April 23, 2024

UCC JHS BECE Home Economics Mock Questions

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BECE Home Economics mock questions

BECE Home Economics mock questions

UCC JHS BECE Home Economics Mock Questions

Candidates who perform well in this BECE Home Economics mock questions will pass the Basic Education Certificate Examination. University of Cape Coast Junior High School tutors designed the questions.

 

Paper 1: Objectives

BECE Home Economics mock questions

1. In designing, which of the following is not considered for specification?
A. construction
B. Design brief
C. Economics
D. Materials

 

2. Which of the following is not a household furniture?
A. Wardrobe
B. Television
C. Shoe rack
D. Cupboard

3. To access the worth of design product is termed as
A. Analysis
B. Evaluation
C. Making
D. Specification

4. Which of the following is used to insulate electrical wires?
A. wood
B. plastic
C. metal
D. cement

5. Which of the figures below is a prism?
A. cone
B. cube
C. sphere
D. square

 

BECE Home Economics mock questions

6. Which of the following sets are temporary stitches?
A. basting and tailor’s tacking
B. chain stitches and tacking
C. hemming and basting
D. uneven tacking and running stitches

 

7. Which of the following can be used to neaten the raw edges of an apron?
A. back stitch
B. hemming stitch
C. herringbone stitch
D. loop stitch

8. Which of the following is not a function of permanent stitches?
A. decorating articles
B. joining seams
C. marking designs
D. neatening raw edges

9. When working temporary stitches, colour of thread must be
A. black colour
B. contrasting colour from fabric
C. same colour as fabric
D. white colour

10. A thimble is worn on the ………
A. index finger
B. middle finger
C. ring finger
D. thumb

 

BECE Home Economics mock questions

11. A business unit, that is established to render services and produce goods for customers and the general public is a/an
A. company
B. corporation
C. enterprise
D. organizations

12. The distribution of raw materials and manufactured products is usually done by;
A. businessmen
B. enterprises
C. small-scale enterprises
D. retailers

 

13. What is the main purpose of three Sole Proprietors who have come together to run a single business entity?
A. Employ more people
B. Expand the business
C. share ideas
D. share profit

14. Under which step of the management process is the leadership style of a company adopted?
A. Directing
B. Controlling
C. organizing
D. Planning

15. In business, the possibility of being exposed to danger or loss from a known source is referred to as;
A. business risk
B. direct risk
C. indirect risk
D. known risk

 

BECE Home Economics mock questions
16. The seam known as a seam within a seam is the:
A. double -stitched seam
B. French seam
C. open seam
D. run and fell seam

 

17. The most appropriate seam for setting in a puff sleeve is the
A. French seam
B. double stitched seam
C. plain seam
D. welt seam

18. Yeast causes foods to …………
A. become slimy
B. change in colour
C. ferment
D. foam up

 

19. The commonest method of preserving fish in Ghana is by;
A. brining
B. drying
C. salting
D. smoking

 

20. Ceramic plates, bowls and cups used for table setting are together known as;
A. crockery
B. cutlery
C. dinnerware
D. tumbler

 

BECE Home Economics mock questions

21. To indicate that one has finished eating,
A. call for waiter
B. place cutlery in center of plate
C. push dinnerplate away from you
D. tap dinner plate with spoon

22. Steam from a pot of boiling water can cause
A. burn
B. scald
C. shock
D. sprain

 

23. All the following are appropriate fluids to take in when treating poisoning except;
A. Flour and water mixture
B. milk
C. ordinary water
D. palm oil

24. To call the fire service during an emergency dial;
A. 191
B. 192
C. 193
D. 194

25. Burnt wool smells like burn hair because it is from ……
A. animal source
B. plant source
C. regenerated source
D. synthetic source

 

BECE Home Economics mock questions

26. The process of cleaning cotton fibers is known as
A. bleaching
B. ginning
C. scouring
D. scutching

27. All the following are cotton fabric except; .
A. calico
B. chiffon
C. denim
D. greybaft

 

28. The most suitable fabric for making pair of socks is;
A. acetate
B. cotton
C. nylon
D. wool

 

29. Silk does not soil easily because it is ……
A. absorbent
B. durable
C. elastic
D. shiny

 

30 Damp plant fibres can develop……….. when stored for a long time.
A. flax
B. lint
C. mildew
D. shrinkage

 

PAPER 2:

SECTION A:  CORE SKILLS [COMPULSORY] [20 marks]

1. (a) Define the following;
(i) Stitch .…………………………………

(ii) Seam …………………

(iii) State one characteristic of a good seam. …………………………………

(iv) State one reason why a dressmaker would use a double stitch for securing stitches instead of tying a knot at the end of the thread. ………………………………………………………… [6 marks]

 

