April 15, 2024

UCC JHS BECE Integrated Science Mock Questions

BECE integrated science mock questions

BECE integrated science mock questions

UCC JHS BECE Integrated Science Mock Questions

University of Cape Coast Junior High School tutors designed these BECE integrated science mock questions. The questions are meant to expose the candidates to the ultimate standard of the Basic Education Certificate Examination.


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Paper 1: Written

SECTION A [40 marks]:

BECE integrated science mock questions: Answer all of Question 1

1. (a) Study the hazard symbols below and carefully answer the questions that follow:

BECE integrated science mock questions
BECE integrated science mock questions


(i) What does each symbol represent?

(ii) Categorize the symbols under warning, mandatory, occasional safety signs and prohibition safety signs.

(iii) Which of the safety signs can be found on chemical containers such as the petrol tanker?


(b) Study the diagram below and answer the questions that follow:

BECE integrated science mock questions
BECE integrated science mock questions


(i) Suggest an appropriate name for the illustration above.

(ii) Name the parts labelled I, III, II, IV and V.

(iii) Name two substances that can undergo V.

(iv) At what temperature will I take place?

(v) Mention any solid substances that can undergo IV when melted.


BECE integrated science mock questions

(c) The diagrams below show different types of vegetables grown in Ghana.
Carefully study them and answer the questions that follow.

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(i) Identify each of the vegetable crops labelled A – E.

(ii) Classify the vegetables according to their edible part(s).

(iii) Name two (2) of the vegetable crops that are nursed before planting.


(d) Use the ray diagram below to answer the questions that follows.

BECE integrated science mock questions
BECE integrated science mock questions


(i) State a suitable title for the ray diagram illustrated above.

(ii) Identify the parts labelled I-V.

(iii) Explain why r 0 is not the same as i 0 in the diagram.

(iv) State the two (2) effects of the phenomenon demonstrated.


SECTION B [60 marks]

BECE integrated science mock questions: Answer four questions only from this section

2. (a) Briefly explain why atoms are electrically neutral.


(b) State one function of each of the following parts of a living cell.

(α). Nucleus

(β). Cell membrane

(ϒ) Chloroplast


(c) A child is found not to be able to see at night.

(i) What deficiency disease may the child be suffering from?

(ii) What food nutrient is the child lacking?

(iii) State two sources of food substances that can provide the nutrients that the child lacks.


(d) (i) Write the systematic name for each of the compounds below

(α). FeCl3 (β) Cu2O (ɣ) NH3 (€). SO2

(ii) Describe how scientists work.


BECE integrated science mock questions

3. (a) Briefly explain why non-reactive metals are preferred in making ornaments and jewellery


(b) (i) What is rusting?

(ii) State two effects of rusting?


(c) (i) Define the term pollination.

(ii) State orderly the first four stages in the life cycle of a flowering plant.


(d) (i) What is kinetic energy?

(ii) State the formula for calculating kinetic energy of a body.

(iii) Give any two (2) roles of capacitor in a circuit.


BECE integrated science mock questions

4. (a) (i) List the three particles which make up matter.

(ii) State one difference each between molecules in liquid state, solid state and gaseous

state. (Tabulate)


(b) State four areas of life where science and technology have brought improvement.


(c) (i) State two ways in which crop rotation is important in crop production.

(ii) List three characteristics of living things.


(d) Complete and balance each of the following chemical equations.

(i) Fe + O2Fe2O3

(ii) Al +Cl2AlCl3

(iii) H2O + Li


BECE integrated science mock questions

5. (a) Name the instrument used in measuring the following

(i) Volume of a cement block

(ii) Volume of a liquid

(iii) Temperature of human body

(iv) Length of teacher’s table


(b) Calculate the area of a square length 9 m.


(c) (i) State two reasons why legumes are added in crop rotation.

(ii) Define;

(α) mono cropping

(β) Mono culture


(d) What type of change will occur when,

(i) a piece of cooked yam is found in the stomach?

(ii) a piece of meat is found in the ileum?

(iii) a piece of pork fat is found in the stomach?


BECE integrated science mock questions

6. (a) Name three hazards that can occur in teaching and learning of science.

(b) List two safety precautions against hazards in teaching and learning of science.

(c) (i) What is seed germination?

(ii) List the two types of seed germination.


(d) (i) List any four conditions necessary for photosynthesis.

(ii) Explain the term forward bias.


Paper 1: Objectives

BECE integrated science mock questions: Now answer the following questions.

1. An electrically charged particle formed when an atom gain or lose electron(s)
A. An electron
B. An ion
C. a molecule
D. proton

2. What is the volume of an object whose mass is 45kg and a density of 9kg/m 3
A. 5 m 3
B. 5 m-3
C. 54 m -3
D. 405 m 3

3. The amount of force exerted by gravity on the object is known as
A. mass
B. volume
C. weight
D. work

4. For an object to float in a fluid, it must displace a quantity of the fluid equal to its….
A. mass
B. surface
C. volume
D. weight

5. Which of the following area of study is a natural science?
A. Medicine
B. Meteorology
C. Biology
D. Agriculture


BECE integrated science mock questions
6. The chemical symbol for iron is;
A. Fe
B. I
C. K
D. Pb


7. Choose the correct statement:
A. a proton is a negatively charged particle.
B. a proton is a positively charged particle.
C. the mass of a proton is not equal to that of a hydrogen atom.
D. the total number of protons and neutrons in an atom is its atomic number.


