2017 Pre-Technical Skills – Essay Test (Q.4)

Trial Test

20 minutes


4. (a)

(i) Make a freehand pictorial sketch of a ball-pein hammer.

(ii) Label any two parts of the ball-pein hammer sketched in question 4(a)(i).

(iii) State one use of the ball-pein hammer.

(b) Copy and complete the table below

MATERIALONE USEONE PROPERTY
(i)  Mahogany  
(ii)  Nylon  
(iii)  Clay  

(c) (i) List two tools used for riveting metal pieces.

(ii) State two safety precautions to be observed when building a wall.

(iii) List two types of chisels used in wood work.


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4.
(a)     bece pre-tech skills, ball pein hammer

(ii) (State any two of the following)
 handle / shaft
 striking face
 eye / wedge
 ball pein
 head

(iii) (State any one of the following)

 Used for riveting / shaping
 Used for driving nails / pins

(b)

MATERIALONE USE (State one)ONE PROPERTY (State one)
(i)  MahoganyPanelling; making plywood; making furnitureHard; durable; mixed grain/ interlock grain; brownish/ brownish-red / red
(ii) NylonClothing, carpets, comb, brushes, gears, plugHard; resistance to wear
(iii) ClayCeramic wares; bricks; tiles; oven; water cooler; pots; mugs; bowls earthen wareSticky when wet; hard when dry; dense; can hold water; prone to cracks

(c) (i) (State any two of the following)
 ball-pein hammer
 vice
 dolly
 rivet set

(ii) (State any two of the following)
 Wearing of helmet
 Wearing safety boot
 Wearing of overall / overcoat

(iii) (State any two of the following)
 Firmer chisel
 Mortise chisel
 Bevel edge chisel


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2017 Integrated Science – Objective Test (Q.21-30)

21. Which of the following particles constitute matter?

I. Atoms
II. Molecules
III. Ions

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

22. An example of inheritable characteristics in humans is

A. shape of nose.
B. knowledge.
C. ability to speak different languages.
D. handwriting.

23. Which of the following statements about aerobic respiration is correct?

A. The by-products are carbon dioxide and water.
B. Little amount of energy is produced.
C. Oxygen is not required.
D. The by-products are alcohol and carbon dioxide.

24. Sperms produced by the testes in humans are temporarily stored in the

A. epididymis.
B. prostate gland.
C. seminal vesicle.
D. sperm duct.

25. Which of the following changes normally occur during old age in humans?

A. Grey hair starts appearing
B. Mental alertness increases
C. Broadening of the chest
D. Attraction to the opposite sex

26. One of the characteristics of wind pollinated flowers is that they

A. are large and conspicuous.
B. are usually scented.
C. have nectar.
D. have feathery stigma.

27. The testes is normally located outside the body of the male because

A. the temperature of the body is too high for effective sperm production.
B. it cannot increase in size when it is in the body.
C. it can absorb moisture from the atmosphere.
D. it occupies too much space.

28. The organelle which occupies the largest portion of a plant cell is the

A. chloroplast.
B. mitochondrion.
C. nucleus.
D. vacuole.

29. Movement of the ribs is brought about by the

A. pleural cavity.
B. intercostal muscle.
C. larynx.
D. trachea.

30. Fertilisation in humans usually occurs in the

A. ovary.
B. uterus.
C. vagina.
D. fallopian tube.


ANSWERS

21.   D.   I, II and III
22.   A.   shape of nose
23.   A.   The by-products are carbon dioxide and water
24.   A.   epididymis
25.   A.   Grey hair starts appearing
26.   D.   have feathery stigma
27.   A.   the temperature of the body is too high for effective sperm production
28.   D.   vacuole
29.   B.   intercostal muscle
30.   D.   fallopian tube


