BECE 2013 Social Studies Past Question Paper One


The environment can best be described as

  • A: man and his surroundings
  • B: animals and non-living things
  • C: vegetation and non-living things
  • D: man and the vegetation around him

The social environment includes

  • A: settlements, churches and rivers
  • B: settlements, festivals and political parties
  • C: festivals, political parties and religious groups
  • D: festivals, churches and tourist sites

Which of the following statements is true? The

  • A: social and physical environments are inter-dependent
  • B: physical environment is independent of the social environment.
  • C: physical environment is never affected by the social environment
  • D: social environment is more important than the physical environment

A major environmental problem facing municipal and metropolitan assemblies in Ghana is

  • A: waste management
  • B: air pollution
  • C: deforestation
  • D: gully erosion

Adolescent reproductive health aims at providing education on

  • A: good nutrition
  • B: sexuality
  • C: good marriage
  • D: security

The period of adolescence is

  • A: 10 – 19 years
  • B: 10 – 14 years
  • C: 15 – 19 years
  • D: 12 – 19 years

One way of managing conflict in the Ghanaian society is

  • A: arbitration
  • B: confrontation
  • C: meditation
  • D: consultation

Adolescent chastity is important because it prevents

  • A: contraction of HIV/AIDS by the youth
  • B: contraction of malaria by the youth
  • C: the effect of peer pressure on the youth
  • D: the occurrence of broken homes

Adolescents who engage in early sex, risk

  • A: dropping out of school
  • B: increasing the size of their family
  • C: looking older than their age
  • D: losing their parents

The part of one’s income that is not spent is one’s

  • A: insurance
  • B: account
  • C: deposit
  • D: savings

During their migration, the Akans first settled at

  • A: Bono Manso
  • B: Dormaa Ahenkro
  • C: Asante Manso
  • D: Denkyira

Ethnic conflicts must be avoided because they slow down

  • A: economic development
  • B: rural-urban migration
  • C: tribal disintegration
  • D: urban-rural migration

Unity among Ghanaians can best be promoted through

  • A: inter-ethnic marriages
  • B: formal education
  • C: opinion leaders
  • D: good environmental practices

Which of the following represents earth’s surface or part of it drawn to a scale?

  • A: Layout
  • B: Sketch
  • C: Map
  • D: Landmark

Which of the towns in the sketch below lies directly south of Miva?

  • A: Kofa
  • B: Aposa
  • C: Soka
  • D: Kutu

An important feature which can be used to show direction in a locality is called

  • A: landmark
  • B: bearing
  • C: compass
  • D: scale

The ratio between distance measured on a map and the actual distance on the ground is a

  • A: scale
  • B: layout
  • C: statement
  • D: sketch

The diagram below illustrates a

  • A: linear scale
  • B: statement scale
  • C: representative fraction
  • D: railway line

If the scale of a map is 1:10,000 and the distance on the map is 20 cm, then the actual distance on the ground is

  • A: 20 km
  • B: 0.2 km
  • C: 2 km
  • D: 20,000 km

The principle of checks and balances prevents

  • A: constitutionalism
  • B: democracy
  • C: dictatorship
  • D: patriotism

One way of sustaining unity among the ethnic groups in Ghana is by

  • A: selecting leaders through elections
  • B: allowing people to enjoy free movement
  • C: appreciating the cultural practices of other people
  • D: keeping troublemakers in prison

One reason for the migration of many ethnic groups into Ghana is

  • A: education
  • B: security
  • C: marriage
  • D: religion

Which of the following is a symbol of national unity in Ghana? The

  • A: National anthem
  • B: Akosombo Dam
  • C: Gye Nyame
  • D: Judiciary

The integrity of the nation can be defended by

  • A: encouraging immigration
  • B: reporting saboteurs
  • C: educating the youth
  • D: cleaning the environment

Ghana lies between latitudes

  • A: 5°S and 11°N
  • B: 5°N and 11°N
  • C: 5°N and 5°S
  • D: 5°N and 11°S

To promote national unity, Ghanaians are expected to be

  • A: patriotic
  • B: well paid
  • C: hardworking
  • D: highly educated

The people of British Togoland joined Ghana through

  • A: conquest
  • B: persuasion
  • C: voting
  • D: declaration

The Head of State of Ghana at independence in 1957 was

  • A: Kwame Nkrumah
  • B: The Queen of Britain
  • C: Gordon Guggisberg
  • D: Edward Akuffo-Addo

The process by which one country takes control of the administration of another is known as

  • A: acculturation
  • B: colonization
  • C: socialization
  • D: assimilation

One way by which Ghana cooperates with other countries is by

  • A: sending ambassadors and commissioners to them
  • B: lending large sums of money to them
  • C: allowing them to establish military bases in Ghana
  • D: removing all taxes on goods imported from them.

The first political event leading to the formal establishment of British colonial rule in the Gold Coast was the

  • A: signing of the bond of 1844
  • B: declaration of Sagrenti war
  • C: introduction of the Poll Tax Ordinance
  • D: disturbances of 1948

To ensure their continuous survival, private enterprises must do all the following except

  • A: producing quality goods
  • B: keeping proper records
  • C: paying taxes regularly
  • D: using only foreign labour

The rotation of the earth causes

  • A: the seasons
  • B: day and night
  • C: eclipse of the moon
  • D: changes in vegetation

According to the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, an individual can claim Ghanaian citizenship if

  • A: his / her grandparents are Ghanaians
  • B: he / she attends school in Ghana
  • C: he / she works in Ghana
  • D: his / her parents reside in Ghana

When two air masses of different temperatures meet, it results in

  • A: the formation of relief rainfall
  • B: the formation of cyclonic rainfall
  • C: thunder and lightning
  • D: rain shadow zone

A child of not more than seven years of age found in Ghana, and whose parents cannot be traced is a Ghanaian by

  • A: birth
  • B: adoption
  • C: registration
  • D: conferment

One basic right of every Ghanaian is the right to

  • A: vote in general elections
  • B: personal liberty
  • C: fair wages
  • D: stand for elections

Which of the following can constitute human rights abuse in Ghana?

  • A: Child labour
  • B: Employing an 18 year old girl
  • C: Dropping out of school
  • D: Drug abuse

The right to life is an example of

  • A: economic right
  • B: natural right
  • C: legal right
  • D: political right

When one behaves in an honest and just manner, one performs his /her

  • A: civic right
  • B: civic responsibility
  • C: natural responsibility
  • D: social right

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