BECE 2009 Integrated Science Past Question Paper One


Plants are different from animals because they

  • A: have protoplasm
  • B: have chlorophyll
  • C: are able to respire
  • D: are able to reproduce sexually

Which of the following conditions is not required for a current to flow through an electric circuit?

  • A: The circuit should be closed
  • B: A battery must be present
  • C: There must be connecting wires
  • D: A bulb must be connected in the circuit

Which of the following examples is a source of energy?

  • A: Electricity
  • B: Heat
  • C: Light
  • D: Wood

Heat is transferred from the bottom of water in a container to the top by

  • A: conduction
  • B: convection
  • C: radiation
  • D: conduction and radiation

A mercury thermometer works on the principle that

  • A: solids expand on heating and contract on cooling
  • B: liquids expand on heating and contract on cooling
  • C: gases expand on heating and contract on cooling
  • D: liquids evaporate when heated to a certain temperature.

In which of the positions Q, R, S, T in the diagram below will a body have the greatest potential energy?

  • A: Q
  • B: R
  • C: S
  • D: T

A solar cell produces electrical energy from

  • A: electromagnets
  • B: heat
  • C: light
  • D: sound

In a third-class lever the

  • A: pivot is between the load and effort
  • B: pivot is absent
  • C: load is between the effort and pivot
  • D: effort is between the load and pivot

At which positions S, R, Q and P on the lever in the diagram below must a force be applied to lift the load most easily?

  • A: P
  • B: Q
  • C: R
  • D: S

Which of the following machines works on the same principle as an inclined plane?

  • A: Bottle opener
  • B: Wheelbarrow
  • C: See-saw
  • D: Screw

Power is defined as the

  • A: ability to do work
  • B: force to move an object
  • C: rate of doing work
  • D: ability to replace energy used

Which of the following food substances is not involved in respiration?

  • A: Amino acids
  • B: Fatty acids
  • C: Glucose
  • D: Vitamins

Which of the following organisms is at the beginning of a food chain?

  • A: Fish
  • B: Grass
  • C: Locust
  • D: Mosquito

The human male sex cell that takes part in reproduction is the

  • A: penis
  • B: scrotum
  • C: sperm
  • D: testis

The removal of waste products from the cells of organisms is called

  • A: assimilation
  • B: circulation
  • C: exhalation
  • D: excretion

The central nervous system consists of the

  • A: spinal cord and spine
  • B: brain and the nerves
  • C: brain and the spinal cord
  • D: skeletal system and skull

Which of the following life processes is not performed by all living things?

  • A: Excretion
  • B: Photosynthesis
  • C: Reproduction
  • D: Respiration

All veins in the body carry blood that does not contain oxygen with the exception of the veins from the

  • A: heart
  • B: kidneys
  • C: lungs
  • D: liver

The method of purification of water containing very little impurities is

  • A: boiling
  • B: chlorination
  • C: distillation
  • D: filtration

Boiling and chlorination are used in water purification to

  • A: kill germs
  • B: help suspended particles to settle
  • C: remove suspended particles
  • D: remove hardness of the water

The chemical symbol C is the symbol for

  • A: calcium
  • B: chlorine
  • C: carbon
  • D: sodium

A substance which is made up of the same kind of atoms is called

  • A: a compound
  • B: a mixture
  • C: an element
  • D: an ion

Which of the following processes results in the formation of new substances?

  • A: Heating camphor
  • B: Cooling water to form ice
  • C: Adding saliva to cooked yam
  • D: Mixing iron dust and sand together

When elements combine to form a compound the

  • A: constituents can be separated by a physical process
  • B: volume of the compound is the sum of the volumes of the constituents
  • C: reaction does not involve a heat change
  • D: reaction can be represented by a chemical formula

Which of the following organisms is likely to increase the oxygen content of the water in a pond?

  • A: Fish
  • B: Tadpole
  • C: Mosquito larva
  • D: Water lily

Which of the following parasites is a plant?

  • A: Bilharzia
  • B: Dodder
  • C: Lice
  • D: Tapeworm

The part of the soil that is most important for the growth of plants is

  • A: clay
  • B: humus
  • C: sand
  • D: silt

Which of the following diseases may be associated with water?

  • A: chicken pox
  • B: cholera
  • C: small pox
  • D: tetanus

The mosquito and housefly are harmful in that they

  • A: suck blood
  • B: bite and cause pain
  • C: settle on food
  • D: spread diseases

Which of the following diseases affects the central nervous system?

  • A: Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM)
  • B: Poliomyelitis
  • C: Measles
  • D: Yellow Fever

Day and night occur because the earth

  • A: moves round the sun
  • B: moves from east to west
  • C: moves round the moon
  • D: rotates on its axis

Bronze is an alloy of

  • A: iron and carbon
  • B: zinc and copper
  • C: iron and zinc
  • D: copper and tin

Which of the following substances causes acid rain when released into the atmosphere?

  • A: Carbon dioxide
  • B: Water vapour
  • C: Sulphur dioxide
  • D: cement dust

Which of the following gases helps in rusting?

  • A: Carbon dioxide
  • B: Hydrogen
  • C: Oxygen
  • D: Nitrogen

The force of attraction between molecules of different substances is called

  • A: adhesion
  • B: cohesion
  • C: tension
  • D: viscosity

A metal block has a mass of 0.1kg. Calculate its volume if the density is 1.0 kgm-3.

  • A: 0.01 m3
  • B: 0.10 m3
  • C: 1.00 m3
  • D: 10.00 m3

The food manufactured by a plant is distributed to all parts of the plant through the

  • A: chlorophyll
  • B: phloem
  • C: stomata
  • D: Xylem

Some insects are able to walk on water because

  • A: they are lighter than water
  • B: their skins cannot be penetrated by water
  • C: the surface of the water acts like an elastic skin
  • D: the surface of water is curved

Oxygen is made available to all cells of the human body by the

  • A: plasma
  • B: platelets
  • C: white blood cells
  • D: red blood cells

The force which pulls all objects towards the centre of the earth is the

  • A: frictional force
  • B: electrostatic force
  • C: gravitational force
  • D: rotational force

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