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2017 BECE Home Economics

1. A common method of cooking ripe plantain for sale is

A. boiling.
B. roasting.
C. grilling.
D. baking.

2. To shorten the cooking time for meat,

A. slice along the grain.
B. cut into small pieces.
C. slice into thin pieces.
D. cut across the grain.

3. In taking body measurement, a firm tape measure is needed to

A. save time.
B. avoid wasting fabric.
C. obtain accuracy.
D. make sewing easy.

4. Which of the following principles of design is similar to proportion?

A. Balance
B. Perspective
C. Rhythm
D. Scale

5. A preliminary design is meant to

A. improve creativity
B. increase production
C. make sketches
D. produce ideas

Use the sketch in Figure 1 to answer Questions 6 and 7

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

bece-home-econs-2017-q5a

7. Which of the following represents the left end elevation?

8. A single unit of a design is known as

A. motif
B. pattern
C. plan
D. print

9. Angles are measured by using a

A. compass
B. protractor
C. rule
D. set square

10. In designing, the analysis question, what is the purpose of the unit? falls under

A. construction.
B. ergonomics.
C. function.
D. material.

11. To repair an electrical fault, a safety precaution to observe is to

A. disconnect live wires.
B. remove fuse.
C. remove cover of socket.
D. switch off main supply.

12. Which of the following is not a cause of weakness in furniture?

A. Loose joint
B. Insufficient polish
C. Overloading
D. Removal of nail

13. The tee-square is used for drawing

A. arcs.
B. circles.
C. horizontal lines.
D. vertical lines.

14. Identify the type of lettering used for emphasis.

A. Freestyle
B. Gothic
C. Italics
D. Romans

15. Strips cut on the true cross of fabric are usually used for curved edges because they

A. stretch easily.
B. do not fray.
C. are easily prepared.
D. are colourful.


ANSWERS

1.   C. grilling
2.   D. cut across the grain
3.   C. obtain accuracy
4.   D. Scale
5.   D. produce ideas
6.   A 
7.   A
8.   A. motif
9.   B. protractor
10.   C. function
11.   D. switch off main supply
12.   B. Insufficient polish
13.   C. horizontal lines
14.  C. Italics
15.  A. stretch easily


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2017 BECE English Language Section A

From the alternatives lettered A to D, choose the one which most suitably completes each sentence.

1. John has given………. smoking

A. in
B. off
C. out
D. up

2. The crowd was………. large that the Director became frightened.

A. quite
B. so
C. too
D. very

3. When we got there, the buses………. left.

A. are
B. had
C. have
D. were

4. The book was………. to me.

A. gave
B. given
C. giving
D. to give

5. Auntie is the lady to………. I gave the list.

A. who
B. whom
C. which
D. whose

6. He’s your friend, ……….?

A. doesn’t he
B. does he
C. isn’t he
D. isn’t it

7. Kay: You didn’t go to Accra did you?
Lee:……….

A. No, I did
B. No, I didn’t
C. Yes, did I
D. Yes, I didn’t

8. You had better………. now.

A. left
B. leave
C. be leaving
D. to leave

9. Kwame asked his friend to………. him a pen.

A. borrow
B. excuse
C. lend
D. spare

10. She ended the letter, ……….

A. ‘Yours sincerely’
B. ‘Your’s sincerely’
C. ‘Yours’ sincerely’
D. ‘Your sincerely’

11. The woman refused to sell me………. kerosene.

A. any
B. little
C. plenty
D. some

12. ‘Yes, ………. a book,’ he said.

A. is
B. its
C. it’s
D. it

13. I know you are much………. than Esi.

A. tall
B. taller
C. tallest
D. the taller

14. Neither John nor his friend, ………. a play to the end.

A. watch
B. watches
C. was watching
D. were watching

15. Araba and Osei are a devoted couple who love……….

A. each other
B. one another
C. themselves
D. the other


ANSWERS

1.   D.  up
2.   B.  so
3.   B.  had
4.   B.  given
5.   B.  whom
6.   C.  isn’t he
7.   B.  No, I didn’t
8.   B.  leave
9.   C.  lend
10.   A.  ‘Yours sincerely’
11.   A.  any
12.   C.  it’s
13.   B.  taller
14.   B.  watches
15.   A.  each other


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