BECE Past Questions &Answers 2010 (visual arts)

April2010
BASIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 1
(Visual Art 1)
Objective Test
40 minutes

1. Stitches which are removed from an article after serving their purpose are known as
A. joining stitches
B. running stitches
C. temporary stitches
D. permanent stitches

2. What is the common nutrient found in liver and beans?
A. fats
B. vitamins
C. carbohydrates
D. Proteins

3. The most popular method of preserving cassava is
A. smoking
B. freezing
C. drying
D. canning

4. The arrangement of shapes in a picture is known as
A. composition
B. drawing
C. blending
D. toning

5. The most suitable support for drawing is
A. canvas
B. paper
C. rubber
D. wall

Figure 1 is a block. Use it to answer Questions 6 and 7.

6. Which of the following represents the front elevation of the direction of arrow X?

7. The plan is represented by




8. Graphic designers communicate information that can be
A. seen and heard
B. printed and read
C. seen and read
D. shown and felt

9. The artifact when completed should be able to hold a normal size candle.
This specification is classified as
A. function
B. construction
C. ergonomics
D. aesthetics

10. In design, the process used to determine the strengths and weaknesses of an artifact is
A. analyzing
B. testing
C. realization
D. modification

11. The colour code for a live wire is
A. blue
B. red
C. yellow
D. green

12. Which of the following is not a basic home preventive maintenance of furniture?
A. Strengthening joints
B. Applying new finish
C. Replacing damaged locks
D. Replacing furniture

13. A method for making several identical copies of an artifact is
A. shading
B. drawing
C. printing
D. painting

14. A drawing of vegetation and buildings is
A. landscape
B. imaginative
C. memory
D. portraiture

15. An indirect risk to a sewing industry is
A. low quality products
B. misuse of profits
C. inflation controls
D. increasing capital

VISUAL COMMUNICATION

16. Which of the following food items is an example of a dot?
A. coconut
B. banana
C. carrot
D. yam

Use the drawing in figure 2 to answer Question 17 to 19


Figure 2

17. In figure 2, (I) is a
A. wavy line
B. curved line
C. horizontal line
D. oblique line

18. The line in figure 2 (II) is associated with
A. stability
B. calmness
C. strength
D. love

19. (IV) in figure 2 denotes a feeling of
A. rest
B. strength
C. movement
D. happiness

20. A mixture of red and yellow in equal proportions will produce
A. green
B. pink
C. orange
D. violet

21. In painting, pigments are mixed in the
A. palette
B. palm
C. bottle
D. basin

22. Children’s books are easily understood when they contain
A. bright colours
B. illustrations
C. bold letters
D. more pages

23. When a drawn object looks like what it represents, it is said to be
A. abstract
B. colourful
C. realistic
D. shaded

24. The first step in making articles is
A. designing
B. collecting materials
C. drying materials
D. decorating

25. The part of a composition that appears closer to the viewer is known as
A. foreground
B. horizon
C. middle ground
D. plane

PART I
FOR CANDIDATES OFFERING WEAVING AND STITCHING
Answer all questions from 26 to 30

26. One method of making the base of a basket is
A. bonding
B. coiling and crocheting
C. coiling and stitching
D. sewing

27. Which of the following skills will be suitable for macramé?
A. pairing
B. upsetting
C. knotting
D. weaving

28. The main use of awl in basketry is for
A. making holes
B. scraping weavers
C. stitching coils
D. trimming edges

29. Which of the following articles is neither woven nor sewn
A. Felt hats
B. lace hats
C. leather hats
D. straw hats

30. Select from the list, a type of weaving technique which involves three strands
A. coiling
B. plaiting
C. pairing
D. randing

PART II
FOR CANDIDATES OFFERING MODELLING, CASTING AND CARVING
Answer all questions from 26 to 30

26. In wood carving, the rasp is used for
A. boring
B. cutting
C. smoothening
D. polishing

27. Select an equipment from the options below
A. Adze
B. Chisel
C. Anvil
D. Hacksaw

28. Modelling helps to create forms in
A. clay
B. metal
C. wood
D. stone

29. Outdoor sculptures are mainly done in
A. cement
B. clay
C. plaster
D. ivory

30. The main characteristics of grog clay is its
A. hardness
B. porosity
C. plasticity
D. softness

PART III
FOR CANDIDATES OFFERING CONSTRUCTION AND ASSEMBLAGE
Answer all questions from 26 to 30

