BECE 2011 Integrated Science Past Question Paper One


An example of a noble gas is

  • A: chlorine
  • B: neon
  • C: nitrogen
  • D: oxygen

The structure that stores sperms temporarily in the male reproductive system of humans is

  • A: epididymis
  • B: scrotal sac
  • C: sperm duct
  • D: testes

Which of the following properties of alcohol as a thermometric liquid is correct?

  • A: It is opaque
  • B: It does not wet glass
  • C: It has a very low freezing point
  • D: It has a high freezing point

In which of the following vegetation zones of Ghana does millet and sorghum grow well?

  • A: Coastal savannah
  • B: Forest zone
  • C: Guinea savannah
  • D: Transition zone

Which of the following methods is/are used for preserving fish? I. Canning II. Frying III. Smoking

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

Which of the following practices in the home can prevent disease infection?

  • A: Covering one’s food
  • B: Drinking unclean water
  • C: Keeping one’s surroundings untidy
  • D: Sharing towels and sponges

An example of a semimetal is

  • A: calcium
  • B: lithium
  • C: silicon
  • D: sodium

Which kind of energy transformation takes place in an electric motor?

  • A: Chemical energy to electrical energy
  • B: Chemical energy to mechanical energy
  • C: Electrical energy to light energy
  • D: Electrical energy to mechanical energy

Landrace is a breed of

  • A: cattle
  • B: goats
  • C: pigs
  • D: sheep

In flowering plants, the stamen is made up of

  • A: anther and stigma
  • B: anther and filament
  • C: stigma and filament
  • D: stigma and style

Which of the following statements about a transistor is correct?

  • A: It can be used to amplify current
  • B: It is similar to three diodes
  • C: It consists of two leads only
  • D: It has three junctions

An atom has 6 protons and 7 neutrons in its nucleus. What is its mass number?

  • A: 1
  • B: 6
  • C: 7
  • D: 13

A record of daily activities on a farm is termed

  • A: labour record
  • B: inventory record
  • C: farm diary
  • D: production record

Which of the following devices work(s) on the principle of transmission of pressure in fluids? I. Water pumps II. Syringes III. Bicycle brakes

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

Which of the following crops is not correctly matched with its group?

  • A: Cowpea – cereal crop
  • B: Cocoa – beverage crop
  • C: Coconut – oil crop
  • D: Cocoyam – tuber crop

Which of the following substances is a salt?

  • A: H2SO4
  • B: NaOH
  • C: HCl
  • D: CaCl2

In which part of the digestive system of a fowl does grinding of feed take place?

  • A: Crop
  • B: Gizzard
  • C: Oesophagus
  • D: Proventriculus

The parts of a bony fish that are used to control the level at which the fish swims are known as

  • A: dorsal and caudal fins
  • B: caudal and pectoral fins
  • C: pectoral and pelvic fins
  • D: dorsal and pectoral fins

Million’s reagent is used to test for

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

In an n-p-n transistor, the n-type collector is connected to the positive terminal of the battery thus making the

  • A: base-collector junction reverse biased
  • B: base-collector junction forward biased
  • C: base-emitter junction reverse biased
  • D: base-emitter junction forward biased

Which type of vegetation favours both wet and hot environmental conditions?

  • A: Strand and mangrove
  • B: Coastal savannah
  • C: Guinea savannah
  • D: Tropical forest

During drought, some plants dry out because of high I. atmospheric temperature II. humidity III. rate of evaporation Which of the statements above is/are correct?

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

Soil erosion on sloppy farmlands is best controlled by

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

A viable seed is one that

  • A: germinates under suitable conditions
  • B: contains oil
  • C: develops from fertilized ovary
  • D: has a pericarp

Which of the following pairs of structures form part of the female reproductive system of humans?

  • A: Urethra and uterus
  • B: Cervix and uterus
  • C: Ureter and uterus
  • D: Cervix and ureter

Which of the following chemical symbols is that of a metal?

  • A: Ca
  • B: Ne
  • C: P
  • D: S

All the living and non-living things that surround an organism constitute its

  • A: community
  • B: ecosystem
  • C: environment
  • D: habitat

Which of the following crops should be planted after cassava in crop rotation?

  • A: Cocoyam
  • B: Cowpea
  • C: Onion
  • D: Yam

Endoparasites in farm animals can be controlled by

  • A: drenching
  • B: dipping
  • C: dusting
  • D: spraying

Which of the following devices requires the use of transistors in its operation?

  • A: Computer
  • B: Electric heater
  • C: Microphone
  • D: Wall clock

Feel Method is used to determine soil

  • A: air
  • B: colour
  • C: structure
  • D: texture

Which of the following modes of heat transfer is the thermos flask designed to minimize? I. Conduction II. Convection III. Radiation

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

An atom of an element is represented as . What is the respective number of neutrons and protons in the atom?

  • A: 12 and 13
  • B: 12 and 25
  • C: 13 and 12
  • D: 25 and 12

The anemometer is an instrument used in determining

  • A: amount of rainfall
  • B: speed of wind
  • C: relative humidity
  • D: intensity of light

Which of the following subjects is/are considered as applied science? I. Biology II. Medicine III. Psychology

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

Chinchilla is a breed of

  • A: goats
  • B: pigs
  • C: rabbits
  • D: sheep

Which of the following characters is not acquired through heredity?

  • A: Language spoken
  • B: Shape of nose
  • C: Colour of eyes
  • D: Temperament

The food nutrient which ensures good health in farm animals is

  • A: carbohydrates
  • B: minerals
  • C: proteins
  • D: vitamins

The use of resistant breeds of farm animals to control pests is a

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

Which of the following arrangements show the correct order of increasing complexity of structures in living organisms?

  • A: cells → organs → tissues → systems
  • B: cells → tissues → organs → systems
  • C: cells → systems → tissues → organs
  • D: cells → tissues → systems → organs

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