BECE 2016 Social Studies Past Question Paper One

1

Which of the following activities is a duty of a citizen?

  • A: Giving free medical care
  • B: Helping the police financially
  • C: Joining a religious group
  • D: Paying taxes for development
2

In a traditional society, which of the following is used to teach good morals?

  • A: Court music
  • B: Story telling
  • C: Dirges
  • D: Appellations
3

In Ghana, state owned enterprises are important because they

  • A: produce all the goods for the society
  • B: make a lot of profit
  • C: provide vital goods and services
  • D: employ majority of the labour force.
4

Which of the following human activities destroys habitats of animals?

  • A: Bush burning
  • B: Bush fallowing
  • C: Inter-cropping
  • D: Mixed farming
5

The environment can best be described as

  • A: animals and non-living things
  • B: man and his surrounding
  • C: man and vegetation around him
  • D: vegetation and non-living things
6

The transition from childhood to adulthood is referred to as

  • A: adolescence.
  • B: manhood
  • C: parenthood
  • D: puberty
7

Most aspects of Ghanaian culture are displayed during

  • A: funeral rites
  • B: naming ceremonies
  • C: puberty rites
  • D: traditional festivals
8

Which of the following is used to represent landmarks on maps?

  • A: Conventional signs
  • B: Histogram
  • C: Mathematical symbols
  • D: Plain sketches
9

When one moves eastwards and crosses the International Date Line,

  • A: a day is gained
  • B: a day is lost
  • C: shorter hours of day is experienced
  • D: longer hours of day is experienced
10

Ghana lies between latitudes

  • A: 5°South an d11°North
  • B: 5° North and 11° North
  • C: 5° North and 11° South
  • D: 5° South and 11° South
11

To promote national unity Ghanaians are expected to be

  • A: hardworking
  • B: patriotic
  • C: highly educated
  • D: well paid
12

The outermost part of the earth is called the

  • A: atmosphere
  • B: core
  • C: mantle
  • D: crust
13

Adolescent chastity is beneficial to the girl because it helps her to

  • A: enjoy free education
  • B: gain automatic scholarship
  • C: have uninterrupted education
  • D: pass examinations easily
14

When two air masses of different temperatures meet, the condition results in the

  • A: rain shadow
  • B: cyclonic rainfall
  • C: relief rainfall
  • D: thunder and lightning
15

The high dependency problem of some families can be solved by

  • A: encouraging parents to feed their children properly
  • B: practicing family planning
  • C: sending the children to school
  • D: sharing the responsibility with relatives
16

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

  • A: allowing people to enjoy free movement
  • B: appreciating cultural practices of other people
  • C: keeping trouble makers in prison
  • D: selecting leaders through election
17

Which of the following is not a function of the Police Service?

  • A: Arresting criminals
  • B: Controlling traffic
  • C: Judging cases in court
  • D: Maintaining peace and order.
18

The first castle school to be established in the Gold Coast (Ghana) was in

  • A: Accra
  • B: Cape Coast
  • C: Elmina
  • D: Akropong
19

Which of the following men fought for the abolishing of the slave trade?

  • A: Andreas Riss
  • B: Gordon Guggisberg
  • C: James Somerset
  • D: William Wilberforce
20

The people of British Togoland joined Ghana through

  • A: conquest
  • B: declaration
  • C: permission
  • D: voting
21

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

  • A: declaration of Sagrenti war
  • B: disturbances of 1948
  • C: introduction of the Poll Tax Ordinance
  • D: signing of the bond of 1844.
22

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

  • A: adoption
  • B: birth
  • C: conferment
  • D: registration
23

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

  • A: Child labour
  • B: Dropping out of school
  • C: Drug abuse
  • D: Employing an 18 year old girl
24

When an individual behaves in an honest and just manner, he/she performs a

  • A: civic responsibility
  • B: civic right
  • C: natural responsibility
  • D: social right
25

The Supreme Court of Ghana

  • A: interprets the constitution and the laws of Ghana
  • B: makes and implements laws
  • C: remands criminals in custody
  • D: runs courses for judges and magistrates
26

The maintenance of law and order in traditional societies in Ghana is the responsibility of

  • A: chiefs and their elders
  • B: priests and their elders
  • C: teachers and family heads
  • D: police and soldiers
27

Which of the following methods is not a way of managing conflicts?

  • A: Arbitration
  • B: Negotiation
  • C: Reconciliation
  • D: Suppression
28

One major way by which Ghana co-operates with other nations is by

  • A: allowing them to establish military base in Ghana
  • B: lending large sums of money to them
  • C: removing all taxes on goods imported from them.
  • D: sending ambassadors and high commissioners to them.
29

The head of government of the second republic of Ghana was the

  • A: Attorney General
  • B: Head of State
  • C: Minister of State
  • D: Prime Minister
30

Which of the following institutions can make laws to check smuggling and armed robbery in Ghana?

  • A: District Assembly
  • B: The Police Service
  • C: Parliament
  • D: High Court
31

Which of the following factors least affect vegetation in Ghana?

  • A: Climate
  • B: Human activities
  • C: Relief
  • D: Soil
32

The most economical way of disposing domestic and industrial waste is by

  • A: burning
  • B: dumping
  • C: recycling
  • D: sieving
33

The life span of water bodies are naturally prolonged through

  • A: adequate rainfall
  • B: building of dams
  • C: water sanitation
  • D: irrigation systems
34

High birth rate in developing countries can lead to

  • A: high income per head
  • B: low income per head
  • C: low dependency ratio
  • D: skilled labour force
35

Changes in culture is important for

  • A: ethnic disintegration
  • B: international recognition
  • C: population growth
  • D: national development
36

Private businesses help in building the nation when they

  • A: increase their profits
  • B: import consumer goods
  • C: pay appropriate taxes
  • D: produce more goods
37

When the wet bulb and the dry bulb thermometer at a weather station record the same reading, it means the air is

  • A: condensed
  • B: dry
  • C: saturated
  • D: warm
38

Some state owned enterprises are often sold to private individuals due to

  • A: sufficient raw materials
  • B: adequate market
  • C: adequate skilled labour
  • D: poor management
39

The government can best promote private sector business by

  • A: increasing wages and salaries
  • B: guaranteeing financial support
  • C: offering all the needs of entrepreneurs
  • D: supplying office equipment
40

The main function of the executive organ of government is

  • A: interpretation of laws
  • B: impeachment of the president
  • C: implementation of laws
  • D: law making

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