BECE 2014 Basic Design And Technology (Home Economics) Past Question Paper One



To hold a lining onto a fabric temporarily, one can use

  • A: basting
  • B: even tacking
  • C: tailor’s tacks
  • D: thread marking

Which of the following stitches can be used to neaten raw edges of a set-in-sleeve?

  • A: Feather
  • B: Fishbone
  • C: Herringbone
  • D: Loop

The goiter on Evelyn’s neck is caused by lack of

  • A: calcium
  • B: iodine
  • C: protein
  • D: vitamin

Man-made elements represented in art include

  • A: branches
  • B: rivers
  • C: stones
  • D: walls

The visitors’ book signed at exhibitions helps the exhibitions helps the exhibitor to know the

  • A: dignitaries who attended
  • B: number of works in high demand
  • C: observations made about the work
  • D: people who came

Use the sketch below to answer questions 6 and 7



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

  • A: A
  • B: B
  • C: C
  • D: D

Which of the following represents the left end elevation in the direction of arrow X?

  • A: A
  • B: B
  • C: C
  • D: D

A place where art works are sold is

  • A: an archive
  • B: a gallery
  • C: a museum
  • D: a studio

In design, the conditions that the final solution must satisfy is termed

  • A: investigation
  • B: specification
  • C: development
  • D: analysis

Which of the following instruments is most suitable for drawing horizontal lines?

  • A: Tee-square
  • B: Protractor
  • C: Compass
  • D: Set-square

Figure 2 shows a design process. Use it to answer questions 11 and 12



Figure 2 shows the method of

  • A: specifying solutions
  • B: stating specification
  • C: evaluating artifact
  • D: identifying needs

Which of the following design process stages follows the method shown in figure 2?

  • A: Writing specifications
  • B: Writing situation
  • C: Analyzing a situation
  • D: Sketching possible solutions

Shading with lines is described as

  • A: cross hatching
  • B: hatching
  • C: stippling
  • D: tonal value

Which of the following colours produces a feeling of warmth?

  • A: Blue
  • B: Green
  • C: Violet
  • D: White

Which of the following factors can cause a sewing business to collapse?

  • A: Advertising
  • B: Insurance
  • C: Low sales
  • D: Skilled labour

Which of the following tools is used for drawing lines when drafting patterns?

  • A: A pair of dividers
  • B: A protractor
  • C: Metre rule
  • D: Tape measure

It is better to use cotton fabrics for making specimen because it is

  • A: beautiful
  • B: dirt resistant
  • C: durable
  • D: easy to handle

All vegetable fibres leave ………………….. when burnt.

  • A: ashes
  • B: charcoal
  • C: hard ball
  • D: soft ball

The most suitable fabric for making a bed sheet is

  • A: cotton
  • B: nylon
  • C: rayon
  • D: silk

One can make an embroidered table runner if he or she learns

  • A: designing
  • B: drawing
  • C: sewing
  • D: weaving

Which of the following measurement is needed when making a boy’s pair of shorts?

  • A: Back length
  • B: Chest
  • C: Crotch
  • D: Width

The commonest collar on babies’ garment is

  • A: Chinese
  • B: Peterpan
  • C: Shawl
  • D: Shirt

Which of the following are portions of control equipment? I. Measuring cups II. Weighing scales III. Polythene bags IV. Empty tins

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

Choice of equipment and tools is based on

  • A: how difficult to clean and maintain
  • B: lack of space for storage
  • C: life span of equipment
  • D: unavailability of spare parts

Moist heat causes ………………… to the human skin.

  • A: bruises
  • B: burns
  • C: cuts
  • D: scalds

Food preservation is the treatment given to foods to enable them stay fresh for

  • A: a long time
  • B: some days
  • C: three days
  • D: three weeks

The method of cooking in which heat travels directly to the food is

  • A: baking
  • B: boiling
  • C: grilling
  • D: stewing

The method of cooking which is fast but expensive to use is

  • A: boiling
  • B: frying
  • C: grilling
  • D: roasting

Which of the following are reasons for cooking food? To I. help food digest faster II. make the food edible III. make the food soft IV. make the food last longer

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

The most important factor to consider when planning meals is the

  • A: appearance of the food
  • B: family budget
  • C: food available
  • D: service of the food

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