BECE 2015 Basic Design And Technology (Home Economics) Past Question Paper One


An example of a permanent stitch is

  • A: backstitch
  • B: basting
  • C: even tacking
  • D: tailors’ tacks

The purpose of the napkin in table laying is to clean

  • A: sweat off the face
  • B: the mouth during eating
  • C: the plates before serving
  • D: the table after eating

Fish caught with chemicals may cause

  • A: diarrhoea
  • B: dysentery
  • C: poisoning
  • D: vomiting

Colours which are opposite to each other on the colour wheel are referred to as

  • A: analogous colours
  • B: complementary colours
  • C: cool colours
  • D: warm colours

An artist who has blue, red and yellow colours can obtain violet by mixing

  • A: all the three colours
  • B: blue with green
  • C: red with blue
  • D: yellow with blue


The type of projection used for the drawing is the

  • A: first angle projection
  • B: isometric projection
  • C: oblique projection
  • D: third angle projection

The view arrowed Q represents the

  • A: front elevation
  • B: plan
  • C: left end view
  • D: right end view

A sketch is a

  • A: collection of different lines
  • B: drawing made with pencil
  • C: finished detailed drawing
  • D: quick drawing in few lines

A developed cylinder shows a

  • A: circle
  • B: rectangle
  • C: square
  • D: triangle

Which of the following describes the strength and weakness of a design?

  • A: Specification
  • B: Investigation
  • C: Evaluation
  • D: Analysis

Shading is a rendering technique used to create

  • A: outlines
  • B: painting
  • C: pictures
  • D: tones

When a problem is described within any environment, it is termed as

  • A: brief
  • B: situation
  • C: solution
  • D: specification

A place where artworks are displayed and sold is a

  • A: gallery
  • B: museum
  • C: studio
  • D: workshop

Texture, colour and shape in a design are referred to as

  • A: elements
  • B: ideas
  • C: objects
  • D: principles

The safest way of keeping one’s daily sales is by

  • A: depositing it at the bank
  • B: giving it to mother for safe keeping
  • C: keeping it in an envelope
  • D: putting it under the sewing machine

The pinking shears is useful for

  • A: cutting out motifs
  • B: cutting out pattern pieces
  • C: neatening seams
  • D: trimming turnings

A stiletto is used for

  • A: cutting buttonholes
  • B: darning
  • C: patching
  • D: punching eyelet holes

Corduroy is a fabric produced from

  • A: cotton fibres
  • B: linen fibres
  • C: silk fibres
  • D: woollen fibres

The most suitable seam for making a boy’s jeans is

  • A: double-stitched seam
  • B: dressmaker’s seam
  • C: French seam
  • D: overlaid seam

The amount of fabric needed to make a six year old girl’s uniform is determined by

  • A: her height
  • B: her size
  • C: the school she attends
  • D: the width of fabric

Tapes are used as fastenings on garments for

  • A: babies
  • B: school children
  • C: teenagers
  • D: the aged

The main purpose of repairing a garment is to

  • A: alter the style
  • B: beautify it
  • C: prevent waste
  • D: prolong its lifespan

The most appropriate equipment used in draining off fat when frying fish on a large scale

  • A: cane basket
  • B: colander
  • C: metal sieve
  • D: strainer

Scalds are caused by

  • A: dry heat
  • B: shocks
  • C: suffocation
  • D: wet heat

In Ghana, for easy transportation and marketing, fresh fish is often preserved by

  • A: canning
  • B: drying
  • C: pickling
  • D: smoking

Peeled banana left in the open changes colour due to

  • A: activities of yeast
  • B: enzyme action
  • C: fermentation
  • D: oxidation

Dishes cooked by poaching and steaming are

  • A: easily digested
  • B: easy to handle
  • C: very attractive
  • D: very palatable

……………. is a method of cooking in which the heat gets to food directly.

  • A: Baking
  • B: Boiling
  • C: Grilling
  • D: Stewing

A set of menu forming a complete meal at a set price is termed

  • A: a la carte
  • B: ethnic menu
  • C: special party menu
  • D: table d’hote

The advantage of taking breakfast is that it

  • A: helps to keep the body warm
  • B: helps one to perform physical activities better
  • C: makes meals more appetizing
  • D: makes meals more nutritious

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