Social Studies BECE 1992

August 1992
SECTION A
OBJECTIVE TEST
45 minutes

1. The colour used on maps for vegetation is

A. brown
B. green
C. yellow
D. red
E. violet

2. The molten rock beneath the earth‟s surface is called

A. solid
B. horst
C. layer
D. magma
E. swamp

3. The layer of gases which surrounds the earth is known as

A. atmosphere
B. temperature
C. sunshine
D. ozone
E. cloud

4. Which of the following is not an agent of erosion?

A. Wind
B. River
C. Sea
D. Ice
E. Volcano

5. The conventional sign 1000 on a map represents

A. spot height
B. conical hill
C. settlement type
D. distance
E. trigonometric station

6. The year 2000 is in the

A. thirteenth century
B. fifteenth century
C. twentieth century
D. twenty first century
E. two hundredth century

7. A general pardon for offence against the state is known as

A. amnesty
B. freedom
C. permit
D. exeat
E. visa

8. Which of the following towns in Ghana is well noted for the mining of diamond?

A. Konongo
B. Akwatia
C. Tarkwa
D. Obuasi
E. Nsuta

9. The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) consist of

A. two member countries
B. three member countries
C. four member countries
D. five member countries
E. six member countries

10. In which of the following regions is Lake Bosomtwi?

A. Eastern
B. Western
C. Volta
D. Ashanti
E. Central

11. The highest mountain in Africa is

A. Eglin
B. Adamawa
C. Kilimanjaro
D. Everest
E. Cameroon

12. The official seat of the government of Ghana is

A. Gondar Barracks
B. Peduase Lodge
C. Osu Castle
D. The State House
E. The Black Star Square

13. Wine production from grapes is an important industry in

A. Senegal
B. South Africa
C. Sierra Leone
D. Zimbabwe
E. The Sudan

14. The Greenwich Meridian passes through

A. Mexico city
B. Tema
C. Tokyo
D. Geneva
E. Cairo

15. What type of rainfall is likely to be experienced in the Cameroon Mountains?

A. Cyclonic
B. Relief
C. Conventional
D. Monsoon
E. Line squalls

16. The former capital of the Gold Coast (Ghana) was

A. Sekondi
B. Cape Coast
C. Dodowa
D. Ho
E. Sunyani

17. Mountain Ejuanema is located in the

A. Kwahu Ranges
B. Akwapim Ridge
C. Gambaga Scarp
D. Shai Hills
E. Atewa Ranges

18. Odwira is a festival of the

A. Fantes
B. Nzemas
C. Kwahu
D. Krobo
E. Akwapim

19. The Peduase Lodge was built by

A. Dr Kwame Nkrumah
B. Mr Akuffo Addo
C. Dr K. Abrefa Busia
D. Gen. J. A. Ankrah
E. Justice E. N. P. Sowah

20. Who was the President of the third republic of Ghana?

A. Dr K. Abrefa Busia
B. Dr J. B. Danquah
C. Mr Victor Owusu
D. Dr Hilla Limann
E. Dr E. V. C. de Graft Johnson

21. Which of the following is not a man-made feature?

A. Mosque
B. Road
C. Borehole
D. Bridge
E. Waterfall

22. The point where two streams meet is called

A. river basin
B. delta
C. tributary
D. source
E. confluence

23. Which of the following is not a latitude?

A. Equator
B. Greenwich Meridian
C. Tropic of Capricorn
D. Tropic of Cancer
E. Arctic Circle

24. A common feature found along the lower course of a river is a

A. meander
B. gorge
C. tributary
D. waterfall
E. mountain

25. The instrument used for measuring humidity is
A. barometer
B. thermometer
C. rain gauge
D. wind vane
E. hygrometer

26. Which of the following is not considered as an environmental problem?

A. Air pollution
B. Bush burning
C. Shortage of water
D. Poor drainage
E. Afforestation

27. Which country uses Naira as her currency?

A. Ghana
B. Sierra Leone
C. Nigeria
D. Togo
E. Liberia

28. Which of the following is a killer disease among children?

A. Tuberculosis
B. Yellow fever
C. Measles
D. Malaria
E. Kwashiorkor

29. Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) is used to treat

A. diarrhoea
B. measles
C. malaria
D. kwashiorkor
E. leprosy

30. Which of the following insects causes sleeping sickness in both man and cattle?

A. Housefly
B. Tsetse fly
C. Mosquito
D. Moth
E. Locust

31. Where in Ghana is irrigation farming practiced?

A. Aburi
B. Vea
C. Obuasi
D. Enchi
E. Salaga

32. Which of the following towns is not situated along the Volta Lake?

A. Yapei
B. Buipe
C. Kete Krachi
D. Akosombo
E. Ho

33. The common fish caught in the lagoons of Ghana is

A. mudfish
B. tuna
C. tilapia
D. herrings
E. dogfish

34. Most of the lakes in East Africa were formed as a result of the

A. rift valley system
B. fold mountain system
C. action of volcanoes
D. action of tropical winds
E. action of waves

35. Who are often called Peace Officers?

A. Soldiers
B. Policemen
C. Lawyers
D. Doctors
E. Teachers

36. The Adomi Bridge is built on one of the following rivers

A. Volta
B. Ankobra
C. Tano
D. Pra
E. Densu

37. The Committee for the Defence of the Revolution (CDR) in Ghana was introduced by

A. Dr Kwame Nkrumah
B. Dr KA Busia
C. Mr Victor Owusu
D. Dr Hilla Limann
E. Flt Lt J. J. Rawlings

38. When the civil war broke out in Liberia a peace-keeping force was sent there by

A. Organization of African Trade Union Unity
B. Organization of African Unity (OAU)
C. United Nations Organization (UNO)
D. Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
E. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

39. Who led the 1948 boycott of European goods in the Gold Coast?

A. Paa Grant
B. Nii Kwabena Bonney
C. Ako Adjei
D. Obetsebi Lamptey
E. Kojo Botsio

40. The most Southern point of Ghana is

A. Cape Coast
B. Takoradi
C. Ada
D. Accra
E. Cape Three Points

SOLUTIONS
SECTION A
OBJECTIVE TEST
1. B. green
2. D. magma
3. A. atmosphere
4. E. Volcano
5. A. spot height
6. D. twenty first century
7. A. amnesty
8. B. Akwatia
9. D. five member countries
10. D. Ashanti
11. C. Kilimanjaro
12. C. Osu Castle
13. B. South Africa
14. B. Tema
15. B. Relief
16. B. Cape Coast
17. A. Kwahu Ranges
18. E. Akwapim
19. A. Dr Kwame Nkrumah
20. D. Dr Hilla Limann
21. E. Waterfall
22. E. confluence
23. B. Greenwich Meridian
24. A. meander
25. E. hygrometer
26. E. Afforestation
27. C. Nigeria
28. D. Malaria
29. A. diarrhoea
30. B. Tsetse fly
31. B. Vea
32. E. Ho
33. C. tilapia
34. A. rift valley system
35. B. Policemen
36. A. Volta
37. E. Flt Lt J. J. Rawlings
38. E. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
39. B. Nii Kwabena Bonney
40. E. Cape Three Points

SECTION B
ESSAY
1 hour
Answer three questions only, choosing one question from each section.
Credit will be given for clarity of expression and orderly presentation of material
All questions carry equal marks

PART I
MAP SKILLS AND ENVIRONMENT
Answer one question only from this part.
1.
(a) What is a scale of a map?
(b) Describe the three ways of indicating the scale of a map
(c) With a scale of 1cm to 20 km, draw a plot 200 km long and 120 km wide
2.
(a) Identify four environmental problems in Ghana.
(b) Suggest two solutions to each of the four problems.

PART II
THE NATIONAL COMMUNITY
Answer one question only from this part
3.
Give four reasons why the Poll Tax Ordinance of 1852 failed.
4.
State five reasons why roads are important in your country.

PART III
WEST AFRICA, AFRICA AND THE WORLD
Answer one question only from this part
5.
(a) Mention the four main organs of the Organization of African Unity (OAU)
(b) Write notes on any two of them
6.
Write on any five problems of food production in Africa