BECE 2016 Basic Design And Technology (Home Economics) Past Question Paper One



The basic stitch which starts all crocheted articles is

  • A: chain
  • B: cross
  • C: loop
  • D: stem

A glass is best used to serve

  • A: cream
  • B: drinks
  • C: ice-cream
  • D: yoghurt

Which of the following is inexpensive to use in the rural area?

  • A: Coal pot
  • B: Electric cooker
  • C: Gas cooker
  • D: Kerosene stove

The visitors book signed at exhibitions help the exhibitor to know

  • A: the number of people who came
  • B: how many works were sold
  • C: the number of people who showed interest
  • D: what people observed about the work

In drawing, objects nearer the viewer are in the

  • A: background
  • B: foreground
  • C: horizon
  • D: middle ground

Use the sketch in Figure 1 to answer Questions 6 and 7



Which of the following represents the front elevation 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 P?

  • A: A
  • B: B
  • C: C
  • D: D

Rhythm, balance and emphasis are

  • A: design processes
  • B: elements of art
  • C: idea developments
  • D: principles of design



The lines drawn above are

  • A: diagonal
  • B: parallel
  • C: vertical
  • D: zigzag

The final stage of the design process is the

  • A: evaluation
  • B: possible solutions
  • C: specification
  • D: working drawings

Which of the following is not a method of recording a data for solving a design problem?

  • A: Observation
  • B: Photographs
  • C: Sketches
  • D: Write-up

Which of the following joints will be suitable for a chair to be dismantled and reassembled?

  • A: Nail lap joint
  • B: Glued butt joint
  • C: Glued screw joint
  • D: Bolt and nut



Figure 2 shows the surface development of a

  • A: cylinder
  • B: hexagonal prism
  • C: hexagonal pyramid
  • D: square prism

Select a shading style from the following options

  • A: Glazing
  • B: Hatching
  • C: Sgraffito
  • D: Sketching

A formal outlet for raising money to start a sewing business is

  • A: a family member
  • B: a rural bank
  • C: money lenders
  • D: the susuman

The sewing machine should be inserted with the flat side facing the ………..of the machine.

  • A: back
  • B: front
  • C: inside
  • D: outside

Which of the following items will be the basic tools needed for learning how to sew?

  • A: Buttonhole scissors, pins and thread
  • B: Metre rule, needles and shears
  • C: Needles, tape measure and pins
  • D: Pencil, pins and thread

Which of the following fibres is obtained by retting?

  • A: Cotton
  • B: Jute
  • C: Linen
  • D: Sisal

When making a French seam, start by placing ……………together.

  • A: one wrong side against one right side
  • B: two right sides
  • C: two right sides folded edges
  • D: two wrong sides

The first line of stitching when making a French seam is done on the

  • A: cutting line
  • B: right side
  • C: seam line
  • D: wrong side

Which of these pattern markings indicates seamline?

  • A: A
  • B: B
  • C: C
  • D: D

Strips cut on the true cross of a fabric are usually suitable for curved edges because they

  • A: are attractive
  • B: are straight
  • C: have the ability to stretch
  • D: have very narrow widths

Which of the following tools should be used to remove fibre and nut from palm fruit liquid?

  • A: Colander
  • B: Metal sieve
  • C: Perforated spoon
  • D: Strainer

Kitchen hygiene includes

  • A: using clean water for cooking
  • B: washing hands before handling food
  • C: washing utensils immediately after use
  • D: wearing clean clothes

Lack of calcium results in

  • A: anaemia
  • B: goiter
  • C: marasmus
  • D: rickets

The most expensive nutrient in the Ghanaian diet is

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

For a hardboiled egg, cook between

  • A: 2 to 5 minutes
  • B: 5 to 6 minutes
  • C: 7 to 8 minutes
  • D: 8 to 10 minutes

Food retains most of the nutrients and flavor when it is

  • A: boiled
  • B: fried
  • C: steamed
  • D: stewed

When steaming

  • A: do not allow water to boil
  • B: put the food in the boiling water.
  • C: the boiling water must not touch the food.
  • D: remove the food when water begins to boil

The elements of design which are readily noticed when a table is set for meals are

  • A: lines and dots
  • B: shape and colour
  • C: texture and lines
  • D: texture and shape

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2 years ago

Question 16 needle was omited. It should be seeing machine needle

brah kwame oyiboh
2 years ago

Thank you for this past question