BECE 2019 Basic Design And Technology (Home Economics ) Past Question Paper One


The plan of a cylinder is a

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

The first stage of the design process is

  • A: brief
  • B: evaluation
  • C: situation
  • D: specification
Figure I show the pictorial view of a block. Use it to answer questions 3 and 4.


Which of the following represents the front view in the direction of arrow Z?

  • A: A
  • B: B
  • C: C
  • D: D

Which of the following represents the right end elevation?

  • A: A
  • B: B
  • C: C
  • D: D

In the design process, the selected idea is developed in order to

  • A: determine the cost
  • B: evaluate final product
  • C: improve upon it
  • D: reduce its beauty

The most suitable pencil for drawing construction lines is

  • A: B
  • B: HB
  • C: 2B
  • D: 2H

A common method of cooking used for most Ghanaian staple foods is

  • A: steaming
  • B: boiling
  • C: frying
  • D: stewing

A seam that is often used for outer garment is

  • A: plain seam
  • B: French seam
  • C: Machine felled seam
  • D: Overlaid seam

When setting a table, the first course cutlery should be placed

  • A: at the top edge of the dinner plate
  • B: on the dinner plate
  • C: near the dinner plate
  • D: further away from the dinner plate

Stranded cotton thread is used for

  • A: decorative stitches
  • B: neatening seams
  • C: joining seams
  • D: temporary stitches

Red, Orange and violet are

  • A: warm colours
  • B: cool colours
  • C: opposite colours
  • D: neutral colours

The inscription BB on a pencil indicates that, it

  • A: is hard
  • B: is soft
  • C: breaks easily
  • D: sharpens well

A circle is

  • A: a form
  • B: a principle of design
  • C: a sphere
  • D: an element of design

The colour violet symbolizes

  • A: wealth
  • B: peace
  • C: aggression
  • D: royalty

The primary colours are

  • A: red, violet, yellow
  • B: green, yellow, red
  • C: red, yellow, blue
  • D: violet, yellow, green

The most important nutrients found in vegetables are vitamins and

  • A: carbohydrates
  • B: proteins
  • C: minerals
  • D: fats

In frying meat, heat is transferred by means of

  • A: conduction
  • B: convection
  • C: conduction and radiation
  • D: radiation and convention

Elements of design in nature include

  • A: lines, shape and dot
  • B: shape, dot and balance
  • C: line, rhythm and texture
  • D: texture, balance and rhythm.

An adolescent whose diet is deficient in iron is likely suffer from

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

Wounds and fractures can heal quickly if one takes in adequate amount of

  • A: starchy roots and plantain
  • B: fruits and vegetables
  • C: animal products
  • D: legumes and pulses

A stitched that is worked from right to left on the right side of an article is

  • A: overcasting
  • B: oversewing
  • C: hemming stitch
  • D: slip stitch

Which of the following elements of design is likely to be seen on whole baked rock buns?

  • A: Lines, colour and dot
  • B: Shape, texture and dot
  • C: Texture, shape and lines
  • D: Colour, lines and dot

Incorrect threading of a sewing machine will cause

  • A: puckering of seams
  • B: missing stitches
  • C: thread breaking
  • D: loose stitches forming

Suitable inexpensive fabric for making bag is

  • A: poplin
  • B: denim
  • C: damask
  • D: calico

The cause of spoilage in dried beans is

  • A: weevil
  • B: bugs
  • C: yeast activities
  • D: enzymes action

The rubbing -in method is used in the preparation of

  • A: queen cakes
  • B: fish turnovers
  • C: banana fritters
  • D: sweet pancakes

A suitable leavening agent that can be used in the preparation of banana cake is

  • A: palm wine
  • B: cream of tartar
  • C: baking powder
  • D: bicarbonate of soda

Heat is transferred by conduction and convection when food is cooked by

  • A: steaming
  • B: frying
  • C: grilling
  • D: baking

In Ghana, a popular method for preserving most food commodities at home is

  • A: drying
  • B: salting
  • C: smoking
  • D: bottling

The main use of fat in cake making to

  • A: enhance appearance
  • B: increase volume
  • C: improve keeping quality
  • D: improve flavour

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