Integrated Science BECE 1993

August 1993
45 minutes

1. The three states of matter are
A. Water, liquid and gas
B. Earth, liquid and gas
C. Solid, liquid and air
D. Gas, earth and water
E. Gas, liquid and solid

2. Soil erosion ….
A. washes away the water content of soil
B. enables crops to grow better
C. washes away the top soil
D. leaves the soil free of pests
E. increases the fertility of soils

3. What is the average body temperature of a healthy person?
A. 25°C
B. 36°C
C. 37°C
D. 38°C
E. 39°C

4. Steel is an alloy of
A. Iron and Carbon
B. Zinc and Copper
C. Tin and Copper
D. Iron and Zinc
E. Carbon and Zinc

5. Leguminous crops such as beans may often be cultivated to
A. Add humus to the soil
B. Add nitrogen to the soil
C. Add protein to the soil
D. Make the soil loamy
E. Increase the calcium content of the soil

6. Which of the following is an excretory organ?
A. Anus
B. Eye
C. Heart
D. Skin
E. Pancreas

7. Which of the following is the function of the hair in the nose? It
A. keeps the nose warm
B. makes breathing easier
C. keeps the nose moist
D. prevents carbon dioxide from entering the body
E. filters dust from the air breathed in

8. Which of the following is equal to one metre?
A. 1 cm
B. 10 cm
C. 100 cm
D. 500 cm
E. 1000 cm

9. Which of the following statements about feeding relationships is not true?
A. Energy is transferred from one organism to another
B. A green plant is the basis of any food chain
C. Bacteria feed on dead organisms for energy
D. A carnivore feeds on green plants for energy
E. Omnivores feed on both plants and animals

10. In a simple machine, the force that is applied to enable work to be done is known as
A. Lever
B. Load
C. Pivot
D. Effort
E. Hinge

11. Which of the following changes does not occur in a girl at the age of puberty?
A. The breasts develop
B. The hips widen
C. Menstruation
D. The teeth becomes whiter
E. Hair grows in the pubic area

12. The fixed point of a lever at which turning takes place is the
A. pivot
B. effort
C. load
D. handle
E. machine

13. Which of the following mixtures can be separated by filtration?
A. Salt in water
B. Sugar in water
C. Sand in water
D. Oil in water
E. Omo in water

14. The skin is made up of
A. One layer
B. Two layers
C. Three layers
D. Four layers
E. Six layers

15. The force which acts between planets and keeps them in their orbits is called
A. electrical force
B. magnetic force
C. gravitational force
D. frictional force
E. elastic force

16. Which of the following types of soil allows the fastest rate of drainage?
A. Clayey soil
B. Loamy soil
C. Black soil
D. Sandy soil
E. Humus

17. Which of the following is the percentage composition of oxygen in the air?
A. 0.03
B. 1
C. 21
D. 78
E. 98

18. Disposal of sewage into a river which supplies water for domestic use may lead to an outbreak of
A. malaria
B. cholera
C. guinea worm
D. river blindness
E. tuberculosis

19. The process by which a naphthalene ball (camphor) placed in a box gets smaller in size is termed
A. Melting
B. Diffusion
C. Evaporation
D. Sublimation
E. Condensation

20. Which of the following food substances is not oxidized during respiration?
A. Fatty acids
B. Amino acids
C. Glucose
D. Cellulose
E. Vitamins

21. Kerosene and petrol are obtained from crude oil by
A. distillation
B. condensation
C. filtration
D. evaporation
E. decantation

22. Which of the following encourages the spread of venereal diseases?
A. Poor family planning
B. Drug Abuse
C. Mental ill health
D. Parental wealth
E. Indiscriminate sexual intercourse

23. A torch light bulb lights up when connected to a dry cell. What type of energy is obtained from the cell?
A. Chemical energy
B. Light energy
C. Potential energy
D. Electrical energy
E. Heat energy

24. Which of the following is not a soil nutrient?
A. Hydrogen
B. Nitrogen
C. Potassium
D. Calcium
E. Phosphorus

25. Which of the following organisms causes bilharziasis?
A. Tapeworm
B. Blood fluke
C. Blood worm
D. Round worm
E. Liver fluke

26. A piece of stone sinks in water because
A. its density is the same as that of water
B. it is able to displace its own weight of water
C. its density is less than that of water
D. its density is greater than that of water
E. the water contains air which allows the stone to sink

27. Which of the following is characteristic of reflex action
A. It happens slowly
B. It happens consciously
C. It takes a long path
D. It involves thinking
E. It is automatic

28. All the following are sense organs except the
A. eye
B. brain
C. ear
D. skin
E. tongue

29. A mixture of raw starch and water is best separated by
A. boiling
B. distillation
C. decantation
D. winnowing
E. crystallization

30. Which of the following is a horizontal underground stem?
A. Cocoyam
B. Onion
C. Carrot
D. Yam
E. Ginger

31. Which of the following is a physical change?
A. Heating of sugar
B. Heating of sulphur and iron filing
C. Boiling of water
D. Burning of magnesium ribbon
E. Heating of potassium chlorate

32. In an experiment in which a variegated leaf is used, which of the following is proved to be necessary for photosynthesis?
A. Carbon dioxide
B. Light
C. Chlorophyll
D. Water
E. Oxygen

33. Friction is defined as a force which
A. accompanies motion
B. acts against motion
C. causes motion
D. makes motion easy
E. is created by motion

34. Which of the following is not a function of the lens in the human eye? It
A. allows light rays to pass through it
B. refracts the light rays passing through it
C. helps to focus the image onto the retina
D. becomes thinner when focusing a distant object
E. reflects part of the light rays falling on it.

35. Which of the following practices in a community will increase its environmental pollution?
A. Building of schools with workshops
B. Planting of trees on large areas of land
C. Depositing of household rubbish near a source of drinking water
D. Removal of sand and refuse from choked gutters
E. building of an efficient underground sewage system

36. Smoke is an example of a mixture of
A. Gases
B. Liquids in gases
C. Solids in liquids
D. solids in gases
E. solids in solids

37. Which of the following is the best method of preventing skin disease?
A. The use of perfume on the skin
B. The use of bleaching cream on the skin
C. Avoiding contact with diseased person
D. keeping the skin clean by washing it regularly
E. Changing of clothes regularly

38. Which of the following has a different physical state from the others under ordinary conditions?
A. Zinc
B. Lead
C. Iron
D. Mercury
E. Aluminium

39. Heat from the sun reaches the earth by
A. conduction
B. convection
C. radiation
D. reflection
E. refraction

40. During an eclipse of the moon, the
A. Sun and the moon are on one side of the earth
B. Earth and the sun are on one side of the moon
C. Sun comes between earth and moon in a straight line
D. Earth comes between sun and moon in a straight line
E. Moon comes between sun and earth in a straight line