2018 BECE Social Studies Q.1-20

1. A common feature of people associated with the same ethnic group in Ghana is

A. name
B. occupation
C. clothes
D. language

2. The main benefit of tourism to Ghana is

A. political stability
B. inter-tribal marriage
C. foreign exchange
D. cultural change

3. The physical environment of Ghana can be protected through

A. recycling of waste materials
B. re-directing river channels
C. practising traditional farming
D. burning of industrial waste

4. When two air masses of different temperatures meet, the result is,

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

5. Where did the Akans first settle during their migration?

A. Dormaa Ahenkro
B. Bono Manso
C. Denkyira
D. Asante Manso

6. The period which marks the beginning and the end of adolescence is

A. 12 – 19 years
B. 10 – 19 years
C. 10 – 14 years
D. 15 – 19 years

7. The social environment include

A. festivals, political parties and religious groups
B. festivals, churches and tourist sites
C. settlements, churches and rivers
D. settlements, festivals and political parties

8. An effect of land degradation is

A. bad farming practices
B. excessive quarrying
C. improper layouts
D. loss of soil fertility

9. An advantage of chastity to the adolescent is

A. avoiding contracting typhoid fever
B. gaining approval from adults
C. knowing blood group easily
D. getting the best school to attend

10. People who visit places of interest to enjoy the facilities are called

A. experts
B. travellers
C. tourists
D. socialites

11. The principle of separation of powers ensures that

A. political parties do not work together
B. the police and military do not work together
C. the president appoints different ministers
D. various organs of government work independently

12. A representation of the earth’s surface not drawn to scale is known as

A. map
B. plan
C. sketch
D. globe

13. The right to enjoy social amenities goes together with the responsibility of

A. attending communal labour
B. offering voluntary service
C. paying of taxes regularly
D. attending political meetings

14. The best way to settle disputes is through the

A. Electoral Commission
B. District Assembly
C. parliamentary committee
D. court system

15. State-owned enterprises provide

A. foreign exchange
B. unemployment
C. public service
D. insurance

16. A major reason for developing a good layout settlement is to reduce

A. free movement and ethnic conflicts
B. overcrowding and criminal activities
C. rural-urban migration and street hawking
D. truancy and illiteracy rate

17. If the scale of a map is 1 : 50,000 and the distance between two points on the map is 10 cm, what is the actual distance on the ground?

A. 2.5 km
B. 5.0 km
C. 10.0 km
D. 20.0 km

18. For a society to develop faster, there is the need for

A. progressive changes in its culture
B. indiscriminate exploitations
C. increase in population
D. decline in good health

19. Productivity increase in Ghana can be achieved through

A. showcasing Ghana’s rich culture
B. frequent absence from work
C. application of modern technology
D. lack of supervision

20. Conflicts that destroy lives and property must be prevented by

A. security agents
B. all citizens
C. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
D. National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO)

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2014 BECE Social Studies Q.1-15

1. Some Ghanaians mishandle the Cedi Notes by

A. burning it
B. crumpling it
C. saving it
D. spending it

2. A major way of spreading HIV and AIDS is through

A. eating in public places
B. indiscriminate sexual relations
C. mosquito bites
D. shaking hands with infected persons.

3. Adolescent abstinence from sexual related activity is

A. chastity
B. health
C. paternity
D. sincerity

4. The set of guidelines for governing a nation is provided by the

A. constitution
B. council of state
C. judiciary
D. legislature

5. What a person is obliged to perform as a duty in the society constitutes his / her

A. achievements
B. dignity
C. responsibility
D. rights

6. The physical environment of Ghana can be protected through

A. drying industrial waste
B. practicing traditional farming
C. redirecting river channels
D. recycling of waste materials

