BECE 2013 Basic Design And Technology (Home Economics) Past Question Paper One


Which of the stitches can be used to hold down a hem decoratively?

  • A: Basting
  • B: Hemming
  • C: Herringbone
  • D: Overcasting

The advantage of buying food in bulk is that it

  • A: becomes abundant
  • B: becomes cheaper
  • C: is easier to choose
  • D: is easier to store

A balanced meal must contain

  • A: food from each food group
  • B: little fat and oil only
  • C: protective foods only
  • D: protein foods only

Drawing and painting are grouped under

  • A: landscape
  • B: still life
  • C: three-dimensional work
  • D: two-dimensional work

Identify the drawing tool from the following items

  • A: Crayon
  • B: Paper
  • C: Palette
  • D: Ruler

The figure below is a wooden block. Use it to answer Questions 6 and 7.



Which of the following represents the front view in the direction of arrow Q?

  • A: A
  • B: B
  • C: C
  • D: D

The plan is represented by

  • A: A
  • B: B
  • C: C
  • D: D

A sole proprietor

  • A: shares profit with friends
  • B: shares profit with a partner
  • C: takes decisions alone
  • D: takes decision with his staff

The statement describing the problem in designing is referred to as

  • A: design brief
  • B: design process
  • C: situation
  • D: investigation

Which of the following is not a type of joint for fixing parts of furniture ?

  • A: Movable joints
  • B: Unmovable joints
  • C: Temporary joints
  • D: Permanent joints

In oblique drawing one side of the object is inclined at an angle of

  • A: 30°
  • B: 45°
  • C: 60°
  • D: 90°

In a circuit diagram, current flows from

  • A: neutral to negative
  • B: neutral to positive
  • C: positive to negative
  • D: negative to positive

Select a neutral colour from the options below

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

The first step in designing is

  • A: choosing the right materials
  • B: colouring the sketches
  • C: identifying the problem
  • D: making sketch models

A dressmaker may also be skillful in I. embroidery making II. furnishing homes beautifully III. making beautiful paintings IV. selecting materials for upholstery

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

The basic items in a dressmaker’s shop include

  • A: embroidery machine and tracing wheel
  • B: long mirror and buttonhole maker
  • C: neatening machine and long meter rule
  • D: sewing machine and measuring tape

The presser foot on the sewing machine

  • A: controls the thread from the bobbin
  • B: holds fabric in position
  • C: makes stitches straight
  • D: pushes fabric when stitching

A plain fabric is a better choice for a school uniform because it

  • A: can be obtained in different colours
  • B: can suit a variety of skin colour
  • C: hardly fades
  • D: is cheap

Cotton fabric are sulfurized to make them

  • A: moth-resistant
  • B: shrink resistant
  • C: smooth
  • D: strong

A suitable neatening for the side seam of a school short is

  • A: edge stitching
  • B: loop stitching
  • C: overcastting
  • D: pinking

A skirt hangs well on a figure if it is cut along the

  • A: bias
  • B: cross
  • C: warp
  • D: weft

Renovating involves

  • A: fixing new fasteners
  • B: inserting sleeves
  • C: making new articles out of an old garment
  • D: making patchwork out of old clothes

What must be done first before cleaning an electric cooker?

  • A: close the oven
  • B: pour water over it
  • C: switch off the source of power
  • D: wipe burners with wet rag

A well ventilated kitchen prevents

  • A: accidents
  • B: fatigue
  • C: hardwork
  • D: nausea

Which of the following pairs of food is for body building?

  • A: cassava and beans
  • B: cocoyam and plantain
  • C: pawpaw and cabbage
  • D: groundnut and cowpea

The most common nutrient in the diet of most Ghanaians is

  • A: carbohydrate
  • B: fat
  • C: protein
  • D: vitamin

Which of the following flour is good for springroll?

  • A: cassava flour
  • B: corn flour
  • C: rice flour
  • D: wheat flour

A syrup is made from

  • A: sugar and fruit juice
  • B: sugar and milk
  • C: sugar and water
  • D: sugar, milk and water

The basic ingredients for pancake are:

  • A: flour, baking powder and milk
  • B: flour, butter and baking powder
  • C: flour, eggs and liquid
  • D: flour, fat, milk and sugar.

The commonest method of preserving fish is by

  • A: adding vinegar
  • B: drying
  • C: smoking
  • D: adding salt

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