Social Studies WASSCE 2014

1. A person with a positive self-image

A. Believes in himself/herself
B. Does his/her work
C. Loves to argue with others
D. Takes delight to compete

2. One benefit Ghana derives from her membership of the Commonwealth of Nations is

A. Legal representation at the International Court of Justice
B. Effective supervision of the civil service
C. Education and training
D. Stabilization of the local currency

3. In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, a local footballer who realizes his dream of playing for a foreign team will be described as having satisfied his

A. Physiological need
B. Self-actualization need
C. Self-esteem need
D. Social need

4. A feature of democratic governance is

A. development of good international relations
B. rapid improvement of the economy
C. the emergence of strong leadership
D. the existence of rule of law

5. Members of the Commonwealth of Nations were once governed by

A. Canada
B. Germany
C. Great Britain
D. Portugal

6. Traditional festivals are important in Ghana because they serve as

A. Avenues for chiefs to display their wealth
B. Avenues for outdooring new born babies
C. Occasions for chiefs to receive royalties
D. Occasions for promoting social solidarity

7. When people are forced to leave their country as a result of conflict, they become

A. Detainees
B. Dissidents
C. Mercenaries
D. Refugees

8. Ghana has not been able to exploit her natural resources fully due to

A. High rate of inflation
B. Lack of technical know-how
C. High rate of population growth
D. Excessive bureaucracy

9. Any legitimate, lawful and socially acceptable act one performs to earn a living is

A. Bureaucracy
B. Contribution
C. Cooperation
D. Work

10. An independent judiciary in Ghana is necessary because it

A. Allows the government to have its own way
B. Ensures equality in the salaries and wages of workers
C. Protects the fundamental rights of the citizens
D. Provides the people with the right information

11. One major activity that threatens the physical environment in Ghana is

A. Land reclamation
B. Compost farming
C. Beach sand extraction
D. Recycling of waste

12. Knowledge of the effect of the vicious cycle of rapid population growth enables people to

A. Pay their taxes promptly
B. Give birth to many children
C. Exhibit national consciousness
D. Plan well for the future

13. Rights of citizens of Ghana can be curtailed when there is

A. A new government in place
B. A national population census
C. A general election
D. An outbreak of epidemic

14. The most important stage in the process of contracting marriage in the Ghanaian society is

A. Consummation of the union
B. Celebration of puberty rites
C. Adoption of children
D. Knocking at the door

15. To increase productivity, people in leadership positions must

A. Create effective channels of communication
B. Enhance their salaries
C. Employ only relations
D. Create more job opportunities

16. One characteristic of people who achieve self-actualization is that they

A. Seek self-actualization
B. Excel in academic work
C. Accept all views
D. Stick to their beliefs

17. It is necessary for couples to respect each other’s reproductive rights because

A. They need many children
B. They are equal partners in marriage
C. Men are considered family heads
D. Women resist attempts to be intimidated

18. One consequence of marriage break-ups is

A. The inability of the husband to maintain the family
B. That child care becomes the responsibility of only one partner
C. Disagreement between the couple
D. The irresponsible behavior of one of the couple

19. One benefit of sustained development in Ghana is that it

A. Ensures the effective prioritization of projects
B. Enhances the improvement of human resource
C. Ensures saving of funds for other projects
D. Promotes the cultivation of positive attitude to work

20. Reproductive health education for adolescents aims mainly at helping them to

A. Increase their social contacts
B. Increase their physical fitness level
C. Cope with their emotional problems
D. Obtain good grades in school

21. One way of sustaining marriage in the Ghanaian society is for the couple to

A. Practice family planning
B. Be faithful to each other
C. Amass wealth
D. Take part in family meetings

22. International cooperation is based on the principle of

A. Self-reliance
B. Neutrality and peace
C. Inter-dependence
D. Self-sufficiency

23. One objective of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is to

A. Manage public revenue
B. Improve trade
C. Eradicate poverty
D. Promote production

24. One effect of global warming on the environment is the

A. Burning of fossil fuel
B. Increase in agricultural production
C. Increase in industrial pollution
D. Rise in sea levels and flooding

