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2016 WASSCE SOCIAL STUDIES

Q1.In Abraham maslow’s theory of needs, realization of the individual’s potential at the ultimate is

A.Love and acceptance self- actualization C. self-esteem D. physiological

Q2. The sum total of a person’s perceptions, beliefs, qualities and behaviour constitute his/her

A.attitude B. conscience C. development D. self

Q3. The most effective way of developing one’s capabilities

A.Education, training and self-control B. Education, training and self-determination C. guidance, counselling and self-discipline D. guidance, counselling and self-reliance

Q4. Irresponsible adolescent sexual behaviour needs to be controlled through

A.Family planning B. marital stability training C. physical education reproductive health education

Q5. Which of the following factors does not contribute to the increase in adolescent pregnancy?

A.Broken homes B. Lust for material possession C. Poverty Sex

Q6. An adolescent who indulges in pre-marital sex risks

A.Being an orphan at early age B. being thrown out of school C.facing police prosecution D. loosing employment

Q7.Which of the following factors can be regarded as a threat to national integration effort

A.Adoption of a common national language encouragement of ethnocentric tendencies C. encouragement of inter-ethnic marriages D. Upholding the cultural values of the people

Q8. A cultural practice which clearly identifies each ethnic group in Ghana is

A.Code of dressing B.family life music and dance D. system of inheritance

Q9. Marriages can best be sustained when there is

A.Adequate financial resource B. guidance and counselling mutual respect, love and trust D. regular communication

Q10. The arrangement where newly married couples live in their own household helps

A.Limit family interference prevent divorce C. prevent domestic violence D. promote an unending love

Q11. A family composed of a couple and their immediate offspring is referred to as

A.Extended family B. external family nuclear family D. composite family

Q12. The system of inheritance in the Ghanaian traditional society is relevant because it

A.Ensures stability of marriages protects external family properties C. preserves cultural identity D. promotes continuity of procreation

Q13. Parenthood refers to a man or woman who

A.Cares for a younger child Cares for his or her biological child C. influence of the mass media D. works at a nursery school

Q14. Flouting the authority of parents can result from

A.Constant scolding of the child hereditary traits of the child C. influence of the mass media D. regular parental control

Q15. Socialization basically helps the individual to

A.Adjust to his or her environment   have access to higher education

B.Acquire academic certificate       obtain a well paid job

Q16. The basic requirement for living harmoniously in a community is to

A.Develop the spirit of co-existence have many good friends C. obtain formal ducation D. participate fully in communal labor

Q17. An activity that does not contribute to deforestation is the

A.Construction of roads B.expansion of settlements C. mining of minerals promotion of agro forestry

Q18. The major cause of global warming is

A.Fire outbreaks in market places all over the world

B.Polluting the sea with waste materials from industries

C.The burning of bushes in preparation for agricultural production

D.The burning of fossil fuel such as coal

Q19. Education can bring about change in the Ghanaian society if it is structured to meet the needs of the

A.Educated elite B. family people D. Private businesses

Q20. Self- reliance for economic growth in a country calls for the development of

A.Democratic governance human resources C. import trade D. natural resources

Q21. Peace building is mainly aimed at creating

A.A forum for national integration C. freedom and justice

B.Equity in society harmonious living in society

Q22.Which of the following factors is not a source of conflict in a society

A.Discrimination B. greed C. suspicion Tolerance

Q23. A leader and a follower are inseparable mainly because

A.Follower accepts responsibility from the leader

B.Follower accepts to be guided from the leader

C.Leader and the follower are partners in development

D.Leader has the authority to guide the follower

Q24. Democratic leadership style is widely accepted at work places because it

A.Brings about competition among workers

B.Encourages worker participation in decision-making

C.Ensures dependency of followers on the leader

D.Sacrifices quality for greater work

Q25.To achieve the goals and aspirations of a group, the leader must have

A.An attractive personality C. vision and foresight

B.Support from the youth D. wealth and respect

Q26. The distribution of power among the institutions of government is known as

A.Balance of power C.separation of power

B.Checks and balances D. rule of law

Q27. Checks and balances are important in a democratic system of government because it

A.Discourages dictatorship C.helps opposition parties win elections

B.Grants absolute freedom to the electorate D. curtails individual’s right and freedoms

Q28. Which of the following options is not a feature of democratic governance?

