BECE Past Questions &Answers 2013 (visual arts)

June 2013
BASIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 1
(Visual Art 1)
Objective Test
40 minutes

1. Which of the stitches can be used to hold down a hem decoratively?
A. Basting
B. Hemming
C. Herringbone
D. Overcasting

2. The advantage of buying food in bulk is that it
A. becomes abundant
B. becomes cheaper
C. is easier to choose
D. is easier to store

3. A balanced meal must contain
A. food from each food group
B. little fat and oil only
C. protective foods only
D. protein foods only

4. Drawing and painting are grouped under
A. landscape
B. still life
C. three-dimensional work
D. two-dimensional work

5. Identify the drawing tool from the following items
A. Crayon
B. Paper
C. Palette
D. Ruler

The figure below is a wooden block. Use it to answer Questions 6 and 7.

56OB16OB27OB7OB17OB2

6. Which of the following represents the front view in the direction of arrow Q?

6OB1
6OB2

7. The plan is represented by

7OB
7OB2

8. A sole proprietor
A. shares profit with friends
B. shares profit with a partner
C. takes decisions alone
D. takes decision with his staff

9. The statement describing the problem in designing is referred to as
A. design brief
B. design process
C. situation
D. investigation

10. Which of the following is not a type of joint for fixing parts of furniture
A. movable joints
B. unmovable joints
C. Temporary joints
D. permanent joints

11. In oblique drawing one side of the object is inclined at an angle of
A. 30°
B. 45°
C. 60°
D. 90°

12. In a circuit diagram, current flows from
A. neutral to negative
B. neutral to positive
C. positive to negative
D. negative to positive

13. Select a neutral colour from the options below
A. blue
B. orange
C. red
D. white

14. The first step in designing is
A. choosing the right materials
B. colouring the sketches
C. identifying the problem
D. making sketch models

15. A dressmaker may also be skillful in
I. embroidery making
II. furnishing homes beautifully
III. making beautiful paintings
IV. selecting materials for upholstery

A. I, II and III only
B. I, II and IV only
C. I, III and IV
D. II, III and IV only

VISUAL COMMUNICATION

16. Which of the following colour combinations show a feeling of peace?
A. Blue and green
B. Blue and white
C. Pink and white
D. Red and grey

17. An artist is said to be creative when he
A. copies other works
B. does many works
C. produces original works
D. works very fast

18. Diagonal lines are used to suggest
A. balance
B. movement
C. stability
D. strength

19. Which of the following options is an element of art?
A. balance
B. contract
C. harmony
D. texture

20. Shading with lines is known as
A. hatching
B. mass
C. silhouette
D. stippling

21. A composition of odds and ends pasted on support is known as
A. appliqué
B. assemblage
C. collage
D. mosaic

22. Which of the following elements is similar to form?
A. area
B. shape
C. size
D. space

23. Quick drawings to capture ideas are
A. cartoons
B. logograms
C. sketches
D. symbols

24. The first lettering pens were made from
A. iron rods
B. quills of birds
C. stems of bamboo
D. tree branches

25. In which of the following art forms is texture felt?
A. collages
B. drawings
C. photographs
D. prints

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

26. The commonest knot used in macramé is the
A. square
B. overhand
C. reef
D. clove-hitch

27. A tool that can be used for splitting, trimming as well as smoothing is the
A. plier
B. scraper
C. shear
D. knife

28. The simplest weave in textiles is the
A. herringbone weave
B. plain weave
C. satin weave
D. twill weave

29. In basketry, the fine strips woven round the stakes are called
A. borders
B. randing
C. weavers
D. spokes

30. All dyes obtained from plants are
A. artificial dyes
B. vegetable dyes
C. mineral dyes
D. protein dyes

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

26. A pot which has been fired once is
A. biscuit ware
B. earthenware
C. green ware
D. stoneware

27. In modeling, the spatula is mainly used for
A. mixing and texturing
B. scooping and texturing
C. shading and shaping
D. shading and smoothing

28. Paper mache is material used in
A. assembling
B. modelling
C. casting
D. carving

29. A suitable way of protecting metal tools from rusting is by
A. hanging them
B. keeping them damp
C. applying oil
D. painting them

30. A mould is used for
A. assemblage
B. casting
C. carving
D. modelling

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

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

27. Which of the following processes is used in assemblage?
A. carving
B. casting
C. moulding
D. stitching

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

29. Which of the following is a constructed product?
A. line pattern
B. marbled sheets
C. beehive ball
D. paper scraps

30. The first step in repair binding of an old book is to
A. apply white glue
B. remove cover and separate leaves
C. fix the end papers and the cover
D. mark the signatures

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

26. A thin strip of leather for sewing is a
A. thong
B. gusset
C. slits
D. tassel

27. Snake skins are
A. hard and thick
B. soft and spongy
C. thin and flexible
D. tough and scaly

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

29. Leather off-cuts can be used for
A. embossment
B. embroidery
C. patchwork
D. pillow

30. Batik making involves
A. knotting of fabric
B. waxing of fabric
C. stitching of fabric
D. tying of fabric




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