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BECE 2014 Social Studies Paper 1


Question 1: Some Ghanaians mishandle the Cedis Notes by
A. burning it.
B. saving it.
C. crumpling it.
D. spending it.

Question 2: A major way of spreading HIV and AIDS is through
A. eating in public places.
B. indiscriminate sexual relations.
C. mosquito bites.
D. shaking hands with infected persons.

Question 3: Adolescent abstinence from sexual related activities is
A. chastity.
B. health.
C. paternity.
D. sincerity.

Question 4: The set of guidelines for governing a nation is provided by the
A. constitution.
B. council of state.
C. judiciary.
D. legislature.

Question 5: What a person is obliged to perform as a duty in the society constitutes his/her
A. achievements.
B. dignity.
C. responsibilities.
D. rights.

Question 6: The physical environment of Ghana can be protected through
A. drying industrial waste.
B. practicing traditional farming.
C. redirecting river channels.
D. recycling of waste materials.

Question 7: Promoting national unity in Ghana greatly depends on
A. kindness.
B. politics.
C. religion.
D. tolerance.

Question 8: The most effective measure for reducing the rapid population growth in Ghana is promoting
A. adolescent counselling.
B. women empowerment.
C. gender equality.
D. girl-child education.

Question 9: Which of the following situations is an effect of rapid population growth in Ghana?
A. Decrease in food production
B. High dependency burden
C. High standard of living
D. Low productivity

Question 10: Pressure on social facilities in urban areas is mainly created by
A. decrease in imported goods.
B. high cost of living.
C. rural-urban drift.
D. urban-rural drift.

Question 11: Community conflicts are best settled through
A. arbitration and reconciliation.
B. court ruling.
C. government intervention.
D. police action.

Question 12: Which of the following conditions is an effect of ethnic conflicts?
A. Decrease in government expenditure
B. Frequent interruption of electricity supply
C. Interruption of developmental projects
D. Overdependence on foreign goods

Question 13: Government policies are implemented at the District levels by the
A. Chief Executive.
B. Co-ordinating Director.
C. Presiding Member.
D. Regional Minister.

Question 14: Maintenance of law and order in the country is the main function of the
A. air force.
B. army.
C. navy.
D. police.

Question 15: The highest authority in the traditional area is the
A. clan head.
B. divisional chiefs.
C. lineage head.
D. paramount chief.

Question 16: Which of the following factors promotes political stability in a country?
A. Food security
B. Free education
C. Rigid constitution
D. Rule of law

Question 17: Which of the following features is not an efficient way of sustaining political stability in a country?
A. Avoidance of dictatorship
B. Free and fair elections
C. One party system
D. Press freedom

Question 18: Poor drainage system in our cities result in
A. earthquakes.
B. erosion.
C. floods.
D. landslides.

Question 19: The Poll Tax Ordinance was passed in 1852 mainly to raise money to pay salaries of
A. Christian missionaries.
B. cocoa farmers.
C. Colonial employers.
D. Gold Coast chiefs.

Question 20: Which of following activities is the most outstanding contribution of Ghana to the United Nations Organisation?
A. Donation of relief items
B. Payment of dues
C. Settlement of refugees
D. Provision of troops for peace

Question 21: Which of the following international organisations is the largest financial contributor to Ghana's developmental projects?
A. African Union (AU)
B. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
C. The Commonwealth
D. United Nations Organization

Question 22: The first political party formed in the Gold Coast was the
A. Convention People's Party (CPP)
B. National Liberation Movement (NLM)
C. United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC)
D. United Party (UP)

Question 23: Which of the following settlements is a feature of a slum?
A. Dispersed settlement
B. Linear settlement
C. Overcrowded settlement
D. Planned settlement

Question 24: Cocoa production is classified as
A. cottage industry.
B. primary industry.
C. secondary industry.
D. tertiary industry.

Question 25: Pension benefits of Ghanaian workers are managed by the
A. Bank of Ghana.
B. Ghana Commercial Bank.
C. Social Security and National Insurance Trust.
D. State Insurance Company.

Question 26: Private business help in developing the nation when they
A. increase their profit.
B. import consumer goods.
C. pay appropriate taxes.
D. produce more goods.

Question 27: The main reason for establishing state owned enterprises is to
A. create competition in the country
B. generate foreign exchange for the country
C. generate profit for the state
D. provide essential service to the public

Question 28: Landmarks are important features used in finding
A. cardinal points.
B. compass points.
C. direction.
D. layout.

Question 29: The main benefit of tourism to Ghana is that it
A. encourages inter-tribal marriages.
B. enriches our culture.
C. is a major foreign exchange earner.
D. promotes political stability.

Question 30: Ethnic conflicts must be avoided because they slow down
A. economic development.
B. rural-urban migration.
C. tribal disintegration.
D. urban-rural migration.

Question 31: A scale of map expressed as a ratio is known as
A. linear scale.
B. simple fraction.
C. representative fraction.
D. statement scale.

Question 32: The integrity of the nation can be defended by
A. educating the youth.
B. encouraging immigration.
C. cleaning the environment.
D. reporting saboteurs.

Question 33: One basic right of every Ghanaian is the right to
A. fair wages.
B. personal liberty.
C. stand for electron.
D. vote in general election.

Question 34: Which of the following situations may not create instability in the Ghanaian society?
A. Denial of justice
B. Gender equality
C. Party rivalry
D. Worker's demonstration

Question 35: The major reason for establishing castle schools by the Europeans was to
A. educate the people on human rights
B. educate their own children
C. introduce formal education to the people
D. teach religious knowledge

Question 36: The main reason for the abolishing of the slave trade was the
A. difficulties in the trade
B. inhuman nature of the trade
C. lack of finance
D. lack of market for slaves

Question 37: Which of the following features forms part of our social environment?
A. Atmosphere
B. Buildings
C. Land
D. Religion

Question 38: Habitats of endangered species of animals can be protected through the creation of
A. forest reserves.
B. land guards.
C. tourist centres.
D. veterinary clinics.

Question 39: The most effective agency of cultural change is
A. drama.
B. education.
C. language.
D. music.

Question 40: The motto in Ghana's Coat of Arms is
A. Freedom and Love.
B. Independence and Freedom.
C. Freedom and justice.
D. Unity and Integrity.

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