Social Studies WASSCE 2013 NOV/DEC Private

1. Which of the following order of arrangements describes Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs?

A. Self-actualization,safety,self-esteem,love and physiological
B. Physiological,safety,love,self-esteem and self-actualization
C. Love safety,self-actualization,self-esteem and physiological
D. physiological,love,safety,self-esteem and self-actualization

2. Which of the following socio-cultural practices dehumanizes the individuals?

A. funeral rites
B. widowhood rites
C. celebrating festivals
D. pouring of libation

3. The main responsibility of a father in a home is to

A. provide training in household chores
B. run errands for the household
C. maintain law and order in the home
D. prepare meals for family members

4. A socio-cultural practice that needs to be encouraged in Ghana is

A. puberty rites
B. vestal virgins
C. widowhood rites
D. female genital mutilation

5. Rites of passage refers to

A. transmitting culture from one generation to another
B. significant transitional changes in an individual’s life
C. moving from one geographical area to another
D. becoming a responsible individual in one’s community

6. Married couples in Ghana may be confronted with all the following challenges except

A. unfaithfulness
B. childlessness
C. interference from relatives
D. wealth of the couple

7. A girl who maintains her chastity is mostly likely to

A. become academically successful
B. get a good husband
C. become the most beautiful lady
D. represent her community at important events

8. Bringing forth and caring for children to be useful members of society is

A. parenting
B. parenthood
C. parenting
D. procreation

9. A major role performed by the extended family is

A. maintaining a code of secrecy in the family
B. assisting the rich of acquire more wealth
C. providing security and comfort to the members
D. sending all the children to private schools

10. Which of the following is not a cause of irresponsible parenting?

A. financial problems
B. broken homes
C. attending funerals
D. large family size

11. Socialization refers to

A. the totality of one’s behalf and practices
B. norms and practices of a group of people
C. transmission of culture
D. celebration of festivals

12. One advantages of neolocal residence is that it

A. brings the couple under much scrutiny
B. gives the couple independence to operate
C. makes the couple popular in society
D. helps the wife associate freely with others

13. The formal educational system in ghana is saddled with the following problems except

A. inadequate qualified teachers
B. lack of classroom accommodation
C. inadequate teaching and learning materials
D. lack of security for school children

14. Formal education in Ghana has not made the expected impact on the society because

A. it is too bookish in nature
B. tertiary institutions are too few
C. the period for schooling is too short
D. much emphasis is on technical skills

15. Culture refers to

A. the customs of a people
B. singing,drumming and dancing
C. norms and values of a people
D. the way of life of a people

16. The smooth conduct of population census in Ghana is hindered by

A. large size of the country
B. inaccessibility of remote areas
C. large number of aliens
D. unstable weather conditions

17. The coat of arms of Ghana symbolizes he

A. struggle for independence
B. unity of the nation
C. religious diversity of the people
D. past, present and future aspirations of Ghana

18. In socialization, which of the following is not an obligation of family members?

A. teaching of moral values
B. inculcating customs and traditions
C. catering for the family head
D. adult serving as role models to young ones

19. The principle of self-reliance implies that citizens of a country

A. can exercise their natural rights freely
B. produce what they need locally
C. use modern technology in production
D. do not marry foreigners

20. A leader who yields absolute power over his followers is said to be

A. autocratic
B. democratic
C. paternalistic
D. laissez-faire

21. Nation-building involves

A. fostering national unity
B. electing people to parliament
C. constructing many public buildings
D. engaging in political discussions

22. Which of the following does not result from rapid population growth?

A. Food shortages
B. corrupt leadership
C. low economic growth
D. low standard of living

23. A constitution is important for a country because it

A. eradicates poverty form the society
B. ensures that demonstrations are banned
C. ensures that the country is not affected by globalization
D. creates the institution for smooth running of the country

24. In order to have a successful leadership,what a leader needs from his followers is their ability to

A. formulate policies
B. sing his praises
C. protect his residence
D. co-operate with him

25. In a country where democracy is practiced

A. there is freedom to express one’s self
B. major decisions are taken quickly
C. the president is appointed by the supreme court
D. the president’s spouse is an automatic minister of state

26. One challenge facing the African Union is

A. lack of support from the United Nation
B. conflict prevention resolution in Africa
C. establishing communication network in member countries
D. where to site the headquarters of the African Development Bank

