BECE Past Questions &Answers 2014 (visual arts)

June 2014
BASIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 1
(Visual Art 1)
Objective Test
40 minutes

1. To hold a lining onto a fabric temporarily, one can use
A. basting
B. even tacking
C. tailor’s tacks
D. thread marking

2. Which of the following stitches can be used to neaten raw edges of a set-in-sleeve?
A. Feather
B. Fishbone
C. Herringbone
D. Loop

3. The goiter on Evelyn’s neck is caused by lack of
A. calcium
B. iodine
C. protein
D. vitamin

4. Man-made elements represented in art include
A. branches
B. rivers
C. stones
D. walls

5. The visitors’ book signed at exhibitions helps the exhibitions helps the exhibitor to know the
A. dignitaries who attended
B. number of works in high demand
C. observations made about the work
D. people who came

Use the sketch below to answer questions 6 and 7

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6. Which of the following represents the front view in the direction of arrow Z?
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7. Which of the following represents the left end elevation in the direction of arrow X?

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8. A place where art works are sold is
A. an archive
B. a gallery
C. a museum
D. a studio

9. In design, the conditions that the final solution must satisfy is termed
A. investigation
B. specification
C. development
D. analysis

10. Which of the following instruments is most suitable for drawing horizontal lines?
A. Tee-square
B. Protractor
C. Compass
D. Set-square

Figure 2 shows a design process. Use it to answer questions 11 and 12

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11. Figure 1 shows the method of
A. specifying solutions
B. stating specification
C. evaluating artifact
D. identifying needs

12. Which of the following design process stages follows the method shown in figure 1?
A. Writing specifications
B. Writing situation
C. Analyzing a situation
D. Sketching possible solutions

13. Shading with lines is described as
A. cross hatching
B. hatching
C. stippling
D. tonal value

14. Which of the following colours produces a feeling of warmth?
A. Blue
B. Green
C. Violet
D. White

15. Which of the following factors can cause a sewing business to collapse?
A. Advertising
B. Insurance
C. Low sales
D. Skilled labour

16. An artwork done by glueing bits of different materials on a support is known as
A. collage
B. figure drawing
C. mosaic
D. still life drawing

17. Which of these supports is most suitable for pencil work?
A. Cardboard
B. Fabric
C. Paper
D. Straw board

18. Select the type of lettering usually used for emphasis from the options below
A. Freestyle
B. Gothic
C. Italic
D. Roman

19. In direct printing, the artist takes impressions from
A. designed blocks
B. hard surfaces
C. natural surfaces
D. stencil blocks

20. Which of the following art forms is associated with odds and ends?
A. Applique
B. Collage
C. Mosaic
D. Mural

21. The binder in crayon is
A. clay
B. glue
C. lacquer
D. wax

22. The organization of the elements in a design is known as
A. blending
B. composition
C. repetition
D. sketching

23. The most suitable media for smudging is
A. charcoal
B. crayon
C. marker
D. pencil

24. Drawings showing only shapes of objects without tones are called
A. contours
B. hatches
C. shades
D. silhouettes

25. Yellow is
A. a secondary colour
B. adjacent to violet
C. a warm colour
D. complementary to green

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

26. Warp and weft are to textile as stakes and weaver are to
A. framing
B. basketry
C. macramé
D. plaiting

27. Which of the following items is produced by knitting?
A. Grey baft
B. Khaki
C. Poplin
D. Socks

28. Cocoa sacks are produced from
A. flax
B. hemp
C. jute
D. sisal

29. Another name for coconut fibre is
A. sisal
B. pith
C. mohair
D. coir

30. A basket is always finished by
A. binding
B. filching
C. slewing
D. wraping

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

26. Identify a tool for hitting from the options below
A. Adze
B. Mallet
C. File
D. Gouge

27. A carver uses a vice mainly to
A. bend
B. cut
C. file
D. hold

28. A clay is said to be plastic when it is
A. coarse, flexible and heavy
B. fine, hard and porous
C. moist, smooth and workable
D. soft, warm and clean

29. Kneading is a process in
A. carving
B. casting
C. construction
D. modelling

30. Identify a suitable material for casting from the options below.
A. Plaster
B. Marble
C. Stone
D. Wood

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

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

27. Torn and old books are repaired to
A. add new chapters
B. increase the size of the book
C. remove unnecessary chapters
D. make it appear new and useful

28. When suitable tools are used in construction,
A. faults develop
B. pieces become useless
C. energy is saved
D. shaping becomes difficult

29. Scraps are used for assemblage and construction because they can
A. pollute the environment
B. easily be imported
C. be transported easily
D. be obtained easily

30. The method used in binding a writing pad is
A. perfect
B. edition
C. side stitching
D. wire stitching

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

26. Which of these articles can be made with the smallest piece of leather?
A. Belt
B. Bracelet
C. Footwear
D. Wallet

27. Goat skin is also known as
A. chamois
B. hide
C. kip
D. morocco

28. Dyes obtained from animals are
A. artificial dyes
B. mineral dyes
C. protein dyes
D. vegetable dyes

29. After tanning, leather becomes
A. thick
B. stiff
C. rough
D. flexible

30. Which of the following techniques describes printing made from cocoyam cut designs?
A. Stamping
B. Spraying
C. Doodling
D. Dabbing

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