25. A leader who takes advantage of his old age and experience to determine policies and decisions for a group is

A. Autocratic
B. Democratic
C. Laissez faire
D. Paternalistic

26. The main aim of education is to

A. Equip the individual with requisite skills
B. Enable the individual secure job
C. Enable the individual acquire certificates
D. Prepare the individual to participate in governance

27. A condition for the smooth functioning of the principle of rule of law is

A. Immunities and privileges of ministers
B. Delegated legislation
C. Declaration of a state of emergency
D. The assumed innocence of the accused before conviction

28. A significant measure taken in sustaining growth and development in Ghana is

A. Promotion of higher population growth
B. Improvement in skills of workers
C. Acquisition of certificates in liberal education
D. Provision of better incentives for workers

29. The main goal of national development effort is to

A. Make cities more attractive
B. Create an elite society
C. Ensure the acquisition of foreign aid
D. Raise citizens’ living standards

30. To resolve parent-child conflict effectively, the parent must

A. Listen to the child
B. Be very strict
C. Be over protective
D. Punish the child

31. Which of the following business enterprise has the capacity to raise huge capital by floating shares?

A. Partnership
B. Joint Stock Companies
C. Co-operative societies
D. Public Corporations

32. The best way to resolve conflicts in the Ghanaian society is through

A. Peaceful demonstrations
B. Harsh sanctions
C. Consensus-building
D. The law courts

33. Cultural practices such as widowhood rites and the ‘trokosi’ system need to be abolished mainly because

A. They are too old-fashioned
B. They are practiced only in remote communities
C. The United Nations said so
D. They violate human rights

34. Economic activities found in most parts of Ghana are dictated by the

A. Physical environment
B. Level of technology
C. Effects of globalization
D. Trend of migration

35. Peace building in the Ghanaian society can best be promoted through

A. The use of the army
B. The imposition of curfew
C. Demonstrations
D. Tolerance

36. The ultimate result of positive work attitude is

A. Increased output
B. Improvement in technology
C. Competent human resources
D. Hard work

37. One effect of excessive logging and lumbering in Ghana is

A. Loss of soil fertility
B. Industrialization
C. Cash crop production
D. Re-afforestation

38. One characteristic of autocratic leadership is that

A. Power is shared equally between the leader and the followers
B. The leader takes decisions on behalf of the followers
C. The leader is chosen by a majority of the people
D. Power is shared equally between the leader and the followers

39. The process of bringing up and looking after children to be useful citizens is

A. Parenting
B. Parenthood
C. Education
D. Socialization

40. The government of Ghana undertakes industrialization in order to

A. Increase the cost of production
B. Control internal trade
C. Diversify the economy
D. Improve bilateral trade

41. A characteristic of a buoyant economy is the existence of

A. Low birth rate
B. High infant mortality
C. High birth rate
D. Low level of literacy

42. Most HIV/AIDS patients do not come out for treatment because

A. They believe it is a spiritual disease
B. There are no hospitals to treat them
C. The society stigmatizes them
D. Treatment is very expensive

43. The process by which society is transformed to enable it meet new challenges is referred to as

A. Socialization
B. Empowerment
C. Education
D. Social change

44. A situation where a person hides his/her true identity and pretends to be what he/she is not is referred to as

A. Image hiding
B. False order
C. False identity
D. Second image

45. The negative aspect of culture has the tendency to

A. Change society’s festivals
B. Influence only the illiterate
C. Promote urban-rural migration
D. Reduce human dignity

46. A major characteristic of informal education is that

A. It is carried out in organized institution
B. It is carried out for people who are in business
C. Much of the learning is unsystematic
D. It is well structured

47. According to Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory, man’s basic needs are

A. Self-actualization
B. Physiological
C. Self-esteem
D. Social

48. Which of the following factors does not help an individual to develop self-confidence?

A. Self-determination
B. Low satisfaction of needs
C. Cultural beliefs
D. The type of training

49. A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being with regard to the reproductive system is

A. Reproductive health
B. Adolescent morality
C. Adolescent chastity
D. Reproductive rights

50. Generation of power from water and the sun are indications of

A. National needs and aspiration
B. Man’s control of the environment
C. Increased productivity
D. The wonder of nature

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