BECE Past Questions &Answers 2015 (visual arts)

June 2015
BASIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 1
(Visual Art 1)
Objective Test
40 minutes

1. An example of a permanent stitch is
A. backstitch
B. basting
C. even tacking
D. tailors’ tacks

2. The purpose of the napkin in table laying is to clean
A. sweat off the face
B. the mouth during eating
C. the plates before serving
D. the table after eating

3. Fish caught with chemicals may cause
A. diarrhoea
B. dysentery
C. poisoning
D. vomiting

4. Colours which are opposite to each other on the colour wheel are referred to as
A. analogous colours
B. complementary colours
C. cool colours
D. warm colours

5. An artist who has blue, red and yellow colours can obtain violet by mixing
A. all the three colours
B. blue with green
C. red with blue
D. yellow with blue

Use the diagram in figure 1 to answer Questions 6 and 7

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6. The type of projection used for the drawing is the
A. first angle projection
B. isometric projection
C. oblique projection
D. third angle projection

7. The view arrowed Q represents the
A. front elevation
B. plan
C. left end view
D. right end view

8. A sketch is a
A. collection of different lines
B. drawing made with pencil
C. finished detailed drawing
D. quick drawing in few lines

9. A developed cylinder shows a
A. circle
B. rectangle
C. square
D. triangle

10. Which of the following describes the strength and weakness of a design?
A. Specification
B. Investigation
C. Evaluation
D. Analysis

11. Shading is a rendering technique used to create
A. outlines
B. painting
C. pictures
D. tones

12. When a problem is described within any environment, it is termed as
A. brief
B. situation
C. solution
D. specification

13. A place where artworks are displayed and sold is a
A. gallery
B. museum
C. studio
D. workshop

14. Texture, colour and shape in a design are referred to as
A. elements
B. ideas
C. objects
D. principles

15. The safest way of keeping one’s daily sales is by
A. depositing it at the bank
B. giving it to mother for safe keeping
C. keeping it in an envelope
D. putting it under the sewing machine

16. When black is mixed with a hue, it results in a
A. cool colour
B. shade
C. tint
D. warm colour

17. Murals are paintings made on
A. canvases
B. metals
C. papers
D. walls

18. In block lettering, constructing the letter W takes
A. five vertical squares only
B. five vertical and three horizontal squares
C. five vertical and five horizontal squares
D. three vertical and five horizontal squares

19. The process of taking a print from a coin by rubbing a paper placed on it with a pencil is
A. doodling
B. frottage
C. marbling
D. stencil

20. In mosaic work, the materials used should be
A. from plants
B. of different kinds
C. of the same kind
D. synthetic only

21. Every illustration begins with a
A. pattern
B. plan
C. sketch
D. texture

22. The area around a composition is referred to as
A. form
B. format
C. space
D. volume

23. Typefaces are sometimes referred to as
A. fonts
B. lettering
C. lower-case
D. upper-case

24. In shading, the artist
A. colours the drawing
B. decorates the drawing
C. highlights the outlines
D. makes the drawing solid

25. The brightest area of a shaded drawing is the
A. cast shadow
B. highlight
C. middle tone
D. reflection
Questions 26 to 30 are grouped into parts I, II, III and IV
Answer all questions from the part which is appropriate to your programme

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

26. A scraper is used to
A. reduce the size of cane splints
B. clean the splints of cane
C. burnish cane splints
D. smooth splints of cane

27. In weaving, the shuttle carries the
A. ends
B. healds
C. warp
D. weft

28. The technique used in obtaining fibre from pandanus root is
A. beating
B. retting
C. drying
D. rolling

29. Making basketry articles by tying different knots is called
A. binding
B. sewing
C. macramé
D. stitching

30. Stakes in weaving can also be referred to as
A. spokes
B. base
C. edge
D. weavers

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

26. Which of the following in the options refer to the cast sculpture?
A. Positive
B. Negative
C. Additive
D. Subtractive

27. Clay boxes are usually produced by
A. coiling
B. pinching
C. throwing
D. slabbing

28. The process for producing an exact copy of a vase is by
A. carving
B. casting
C. modelling
D. slabbing

29. Kneading of clay means
A. cutting and slabbing
B. rolling and cutting
C. pressing and rolling
D. pressing and pounding

30. Which of these tools is the most suitable for scooping?
A. Looped metal strip
B. Cutting knife
C. Sharp knife
D. Wooden-end pricker

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

26. Suitable materials for construction are
A. metal and wood
B. wood and wax
C. clay and metal
D. clay and wood

27. The art of folding papers into interesting shapes and forms is
A. binding
B. mobiles
C. moulding
D. origami

28. The adhesive used in joining bits of dry paper mache is
A. araldite
B. white glue
C. sellotape
D. super glue

29. Scrap paper is reduced for recycling into pulp by
A. pounding, tearing and soaking
B. soaking, pounding and tearing
C. tearing, soaking and pounding
D. tearing, pounding and soaking

30. Soldering is used for
A. joining metals
B. moulding clay
C. polishing wood
D. carving calabash

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

26. The main idea repeated in a pattern is the
A. motif
B. design
C. unit
D. sketch

27. Hide is to cow as skin is to
A. buffalo
B. elephant
C. whale
D. goat

28. Before dyeing a fabric, it is washed
A. for interesting designs
B. for better absorption
C. to reduce temperature
D. to increase strength

29. A tie-dye fabric may be produced by marbling, knotting, tying and
A. printing
B. waxing
C. sewing
D. spraying

30. When strips of leather are used for stitching, the process is known as
A. thronging
B. burnishing
C. braiding
D. plaiting

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