Social Studies BECE 2014

45 minutes

1. Some Ghanaians mishandle the Cedi Notes by

A. burning it
B. crumpling it
C. saving it
D. spending it

2. A major way of spreading HIV and AIDS is through

A. eating in public places
B. indiscriminate sexual relations
C. mosquito bites
D. shaking hands with infected persons.

3. Adolescent abstinence from sexual related activity is

A. chastity
B. health
C. paternity
D. sincerity

4. The set of guidelines for governing a nation is provided by the

A. constitution
B. council of state
C. judiciary
D. legislature

5. What a person is obliged to perform as a duty in the society constitutes his / her

A. achievements
B. dignity
C. responsibility
D. rights

6. The physical environment of Ghana can be protected through

A. drying industrial waste
B. practicing traditional farming
C. redirecting river channels
D. recycling of waste materials

7. Promoting national unity in Ghana greatly depends on

A. kindness
B. politics
C. religion
D. tolerance

8. The most effective measure for reducing the rapid population growth in Ghana is promoting

A. adolescent counseling
B. women empowerment
C. gender equality
D. girl-child education

9. Which of the following situations is an effect of rapid population growth in Ghana?

A. Decrease in food production
B. High dependency burden
C. High standard of living
D. Low productivity

10. Pressure on social facilities in urban areas is mainly created by

A. decrease in imported goods
B. high cost of living
C. rural-urban drift
D. urban-rural drift

11. Community conflicts are best settled through

A. arbitration and reconciliation
B. court ruling
C. government intervention
D. police action

12. Which of the following conditions is an effect of ethnic conflicts?

A. Decrease in government expenditure
B. Frequent interruption of electricity supply
C. Interruption of development projects
D. Overdependence on foreign goods

13. Government policies are implemented at the District levels by the

A. Chief Executive
B. Co-ordinating Director
C. Presiding Member
D. Regional Minister

14. Maintenance of law and order in the country is the main function of the

A. airforce
B. army
C. navy
D. police

15. The highest authority in the traditional area is the

A. clan head
B. divisional chiefs
C. lineage head
D. paramount chief

16. Which of the following factors promotes political stability in a country?

A. Food security
B. Free education
C. Rigid constitution
D. Rule of law

17. Which of the following features is not an efficient way of sustaining political stability in a country?

A. Avoidance of dictatorship
B. Free and fair elections
C. One party system
D. Press freedom

18. Poor drainage system in our cities result in

A. earthquakes
B. erosion
C. floods
D. landslides

19. The Poll Tax Ordinance was passed in 1852 mainly to raise money to pay salaries of

A. Christian missionaries
B. cocoa farmers
C. Colonial employees
D. Gold Coast chiefs

20. Which of the following activities is the most outstanding contribution of Ghana to the United Nations Organisation?

A. Donation of relief items
B. Payment of dues
C. Settlement of refugees
D. Provision of troops for peace-keeping operations

21. Which of the following international organizations is the largest financial contributor to Ghana’s developmental projects?

A. African Union (AU)
B. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
C. The Commonwealth
D. United Nations Organization.

22. The first political party formed in the Gold Coast was the

A. Convention People’s Party (CPP)
B. National Liberation Movement (NLM)
C. United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC)
D. United Party (UP)

23. Which of the following settlements is a feature of a slum?

A. Dispersed settlement
B. Linear settlement
C. Overcrowded settlement
D. Planned settlement

24. Cocoa production is classified as

A. cottage industry
B. primary industry
C. secondary industry
D. tertiary industry

25. Pension benefits of Ghanaian workers are managed by the

A. Bank of Ghana
B. Ghana Commercial Bank
C. Social Security and National Insurance Trust
D. State Insurance Company

26. Private businesses help in developing the nation when they

A. increase their profit
B. import consumer goods
C. pay appropriate taxes
D. produce more goods

27. The main reason for establishing state owned enterprises is to

A. create competition in the country.
B. generate foreign exchange for the country.
C. generate profit for the state.
D. provide essential service to the public.

28. Landmarks are important features used in finding

A. cardinal points
B. compass points
C. direction
D. layout

29. The main benefit of tourism to Ghana is that it

A. encourages inter-tribal marriages
B. enriches our culture
C. is a major foreign exchange earner
D. promotes political stability

30. Ethnic conflicts must be avoided because they slow down

A. economic development
B. rural-urban migration
C. tribal disintegration
D. urban-rural migration

31. A scale of map expressed as a ratio is known as

A. linear scale
B. simple fraction
C. representative fraction
D. statement scale

32. The integrity of the nation can be defended by

A. educating the youth
B. encouraging immigration
C. cleaning the environment
D. reporting saboteurs

33. One basic right of every Ghanaian is the right to

A. fair wages
B. personal liberty
C. stand for election
D. vote in general election

34. Which of the following situations may not create instability in the Ghanaian society?

A. Denial of justice
B. Gender equality
C. Party rivalry
D. Workers’ demonstration

35. The major reason for establishing castle schools by the Europeans was to

A. educate the people on human rights
B. educate their own children
C. introduce formal education to the people
D. teach religious knowledge.

36. The main reason for the abolishing of the slave trade was the

A. difficulties in the trade
B. inhuman nature of the trade.
C. lack of finance.
D. lack of market for slaves

37. Which of the following features forms part of our social environment?

A. Atmosphere
B. Buildings
C. Land
D. Religion

38. Habitats of endangered species of animals can be protected through the creation of

A. forest reserves
B. land guards
C. tourist centres
D. veterinary clinics

39. The most effective agency of cultural change is

A. drama
B. education
C. language
D. music

40. The motto in Ghana’s Coat of Arms is

A. Freedom and Love
B. Independence and Freedom.
C. Freedom and Justice
D. Unity and Integrity

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