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BECE 2014 Home Economics Paper 1


Question 1: To hold a lining onto a fabric temporarily, one can use
A. basting
B. even tacking
C. tailor's tacks
D. thread marking

Question 2: Which of the following stitches can be used to neaten raw edges of a set in sleeve?
A. Feather
B. fishbone
C. Herringbone
D. Loop

Question 3: The goitre on Evelyn's neck is caused by lack of
A. Calcium
B. Iodine
C. Protein
D. Vitamin D

Question 4: Man-made elements represented in art include
A. branches
B. rivers
C. stones
D. walls

Question 5: The visitors' book signed at exhibitions helps the exhibitor to know the
A. dignitaries who attended
B. number of works in high demand
C. observations made about the work
D. people who came

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Question 8: A place where art works are sold is
A. an archive
B. a gallery
C. a museun
D. a studio

Question 9: In design, the conditions that the final solution must satisfy is termed
A. investigation
B. specification
C. development
D. analysis

Question 10: Which of the following instrument is most suitable for drawing horizontal lines?
A. Tee-square
B. Protractor
C. Compass
D. Set-square

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Question 13: Shading with lines is describe as
A. cross batching
B. hatching
C. stippling
D. tonal value

Question 14: Which of the following colours produces a feeling of warmth?
A. Blue
B. Green
C. Violet
D. White

Question 15: Which of the following factors can cause a sewing business to collapse?
A. Advertising
B. Insurance
C. Low sales
D. Skilled labour

Question 16: Which of the following tools is used for drawing lines when drafting patterns?
A. A pair of dividers
B. A protractor
C. Metre rule
D. Tape measure

Question 17: It is better to use cotton fabrics for making specimen because it is
A. beautiful
B. dirt resistant
C. durable
D. easy to handle

Question 18: All vegetable fibres leave ......................... when burnt.
A. ashes
B. charcoal
C. hard ball
D. soft ball

Question 19: The most suitable fabric for making a bed sheet is
A. cotton
B. nylon
C. rayon
D. silk

Question 20: One can make an embroidered table runner if he or she learns
A. designing
B. drawing
C. sewing
D. weaving

Question 21: Which of the following measurement is needed when making a boy's pair of shorts?
A. Back length
B. Chest
C. Crotch
D. Width

Question 22: The commonest collar on babies garment is
A. Chinese
B. Peterpan
C. Shawl
D. Shirt

Question 23: Which of the following are portions of control equipment?
I. Measuring cups
II. Weighing scales
III. Polythene bags
IV. Empty tins
A. I, II and III only
B. I, II and IV only
C. l, III and IV only
D. II, III and IV only

Question 24: Choice of equipment and tools is based on
A. how difficult to clean and maintain
B. lack of space for storage
C. life span of equipment
D. unavailability of spare parts

Question 25: Moist heat causes ................... to the human skin.
A. bruises
B. bums
C. cuts
D. scalds

Question 26: Food preservation is the treatment given to foods to enable them stay fresh for
A. a long time
B. some day
C. three days
D. three weeks

Question 27: The method of cooking in which heat travels directly to the food is
A. baking
B. some days
C. grilling
D. stewing

Question 28: The method of cooking which is fast but expensive to use is
A. boiling
B. frying
C. grilling
D. roasting

Question 29: Which of the following are reasons for cooking food? To
I. helping food digest faster
II. make the food edible
III. make the food soft
IV. make the food last longer
A. I, II and III onIy
B. I, II and IV only
C. I, II and IV only
D. II, III and IV only

Question 30: The most important factor to consider when planning meals is the
A. appearance of the food
B. family budget
C. food available
D. service of the food

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