BECE 2012 Basic Design And Technology (Home Economics) Past Question Paper One


Which of the sets are temporary stitches?

  • A: Basting and tracking
  • B: Hemming and basting
  • C: Tracking and hemming
  • D: Tracking and running

The main vitamin Ama gets when she eats oranges is

  • A: vitamin C
  • B: vitamin D
  • C: vitamin E
  • D: vitamin K

Crockery is a collection of

  • A: forks and spoons
  • B: glasses and spoons
  • C: plates and forks
  • D: plates and glasses

The arrangement of the shapes in a picture is known as:

  • A: blending
  • B: composition
  • C: drawing
  • D: toning

Which of the following colours produces a feeling of coolness?

  • A: blue
  • B: orange
  • C: violet
  • D: white

The aspect of analysis which considers the appearance of an artefact is known as

  • A: aesthetics
  • B: construction
  • C: ergonomics
  • D: function

In designing, possible solutions are generated by the use of I. observation II. drawing III. sketches Which of the following options are correct?

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

Drawing of an object starts with

  • A: colour
  • B: line
  • C: shape
  • D: texture

Which of the following colours is used to represent an earth wire?

  • A: blue
  • B: brown
  • C: red
  • D: yellow


Which of the following views represent the plan?

  • A: A
  • B: B
  • C: C
  • D: D

The left-end view is represented by

  • A: A
  • B: B
  • C: C
  • D: D

Weakness on a joint of furniture may be due to

  • A: excessive glueing
  • B: hammering hard
  • C: missing nail
  • D: over polishing

Which of the following options suggest a dot in nature?

  • A: a cube of sugar
  • B: a grain of sand
  • C: footpath lane
  • D: Veins of a leaf

The B range of pencils are the

  • A: finest
  • B: hardest
  • C: smoothest
  • D: softest

Mounting an exhibition enables the dressmaker to I. show her handiwork II. attract customers III. increase her income IV. show her generosity

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

The movement of the sewing machine needle is controlled by the

  • A: tension disc
  • B: needle clamp
  • C: balance wheel
  • D: bobbin winder

Which of the following best explains why Ama’s woolen cardigan shrunk? It was

  • A: washed with warm water
  • B: dried in the shade
  • C: washed with hot soapy water
  • D: pressed with a warm iron

Burnt silk smells like burnt hair because it originates from a/an

  • A: vegetable source
  • B: synthetic source
  • C: regenerated source
  • D: animal source

One disadvantage of nylon in warm climate is that it

  • A: becomes weak when wet
  • B: cannot stand frequent laundering
  • C: is a good conductor of heat
  • D: is absorbent

Which of the following stitches must be worked on only the wrong side of an article?

  • A: hemming
  • B: loop
  • C: overcasting
  • D: running

A long sleeve shirt can be renovated into a ………… sleeve

  • A: kimono
  • B: puff
  • C: ragan
  • D: short

Which of the following sets comprises career opportunities for sewing students?

  • A: Dressmaking, computer programming and basketry
  • B: Dressmaking, hair dressing and interior decorating
  • C: Dressmaking, tailoring and teaching
  • D: Tailoring, catering and computer programming

The commonest tool in the kitchen is the

  • A: cooker
  • B: cook’s knife
  • C: food safe
  • D: shelf

The main use of the colander is for

  • A: draining
  • B: sifting
  • C: steaming
  • D: straining

Scalds are caused by

  • A: candle light
  • B: coal pot fire
  • C: gas fire
  • D: hot water

Food is garnished mainly to make it:

  • A: attractive
  • B: balanced
  • C: delicious
  • D: nutritious

A meal served at mid-morning or mid-afternoon is known as

  • A: breakfast
  • B: brunch
  • C: elevenses
  • D: snack

Conduction is a

  • A: way of heat transfer
  • B: method of cooking
  • C: way of preparing food
  • D: method of preserving food

A basic flour mixture is known as

  • A: batter
  • B: pancake
  • C: queen cake
  • D: rock bun

Portion control helps the caterer to I. avoid waste of food II. cut down cost of food III. buy good food IV. make profit on food sold

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

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