7. Promoting national unity in Ghana greatly depends on

A. kindness
B. politics
C. religion
D. tolerance

8. The most effective measure for reducing the rapid population growth in Ghana is promoting

A. adolescent counseling
B. women empowerment
C. gender equality
D. girl-child education

9. Which of the following situations is an effect of rapid population growth in Ghana?

A. Decrease in food production
B. High dependency burden
C. High standard of living
D. Low productivity

10. Pressure on social facilities in urban areas is mainly created by

A. decrease in imported goods
B. high cost of living
C. rural-urban drift
D. urban-rural drift

11. Community conflicts are best settled through

A. arbitration and reconciliation
B. court ruling
C. government intervention
D. police action

12. Which of the following conditions is an effect of ethnic conflicts?

A. Decrease in government expenditure
B. Frequent interruption of electricity supply
C. Interruption of development projects
D. Overdependence on foreign goods

13. Government policies are implemented at the District levels by the

A. Chief Executive
B. Co-ordinating Director
C. Presiding Member
D. Regional Minister

14. Maintenance of law and order in the country is the main function of the

A. airforce
B. army
C. navy
D. police

15. The highest authority in the traditional area is the

A. clan head
B. divisional chiefs
C. lineage head
D. paramount chief


ANSWERS

1.  B. crumpling it
2.  B. indiscriminate sexual relations
3.  A. chastity
4.  A. constitution
5.  C. responsibility
6.  D. recycling of waste materials
7.  D. tolerance
8.  D. girl-child education
9.  B. high dependency burden
10.  C. rural-urban drift
11.  A. arbitration and reconciliation
12.  C. Interruption of developmental projects
13.  A. Chief executive
14.  D. police
15.  D. paramount chief
16.  D. Rule of law
17.  C. One party system


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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


ANSWERS

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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2015 BECE Social Studies Q.1-15

1. Which of the following features is not part of the physical environment?

A. Air
B. Buildings
C. Music
D. Rivers

2. A good social environment can be promoted through

A. bravery
B. competition
C. individualism
D. tolerance

3. Adolescence is a period of transition from

A. childhood to adulthood
B. childhood to oldage
C. infancy to adulthood
D. infancy to childhood

4. Adolescent chastity is important because it prevents

A. contraction of HIV and AIDS
B. frequent malaria among the youth
C. peer pressure among the youth
D. the occurrence of broken home

5. Adopting a foreign way of life in one’s native country implies

A. cultural assimilation
B. foreign domination
C. parallel culture
D. rapid modernization

6. Trokosi and female genital mutilation are cultural practices that must be abolished because

A. some people become rich through their performance
B. the police dislike them
C. they are against the rights of the victim
D. they are practised all over the country

7. The four cardinal points are

A. East, South-West, North, West.
B. North, South, North-East, South-West
C. North, South, East, West
D. West, South-East, North-East, South

8. The ratio between distance measured on a map and the actual distance on the ground is

A. a sketch
B. a statement
C. layout
D. scale

9. If the scale of a map is 1:10,000 and the distance on the map is 20 cm, then the actual distance on the ground is

A. 0.2 km
B. 2 km
C. 20 km
D. 20,000 km

10. The crop types which grow well in the Guinea Savanna are

A. cocoa and rice
B. millet and groundnut
C. plantain and cola
D. shallots and cassava

11. The mangrove swamps in Ghana are found mainly in the

A. Afram plains
B. coastal areas
C. highland areas
D. Oti basin

12. The integrity of the nation can be defended by

A. cleaning the environment
B. educating the youth
C. encouraging immigration
D. reporting saboteurs

13. A hill with a steep slope on one side and a gentle slope on the other side is

A. a ridge
B. a knoll
C. a plateau
D. an escarpment

14. The moon is a satellite of the

A. Earth
B. Jupiter
C. Mars
D. Mercury

15. Relief rainfall is experienced in

A. equatorial forest areas
B. guinea savanna areas
C. highland areas
D. lowland areas


ANSWERS

1.   C. Music
2.   D. tolerance
3.   A. childhood to adulthood
4.   A. contraction of HIV and AIDS
5.   A. cultural assimilation
6.   C. they are against the rights of the victim
7.   C. North, South, East, West
8.   D. scale
9.   B. 2 km
10.   B. millet and groundnut
11.   B. coastal areas
12.   D. reporting saboteurs
13.   D. an escarpment
14.   A. Earth
15.   C. highland areas


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