BECE 2017 Social Studies Past Question Paper One

1

The main aim of promoting tourism in Ghana is to

  • A: promote building of hotels.
  • B: preserve forts and castles.
  • C: earn foreign exchange.
  • D: create employment for foreigners.
2

Which of the following measures can help reduce Ghana’s dependency on foreign aid?

  • A: Generating more revenue locally
  • B: Relying on Bank of Ghana reserves
  • C: Patronising goods from abroad
  • D: Repaying all foreign loans immediately
3

The two main levels of government in Ghana are

  • A: district and municipal.
  • B: national and district.
  • C: national and regional.
  • D: regional and district
4

Economic growth can best be achieved in Ghana through

  • A: adding value to exports.
  • B: patronizing foreign goods.
  • C: relying on foreign aid.
  • D: decreasing exports.
5

Which of the following governors introduced direct elections in Ghana in 1952?

  • A: Hugh Clifford
  • B: Allan Burns
  • C: Gordon Guggisberg
  • D: Arden Clarke
6

The most common reason for the migration of various ethnic groups to modern Ghana is

  • A: tourism.
  • B: security.
  • C: religion.
  • D: adventure.
7

Rural-Urban drift increases demand in the urban centres for

  • A: social facilities.
  • B: foreign exchange.
  • C: crude oil.
  • D: higher wages.
8

The large percentage of the youth in Ghana’s population implies that, Ghana has

  • A: a free market economy.
  • B: a lot of future labour force.
  • C: adequate supply of consumer goods.
  • D: equitable distribution of wealth.
9

On which of the following maps of Ghana can a Geographer easily identify the course of the River Volta?

  • A: Political
  • B: Physical
  • C: Vegetation
  • D: Climatic
10

Conventional signs enable map users to identify

  • A: planets.
  • B: rock profiles.
  • C: cardinal points.
  • D: land marks.
11

Most aspects of Ghanaian culture are displayed during

  • A: traditional festivals.
  • B: naming ceremonies.
  • C: funeral rites.
  • D: puberty rites.
12

A good social environment can be promoted through

  • A: tolerance.
  • B: bravery.
  • C: competition.
  • D: individualism.
13

Which of the following is the main reason for the protection of the physical environment?

  • A: Survival of living things
  • B: Ensuring adequate rainfall
  • C: Improved standard of living
  • D: Ensuring environmental sanitation
14

Bullying of pupils in schools constitutes

  • A: sex discrimination.
  • B: child labour.
  • C: sexual harassment.
  • D: child abuse.
15

The majority of Ghanaians acquire citizenship by

  • A: naturalization.
  • B: adoption.
  • C: founding.
  • D: birth.
16

Ghana is still not self-reliant because the country depends on

  • A: foreign financial support.
  • B: crude agricultural tools.
  • C: primary industries.
  • D: subsistence agriculture.
17

Tourism involves

  • A: taking time off normal duties.
  • B: painting beautiful sceneries.
  • C: buying new and beautiful artefacts.
  • D: travelling to see and enjoy sceneries.
18

The most important national symbol which identifies Ghana as an independent sovereign state is the

  • A: State Stool.
  • B: State Sword.
  • C: Flag.
  • D: Mace.
19

The Upper East regional capital lies

  • A: North-West of Kumasi.
  • B: North-East of Kumasi.
  • C: South-East of Kumasi.
  • D: South-West of Kumasi.
20

Which of the following is an outmoded cultural practice?

  • A: Naming ceremonies
  • B: Funerals
  • C: Puberty rites
  • D: Widowhood rites
21

The most effective measure for reducing the rapid population growth in Ghana is by promoting

  • A: gender equality.
  • B: girl-child education.
  • C: adolescent counselling.
  • D: women empowerment.
22

Any lawful endeavour undertaken by an individual to earn a living is referred to as

  • A: productivity.
  • B: attitude.
  • C: work.
  • D: skills.
23

The state can best promote private sector business by

  • A: supplying office equipment.
  • B: guaranteeing financial support.
  • C: increasing wages and salaries.
  • D: offering all the needs of entrepreneurs.
24

Productivity measures

  • A: production of goods.
  • B: production of services.
  • C: output per man-hours.
  • D: profit made out of production.
25

Which of the following should be the basis for signing Foreign Agreement in Ghana?

  • A: Government interest
  • B: Business Executive interest
  • C: Majority interest
  • D: National interest
26

A good layout and enforcement of Town Planning laws can help reduce

  • A: substance abuse.
  • B: influx of immigrants.
  • C: emergence of slums.
  • D: population growth.
27

A person legally recognized to enjoy political rights in a country is known as

  • A: patriot.
  • B: compatriot.
  • C: politician.
  • D: citizen.
28

The four cardinal points are

  • A: N, E, SW, NE.
  • B: N, S, NE, SW.
  • C: N, E, W, S.
  • D: N, W, SE, NE.
29

Relief rainfall is mostly experienced in areas of

  • A: highlands.
  • B: savannahs.
  • C: forests.
  • D: lowlands.
30

The major factor that has brought rapid cultural change in Ghana is

  • A: formal education.
  • B: inter-marriages.
  • C: informal education.
  • D: Christian marriages.
31

Habitats of endangered species of animals can be protected through the creation of

  • A: land guards.
  • B: forest reserves.
  • C: tourist centres.
  • D: veterinary clinics.
32

Joint stock companies are owned by

  • A: government.
  • B: entrepreneurs.
  • C: directors.
  • D: shareholders.
33

Which of the following is not a source of capital for the sole proprietor?

  • A: Bank loan
  • B: Personal loan
  • C: Loan from friends
  • D: Government subventions
34

Poor drainage system in our cities results in

  • A: erosion.
  • B: floods.
  • C: earthquake.
  • D: land slide.
35

Which of the following is the greatest contribution of Ghana towards the U.N.O.?

  • A: Troops for peace keeping operations
  • B: Settlements of refugees
  • C: Payment of dues
  • D: Donation of relief items
36

Political conflicts in Ghana can best be minimized through

  • A: tolerating opposing views.
  • B: adopting a common language.
  • C: banning of private newspapers.
  • D: voting for a very strong president.
37

Which of the following factors promote political stability in a country?

  • A: Food security
  • B: Rule of law
  • C: Free education
  • D: Rigid constitution
38

The highest authority in the traditional area is the

  • A: Divisional chief.
  • B: Clan heads.
  • C: Paramount chief.
  • D: Lineage heads.
39

Which of the following is an effect of ethnic conflicts?

  • A: Interruption of development projects
  • B: Decrease in government expenditure
  • C: Frequent interruption of electricity supply
  • D: Over dependence on foreign goods
40

The most convenient way of reducing slum in cities is to

  • A: remove badly laid out building.
  • B: build more estates.
  • C: increase wages and salaries.
  • D: supervise siting of structures.

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