(b) (i) List two materials needed to make a household furniture. ………………………………

(ii) Name two electrical gadgets ………………………

(iii) Name two instruments used to record data during investigation. ………….…………………………………

(iv) What is termed as corrective maintenance? ……………….…………………………………  [7 marks]

 

(c) (i) Name the two types of capital that are considered when setting up a small- scale enterprise.
…………………………… ……….……………………………………. [2 marks]

ii) Give one reason why you will prefer sole proprietorship to partnership. …………………………… [2 marks]

(iii) Name the four major operations that are carried out by all enterprises.  ..…………………………………….  [2 marks]

(iv) Who controls all the operations mentioned in (iii) …………………… [1 mark]

 

SECTION B: [50 marks]

BECE Home Economics mock questions: Answer two questions only from this section. All questions carry equal marks

2. (a) (i) Define food Preservation. ………………………………..  (2 marks)

(ii). State three reasons for preserving food. ……..……………………………………….. (3 marks)

(ii). List any three ways a caterer can prevent food spoilage. …………………………………………………  (3 marks)

(iv) Identify a suitable method for preserving the following:

Pineapple juice ………………….………
Egg …………………………………………
Tomatoes ………………………………..
Cassava ………………………………….  (4 marks)

 

(b) (i) List three simple firefighting equipment that can be found in a modern kitchen.
……………….………………………………………..  (3 marks)

(ii) Outline any three ways of preventing scalds or burns at the kitchen or sewing centre.
……………………………………………………………..  (3 marks)

(iii) Identify one cause of each of the following domestic accidents.

Cut ……………………………
Fracture ……………………
………………………………..
Fire explosion ……………….. (3 marks)

 

(c) (i) What is the smell of the following fibres when burnt?

Linen …………………….……………
Silk ……………………….…  (2 marks)

(ii) Give two reasons why Esi used polyester to make a bib for her baby ………………………………………. (2 marks)

 

BECE Home Economics mock questions

3. (a) (i) What is an open seam? ………………..………………………………………..  (2 marks)

(ii) Why did Akosua use cheap cotton thread to make even tacking on the garment.
……………….………………………………………..  (1 mark)

(iii) French seam is an appropriate seam for making a boy’s play clothes. State one reasons why.
…………………..……………………………………….. (1 mark)

(iv) List any three stitches used for neatening as well as embroidery work. ………………………………. (3 marks)

(v) Identify any four stitches used to attach a strip of lace to the hem of a baby girls’ skirt
…………………………………………………………………………………………….  (4 marks)

(b) (i) Define the term First Aid. …………………………………………………….  (2 marks)

(ii) Outline two importance of giving first aid to a victim. ……………………………………………….  (2 marks)

 

(iii) List any eight items found in a first aid box. ………………………………………………….  (4 marks)

(iv) State one precaution to take when giving First Aid. …………………………………………………….  (1 mark)

(c) (i) State any three ways of caring for plant fibres. ………………………………………………………………  (3 marks)

(ii) List any four uses of cotton or linen fabrics. ……………………………. ………………….………………………  (2 marks)

 

BECE Home Economics mock questions

4. (a) (i) State one difference between a side plate and a dinner plate. ……………………………………….  (1 mark)

(ii) Identify the materials labelled A – F in the table laying illustrated below.

BECE Home Economics mock questions
BECE Home Economics mock questions

 

a……………………………….. d…………………………..……..
b……………………………… e…………………………………
c…………………………..…. f………………………………….. (3 marks)

(iii) What are two features of a formal table setting ……………………………………………………….. (2 marks)

(iv) State two good manners you will observe when invited to a state banquet.
……………………………………………………………………………….. (2 marks)

 

BECE Home Economic mock questions

(b) (i) Define food poisoning ………………………………………………………………………..  (2 marks)

(ii) State any four signs and/or effects of food poisoning.  ……………………………………….. (2 marks)

(iii) State any two ways of preventing food poisoning. ……………………………………………………………. (2 marks)

(iv) Give two reasons why a chef must keep his nails short. ………………………………………………………… (2 marks)

(c) (i) List any three characteristics of the silk fibre. …………………………………………………………….  (3 marks)

(ii) Explain why rayon and acetate fibres have similar characteristics to plant fibres.

…………………………………………………………………………  (1 mark)

(iii) Complete the passage below on the production of Cotton by filing in with the appropriate
terms.

Cotton is a ……………………………………………….. fibre obtained from the fruit of the cotton
plant known as the ………………………………………………… After harvesting, cotton fibres go
through ………………………………………… to clean them. The fibres are
………………………………… to separate the cotton into individual fibres. The fibres are
then ……………………………………….. to make them straight and parallel to each other.
Fibres are then ………………………………………. into yarns. Yarns are ………………………………….
into preferred colours after which yarns are …………………………………………………… into
fabric such as checks. When burnt, checks smell like ……………………………………………………. (5 marks)

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