A.Constitution B.decree C. Human right D. rule of law

Q29. The fundamental human rights of a citizen may be restricted when

A.A person is taken to court C. there is a state anniversary

B.The executive unilaterally says so D.there is a state of emergency

Q30. One right which is not extended to foreigners in Ghana is

A.Expression of personal views C.possession of personal property

B.Open trial in law court D. there is a state of emergency

Q31. One problem confronting the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is

A.Insufficient capital within the sub-region C.the periodic trial of its chairperson

B.The absence of an African High command D.  the poor weather conditions in the sub-region

Q32. One of the objectives of NEPAD is to

A.Empower women in Africa C.quicken economic integration

B.Eradicate colonialism D. remove the trade barriers

Q33. The most reliable avenue for the youth to get employment is

A.Acquisition of skills B.making personal contacts

C.Consulting the internet for vacancies D. searching for newspaper advertisements

Q34. In Ghana, the contribution of the youth to national development is minimal because they

  1. Are marginalized B. do not have sufficient capital C. lack self-confidence lack the right orientation and exposure

Q35. Scientific knowledge is based on

A.One’s ingenuity B. religious beliefs C.tested facts D. lack the right orientation and exposure

Q36. Scientific and technological knowledge is acquired to solve human problems through

A.Availability of natural resources B. establishment of grammar schools C.ingenuity and creativity D. stability and unity

Q37. The natural resources of a country can benefit its people only when they are

A.Given necessary publicity B. kept for future generation C.properly exploited D.renewable

Q38. To ensure efficient use of human resource in Ghana, the government should

A.Appoint only members of the ruling party to occupy positions

B.Appoint only qualified people to occupy positions

C.Pay higher wages and salaries to workers

D.Redeploy more civil servants to the rural areas

Q39. The improvement in the standard of living of people in a given area as a result of attitudinal change is described as

A.Community development C.self-actualization

B.National development D.social development

Q40. The most appropriate way to increase food production in Ghana is to

A.Award prices to national best farmers

B.Establish state farms to absolve the unemployed

C.Make credits and inputs readily available

D.Recruit more people into the agricultural sector.

Q41. The main goal of national development is to

A.Ensure good governance C. expand the export base of the country

B.Create job opportunities D.raise the standard of living of the people

Q42. A large population of the labour force in West Africa is employed in the

A.Industrial section B.primary sector C. secondary sector D, tertiary sector

Q43. One outstanding feature of an outstanding buoyant economy is

A.Borrowing without collateral security C.high per capital income                                                                     B.Easy access to foreign loans D. lending with security

Q44. For individuals to ensure their sustainability in life, they need to

A.Acquire quality education and training B.seek employment in the public sector

C.Save all their incomes in a bank D. register with an insurance company

Q45.Ghana can sustain her growth and development through the following ways except

A.Education and training C. regular inspection of public property

B.Development of maintenance culture D.spending more money on new projects

Q46.Efficiency of labour in Ghana is mainly influenced by

A.Education and training  C.the size of available land

B.Government policies D. the size of the workforce available

Q47.one obstacle of family planning in Ghana is

A.Puberty rites B. naming ceremonies C. old age D.religious beliefs

Q48.Which of the following will not impede the smooth population census in Ghana?

A.Inadequate number of qualified enumerators C. Inaccesibility of remote areas  B.Inadequate provision of logistics D.Non-availability of electricity

Q49. A person who uses available resources and skills to produce goods and services is referred to as

A.A businessman B.an entrepreneur C. a producer D. a retailer

Q50. Productivity can be reduced by the following factors except

A.Improper technology C.low quality workforce

B.Low dependency D.poor condition of service2

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