BECE 2011 Social Studies Past Question Paper One


The purpose of naming ceremonies in traditional Ghanaian homes, is to

  • A: give the child an identity
  • B: offer gifts to the parents by friends and relatives
  • C: make parents popular
  • D: let the child taste alcohol for the first time

Which of the following officials are not elected through general elections in Ghana?

  • A: Members of Parliament
  • B: President of Ghana
  • C: Assembly members
  • D: Ministers of state

Festivals are important in Ghana because they enable the people to

  • A: remember important past events
  • B: show their wealth
  • C: appoint traditional priests for the shrines
  • D: determine the number of people in the community

The instrument used in measuring the rate of evaporation is

  • A: barometer
  • B: hygrometer
  • C: anemometer
  • D: hydrometer

In which vegetational belt is Ghana’s cocoa mostly grown?

  • A: Mangrove swamp
  • B: Sudan savanna
  • C: Semi-deciduous forest
  • D: Guinea savanna

Equal hours of day and night are experienced in Ghana when the sun is overhead on

  • A: Latitude 0°
  • B: Latitude 23 ½ ° North
  • C: Longitude 180°
  • D: Longitude 0°

One of the aims of the African Union (AU) is to

  • A: eliminate cultural differences in Africa
  • B: increase the size of foreign aid to Africa
  • C: increase the growth of Africa’s population
  • D: eliminate conflicts in Africa

The eagles in Ghana’s Coat of Arms signify

  • A: the wealth of the nation
  • B: protection of the people
  • C: unity of the people
  • D: a continued link with the Commonwealth

The head of government of the second Republic of Ghana was the

  • A: Attorney General
  • B: Head of State
  • C: Prime Minister
  • D: Chief Justice

Which of the following oceans lies between Africa and America?

  • A: Arctic
  • B: Atlantic
  • C: Pacific
  • D: Indian

Ghana can minimize the importation of goods mainly by

  • A: increasing subsidies on local products
  • B: increasing taxes on imports
  • C: controlling the rate of inflation
  • D: decreasing advertisement of local products

An important source of locally generated revenue for District Assemblies in Ghana is

  • A: the common fund
  • B: court fines
  • C: market tolls
  • D: road tolls

Indecent dressing among the youth should be discouraged because it

  • A: leads to increased social crime
  • B: increases peer pressure
  • C: makes them unpopular
  • D: makes them lose dignity

The Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) in Ghana is responsible for resolving problems relating too

  • A: work place disputes
  • B: family welfare
  • C: the chieftaincy institution
  • D: tribal conflicts

Ghana’s high indebtedness to foreign countries can be reduced by

  • A: increasing tax revenue
  • B: using locally produced goods
  • C: investing more in education
  • D: ensuring good neighbourliness with other countries

One major reason for the migration of ethnic groups into modern Ghana was the search for

  • A: means of livelihood
  • B: religious protection
  • C: military weapons
  • D: good neighbours

Laws are mainly made to ensure

  • A: better education
  • B: instant justice
  • C: social conformity
  • D: family unity

Public corporations are set up by the government mainly to provide

  • A: youth employment
  • B: emergency services
  • C: entrepreneurial skills
  • D: utility services

The most important factor that can help improve productivity in state enterprises is

  • A: working throughout the year
  • B: working for longer hours
  • C: by increasing public holidays
  • D: proper supervision

Floods in our communities can best be controlled through

  • A: harvesting rain water
  • B: planned layout
  • C: tarring of roads
  • D: construction of boreholes

The interpretation of the constitution of Ghana is a function of the

  • A: legislature
  • B: executive
  • C: judiciary
  • D: cabinet

Free movement of people, goods and services is one of the main aims of the

  • A: Non-Aligned Movement
  • B: United Nations Organisation
  • C: Economic Community of West African States
  • D: Commonwealth

Industries must be located outside residential areas to

  • A: avoid pollution
  • B: encourage competition among firms
  • C: reduce cost of production
  • D: reduce industrial accidents

Which of the following vegetation types experiences high temperature and heavy rainfall throughout the year?

  • A: Mangrove forest
  • B: Tropical vegetation forest
  • C: Semi deciduous forest
  • D: Woodland savanna

The state can promote the growth of private enterprises by

  • A: taking over their control and management
  • B: increasing taxes on their earnings
  • C: increasing imports of similar products
  • D: organizing training sessions for their managers

When the scale of a map is expressed in the form of a ratio, it is known as

  • A: diagonal
  • B: statement
  • C: linear
  • D: representative fraction

The main reason for encouraging farmers in Ghana to produce more cocoa is to

  • A: generate more foreign exchange
  • B: help determine the best cocoa farmer
  • C: set up more cocoa factories
  • D: promote the manufacturing of more cocoa products

Which of the following is not a product of the forest zone in Ghana?

  • A: Palm nut
  • B: Shea nut
  • C: Cocoa
  • D: Coffee

One moral value that is stressed during an outdooring and naming ceremony of a child is

  • A: truthfulness
  • B: love
  • C: hard work
  • D: respect

The tertiary sector of the Ghanaian economy provides

  • A: services
  • B: raw materials
  • C: finished goods
  • D: industrial machinery

The Djebobo and Torogbani mountains are located in the

  • A: Gambaga escarpment
  • B: Atiwa-Atwredu ranges
  • C: Akwapim-Togo ranges
  • D: Kwahu plateau

Productivity in the mining sector can be increased in Ghana through

  • A: improvement in the land tenure system
  • B: the employment of more labourers
  • C: the application of modern technology
  • D: the use of locally manufactured tools

One main reason for the abolition of the slave trade was

  • A: lack of finance for the traders
  • B: lack of market for slaves
  • C: the inhuman nature of the trade
  • D: lack of cultural support

The first African country to allow herself to be assessed under the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD. was

  • A: Ghana
  • B: South Africa
  • C: Nigeria
  • D: Rwanda

The African Union (AU) was officially launched on 9th July, 2002 in

  • A: South Africa
  • B: Libya
  • C: Nigeria
  • D: Ethiopia

One problem hindering the effective functioning of District Assemblies in Ghana is

  • A: rapid population growth
  • B: mobilizing funds for development
  • C: interference by traditional rulers
  • D: maintaining law and order

Which of the following economic activities does not cause deforestation in Ghana?

  • A: Crop growing
  • B: Lumbering
  • C: Fishing
  • D: Charcoal burning

A major effect of lateness to school and work is that it

  • A: increases the cost of living
  • B: takes away leisure time
  • C: causes ill feeling among colleagues
  • D: reduces productivity

Which of the following business units raises its capital through the sale of shares?

  • A: Public Corporations
  • B: Joint-stock Companies
  • C: Partnership
  • D: Co-operative societies

One benefit that Ghana derives from co-operating with international bodies is

  • A: payment of dues to such bodies
  • B: contributing soldiers to peace keeping
  • C: accepting refugees
  • D: technology transfer

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