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2016 BECE Social Studies Q.1-15

1. Which of the following activities is a duty of a citizen?

A. Giving free medical care
B. Helping the police financially
C. Joining a religious group
D. Paying taxes for development

2. In a traditional society, which of the following is used to teach good morals?

A. Court music
B. Story telling
C. Dirges
D. Appellations

3. In Ghana, state owned enterprises are important because they

A. produce all the goods for the society
B. make a lot of profit
C. provide vital goods and services
D. employ majority of the labour force.

4. Which of the following human activities destroys habitats of animals?

A. Bush burning
B. Bush fallowing
C. Inter-cropping
D. Mixed farming

5. The environment can best be described as

A. animals and non-living things
B. man and his surrounding
C. man and vegetation around him
D. vegetation and non-living things

6. The transition from childhood to adulthood is referred to as

A. adolescence.
B. manhood
C. parenthood
D. puberty

7. Most aspects of Ghanaian culture are displayed during

A. funeral rites
B. naming ceremonies
C. puberty rites
D. traditional festivals

8. Which of the following is used to represent landmarks on maps?

A. Conventional signs
B. Histogram
C. Mathematical symbols
D. Plain sketches

9. When one moves eastwards and crosses the International Date Line,

A. a day is gained
B. a day is lost
C. shorter hours of day is experienced
D. longer hours of day is experienced

10. Ghana lies between latitudes

A. 5° South and 11° North
B. 5° North and 11° North
C. 5° North and 11° South
D. 5° South and 11° South

11. To promote national unity Ghanaians are expected to be

A. hardworking
B. patriotic
C. highly educated
D. well paid

12. The outermost part of the earth is called the

A. atmosphere
B. core
C. mantle
D. crust

13. Adolescent chastity is beneficial to the girl because it helps her to

A. enjoy free education
B. gain automatic scholarship
C. have uninterrupted education
D. pass examinations easily

14. When two air masses of different temperatures meet, the condition results in the

A. rain shadow
B. cyclonic rainfall
C. relief rainfall
D. thunder and lightning

15. The high dependency problem of some families can be solved by

A. encouraging parents to feed their children properly
B. practicing family planning
C. sending the children to school
D. sharing the responsibility with relatives


1.   D. Paying taxes for development
2.   B. Story telling
3.   C. provide vital goods and services
4.   A. Bush burning
5.   B. man and his surrounding
6.   A. adolescence
7.   D. traditional festivals
8.   A. Conventional signs
9.   A. a day is gained
10.   B. 5° North and 11° North
11.   B. patriotic
12.   D. crust
13.   C. have uninterrupted education
14.   B. cyclonic rainfall
15.   B. practicing family planning

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