Bece Past Questions & Answers – 2002(SECOND SITTING) (SOCIAL STUDIES)

APRIL 2002

SOCIAL STUDIES

SECTION A OBJECTIVE TEST
45 minutes

1. A drawing of any part of the earth on a flat surface is a
A. globe B. scale C. map
D. compass

2. When the needle of a compass is at rest, it points to the
A. north B. south C. east D. west

3. Which of the following is a man-made feature?
A. Ridge
B. Bridge
C. Lowland
D. Mountain

4. When the time in Accra is 6 pm, the time in Lagos will be
A. 4 pm B. 5 pm C. 6 pm D. 7 pm

5. The most densely populated country in West Africa is
A. Ghana B. Nigeria C. Liberia D. Senegal

6. A lowland between two hills is known as a
A. valley
B. plain

C. ridge
D. spur

7. When a scale of a map is expressed as 1:1000, it is referred to as
A. statement scale
B. representative fraction scale
C. scale bar
D. linear scale

8. Rocks which are formed in layers are known as
A. porous rocks
B. igneous rocks
C. metamorphic rocks
D. sedimentary rocks

9. Longitude 0° is also known as the
A. Tropic of Cancer
B. Tropic of Capricorn
C. Greenwich Meridian
D. International Date Line

10. Express 2 pm as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) A. 1400 hours GMT
B. 1600 hours GMT C. 1800 hours GMT D. 2000 hours GMT

11. On an atlas map all water bodies are coloured
A. blue
B. yellow C. green D. brown

12. Which of the following countries in West Africa is landlocked?
A. Mali
B. Nigeria
C. Ghana
D. Sierra Leone

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

14. A highland which has a steep slope on one side and a gentle slope on the other side is called
A. a plateau
B. an escarpment
C. a ridge
D. a conical hill

15. Which of the following rivers in Ghana does not directly enter the sea?
A. Ankobra
B. Oti
C. Tano
D. Pra

16. Which of the following festivals is celebrated by the people of Navrongo?
A. Homowo B. Kundum C. Bungum D. Foo

17. Environmental pollution is caused by all the following except
A. smoking of cigarettes B. making of loud noise C. dumping of refuse
D. watering of flower garden

18. How many years is it from 500 BC to 900 AD?
A. 400 years B. 500 years C. 900 years D. 1400 years

19. An event which was recorded on 10th December 1999, happened in the
A. 10th century B. 12th century C. 19th century D. 20th century

20. Which of the following can be described as a peace officer?
A. A soldier
B. A policeman
C. A prison warden
D. A court registrar

21. In a traditional African community the chief speaks through
A. the linguist
B. an elder

C. a fetish-priest
D. the queen-mother

22. After how many years of existence does an institution celebrate its golden jubilee?
A. 25 years B. 50 years C. 75 years D. 100 years

23. Which of the following factors has effectively reduced infant mortality in Ghana?
A. Availability of hospital equipment
B. Environmental sanitation
C. Eating of balanced diet
D. Immunization against the six killer diseases

24. In the matrilineal system of inheritance, children inherit the property of their
A. father‟s mother B. father‟s brother C. mother‟s brother D. mother‟s father

25. Which of the following is not part of the natural environment?
A. Rivers
B. Roads
C. Mountains
D. Vegetation

26. The Aborigines Rights Protection Society was formed to
A. oppose the Lands Bill
B. defend the Fante Chiefs
C. fight for independence from the Asante
D. drive the British out of Ghana

27. In 1900 the Asante fought the British under the leadership of the queen-mother of
A. Ejisu
B. Kokofu
C. Juaben
D. Mampong

28. Which of the following Western Sudanese states was ruled by Mansa Musa?
A. Ghana B. Songhai C. Mali
D. Bornu

29. In which war were the Anlo defeated by the Danes?
A. Dodowa war
B. Datsutagba war
C. Sagrenti war
D. Sagbadre war

30. The first person appointed to represent the British government in the Gold Coast was
A. Sir Charles McCarthy
B. Sir Arden Clarke
C. Sir Garnet Wolseley
D. Captain George Maclean

31. Who was the first chairman of the United Gold Coast Convention?
A. Kwame Nkrumah
B. J. B. Danquah
C. Obetsebi Lamptey
D. George Paa Grant

32. In the seventeenth century the first capital of the Ga state was
A. Pokuase B. Bortianor C. Abokobi D. Ayawaso

33. The Asante kingdom became an empire during the reign of
A. Obiri Yeboah
B. Osei Tutu I C. Osei Kodwo D. Opoku Ware I

34. The president of the first republic of Ghana was
A. Dr. J. B. Danquah
B. Dr. Hilla Limann
C. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
D. Dr. K. A. Busia

35. The headquarters of the League of Nations was situated in
A. New York B. Moscow C. Geneva
D. Washington D.C.

36. The first person to be appointed the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization was
A. Dag Hammarskjold. B. U‟Thant

C. Trygve Lie
D. Peres de Cuellar

37. Non-permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations Organization hold office for a period of
A. two years B. three years C. four years D. five years

38. The Jos Plateau in Nigeria is noted for the production of
A. coal
B. diamond
C. tin
D. bauxite

39. In which city was the treaty establishing the ECOWAS signed?
A. Lagos B. Accra C. Lome
D. Abidjan

40. The leading producer of copper in Africa is
A. Zambia B. Namibia C. Sudan
D. Morocco




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APRIL 2002

SOCIAL STUDIES

SOLUTIONS

SECTION A
OBJECTIVE TEST

1. C. map

2. A. north

3. B. Bridge

4. D. 7 pm

5. B. Nigeria

6. A. valley

7. B. representative fraction scale

8. D. sedimentary rocks

9. C. Greenwich Meridian

10. A. 1400 hours GMT

11. A. blue

12. A. Mali

13. C. Egypt

14. B. an escarpment

15. B. Oti

16. D. Foo

17. D. watering of flower garden

18. D. 1400 years

19. D. 20th century

20. B. A policeman

21.
A.
the linguist

22.
B.
50 years

23.
D.
Immunization against the six killer diseases

24.
C.
mother‟s brother

25.
B.
Roads

26.
A.
oppose the Lands Bill

27.
A.
Ejisu

28.
B.
Songhai

29.
D.
Sagbadre war

30.
A.
Sir Charles McCarthy

31.
D.
George Paa Grant

32.
D.
Ayawaso

33.
A.
Obiri Yeboah

34.
C.
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

35.
C.
Geneva

36.
C.
Trygve Lie

37.
A.
two years

38.
C.
tin

39.
A.
Lagos

40.
A.
Zambia