BECE Past Questions &Answers 2011 (visual arts)

April2011
BASIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 1
(Visual Art 1)
Objective Test
40 minutes

1. Which of the following is a neatening stitch?
A. overcastting
B. feather
C. chain
D. stem

2. Green leafy vegetables and sea foods provide the body with
A. minerals
B. proteins
C. vitamins
D. fats

3. Which of the following is a dry method of cooking?
A. boiling
B. baking
C. stewing
D. steaming

4. The lightness or darkness in a drawing is the
A. hue
B. shade
C. tint
D. tone

5. Any two primary colours mixed together in equal proportions produce a
A. complementary colour
B. neutral colour
C. secondary colour
D. tint colour

6. Which of the following lines is used for showing visible outlines?
A. short dashes
B. long chain
C. thick continuous
D. thin continuous

7. Figure 1 illustrates the principle of

A. oblique axes
B. perspective axes
C. isometric axes
D. orthographic axes

8. From the following options, select the designing media mixed with water
A. charcoal
B. crayon
C. chalk pastel
D. poster colour

9. In design analysis, the size of the unit is considered under
A. cost
B. ergonomics
C. safety
D. function

Figure 2 is a block. Use it answer questions 10 and 11

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


11. The plan is represented by

12. The two methods of drawing orthographic views are
A. first angle and second angle
B. first angle and third angle
C. second angle and third angle
D. second angle and fourth angle

13. A vertical line is associated with
A. movement
B. rest
C. stability
D. uncertainty

14. Which of the following situations is an indirect risk to a small business?
A. flood
B. fire
C. inflation
D. theft

15. The factors to consider when setting up a sewing business includes
A. capital, location and personal needs
B. capital, location and equipment
C. raw materials, market and business risks
D. raw materials, personal needs and demand

VISUAL COMMUNICATION

16. The container for mixing paints for art works is
A. bowl
B. dipper
C. palette
D. tin

17. A given shape is repeated by
A. drawing
B. painting
C. scratching
D. stenciling

18. The bottom of oval-shape lower case letters rests on an imaginary
A. baseline
B. cap line
C. mean line
D. x-hieght

19. Collage making develops the skill of
A. cutting and painting
B. cutting and pasting
C. drawing and pasting
D. sewing and drawing

20. The positioning of paper when drawing is referred to as the
A. format
B. layout
C. design
D. plan

21. Perspective is applied in a picture to create
A. distance
B. length
C. shade
D. shadow

22. An artist produces his works in
A. an archive
B. a gallery
C. a museum
D. a studio

23. A composition of kitchen utensils is an example of
A. landscape drawing
B. imaginative drawing
C. memory drawing
D. still life drawing

24. The most suitable paper for poster colour is
A. bond paper
B. cardboard
C. cartridge
D. newsprint

25. The pieces of materials pasted on a surface to create mosaic are called
A. motifs
B. seeds
C. templates
D. tesserae

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

26. The name of the machine-operated device for weaving is the
A. bobbin
B. loom
C. reed
D. spindle

27. In weaving, the bobbin is carried in a tool called
A. raddle
B. shuttle
C. slewing
D. winder

28. Weaving with two weavers is referred to as
A. pairing
B. randing
C. slewing
D. walling

29. Which of the following tools is most suitable for slitting canes?
A. cutlass
B. knife
C. round-nose pliers
D. side cutter

30. Fibre is usually obtained from pandanus root by
A. beating
B. drying
C. retting
D. rolling

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

26. Liquid and semi-liquid materials are used for
A. assemblage
B. casting
C. modelling
D. construction

27. Traditional potters mostly produce
A. chinawares
B. earthenwares
C. greenwares
D. stoneware

28. Scorching can be done on wood and
A. calabash
B. glass
C. stone
D. wax

29. It is important to allow wood to season under a shed to
A. allow air to hurry the process
B. allow the shade to strengthen the wood
C. use the heat generated under the shed
D. control the drying process

30. The cutting away of material in bits to form an image is
A. casting
B. modelling
C. carving
D. scooping

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

26. The construction of a paper craft article must begin with
A. cutting away of unwanted parts
B. sketching of the object
C. folding of cards to be used
D. pasting down the flaps

27. The technique of putting pieces of wood into a cut surface to create a design is
A. joining
B. in-law
C. laminating
D. turning

28. Scraps are used for assemblage and construction because they are easily
A. obtained
B. imported
C. transported
D. disputed of

29. Straight and accurate cutting in wood construction is mainly done with
A. knife
B. cutlass
C. gouge
D. saw

30. In book binding, folding is required
A. after making bodkin-holes
B. during sewing
C. when the sections are made
D. just before trimming

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

26. Which of the following is a process of decorating fabric?
A. knitting
B. embroidery
C. spinning
D. tapestry

27. Fabrics are tied before dyeing to
A. allow chemical penetration
B. create a design
C. increase the absorption of dye
D. repeat motifs

28. A leather case becomes more spacious when
A. gussets are added
B. buckles are attached
C. holes are punched
D. soaked in water

29. A thin strip of leather used for sewing is a
A. gusset
B. slit
C. tassels
D. thong

30. Which of the following is a test for animal fibre?
A. it burns readily in a flame
B. it burns slowly into ashes
C. it melts and smells like burning hair
D. it melts and shrinks before burning





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