26. A piercing tool in the option below is
A. an axe
B. a ruler
C. an awl
D. a knife

27. Seeds can be used for
A. carving
B. casting
C. assemblage
D. modelling

28. Toy cars made from empty tins are examples of
A. assembled work
B. cast work
C. constructed work
D. modelling

29. Sculpture made by adding bits of found objects is
A. assembled
B. casting
C. carving
D. modelling

30. Which of the tools in the following options is needed for cutting metals?
A. Adze
B. Hacksaw
C. Knife
D. Scissors

PART IV
FOR CANDIDATES OFFERING FABRIC AND LEATHER DECORATION
Answer all questions from 26 to 30

26. Warp yarns run parallel to the
A. selvedge
B. fell of cloth
C. weft picks
D. roller

27. Which of the following decoration techniques requires a heated tool?
A. Retting
B. Embroidery
C. Scorching
D. Lacquering

28. The function of a reed in a loom is to
A. determine the width of a cloth
B. hold the woven fabric
C. lay the weft in the shed
D. move a set of warp yarns down

29. Making a raised impression on leather is done by
A. embossing
B. dyeing
C. printing
D. stamping

30. Fixing handles and straps in leather articles is done by
A. glueing and pasting
B. glueing and stitching
C. sewing and stitching
D. stitching and pasting




April2010

BASIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 2

(Visual Art 2)

Essay

1 hour 55 minutes

 

SECTION A

(CORE SKILLS)

[20 marks]

Answer question 1 [COMPULSORY]

 

  1. (a) What is a seam?

 

(b)        Suggest the correct stitches for

 

  • fringed edge of a tablecloth

 

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  • making of a baby’s petticoat

 

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(c)        The figure below is a cube drawn in isometric

Sketch the cube in two-point perspective drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(d)       (i)         What is texture?

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(ii)        List the two types of texture

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(e)        Copy and complete the table below by providing the type of texture associated each object listed

 

OBJECTTEXTURE
Banana
Pineapple
Unwashed terrazo

 

  1. (a) What is packaging?

 

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(b)        Give three reasons why goods are packaged

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(c)        What packaging materials are used for the following products?

 

  • eggs

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  • gari

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  • nails

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  • palm oil

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(d)       Explain the following symbols put on packages:

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(e)        What is an exhibition?

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(f)        Mention any two types of exhibition

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(g)        Write four points to consider when mounting an exhibition

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SECTION B

[25 marks]

 

PART 1

WEAVING AND STITCHING

Answer one question only

 

  1. (a) (i)         Name two tools that can be used in a wooden-base basket.

 

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(ii)        Give one use of each of the tools named in (i) above

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(b)        Explain the following terms:

  • Wrapping

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  • Macrame

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  • Upsetting

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  • Walling

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  • Braiding

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(c)        The passage below describes coiled basket weaving. Complete it by filling in the blank spaces with the appropriate words from the list provided.

rope, flexible, base, flat, stitched, needle, built, wrapped, weaving, basket

 

Coiled basket ……………………. requires a very ……………………. material such as ……………………. which can be ……………………. in coils. The ……………………. is held by strips of raffia. The ……………………. of the basket is made of a ……………… coil and the sides ……………………. up layer upon layer. Each row of coil is …………… to the next with raffia strips. The main tool used for this work is a large …………………….

 

(d)       For each of the materials listed below, give two articles that can be made from it.

 

(i)         cane                             ………………………………………………………………….

(ii)        corn shucks                 ………………………………………………………………….

(iii)       rachis                           ………………………………………………………………….

(iv)       pandanus leaf              ………………………………………………………………….

(v)        straw                           ………………………………………………………………….

