BECE 2016 Integrated Science Past Question Paper One


An example of a third class lever is

  • A: wheelbarrow
  • B: sugar tongs
  • C: pair of scissors
  • D: crowbar

The release of a mature egg from an ovary into the fallopian tube in humans is called

  • A: copulation
  • B: ejaculation
  • C: menstruation
  • D: ovulation

The blood vessel that carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart is known as

  • A: pulmonary artery
  • B: pulmonary vein
  • C: vena cava
  • D: aorta

An example of a plant micro-nutrient is

  • A: calcium
  • B: copper
  • C: magnesium
  • D: potassium

What is the colour of the neutral wire in a three-pin plug?

  • A: Blue
  • B: Brown
  • C: Green
  • D: Yellow

In the pin-hole camera, the image formed is always

  • A: erect and bright
  • B: erect and blurred
  • C: inverted and real
  • D: inverted and virtual

The part of the flower that develops into a fruit is the

  • A: ovary
  • B: ovule
  • C: stamen
  • D: style

The number of elements in the compound Ca(OH)2 is

  • A: 2
  • B: 3
  • C: 4
  • D: 5

The reason why alum is added to water during treatment is to

  • A: kill germs
  • B: give taste to water
  • C: make water colourless
  • D: make suspended particles settle

Which of the following animal parasites could be controlled by hand picking?

  • A: Liver fluke
  • B: Tapeworm
  • C: Tick
  • D: Roundworm

A stick which is partially immersed in water appeared to be bent due to

  • A: absorption
  • B: reflection
  • C: refraction
  • D: transmission

One difference between metals and non-metals is that metals

  • A: have low density
  • B: are not malleable
  • C: have luster
  • D: have low melting points.

The cultivation of different crops on different plots of a farmland in a definite cycle is called

  • A: land rotation
  • B: shifting cultivation
  • C: crop rotation
  • D: mixed cropping

Iodine deficiency in humans could result in a disorder known as

  • A: diabetes
  • B: goiter
  • C: kwashiorkor
  • D: scurvy

A substance is termed combustible if it

  • A: easily catches fire
  • B: dissolves common salt
  • C: sublimes at room temperature
  • D: boils at 100°

Micro-organisms that cause diseases are collectively called

  • A: bacteria
  • B: infections
  • C: pathogens
  • D: viruses

Which type of energy is lost when sweat evaporates from the human body?

  • A: Sound energy
  • B: Mechanical energy
  • C: Chemical energy
  • D: Heat energy

Which of the following gases is involved in the rusting of iron?

  • A: Hydrogen
  • B: Oxygen
  • C: Nitrogen
  • D: Carbon dioxide

The feeling of soil between fingers is used to determine the

  • A: texture of the soil
  • B: drainage of the soil
  • C: capillarity of the soil
  • D: water holding capacity of the soil.

Sodium hydroxide is an example of a base because it

  • A: has sour taste
  • B: has a pH less than 7
  • C: turns wet blue litmus paper red
  • D: turns wet red litmus paper blue

Which of the following plants has its leaves modified for storing food?

  • A: Ginger
  • B: Onion
  • C: Pineapple
  • D: Tomato

Gases enter and leave the leaf of a plant through the

  • A: mesophyll cells
  • B: stomata
  • C: pith
  • D: palisade cells

Which of the following vegetable crops is cultivated for its leaves?

  • A: Carrrot
  • B: Lettuce
  • C: Okro
  • D: Pepper

An example of a body that does not produce its own light is the

  • A: moon
  • B: sun
  • C: star
  • D: fire fly

Which of the following devices converts electrical energy into sound energy?

  • A: Electric heater
  • B: Electric fan
  • C: Washing machine
  • D: Loudspeaker

Transplanting of young seedlings is usually done in the evening because

  • A: darkness promotes rapid growth
  • B: seedlings require less nutrients
  • C: pest attack is minimal
  • D: transpiration is minimal

A mixture of sugar and water could be separated by

  • A: decantation
  • B: evaporation
  • C: filtration
  • D: sublimation

Which of the following processes results in the formation of new substances?

  • A: Cooling water to form ice
  • B: Adding saliva to cooked yam
  • C: Dissolving sugar in water
  • D: Mixing iron dust and sand

Photosynthesis is important to living organisms because it produces

  • A: glucose and oxygen
  • B: glucose and carbon dioxide
  • C: oxygen and carbon dioxide
  • D: water and carbon dioxide

Global warming is caused by the

  • A: circulation of oxygen in the atmosphere
  • B: excessive release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere
  • C: release of hydrogen into the atmosphere
  • D: circulation of nitrogen in the atmosphere

The warning and safety signs on chemical containers are usually represented by a symbol placed within a

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

In which of the following structures in a living cell is cellulose found?

  • A: Chloroplast
  • B: Mitochondrion
  • C: Cell membrane
  • D: Cell wall

Elements that could easily lose electrons to form cations are

  • A: metals
  • B: non-metals
  • C: semi-metals
  • D: noble gases

The conversion of agricultural produce from its original form to other desirable forms is termed

  • A: preservation
  • B: processing
  • C: recycling
  • D: storage

The function of the hair in the nose of humans is to

  • A: make breathing easier
  • B: keep nose moist
  • C: filter dust from the air breathed in
  • D: keep the nose warm

A metal that is used as a thermometric liquid is

  • A: aluminium
  • B: copper
  • C: mercury
  • D: silver

The joule is the S.I unit for

  • A: energy
  • B: force
  • C: power
  • D: pressure

Which of the following gases supports combustion?

  • A: Hydrogen
  • B: Oxygen
  • C: Carbon dioxide
  • D: Carbon monoxide

The form of energy which flows from one point to another due to temperature differences is known as

  • A: mechanical energy
  • B: heat energy
  • C: solar energy
  • D: nuclear energy

Which of the following resources does not produce energy?

  • A: Coal
  • B: Sand
  • C: Water
  • D: Wind

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