Social Studies WASSCE 2015

1. An individual’s self-concept includes his/her

A. decrees
B. customs
C. conventions
D. perceptions

2. The following options are conditions that false identity can create except

A. Social vices
B. Rejection of such people
C. Hatred
D. Urbanization

3. One factor that inhibit the development of an individual’s capabilities is

A. education and training
B. One factor that inhibit the development of an individual’s capabilities is
C. inferiority complex
D. self-determination

4. Adolescent reproductive health risks include

A. HIV and AIDS
B. dysentery C
C. cholera
D. jaundice

5. In the traditional society, the ceremony performed to mark the transition from childhoold to adulthood is

A. initiation rite
B. fertility rite
C. adolescent rite
D. puberty rite

6. Adolescent chastity is beneficial because it

A. leads to the creation of employment
B. contributes to population growth
C. enhances interpersonal relations
D. produces responsible parents

7. Which of the following ceremonies does not involve a rite of passage?

A. festival
B. death
C. birth
D. puberty

8. It is necessary to preserve our cultural heritage because it

A. promotes national reconciliation
B. makes culture unique
C. ensures continuity of society
D. creates more employment

9. The effect of childlessness in marriage can be overcome when there is

A. no external family interference
B. genuine love and commitment
C. abundant financial resource
D. periodic personal diagnosis

10. The residential arrangement in which the husband and wife live separately in the respective houses of their parents is

A. neolocal
B. matrilocal
C. duolocal
D. patrilocal

11. In a nuclear family, the wife is considered a breadwinner because she

A. supplements the income of the family
B. protects the image of the family
C. ensures the moral upbringing of the children
D. supports the extended family

12. An essential role of the family as a social institution is that, it

A. provides affection, belongingness and security
B. ensures progress and social stability
C. ensures maintenance of cultural heritage
D. provides opportunity for inheritance

13. Parent-child conflict is minimized when parents

A. report the child to religious authority
B. report the child to school authority
C. listen to the views of the child
D. reprimand the child instantly

14. The process by which the individual learns the norms, values and patterns of behavior which enables him/her to fit into society is known as

A. indoctrination
B. assimilation
C. acculturation
D. socialization

15. Good interpersonal relations is best achieved through

A. tolerance
B. submissiveness
C. generosity
D. dialogue

16. One effect of global warming on the physical environment is the

A. increase in volcanic eruptions
B. increase in industrial pollution
C. burning of fossil fuel
D. rise in sea levels and flooding

17. Provision of environmental education helps us to

A. understand environmental pollution
B. realize the implications of large population
C. keep our environment clean
D. understand ways of fighting fire

18. Which of the following facts is an impediment to rapid social change in Ghana?

A. technology
B. education
C. culture
D. urbanization

19. In the Ghanaian society, the value of an individual’s education is measured by his/her

A. level of intelligence
B. contribution to development
C. ability to speak in public
D. stock of wealth

20. Political independence demands that

A. the government seeks donor support always
B. citizens work hard to salvage the economy
C. citizens adopt laissez-faire attitude to work
D. the nation server all ties with her colonial master

21. A show of superiority of one ethnic group over the other in Ghana in dangerous because it

A. threatens peace and national cohesion
B. creates chieftaincy disputes
C. brings about religious intolerance
D. generate indiscipline in the media

22. Which of the following leadership styles involves irregular and strict supervision of followers?

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

23. A member of a group who accepts to be led and guided with rules and regulations is?

A. an association
B. a leader
C. a follower
D. an overseer

24. A leader performs the following roles except

A. enforcing rules
B. decision making
C. arresting deviants
D. strategic planning

25. Which of the following options is a feature of rule of law?

A. institution of chieftaincy
B. establishment of courts and tribunals
C. enjoyment of fundamental human rights
D. representation in parliament

26. The practice of democracy promotes unity and development mainly because of the

A. provision of social amenities
B. involvement of the people in decision making
C. existence of independent judiciary
D. regular inflow of foreign aid

27. Which of the following principals of democracy places emphasis on equality of all persons?

A. rule of law
B. free press
C. checks and balances
D. separation of powers

28. Services that individuals are obliged to perform to the state are

A. responsibilities
B. occupations
C. conventions
D. rights

29. Fundamental human rights are protected by governments because they are

A. pronounced by the Chief Justice
B. inherent in the very nature of man
C. democratic in nature
D. provided by the president of the country

30. One benefit of being a member of an international organization is

A. promotion of neocolonialism
B. economic development
C. achievement of autonomy
D. reduction in population

31. The avenue through which the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) fosters stability, economic growth and development is the

A. organization of trade fairs
B. organization of African games
C. institution of peer review mechanism
D. setting up of African Investment Bank

32. Guidance and counseling services provided the youth of the economy to prepare them to

A. join political parties
B. make informed choices
C. be individualistic
D. organize social clubs

33. To be able too transform and modernize the economy, the youth need

A. to acquire leadership skills
B. requisite skills
C. manager certificates
D. to belong to pressure groups

34. The use of appropriate technology in the developing countries results in

A. destruction of natural resources
B. depletion of the ozone layer
C. decrease in production
D. high standard of living

35. The ultimate goal for making science a compulsory subject in Ghanaian school is to

A. help establish more research institutions
B. facilitate the process of technological development
C. encourage interest in the subject
D. produce more artisans for the local industries

36. The skills of workers and management that a country has constitute the

A. managerial resource
B. human resource
C. capital resources
D. natural resource

37. The most essential factors that contribute to effective utilization of natural resources are

A. research improvement
B. planning and budgeting
C. capital and technical know-how
D. socio-cultural practice

38. A positive change in attitudes and values which help in improving the standard of living of the people in an area is referred to as

A. cultural improvement
B. cultural assimilation
C. community development
D. socio-cultural practice

39. An individual can contribute to the development of his or her community through

A. participation in communal labor
B. offering technical advice
C. felling trees for charcoal production
D. participation in decision making

40. Countries industrialize mainly because they want to

A. make the private sector the engine of growth
B. improve the standard of living of the people
C. encourage individuals to own business
D. seek foreign technical assistance

41. National development can be explained as

A. opportunities available to expand the economy of the nation
B. making resources available to the people
C. finding white collar jobs for the people
D. progress made to improve the standard and quality of life

42. Which of the following measures should Ghana adopt to attain food sufficiency?

A. intensification of food from abroad
B. importation of food from abroad
C. dependence of rain-fed agriculture
D. reliance on traditional methods of framing

43. When a country’s development is uninterrupted over a long period of time it is described as

A. sustainable
B. reversible
C. flexible
D. vulnerable

44. It is important to plan for the future for the following reasons except

A. mobilizing capital for business
B. maintaining one’s standard of living
C. maintaining one’s loyalty to a political party
D. preventing borrowing to meet one’s need

45. Inadequate supply of fertilizer to farmers can result in

A. post-harvest losses
B. poor crop harvest
C. migration of farmers
D. spread of pest

46. Rapid population growth can be lead to

A. low employment rate
B. high standard of living
C. high dependency burden
D. low morality rate

47. Spacing child bearing

A. reduces a country’s labour force
B. increases medical cost of families
C. encourages rivalry among siblings
D. reduces a country’s labour force

48. Poor attitude to work leads to

A. low technology
B. low prices of goods
C. high financial losses
D. poor communication

49. One advantage of Joint Stock Company is that, its shareholders have

A. limited liability
B. large capital
C. company code
D. secure tenure

50. The democratic method of selecting representatives is mostly employed in

A. Private Joint Stock Company
B. partnership
C. co-operative society
D. Public Corporations

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