BECE 2010 Integrated Science Past Question Paper One


Water that forms lather readily with soap is said to be

  • A: clean
  • B: hard
  • C: soapy
  • D: soft

Which of the following life activities are common to both plants and animals? I. Feeding II. Locomotion III. Respiration

  • A: I and II only
  • B: I and III only
  • C: II and III only
  • D: I, II and II

A suitable instrument that could be used to measure the internal diameter of a bamboo flute is

  • A: beam balance
  • B: metre rule
  • C: surveyor’s tape
  • D: vernier calipers

The ability of soils to supply the right amounts of essential nutrients to plants is known as

  • A: soil consistency
  • B: soil fertility
  • C: soil structure
  • D: soil texture

The simplest way of making well water suitable for laundry purposes is by

  • A: adding alum
  • B: boiling
  • C: chlorination
  • D: filtering

Washing down of soil nutrients beyond the reach of roots of plants is referred to as

  • A: aeration
  • B: infiltration
  • C: leaching
  • D: percolation

Which of the following statements explain(s) why an object floats in water? A floating object I. is less dense than water II. is denser than water III. has the same density as water

  • A: I only
  • B: II only
  • C: III only
  • D: I and III only

An example of leafy vegetable crops is

  • A: cucumber
  • B: lettuce
  • C: okro
  • D: onion

The structure in the respiratory system of humans where gaseous exchange occurs is

  • A: alveolus
  • B: bronchus
  • C: nostril
  • D: trachea

The gas produced when glucose is oxidized during internal respiration is

  • A: carbon (II) oxide
  • B: carbon (IV) oxide
  • C: hydrogen
  • D: nitrogen

The farm animal which has crop as part of its digestive system is the

  • A: fowl
  • B: goat
  • C: pig
  • D: sheep

A beneficial effect of wind on the environment is

  • A: promotion of photosynthesis in green plants
  • B: pollination in flowering plants
  • C: leaching in soils
  • D: erosion in soils

The chemical solution that can be used to test for the presence of protein in food substances is

  • A: Benedict’s solution
  • B: Fehling’s solution
  • C: Iodine solution
  • D: Million’s reagent

Which of the following statements about bushfires is/are true? I. They cause air pollution II. They deplete vegetation cover III. They contribute to global warming

  • A: I only
  • B: II only
  • C: II and III only
  • D: I, II and III

The most effective method of controlling soil erosion on steep slopes is

  • A: cover cropping
  • B: mulching
  • C: strip cropping
  • D: terracing

Which of the following agencies is responsible for providing information on the weather and climatic conditions of an area?

  • A: Animal Husbandry Department
  • B: Extension Services Department
  • C: Information Services Department
  • D: Meteorological Services Department

The farming system which involves the growing of one type of crop on the same piece of land every season is known as

  • A: mixed cropping
  • B: mixed farming
  • C: mono cropping
  • D: monoculture

The fifth planet from the sun in the solar system is

  • A: Jupiter
  • B: Mars
  • C: Neptune
  • D: Venus

The process that takes place when the sperm and the egg of humans fuse together is referred to as

  • A: fertilization
  • B: menstruation
  • C: ovulation
  • D: reproduction

The process by which water vapour moves through the stomata of leaves into the atmosphere is known as

  • A: absorption
  • B: diffusion
  • C: osmosis
  • D: transpiration

An example of intensive system of poultry keeping is the

  • A: deep litter system
  • B: fold unit system
  • C: free range system
  • D: Free-running system

The diagram below represents a circuit symbol in an electronic device. Study it carefully and use it to answer questions 22 and 23



The symbol represents

  • A: a light emitting diode
  • B: n-p-n transistor
  • C: light dependent resistor
  • D: p-n-p transistor

The part of the diagram labelled I has

  • A: more electrons than holes
  • B: no holes
  • C: more holes than electrons
  • D: the same number of holes as electrons

A spot made on a white paper with a given food substance turned the spot on the paper translucent. The food substance is likely to contain

  • A: glucose
  • B: oil
  • C: protein
  • D: starch

Which of the following sources of energy is non-renewable?

  • A: Sun
  • B: Waves
  • C: Wind
  • D: wood

Which of the following farm animals is / are housed in a hutch? I. Goats II. Pigs III. Rabbits

  • A: I only
  • B: III only
  • C: I and II only
  • D: II and III only

Which of the following blood vessels carries deoxygenated blood?

  • A: Aorta
  • B: Pulmonary artery
  • C: Pulmonary vein
  • D: Renal artery

The energy transformation that takes place in a car battery is

  • A: electrical energy ? chemical energy ? light energy
  • B: chemical energy ? light energy ? electrical energy
  • C: chemical energy ? electrical energy ? light energy
  • D: electrical energy ? light energy ? chemical energy

The type of liquid suitable to construct a thermometer to read temperatures of about 150°C is

  • A: alcohol
  • B: mercury
  • C: turpentine
  • D: water

Amino acids are the end-products of the digestion of

  • A: carbohydrates
  • B: fats
  • C: oils
  • D: proteins

The type of teeth used by mammals to cut food materials is

  • A: canine
  • B: incisor
  • C: molar
  • D: premolar

Fishponds are often stocked using

  • A: anchovies
  • B: fingerlings
  • C: fish eggs
  • D: frys

Which of the following processes result(s) in the formation of a new substance? I. Burning of wood II. Rusting of iron nail III. Heating water into vapour

  • A: I only
  • B: I and II only
  • C: II and III only
  • D: I, II and III

The use of resistant breeds of farm animals in controlling diseases is a

  • A: biological control method
  • B: chemical control method
  • C: cultural control method
  • D: physical control method

A load of 10 N is moved through a distance of 2 m. Calculate the work done.

  • A: 5 J
  • B: 10 J
  • C: 20 J
  • D: 50 J

Which of the following components of human blood is dissolved in the plasma?

  • A: Mineral salts
  • B: Phagocytes
  • C: Platelets
  • D: Red blood cells

An atom of carbon is represented as 12C. How many neutrons are in the nucleus of the carbon atom?

  • A: 2
  • B: 4
  • C: 6
  • D: 12

In agribusiness, middlemen operate within the

  • A: production chain
  • B: processing chain
  • C: supply chain
  • D: value chain

Which of the following illustrations shows the correct direction of the lines of force around a bar magnet?

  • A: A
  • B: B
  • C: C
  • D: D

The human sex cells are produced in the

  • A: scrotum and uterus
  • B: testis and ovary
  • C: penis and vagina
  • D: scrotum and ovary

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