BECE 2019 Social Studies Past Question Paper One


Environmental degradation is mainly caused by

  • A: natural disasters
  • B: human activities
  • C: civil wars
  • D: global warming

Respiratory disease can be caused by

  • A: water pollution
  • B: land degradation
  • C: air pollution
  • D: deforestation

The right of a citizen of Ghana does not include

  • A: equality before the law
  • B: freedom from taxes
  • C: right to life
  • D: right to work

Which of the following factors is mostly needed for the continuous existence of map?

  • A: Wealth
  • B: Family
  • C: Religion
  • D: Environment

The right to be protected and heard at trials is an example of

  • A: social right
  • B: political right
  • C: legal right
  • D: natural right

The following options are advantages of colonization in Ghana except

  • A: introduction of formal education
  • B: excessive use of foreign goods
  • C: introduction of new crops
  • D: introduction of paper currency

Which of the following do not constitute environmental degradation?

  • A: Deforestation
  • B: Bush burning
  • C: Air pollution
  • D: Mixed farming

Which of the following factors is a reason for Ghana’s cultural diversity?

  • A: Ethnic grouping
  • B: Foreign trade
  • C: Internal trade
  • D: Colonization

Utilities and services are more easily supplied when settlements are

  • A: built any how
  • B: close together
  • C: far apart
  • D: well planned

The dry season in southern Ghana starts from the month of November and ends in

  • A: February
  • B: May
  • C: June
  • D: April

One of the problems facing primary production in Ghana is

  • A: availability of skilled labour
  • B: long period of bush burning
  • C: poor road network
  • D: the use of complex machines

Payments are elected into office of parliament through a process called

  • A: taxes
  • B: salaries
  • C: premiums
  • D: bonds

People are elected into office parliament through a process called

  • A: presidential election
  • B: appointment taking
  • C: referendum
  • D: voting

The revolution of the earth causes

  • A: day and night
  • B: differences in length of the day and night
  • C: differences in time and between two places
  • D: rise and fall of ocean tides

The best way to resolve conflicts in Ghana is through

  • A: peaceful demonstration
  • B: law courts
  • C: mediation
  • D: harsh sanctions

The following are reasons for the migration of ethnic group in Ghana except

  • A: peace and security
  • B: fertile lands
  • C: outbreaks of diseases
  • D: trade and commerce

One measure that can best help to minimize indiscipline among the youth is

  • A: police arrest
  • B: long-term imprisonment
  • C: corporal punishment
  • D: access to quality education

The main reason for which Ghana cooperates with other countries is to

  • A: benefit in times of need
  • B: get free goods for her citizens
  • C: maintain political stability
  • D: prevent attack on Ghanaians

Which instrument is used to measure rainfall amounts?

  • A: Wind vane
  • B: Barometer
  • C: Thermometer
  • D: Rain gauge

Ghana’s contribution to the United Nation (UN) can be seen in the following areas except

  • A: provision of funds to refugees
  • B: peace keeping
  • C: payment of dues
  • D: sale of produce

To effectively build the nation, every Ghanaian must

  • A: be involved in production process
  • B: learn to speak at least one foreign language
  • C: join the leading political party
  • D: study the 1992 Constitution

Which of the following is the highest court in Ghana?

  • A: Traditional Court
  • B: Magistrate Court
  • C: Supreme Court
  • D: Tribunal

Ghana lies between latitudes

  • A: 10 North and 110 North
  • B: 50 North and 110 North
  • C: 110 North and 150 North
  • D: 50 North and 110 South

Paper money is properly handled when it is

  • A: received from church
  • B: not crumpled
  • C: not spent
  • D: spent wisely

State Owned Enterprises are established mainly to

  • A: make substantial profit
  • B: produce goods for export
  • C: provide vital services
  • D: supervise private businesses

Social change in rural areas is slow because of

  • A: customs and traditions
  • B: poverty and unemployment
  • C: rural-urban migration
  • D: rural-rural migration

Which of the following features is not associated with rivers?

  • A: Waves
  • B: Delta
  • C: Meander
  • D: Valley

If the time 12 noon at longitude 00, what will be the time at a place on longitude 150

  • A: 12:30 pm
  • B: 12:30 am
  • C: 1:00 pm
  • D: 1:00 am

The application of checks and balances in democratic governments to help to prevent

  • A: plebiscite
  • B: dictatorship
  • C: voting
  • D: unemployment

Which institution is responsible for making the main laws of Ghana?

  • A: District Assembly
  • B: Parliament
  • C: Supreme Court
  • D: Jury

Which of the following languages is not indigenous to Ghana?

  • A: Dagaare
  • B: Dagbani
  • C: Hausa
  • D: Ga

The type of settlement where buildings are arranged close to each other is

  • A: linear
  • B: dispersed
  • C: nodal
  • D: nucleated

If the scale of a map is 1:100,000, what will be the actual distance when 4 cm is measured on the map?

  • A: 44 km
  • B: 41 km
  • C: 40 km
  • D: 4 km

Private businesses can ensure their continuous survival mainly through

  • A: exporting their products
  • B: making more profits
  • C: paying less tax to the government
  • D: production of quality goods

Ghanaians can contribute towards rapid development of the nation by

  • A: engaging in domestic trade
  • B: importing more food items
  • C: participating in festivals
  • D: patronizing made in Ghana goods

Which of the following conditions will occur when fire breaks out in a poor layout community?

  • A: Selling in the streets
  • B: Evening markets may spring up
  • C: Loss of property and life
  • D: Armed robbery cases may rise

The financial security of an individual can be assured through

  • A: bank loan
  • B: borrowing
  • C: hard work
  • D: money saving

Improvement in tourism is important for the rapid development of the nation because, more

  • A: local tourists will leave the country
  • B: infrastructure will be provided
  • C: local tourists will not visit places of interest
  • D: tour guides will be unemployed

The physical environment can best be protected through

  • A: building of dams
  • B: burning of refuse
  • C: recycling of waste
  • D: underground mining

A bill passed by parliament becomes law when the president gives his

  • A: veto
  • B: assent
  • C: accord
  • D: authority

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