 

 

  1. (a) Match each of the following processes with its appropriate tool from the list below

Bodkin, round-nosed pliers, singeing lamp, shears, rapping iron

 

  • Weaving ………………………………………………………………….
  • Twinning ………………………………………………………………….
  • Scraping ………………………………………………………………….
  • Splitting ………………………………………………………………….
  • Stitching ………………………………………………………………….

 

(b)        (i)         State three reasons for finishing the raw edge of an article.

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(ii)        Illustrate in each box below the stitches indicated

 

 

 

Running stitches

 

 

 

 

 

Overcast stitches

 

 

 

 

 

Blanket stitches

 

 

 

 

 

Tacking

 

 

(c)        State two differences between appliqué techniques and embroidery techniques

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PART II

MODELLING, CASTING AND CARVING

Answer one question only

 

  1. (a) (i)         What is modelling?

 

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(ii)        List two types of modelling

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(iii)       Name one way of making a modelled item durable

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(b)        (i)         Explain casting

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(ii)        Name three main stages of casting

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(iii)       How is a mould termed in casting?

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(iv)       What name is given to the cast sculpture?

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(v)        List two materials used for casting

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(vi)       Explain why each of the materials in (v)        are used for casting.

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(c)        Complete the table below with the source of each material listed

 

MATERIALSOURCE
Example: ClayRiver side
(i)   Ivory
(ii)  Ebony
(iii) Wax
(iv) Bone

 

(d)       (i)         State two main forms of carving

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(ii)        Mention one use of sculpture

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  1. (a) Describe the processes a sculptor goes through in carving

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(b)        List two examples each of the following:

(i)         relief carving               ………………………………………………………………….

(ii)        in-the-round                ………………………………………………………………….

 

(c)        (i)         What name is given to the technique of making modelled wax sculptor permanent?

 

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(ii)        Give two reasons for firing clay sculpture

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(iii)       Write down four important stages in modelling with paper.

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(iv)       List any two suitable adhesives that can be use

 

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(v)        Give two reasons why adhesives are used in paper modelling

 

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PART III

CONSTRUCTION AND ASSEMBLAGE

Answer one question only

 

  1. (a) (i)         What is assemblage?

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(ii)        State one material mostly used for assemblage

 

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(iii)       State the differences between assemblage and construction

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(b)        What are the bonding techniques required for the following materials?

  • Milk tins ………………………………………………………………….
  • Wood and metal ………………………………………………………………….
  • Paper ………………………………………………………………….
  • Plastics ………………………………………………………………….
  • Machine parts ………………………………………………………………….

 

(c)        Write on the four important stages in firing clay sculpture by the traditional method

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(d)       Discuss two reasons for scooping clay sculpture

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  1. (a) What is construction?

 

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(b)        List any four techniques used in construction.

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(c)        Which construction technique would be most suitable for the following pairs of materials?

 

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(d)       List two materials that can be used in the construction of a drum.

 

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(e)        (i)         Sketch a toy car in the space provided below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)        List two materials and two tools used in assembling the toy car

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PART IV

FABRIC AND LEATHER DECORATION

Answer one question only

 

  1. (a) (i)         What is dyeing?

 

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(ii)        Mention two sources of dyes

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(iii)       List two types of dyes

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(iv)       In three steps, describe any one dyeing process.

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(b)        (i)         What is leather?

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(ii)        Complete the table below with the correct answers

 

ANIMALTYPE OF LEATHER
Example: SnakeSkin
Cow
Sheep

 

(c)        (i)         What is printing?

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(ii)        Mention two printing processes

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(iii)       List any two tools used for printing

 

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(iv)       In two steps describe one of the printing processes

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(d)       (i)         Repeat the provided pattern in the box to fill the whole space

 

 

 

 

  1. (a) (i)         Write down two reasons why dyeing is important in fabric and leather decoration.

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(ii)        What is resist dyeing?

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(b)        (i)         Name the type of printing done with cocoyam

 

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(ii)        Name two fabrics traditionally produced in Ghana.

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(iii)       State three decorative stitches in fabric and leather decoration.

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(c)        State an example of leather products used for

  • clothing ………………………………………………………………..
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(d)       (i)         Write down two reasons why preliminary designs are important in leather work.

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(ii)        State two social and economic importance of fabric and leather decoration

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