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BECE 2015 Social Studies Paper 1


Question 1: Which of the following features is not part of the physical environment?
A. Air
B. Building
C. Music
D. Rivers

Question 2: A good social environment can be promoted through
A. bravery
B. competition
C. individualism
D. tolerance

Question 3: Adolescence is a period of transition from
A. childhood to adulthood
B. childhood to old age
C. infancy to adulthood
D. infancy to childhood

Question 4: Adolescent chastity is important because it prevents
A. contraction of HIV and AIDS
B. frequent malaria among the youth
C. peer pressure among the youth
D. the occurrence of broken home

Question 5: Adopting a foreign way of life in one’s native country implies
A. cultural assimilation
B. foreign domination
C. parallel culture
D. rapid modernization

Question 6: Trokosi and female genital mutilation are cultural practices that must be abolished because
A. some people become rich through their performance
B.  the police dislike them
C. they are against the rights of the victim
D. they are practised all over the country

Question 7: The four cardinal points are
A. East, South-West, North, West
B. North, South, North-East, South-west
C. North, South, East, West
D. West, South-East, North-East, South

Question 8: The ratio between distance measured on a map and the actual distance on the ground is
A. a sketch
B. a statement
C. layout
D. scale

Question 9: If the scale of a map is 1: 10,000 and the distance on the map is 20 cm, then the actual distance on the ground is
A. 0.2 km
B. 2 km
C. 20 km
D. 20,000 km

Question 10: The crop types which grow well in the Guinea Savanna are
A. cocoa and rice
B. millet and groundnut
C. plantain and cola
D. shallots and cassava

Question 11: The mangrove swamps in Ghana are found mainly in the
A. Afram plains
B. coastal areas
C. highland areas
D. Oti basin

Question 12: The integrity of the nation can be defended by
A. cleaning the environment
B. educating the youth
C. encouraging immigration
D. reporting saboteurs

Question 13: A hill with a steep slope on one side and a gentle slope on the other side is
A. a ridge
B. a knoll
C. a plateau
D. an escarpment

Question 14: The moon is a satellite of the
A. Earth
B. Jupiter
C. Mars
D. Mercury

Question 15: Relief rainfall is experienced in
A. equitorial forest areas
B. guinea savanna areas
C. highland areas
D. lowland areas

Question 16: Encouraging greater participation of girl in education in Ghana will help reduce
A. adultery in society
B. number of maternal health care centres
C. population growth rate
D. urban rural drift

Question 17: One negative effect of rural-urban migration is
A. breakdown of family ties
B. chieftaincy disputes
C. ethnic conflicts
D. high infant mortality

Question 18: Unity among Ghanaians can best be promoted through
A. formal education
B. good environmental practices
C. inter-ethnic marriages
D. opinion leaders

Question 19: An effect of the slave trade on Africans was that they
A. acquired much wealth
B. travelled far
C. abandoned their religion
D. were humiliated

Question 20: The Europeans came to the Gold Coast purposely to
A. engage in trading activities
B. establish schools
C. explore the land
D. spread the gospel

Question 21: The Yaa Asentewwaa war of 1900 was caused by
A. Governor Hudson’s demand for the Golden Stool
B. the closure of the slave trade routes to the coast
C. the killing of George Ekem Ferguson
D.  the refusal of the Asantes to accept christianity

Question 22: The sagrenti was fought in the year
A. 1834
B. 1864
C. 1874
D.  1884

Question 23: Protecting national property is the obligation of
A. all citizens
B. government official
C. the fire service
D. the police

Question 24: According to the 1992 constitution of Ghana, an individual can claim Ghanaian citizenship if
A. he or she attends school in Ghana
B. his or her grandparents are Ghanaians
C. his or her parents reside in Ghana
D. he or she works in Ghana

Question 25: One basic right of every Ghanaian is the right to
A. fair wages
B. personal liberty
C. stand for election
D. vote in general elections

Question 26: The head of the judiciary in Ghana is the
A. Attorney General
B. Chief Justice
C. Director of Public Prosecution
D. Inspector General of Police

Question 27: A constitution popularly approved by the people ensures
A. ethnic balance
B. good governance
C. rapid development
D. reduction in crime

Question 28: One way of managing conflict in the Ghanaian society is
A. arbitration
B. confrontation
C. consultation
D. meditation

Question 29: The highest level of Ghana’s co-operation with the international community is through her membership of the
A. African Union
B. Economic Community of west Africa states
C. Non-Aligned Movement
D. United Nations Organization

Question 30: Ghana co-operates with other nations to
A. adopt common code of conduct
B. create more jobs
C. foster friendly relationship
D. increase tax revenue

Question 31: One major environment problem facing municipal and metropolitan assembles in Ghana is
A. air pollution
B. deforestation
C. road accidents
D. waste management

Question 32: Which of the following factors is most important for national development?
A. Capital resource
B. Foreign aid
C. Human resource
D. Natural resource

Question 33: A good layout and enforcement of town planning laws can help reduce
A. emergence of slums
B. influx of immigrants
C. population growth
D. substance abuse

Question 34: The efficiency of labour can be increased if one
A. reports to work early
B. uses appropriate technology
C. works for longer hours
D. works independently

Question 35: Which of the following conditions was the main aim of all the political parties before independence?
A. Economic development
B. Federal government
C. Local government
D. Self-government

Question 36: The Asante became a British colony through
A. agreement
B. appeal
C. defeat
D. persuasion

Question 37: For Ghana to be economically independent, she must
A. educate her citizens well
B. compete with her neighbours
C. produce her basic needs
D. rely on her colonial masters for help

Question 38: Productivity measures
A. production of goods
B. production of services
C. profit made out of production
D. output per-man-hour

Question 39: Private businesses can contribute to the development of the nation by
A. making more profits
B. motivating the workers
C. paying their taxes as required
D. registering their businesses

Question 40: The main aim of the National Road Safety Commission in Ghana is to protect
A. capital resources
B. human resources
C. mineral resources
D. natural resources

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