BECE 2009 Social Studies Past Question Paper One


During the Second World War, Ghanaian soldiers fought on the side of

  • A: Germany and her allies
  • B: America and her allies
  • C: Britain and her allies
  • D: Japan and her allies

One of the measures the government of Ghana can use to reduce poverty is

  • A: paying higher interest on savings
  • B: obtaining World Bank loan
  • C: giving away public funds
  • D: equipping the unemployed with skills

Cape Town in South Africa falls within the

  • A: Warm Temperate Climate
  • B: Cool Temperate Climate
  • C: Tundra Climate
  • D: Tropical Climate

A president who performs judicial functions abuses the principle of

  • A: checks and balances
  • B: separation of powers
  • C: fundamental human rights
  • D: collective responsibility

Economic self-reliance is a necessary factor for maintaining

  • A: political independence
  • B: democratic rule
  • C: national unity
  • D: higher education

Which type of rain occurs when cold and warm air masses meet?

  • A: Orographic
  • B: Convectional
  • C: Cyclonic
  • D: Thunderstorm

Ghana co-operates with other nations mainly to

  • A: ensure her political stability
  • B: develop her national trade
  • C: maintain internal peace
  • D: maintain international peace

For a nation to be economically independent, she must

  • A: educate her citizens
  • B: produce her basic needs
  • C: rely on her colonial master for aid
  • D: co-operate with her neighbours

The Arctic Circle is

  • A: 23 ½ ° north
  • B: 23 ½ ° south
  • C: 66 ½ ° north
  • D: 66 ½ ° south

The system by which a foreigner acquires citizenship of another country is

  • A: registration
  • B: nationalization
  • C: adoption
  • D: naturalization

Parents can reduce conflicts at home when they

  • A: use corporal punishment
  • B: increase children’s privileges
  • C: offer advice to children
  • D: detain children

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

Which of the following industries is having negative influences on the Ghanaian culture?

  • A: Mining
  • B: Agriculture
  • C: Fishing
  • D: Tourism

Which of the following is not a social problem in Ghana?

  • A: Low standard of living
  • B: Low agricultural production
  • C: Low literacy rate
  • D: High birth rate

The highest points in Ghana are found on the

  • A: Gambaga Escarpment
  • B: Akwapim Ridge
  • C: Togo Range
  • D: Mampong Scarp

One of the following was not a founding member of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC.

  • A: J B Danquah
  • B: Ako Adjei
  • C: Kwame Nkrumah
  • D: George Grant

The chief representative of the central government in the district is the

  • A: Parliamentarian of the District
  • B: District Co-ordinating Director
  • C: Presiding Member of the District Assembly
  • D: District Chief Executive

The Mediterranean lands are known for the production of

  • A: citrus
  • B: tea
  • C: grains
  • D: vegetables

A medical officer at a government hospital is a

  • A: director
  • B: civil servant
  • C: public servant
  • D: consultant

The conventional sign on a topographical sheet represents a

  • A: school
  • B: church
  • C: bridge
  • D: settlement

The development of communities in your area is the responsibility of the

  • A: Member of Parliament
  • B: Traditional Council
  • C: Unit Committee
  • D: District Assembly

When the time at Tema is 12 noon, the time at a place on longitude 30°w is

  • A: 9 am
  • B: 10 am
  • C: 11 am
  • D: 2 pm

One duty of a citizen is to

  • A: enjoy free education
  • B: join a religious group
  • C: assist the police in investigations
  • D: support a political party

The institution established under the 1992 Constitution to educate the public on their rights is the

  • A: National Commission for Civic Education
  • B: National Media Commission
  • C: Electoral Commission
  • D: Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ)

Which of the following constitutes human rights abuse?

  • A: Being searched by a security agent
  • B: Interrogation by a security agent
  • C: Police detention beyond forty-eight hours
  • D: Lawful imprisonment beyond forty-eight hours

When one faces the rising sun, the left hand

  • A: always points to the north
  • B: sometimes points to the north
  • C: sometimes points to the west
  • D: always points to the west

In order to fully develop our natural resources we must

  • A: bring in experts from abroad
  • B: train our human resource
  • C: go for loans from abroad for farming
  • D: compel the youth to undertake farming

The 1951 general election granted Ghana

  • A: political independence
  • B: republican status
  • C: membership of the Commonwealth
  • D: internal self-government

The construction industry is an example of

  • A: secondary production
  • B: tertiary production
  • C: primary production
  • D: subsistence production

Rocks that have their original features changed through very high temperature and pressure are called

  • A: metamorphic
  • B: sedimentary
  • C: volcanic
  • D: igneous

Which of these countries is in the Southern Hemisphere?

  • A: Japan
  • B: Malaysia
  • C: Brazil
  • D: North Korea

In the Ghanaian society, irresponsible parenting is one of the causes of

  • A: rural-urban migration
  • B: teenage pregnancy
  • C: late marriages
  • D: infant mortality

The major reason for establishing castle schools by the Europeans was to

  • A: educate the people on human rights
  • B: teach religious knowledge
  • C: educate their own children
  • D: introduce formal education

Which of the following cereals grows well in the Sudan Savana?

  • A: Wheat
  • B: Rice
  • C: Sorghum
  • D: Millet

Another name for the North-East Trade Winds is

  • A: Fohn
  • B: Harmattan
  • C: Monsoon
  • D: Westerlies

The organ of government that initiates policies to be passed into law is the

  • A: Media
  • B: Judiciary
  • C: Parliament
  • D: Executive

The breakdown of extended families in our communities is mainly caused by

  • A: numerous family meetings
  • B: high increase in population
  • C: pressure of work
  • D: adoption of foreign culture

The high dependency problem of some families can be solved by

  • A: practising family planning
  • B: sending children to school
  • C: sharing the responsibilities with relatives
  • D: encouraging parents to feed their children properly

A hill with a steep slope on one side and a gentle slope on the other side is a/an

  • A: ridge
  • B: escarpment
  • C: knoll
  • D: plateau

Democracy in our nation could be sustained by

  • A: teaching the people information technology
  • B: operating one party system of government
  • C: holding general elections every decade
  • D: giving the people political education

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