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BECE 2010 Integrated Science Paper 1

Question 1: Water that forms lather readily with soap is said to be
A. clean
B. hard
C. soapy
D. soft

Question 2: Which of the following life activities are common to both plants and animals?
I. Feeding
II.     Locomotion
III. Respiration
A. I and II only    
B. I and III only
C. II and III only
D. I, II and III

Question 3: A suitable instrument that could be used to measure the internal diameter of a bamboo flute is
A. beam balance
B. metre rule
C. surveyors tape
D. vernier calipers

Question 4: The ability of soils to supply the right amounts of essential nutrients to plants is known as
A. soil consistency
B. soil fertility
C. soil structure
D. soil texture

Question 5: The simplest way of making well water suitable for laundry purposes is by
A. adding alum
B. boiling
C. chlorination
D. filtering

Question 6: Washing down of soil nutrients beyond the reach of roots of plants is referred to as
A. aeration
B. infiltration
C. leaching
D. percolation

Question 7: Which of the following statements explain(s) why an object floats in water?
    A floating object
    I. is less dense than water    
    II.     is denser than water        
    III. has the same density as water        
A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and III only

Question 8: An example of leafy vegetable crops is
A. cucumber
B. lettuce
C. okro
D. onion

Question 9: The structure in the respiratory system of humans where gaseous exchange occurs is
A. alveolus
B. bronchus
C. nostril
D. trachea

Question 10: The gas produced when glucose is oxidized during internal respiration is
A. carbon (II) oxide
B. carbon (IV) oxide
C. hydrogen
D. nitrogen

Question 11: The farm animal which has crop as part of its digestive system is the
A. fowl
B. goat
C. pig
D. sheep

Question 12: A beneficial effect of wind on the environment is
A. promotion of photosynthesis in green plants
B. pollination in flowering plants
C. leaching in soils
D. erosion in soils

Question 13: The chemical solution that can be used to test for the presence of protein in food substances is
A. Benedicts solution    
B. Fehlings solution
C. Iodine solution
D. Millions reagent

Question 14: Which of the following statements about bushfires is/are true?
I. They cause air pollution
II.    They deplete vegetation cover
III. They contribute to global warming
A. I only
B. II only
C. II and III only
D. I, II and III

Question 15: The most effective method of controlling soil erosion on steep slopes is
A. cover cropping
B. mulching
C. strip cropping
D. terracing

Question 16: Which of the following agencies is responsible for providing information on the weather and climatic conditions of an area?
A. Animal Husbandry Department
B. Extension Services Department
C. Information Services Department
D. Meteorological Services Department

Question 17: The farming system which involves the growing of one type of crop on the same piece of land every season is known as
A. mixed cropping    
B. mixed farming
C. mono cropping
D. monoculture

Question 18: The fifth planet from the sun in the solar system is
A. Jupiter
B. Mars
C. Neptune
D. Venus

Question 19: The process that takes place when the sperm and the egg of humans fuse together is referred to as
A. fertilization
B. menstruation
C. ovulation
D. reproduction

Question 20: The process by which water vapour moves through the stomata of leaves into the atmosphere is known as
A. absorption
B. diffusion
C. osmosis
D. transpiration

Question 21: An example of intensive system of poultry keeping is the
A. deep litter system
B. fold unit system
C. free range system
D. Free-running system

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Question 24: A spot made on a white paper with a given food substance turned the spot on the paper translucent.
    The food substance is likely to contain    .........
A. glucose
B. oil
C. protein
D. starch

Question 25: Which of the following sources of energy is non-renewable?
A. Sun
B. Waves
C. Wind
D. Wood

Question 26: Which of the following farm animals is / are housed in a hutch?
    I.    Goats
    II.    Pigs
    III.    Rabbits
A. I only
B. III only
C. I and II only    
D. II and III only

Question 27: Which of the following blood vessels carries deoxygenated blood?
A. Aorta
B. Pulmonary artery
C. Pulmonary vein
D. Renal artery

Question 28: The energy transformation that takes place in a car battery is
A. electrical energy -> chemical energy -> light energy
B. chemical energy -> light energy -> electrical energy
C. chemical energy -> electrical energy -> light energy
D. electrical energy -> light energy -> chemical energy

Question 29: The type of liquid suitable to construct a thermometer to read temperatures of about 150°C is
A. alcohol
B. mercury
C. turpentine
D. water

Question 30: Amino acids are the end-products of the digestion of  
A. carbohydrates
B. fats
C. oils
D. proteins

Question 31: The type of teeth used by mammals to cut food materials is
A. canine
B. incisor
C. molar
D. premolar

Question 32: Fishponds are often stocked using
A. anchovies
B. fingerlings
C. fish eggs
D. frys

Question 33: Which of the following processes result(s) in the formation of a new substance?
    I.    Burning of wood
    II.    Rusting of iron nail
    III.    Heating water into vapour
A. I only
B. I and II only
C. II and III only
D. I, II and III

Question 34: The use of resistant breeds of farm animals in controlling diseases is a
A. biological control method
B. chemical control method
C. cultural control method
D. physical control method

Question 35: A load of 10 N is moved through a distance of 2 m. Calculate the work done.
A. 5 J
B. 10 J    
C. 20 J    
D. 50 J

Question 36: Which of the following components of human blood is dissolved in the plasma?
A. Mineral salts
B. Phagocytes
C. Platelets
D. Red blood cells

Question 37: An atom of carbon is represented as 12C.  How many neutrons are in the nucleus of the carbon atom?      
A. 2
B. 4
C. 6    
D. 12

Question 38: In agribusiness, middlemen operate within the
A. production chain
B. processing chain
C. supply chain
D. value chain

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Question 40: The human sex cells are produced in the
A. scrotum and uterus
B. testis and ovary
C. penis and vagina
D. scrotum and ovary

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