BECE 2019 ICT Past Question Paper Two


Study the text below carefully and use it to answer questions 1(a) to (g).



Everyday our body wages war against enemies that are silent and unseen but potentially deadly. Foreign invaders, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, threaten your health. You are not likely to be aware of those battles because your immune system repels or destroys most of the invaders before the onset of the symptoms.

For thousands of years, people knew virtually nothing about the dangers of microscopic or other small harmful organizations. However, when the 19th-century scientists confirmed the link between germ and diseases, we became better equipped to defend ourselves.

Medical researchers have since eliminated or greatly reduced the threat of some infectious diseases, including smallpox and polio. Recently, however, others, such as yellow fever and dengue, have made a comeback

(a) Write down the application software that was used to create above text.

(b) List two examples of the application software mentioned in (a) above.

(c) Give the name of the text area labelled A.

(d) Write down the name of the font styles applied to the following words in the text

(i) potentially deadly
(ii) harmful organisms
(iii) medical researches

(e) Write down the type of alignment applied to the paragraphs labelled B,C and D in the text.

(f) List the steps used in underlining the words in the text area labelled A, which was typed with the caps lock key on

(g) write down the name given to the process of applying the various styles and paragraphs to the text

(a) Word Processing Software

(b) Microsoft Office, OpenOffice and wordpad.

(c) Heading / Title

(d) potentially deadly – Bold Text
(ii) harmful organisms – Italic
(iii) Medical researchers – Bold italic

(e) B – Justify
C – left Align
D- Right Align

(f) To underline the given text, first select the text you want to underline by holding the left mouse button and dragging it over the text you want to underline.
Then Press Ctrl + U

(g). Text formatting


 (a) Using the table below, indicate where the following components can be seen on the computer
system unit.

CD/DVD slot, CPU, Floppy disk slot, Memory, Motherboard, Power button, Power supply port, PS/2 port, VGA port.




(b) What is copyright?





 VGA Port

 CD/DVD Slot


 Power supply

Floppy Disk slot


 PS/2 Port

Power button


(b) Copyright is a legal right given to an author that prevents unauthorized copying and distribution of a person’s
intellectual property.


Explain the following computer terms:

(a) Hardware

(b) Network

(c) Software

(d) Virus

(a) Hardware – The physical components of a computer system that can be seen and touched.

(b) Network – A connection between two or more computers.

(c) Software – A software is a set of instructions or programs that instructs a system for performing a task.

(d) Virus – A computer virus is a software program that can spread from one computer system to another and cause interference with normal computer operations.


(a) State the function of each of the following devices:
(i) Floppy disk

(ii) Keyboard

(iii) Uninterruptible power supply

(b) Explain each of the following terms:
(i) Clicking;

(ii) Dragging

(a)(i) Floppy disk – Storing Data

(ii) Keyboard – It is used as an input device.

(iii) Uninterruptible power supply – It is a device that allows a computer to keep running for at least a short time when the primary power source is lost.

(b) (i) Clicking – Pressing and releasing a mouse button without moving the mouse.

(ii) Dragging – Pressing and holding a button whilst moving the mouse.


State three uses of computers each of the following areas:

(a) Education;

(b) Everyday life

(a) Education
1. Researching
2. Teaching
3. Learning.
4. Communication between students, parents, and teachers.

(b) Everyday life
1. For entertainment (listening to music, watching movies)
2. For business
3. communication
4. Seeking information

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