina
B. Cape Coast
C. Winneba
D. Ajumako

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

31. Freetown was found by ex-slaves from
A. Sierra Leone
B. Jamaica
C. Cuba
D. Colombia

32. In which of the following countries was the practice of racial segregation not prominent?
A. Senegal
B. South Africa
C. Zimbabwe
D. Kenya

33. The farming practice which combines crop cultivation and animal rearing is called
A. mixed cropping B. mixed farming C. ranching
D. nomadism

34. The United Nations Organization (UNO) is administered by the
A. General Assembly B. Security Council C. Secretariat
D. Economic and Social Council

35. In which country does the River Nile enter the sea?
A. Ethiopia
B. Sudan C. Kenya D. Egypt

36. The League of Nations was formed soon after the

A. Gulf War
B. Middle East War
C. World War I D. World War II

37. Which of the following countries is not a frontline state to South Africa?
A. Botswana
B. Angola
C. Uganda
D. Mozambique

38. The main purpose of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is to
A. achieve economic integration B. expand the size of West Africa C. achieve political unity
D. achieve political freedom

39. The Organization of African Unity (OAU) is made up of only
A. black African States
B. independent African States C. dependent African States D. colonized African States

40. The African Union is a new name to replace the
A. United Nations Organization (UNO)
B. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) C. Organization of African Unity (OAU)
D. African Development Bank (ADB)





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JULY 2002

SOCIAL STUDIES

SOLUTIONS

SECTION A
OBJECTIVE TEST

1. C. Scale

2. B. thermometer

3. D. confluence town

4. D. the globe

5. C. Arctic Circle

6. A. Lava

7. C. introduction of education

8. D. The Greenwich Meridian

9. C. spur

10. B. Sahel Region

11. C. Mande

12. D. making laws

13. B. eagles

14. C. Sir Allan Burns

15. A. independence

16. C. Third

17. B. 1876

18. C. Eastern

19. B. Sir Arden Clarke

20. C. James Kwegyir Aggrey

21.
B.
Bugum

22.
D.
George Grant

23.
C.
Dr. K. A. Busia

24.
D.
tsetse fly

25.
A.
orbit

26.
C.
amnesty

27.
B.
River Afram

28.
B.
Ya – Na

29.
A.
Elmina

30.
D.
La Cote d‟Ivoire

31.
A.
Sierra Leone

32.
A.
Senegal

33.
B.
mixed farming

34.
C.
Secretariat

35.
D.
Egypt

36.
C.
World War I

37.
C.
Uganda

38.
A.
achieve economic integration

39.
B.
independent African States

40.
C.
Organization of African Unity (OAU)