27. National integration is threatened when

A. inter-marriages are encouraged
B. public corporations are divested
C. ethnocentrism is promoted
D. religious tolerance is encouraged

28. An advantage that Ghana derives from international co-operation is

A. assistance in education and health
B. preferential treatment of her citizens
C. ability to raise large financial capital
D. avoidance of taxes on imports

29. National development can be sustained by all the following except

A. positive work habits
B. maintenance of state property
C. proper planning and supervision
D. seeking greener pastures abroad

30. The youth of Ghana have not made significant contribution to national development because

A. they know they are the future leaders
B. they expend their energies on unproductive ventures
C. development issues are the preserve of the aged
D. there are few guidance and counseling centres

31. Which of the following statements about science and technology is false?

A. Technology provides the basis for science
B. Science explains how and why things happen
C. Technology involves the use of modern tools and materials
D. Science aims at establishing the truth from empirical evidence

32. An independent judiciary in Ghana is necessary because it

A. allows the government to have its own way
B. ensures equity in the salaries and wages of workers
C. protects the fundamental rights of the citizens
D. provides the people with the right information

33. High productivity in the private sector in Ghana is mainly due to

A. fear of losing one’s job
B. high wages and salaries
C. effective monitoring and supervision
D. low price of raw materials

34. Productivity is essential in our national economic life because it

A. indicates the cost of providing services
B. is a measure of the efficient use of resources
C. measures the quality of food for the people
D. is an indication of increase in national spending

35. The best way of improving the standard of living of Ghanaians is to

A. build markets in the rural areas
B. encourage communal labour in all communities
C. introduce plantation farming in the hinterland
D. make education accessible to all citizens

36. Rural-urban migration will not lead to

A. the creation of slums in urban centres
B. a decrease in rural productivity
C. pressure on urban social amenities
D. imposition of taxes on goods and services

37. Which of the following statements is not true of entrepreneurship?

A. The entrepreneur is one who goes into business to make profits
B. A sole proprietor bears all risks connected with production alone
C. A co-operative society is owned and managed by those who work in it
D. Purchase day book is used to record transactions involving cash

38. Ghana’s natural resources remain largely untapped due to

A. poor communication network
B. bad weather conditions
C. inadequate labour force
D. low level of technology

39. The entrepreneur uses the Sales Day Book to keep records of

A. petty cash received from all banks
B. bills sent to customers for payment
C. petty cash received from customers
D. goods sold to customers on credit

40. Economic integration of countries is aimed at

A. reducing labour unrests in member countries
B. restricting trade between members and non-members
C. increasing trade among members
D. accelerating agricultural production

41. The environment can be protected through

A. burning of bushes around our homes
B. recycling of domestic and industrial waste
C. adoption of small-scale agricultural practices
D. the use of modern equipment in farming

42. One positive effect of formal education on the Ghanaian society is the

A. increase in urban population
B. establishment of youth clubs
C. provision of structure curriculum
D. elimination of outmoded cultural practices

43. The result of a census conducted in a country can be used for all the following except

A. planning health facilities
B. providing educational resources
C. forming of political parties
D. formulating economic policies

44. In the event of a failure of a joint-stock company, the loss is mainly borne by

A. government
B. managers
C. employees
D. shareholders

45. Socialization is important because it helps the individual to

A. become dependent
B. imbibe basic discipline
C. avoid peer pressure
D. adopt western culture

46. One advantage of laissez-faire leadership style is

A. high quality of work
B. high sense of initiative
C. respect for followers
D. excessive freedom for the followers

47. Patriotism can be instilled in the youth when

A. they are provided with high salaries
B. the laws of the country are rigidly enforced
C. they are encouraged to participate in sports
D. they have easy access to government officials

48. To be successful, a leader must be

A. be complacent
B. tolerant
C. show favouritism
D. be literate

49.. One characteristic of agriculture in Ghana is that is

A. is highly mechanized
B. relies heavily on the weather
C. is undertaken on a large-scale
D. employs very few people

50. The youth can effectively contribute to national development when they are

A. provided with more financial resources
B. encouraged to depend on their parents
C. given proper education and guidance
D. given unlimited control of the country’s resources

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