8. Which of the following is a non-metal?
A. Mg
B. P
C. Ca
D. Al


9. Which of the following describes a metal?
A. It accepts electrons
B. It becomes negatively charged in solution
C. It does not replace hydrogen from acids
D. It gives up electrons

10. Rigidity in plant cells is provided by the:
A. cytoplasm
B. cell membrane
C. cell wall
D. protoplasm


BECE integrated science mock questions

11. Find the volume of a cube sugar whose sides measures 8mm
A. 16 mm 3
B. 64 mm 3
C. 512 mm 2
D. 512 mm 3


12. A uniform mixture of two or more metals is called
A. a solution
B. a compound
C. a colloid
D. an alloy

13. The process by which a naphthalene ball placed in a box gets smaller in size is termed
A. evaporation
B. diffusion
C. sublimation
D. melting

14. Air is regarded as a mixture because….
A. it contains substances which can be separated by physical means
B. it contains elements which are chemically combined
C. it contains nitrogen and argon elements
D. can support burning

15. The part of cocoyam which is used in propagation is the
A. bulb
B. corm
C. seed
D. sucker


BECE integrated science mock questions
16. The part of the flower that produces pollen grain is the
A. anther
B. filament
C. petal
D. stamen

17. to test for sugar in urine, we use………
A. litmus paper
B. base
C. organic acid
D. plastic strip


18. The base of a triangle is 16cm and the height is 10 cm. Find the area of the triangle.
A. 320 cm 2
B. 160 cm 2
C. 26½ cm 2
D. 80 cm 2

19. Which of the following is the organic part of soil?
A. Humus
B. Mineral salt
C. Rock particles
D. Water

20. Which of the following environmental factors can cause the fastest rate of water loss from leaf surfaces?
A. Dry air
B. Low temperature
C. Still air
D. Wet wind


BECE integrated science mock questions

21. Which of the following activities does not cause soil erosion?
A. Bush burning
B. Clearing of vegetation
C. Crop rotation
D. Over-grazing

22. The charge of carbon in calcium carbonate is
A. +2
B. +3
C. +4
D. +5

23. Which compound will be formed when oxygen reacts with lithium in a chemical reaction?
A. li 2 O
B. liO
C. Oli
D. O 2 li


24. The part of a seed which grows to become the shoot of a plant is the

A. cotyledon
B. plumule
C. radical
D. testa

25. A fuse is used in an electrical circuit to
A. Make sure current flows continuously
B. Measure the energy used up
C. Protect appliances
D. Provide more appliances


BECE integrated science mock questions

26. Which of the following vegetable crops is cultivated for its leaves?
A. Carrot
B. Lettuce
C. Okro
D. Pepper

27. When a capacitor is connected in a series circuit with LED, a battery and a switch, the LED flashes and stays on because…..
A. Capacitor maintains power supply when device is unplugged.
B. Capacitor rectifies current fluctuation for signal
C. When capacitor is fully charged, it acts as open circuit.
D. Stores electric energy when they are corrected to a charging circuit.

28. Which of the following processes is a physical change?
A. Burning of wood
B. Formation of water from hydrogen and oxygen.
C. Rusting of iron
D. Solidification of water into ice

29. The vegetable crop that requires staking during its growth is….
A. Garden eggs
B. Hot pepper
C. Sweet potato
D. tomatoes

30. All the following are unicellular organism except……

A. amoeba
B. bacteria
C. semolina
D. virus


BECE integrated science mock questions
31. Which of the following is not part of the steps used by scientist in doing their work?
A. Hypothesis
B. Identifying problems
C. Observing
D. Technology

32. The major charge carries in the N-type semi- conductors are
A. cathode
B. holes
C. neutrons
D. protons

33. Flies, lice and ticks are all examples of
A. ecto-parasite
B. endo-parasite
C. insects
D. pests


34. The opposition to the flow of charge is measured in
A. Ampere
B. Ohms
C. Volt
D. Watt

35. Which of the following crops is planted at stake?
A. Cabbage
B. Carrot
C. Garden egg
D. Sweet pepper


BECE integrated science mock questions
36. What is the colour code of a neutral wire?
A. Brown
B. Blue
C. Green
D. Yellow


37. A pure substance formed from the chemical combination of two or more elements is….
A. atom
B. compound
C. element
D. molecule

38. Which of the following compounds is neutral to litmus paper?
A. Hcl
B. H 2 O


39. In an electronic circuit, LEDs are used to indicate the absence or presence of;
A. Electric current
B. Emitter and collector
C. P-njunction
D. Voltage source

40. A food web shows how
A. an organism protects itself in its environment
B. food produced by plants is distributed to other parts of the plant
C. food produced by green plants is distributed among organisms in a community.
D. organisms depend on one another for shelter.

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