July 25, 2024

Social Studies Questions by Topic | Our culture and national identity, national independence and self-reliance

social studies questions by topic

social studies questions by topic

Social Studies Questions by Topic | Our culture and national identity, national independence and self-reliance

These social studies questions by topic will help both teachers and students to prepare adequately for their examinations. The social studies questions by topic are designed to enable teachers to evaluate students after every topic under discussion.


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Unit: Our culture and national identity

Part 1: Objective

Studies questions by topic

1. Which of the following national symbols is used to signify state mourning?

a. the state sword b. the national flag c. the coat-of-arms d. the national anthem


2. The term ‘culture’ means the a dress code of people b. way of life of people

c. social control system d. way people worship their ancestors


3. Culture is said to be dynamic because it a. changes frequently b. is homogeneous

c. must be preserved d. varies from one society to the other


4. The tendency to consider one culture superior to all others is known as

a. nationalism b. ethnocentrism c. allegiance d. patriotism


5. Which of the following is not an aspect of non-material culture

a. language b. customs c. clothing d. religion


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6. Which of the following would not promote national integration

a. common festivals b. negative ethnic sentiments c. common language d. inter-ethnic marriage


7. Which of the following is not symbolized by the national flag?

a. Ghanaian hospitality b. mineral wealth c. the vegetation d. the blood of the forefathers


8. The best way of promoting national identity in Ghana is through the

a. institution of a common dietary system b. adoption of a national language

c. enforcement of the constitution d. institution of good governance


9. In spite of the cost of funerals, they are periods for …… of family members.

a. sorrow b. conflict c. disaster d. re-union


10. A feeling that binds an individual to a higher entity is referred to as

a. patriotism b. allegiance c. attraction d. cohesion


Part 2: Written

Studies questions by topic

11. Take any two aspects of the Ghanaian culture which have undergone some changes, show the changes and state the reason for the changes


12. Describe in detail the birth of your community


13. Examine five (5) significances of puberty rites


14. Discuss five (5) ways by which the expenditure on funerals can be reduced.


15. a. Name any four (4) festivals in Ghana

b. Examine four (4) importance of festivals


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16. Explain the view that the chief or the traditional ruler is the rallying force around which all activities take place


17. Outline five (5) ways socio-cultural practices promote development


18. Examine the five (5) ways socio-cultural practices that are said to be outmoded inhibit development in your locality


19. Outline five (5) common cultural traits that bind the people together as a nation


20. a. Explain the concept national identity

b. Highlight four (4) importance of national identity


21. Draw two (2) national symbols and explain two (2) significance each


22. Examine five (5) ways the national symbols enable Ghanaians demonstrate their allegiance to the nation


23. Suggest five (5) ways national integration can be achieved by Ghanaians


Unit: National independence and self-reliance

Part 1: Objective

Studies questions by topic

1. One reason that attest to the fact that Ghanaians misconstrued the self-rule which they gained is

a. Ghanaians worked hard b. Ghanaian leaders worked together

c. Ghanaian leaders amassed wealth d. Ghanaian leaders worked in unity


2. Th principle of ‘self-reliance’ implies

a. using only local materials b. consuming what is produced locally

c. producing what you need d. producing more than what one needs


3. A sovereign state ensures that

a. nationals of other countries can enjoy peace b. citizens enjoy their rights

c. it is not controlled by foreign nations d. it is controlled by its neighbors


4. Which of the following is not a measure to overcome the challenges Ghana faced after independence?

a. development of our human resource b. development of positive attitudes to work

c. improving on education and training d. laying emphasis on general education


5. Which of the following is not a mistake committed by our leaders after independence?

a. education continued to be knowledge-based rather than skill-oriented

b. policies did not favor indigenous industries

c. appointments were based on political affiliation rather than merit

d. value was added to local raw material


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6. An individual  is said to be self-supporting when he or she earns enough money to

a. cater for himself or herself b. cater for her aged parents

c. give to the needy d. develop his or her community


7. Reliance on foreign aid and goods has the potential of

a. improving indigenous industries b. killing foreign initiatives

c. killing local initiatives d. improving foreign exchange base


8. In order for Ghana to develop her human resources, she has to

a. organize training sessions b. always rely on foreign expatriates

c. attach strongly to foreign legacies d. import scientific knowledge only


9. The ability to depend mainly on one’s own resources for survival is termed

a. self sufficiency b. self reliance c. self satisfaction d. self actualization


10. Political independence should not be looked at as

a. being selfless as a people b. working hard b. bringing easy life d. bringing togetherness


Part 2: Written

Studies questions by topic

11. a. Distinguish between political independence and self-reliance

b. Outline four (4) measures Ghanaians can adopt to meet the challenges of post-independence nation building


12. Outline five (5) benefits that the country derives from being politically independent


13. What responsibilities should individuals have when they gain

a. personal independence b. national independence


14. Explain any four (4) challenges Ghana faces as an independent nation


15. a. What is self-reliance

b. Examine four (4) measures that Ghana can adopt to become self reliant

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