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BECE 2013 Social Studies Paper 1


Question 1: The environment can best be described as
A. man and his surrounding.
B. animal and non living things.
C. vegetation and non-living things.
D. man and the vegetation around him.

Question 2: The social environment includes
A. settlements, churches, and rivers.
B. settlements, festivals and political parties.
C. festivals, political parties and religious groups.
D. festivals, churches and tourist sites.

Question 3: Which of the following statements is true? The
A. social and physical environments are inter-dependent.
B. physical environment is independent of the social environment
C. physical environment is never affected of the social environment.
D. social environment is more important than the physical environment.

Question 4: A major environmental problem facing municipal and metropolitan assemblies in Ghana is
A. waste management.
B. air pollution.
C. deforestation.
D. gully erosion.

Question 5: Adolescent reproductive health aims at providing education on
A. good nutrition.
B. sexuality.
C. good marriage.
D. security.

Question 6: The period of adolescence is
A. 10-19 years.
B. 10-14 years.
C. 15-19 years.
D. 12-19 years.

Question 7: One way of managing conflict in the Ghanaian society is
A. arbitration.
B. confrontation.
C. mediation.
D. consultation.

Question 8: Adolescent chastity is important because it prevents
A. contraction of HIV/AIDS by the youth.
B. contraction of malaria by the youth.
C. the effect of peer pressure on the youth.
D. the occurrence of broken homes.

Question 9: Adolescents who engage in early sex, risk
A. dropping out of school.
B. increasing the size of their family.
C. looking older than their age.
D. losing their parents.

Question 10: The part of one’s income which is not spent is one’s
A. insurance.
B. account.
C. deposit.
D. savings.

Question 11: During their migration, the Akan first settled at
A. Bono Manso.
B. Dormaa Ahenkro.
C. Asante Manso.
D.  Denkyira.

Question 12: Ethnic conflicts must be avoided because they slow down
A. economic development.
B. rural-urban migration.
C. tribal disintegration.
D. urban-rural migration.

Question 13: Unity among Ghanaians can best be promoted through
A. inter-ethnic marriages.
B. formal education.
C. opinion leaders.
D. good environmental practices.

Question 14: Which of the following represents the earth’s surface or part of it drawn to scale?
A. Layout
B. Sketch
C. Map
D. Landmark

Question 15: Which of the towns in the sketch below lies directly south of Miva?
A. Kofa
B. Soka
C. Apoa
D. Kutu

Question 16: An important feature which can be used to show direction in a locality is called
A. landmark.
B. bearing.
C. compass.
D. scale.

Question 17: The ratio between distance measured on a map and the actual distance on the ground is a
A. scale.
B. layout.
C. statement.
D. sketch.

Question 18: The diagram below illustrates a
A. linear scale.
B. statement scale.
C. representative fraction.
D. railway line.

Question 19: If the scale of a map is 1: 10,000 cm and the distance on the map is 20 cm, then the actual distance on the ground is
A. 20 km
B. 0.2 km
C. 2 km
D. 20,000 km

Question 20: The principle of checks and balances prevents
A. constitutionalism.
B. democracy.
C. dictatorship.
D. patriotism.

Question 21: One way of sustaining unity among the ethnic groups in Ghana is by
A. selecting leaders through elections.
B. allowing people to enjoy free movement.
C. appreciating the cultural practices of other people.
D. keeping troublemakers in prison.

Question 22: One reason for the migration of many ethnic groups into Ghana is
A. education.
B. security.
C. marriage.
D. religion.

Question 23: Which of the following is a symbol of national unity in Ghana? The
A. National Anthem
B. Akosombo Dam
C. Gye Nyame
D. Judiciary

Question 24: The integrity of the nation can be defended by
A. encouraging immigration.
B. reporting saboteurs.
C. educating the youth.
D. cleaning the environment.

Question 25: Ghana lies between latitudes
A. 5° S and 11° N.
B. 5° N and 11° N.
C. 5° N and 5° S.
D. 5° N and 11° S.

Question 26: To promote national unity, Ghanaians are expected to be
A. patriotic.
B. well paid.
C. hardworking.
D. highly educated.

Question 27: The people of British Togoland joined Ghana through
A. conquest.
B. persuasion.
C. voting.
D. declaration.

Question 28: The Head of State of Ghana at independence in 1957 was
A. Kwame Nkrumah.
B. The Queen of Britain.
C. Gorden Guggisberg.
D. Edward Akuffo Addo.

Question 29: The process by which one country takes control of the administration of another is known as
A. acculturation.
B. socialization.
C. colonization.
D. assimilation.

Question 30: One way by which Ghana co-operates with other countries is by
A. sending ambassadors and commissioners to them.
B. lending large sums of money to them.
C. allowing them to establish military bases in Ghana.
D. removing all taxes on goods imported from them.

Question 31: The first political event leading to the formal establishment of British colonial rule in the Gold Coast was the
A. signing of the bond of 1844.
B. declaration of Sagrenti war.
C. introduction of the poll tax ordinance.
D. disturbances of 1948.

Question 32: To ensure their continuous survival, private enterprises must do all the following except
A. producing quality goods.
B. keeping proper records.
C. paying taxes regularly.
D. using only foreign labour.

Question 33: The rotation of the earth causes
A. the seasons.
B. day and night.
C. eclipse of the moon.
D. change in vegetation.

Question 34: According to the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, an individual can claim Ghanaian citizenship if
A. his/her grandparents are Ghanaians.
B. he/she attends school in Ghana.
C. he/she works in Ghana.
D. his/her parents reside in Ghana.

Question 35: When two air masses of different temperatures meet, it results in
A. the formation of relief rainfall.
B. the formation of cyclonic rainfall.
C. thunder and lightning.
D. rain shadow zone.

Question 36: A child of not more than seven years of age found in Ghana, and whose parents cannot be traced is a Ghanaian by
A. birth.
B. adoption.
C. registration.
D. conferment.

Question 37: One basic right of every Ghanaian is the right to
A. vote in general elections.
B. personal liberty.
C. fair wages.
D. stand for elections.

Question 38: Which of the following can constitute human rights abuse in Ghana?
A. Child labour
B. Employing an 18 year old girl
C. Droping out of school
D. Drug abuse

Question 39: The right to life is an example of
A. economic right.
B. natural right.
C. legal right.
D. political right.

Question 40: When one behaves in an honest and just manner, one performs his/her
A. civic right.
B. civic responsibility.
C. natural responsibility.
D. social right.

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