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BECE 2010 Social Studies Paper 1


Question 1: Human activities are generally controlled by
A. technology
B. social environment
C. superstition
D. scientific research

Question 2: The Kakum Forest in Ghana promotes economic development through its
A. supply of firewood
B. supply of timber
C. suitable location
D. tourist attraction

Question 3: Irresponsible adolescent behaviour usually results in
A. self-reliance
B. loss of dignity
C. broken homes
D. drug abuse

Question 4: Ethnic groups in Ghana are distinctly identified by their
A. dance
B. music
C. language
D. food

Question 5: The crop types which grow well in the Guinea Savanna are
A. millet and groundnuts
B. cocoa and rice
C. shallots and cassava
D. plantain and cola

Question 6: The health needs of people can be improved by
A. building more schools
B. locating a hospital closer to the people
C. providing good drinking water
D. eating more carbohydrate foods

Question 7: The British colonized parts of the Gold Coast largely through
A. conquest
B. persuasion
C. bribery
D. invitation

Question 8: The outermost part of the earth is called the
A. core
B. mantle
C. atmosphere
D. crust

Question 9: The Europeans came to the Gold Coast purposely to   
A. engage in trading activities
B. spread the gospel
C. explore the land
D. establish schools

Question 10: The adoption of modern cultural practices enables a society to
A. develop economically
B. lead good moral lives
C. abandon its traditional values
D. respect individual human rights

Question 11: The use of orthodox and traditional medicine for the treatment of the same disease is an example of
A. outmoded culture
B. cultural lag
C. parallel culture
D. cultural change

Question 12: Water bodies on a physical map are represented by
A. blue colour
B. green colour
C. yellow colour
D. brown colour

Question 13: The earth experiences equal day and equal night each year on
A. 21st March and 23rd September
B. 21st June and 23rd September
C. 21st June and 22nd December
D. 22nd March and 22nd December

Question 14: Which of the following is a regional capital in Northern Ghana
A. Navrongo
B. Wa
C. Bawku
D. Yendi

Question 15: Which of the following towns is noted for the production of gold in Ghana?
A. Awaso
B. Nsuta
C. Prestea
D. Akwatia

Question 16: Free vaccines used for immunization in Ghana are supplied by the
A. International Labour Organization
B. World Health Organization
C. Ministry of Health
D. National Health Insurance Scheme

Question 17: The main effect of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade is the reduction of
A. capital resource
B. human resource
C. natural resource
D. mineral resource

Question 18: Governor Gordon Guggisberg is known to have established the
A. Korle-Bu Hospital
B. University of Ghana
C. Mfantsipim School
D. Cocoa Marketing Board

Question 19: The main institution that helps the Executive arm of government to implement its policies is the
A. Civil Service
B. Judicial Service
C. Audit Service
D. Statistical Service

Question 20: The West Coast of Africa is washed by the
A. Pacific Ocean
B. Antarctic Ocean
C. Indian Ocean
D. Atlantic Ocean

Question 21: Private businesses can contribute to the development of the nation by
A. registering their businesses
B. purchasing expensive machines
C. paying their taxes as required
D. producing expensive goods

Question 22: Floods can best be controlled in our communities through
A. construction of boreholes
B. planned layout
C. harvesting of rainwater
D. tarring of roads

Question 23: One effect of colonization is that it made Ghanaians to
A. produce more food crops
B. have one common language
C. be self-reliant economically
D. develop strong taste for foreign goods

Question 24: Ghana co-operates with other countries to
A. foster friendly relationships
B. increase her level of tax revenue
C. adopt a common code of conduct
D. create more jobs for her citizens

Question 25: The functions of a presiding member of a District Assembly are likened to those of the
A. Clerk of Parliament
B. Chief Justice
C. Speaker of Parliament
D. Appeal Court Judge

Question 26: The world is divided into Northern and Southern Hemispheres by the
A. Tropic of Cancer
B. Tropic of Capricorn
C. Equator
D. Greenwich Meridian

Question 27: Relief rainfall is also known as
A. convectional rainfall
B. frontal rainfall
C. orographic rainfall
D. cyclonic rainfall

Question 28: The Head of State in Ghana from 1957 to 1960 was
A. Kwame Nkrumah
B. Queen of Britain
C. K. A. Busia
D. Gordon Guggisberg

Question 29: The Supreme Court of Ghana mainly
A. runs courses for Judges and Magistrates
B. remands criminals in prison custody
C. interprets the constitution and laws for the country
D. makes and implements laws in the country

Question 30: Daboya is noted for the mining of
A. salt
B. gold
C. diamond
D. bauxite

Question 31: Which of the following is the best way of conserving Ghanas forest cover?
A. Promoting the use of charcoal
B. Vigilance of forest guards
C. Encouraging the replanting of trees
D. Growing more cover crops

Question 32: If a distance of 40 kilometres on land is represented by 10 centimetres on a map, what is the scale of the map?
A. 1 centimetre to 2 kilometres
B. 1 centimetre to 4 kilometres
C. 1 centimetre to 5 kilometres
D. 1 centimetre to 8 kilometres

Question 33: Slaves who were sent to the West Indies worked on
A. coconut plantations
B. pineapple plantations
C. banana plantations
D. sugar-cane plantations

Question 34: The practice of checks and balances prevents
A. dictatorship
B. favouritism
C. ethnicity
D. sectionalism

Question 35: Motivation and supervision help in the efficient use of   
A. human resources
B. national resources
C. mineral resources
D. capital resources

Question 36: The basic way of promoting savings habit among children is by
A. adopting an insurance policy
B. joining a credit union
C. opening a current account
D. providing money boxes

Question 37: A credit union is an example of a
A. joint stock company
B. co-operative society
C. partnership
D. public corporation

Question 38: The regular payments which individuals and organizations make to insurance companies are
A. premiums
B. salaries
C. taxes
D. wages

Question 39: Indiscipline is a problem to the Ghanaian society because it
A. reduces productivity
B. destroys the educational system
C. encourages bribery and corruption
D. leads to high birth rate

Question 40: Tourism in Ghana promotes the growth of the
A. film industry
B. hotel industry
C. textile industry
D. health industry

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