[Past Question]: African Studies With Answers

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For items 1 – 20, each stem is followed by four options lettered A – D. Read each item carefully and select the letter that corresponds to the correct or best option

  1. The atenteben is classified under………………………………………………………… A. Idiophone B. Chordophone C. Membranophones D. Aerophone
    1. Which of the following is not true about the family?
      A. To support and comfort individuals
      B. To provide security
      C. To give assurance of hope
      D. Only to give money to children
    2. Part of a nation, which has a distinct cultural identity refers to…………………………………………….
      A. Ethnic group
      B. Ethnicity
      C. Ethnocentrism
      D. Indigenous people
    3. Which of the following is not a family responsibility?
      A. Provision of shelter
      B. Provision of medical bills
      C. Provision of school building
      D. Payment of school fees
    4. All the following are agencies of socialization except………………………………………………………………
      A. School
      B. Home
      C. Father
      D. Church
    5. Any practice, behavior or attitude that is forbidden usually by a clan is called…………………………
      A. Totem
      B. Taboo
      C. Norm
      D. Traditions
    6. The family of orientation consists of ………………………………………………………………………………………
      A. Father, children and uncles
      B. Mother, father and children
      C. Children, parents and cousins
      D. Siblings, mother and guardians
    7. Which of the following is not a qualification to become an ancestor?
      A. A dead elderly man with children
      B. A dead woman with more than ten children
      C. A person must have a life worthy of emulation
      D. A person must have died a natural death.
    8. One of the following is not a positive work attitude…………………………………………………………………
      A. Loyalty
      B. Lobbying
      C. Punctuality
      D. Regularity
    9. The spirit in plants and animals is termed as…………………………………………………………………………
      A. Taboo
      B. Incest
      C. Totem
      D. Bigamy
    10. Gakogui (bell) is basically used to dictate the………………………………………………………………………
      A. Pitch in music
      B. Time line in music
      C. Harmony in music
      D. Melody in music
    11. Which of the classification of African instruments is played by plucking the string?
      A. Idiophone
      B. Membranophone
      C. Chordophone
      D. Aerophone
    12. The Rattle used in Agbadza music is called……………………………………………………………………………
      A. Gakogui
      B. Axatse
      C. Kidi
      D. Kagan
    13. Gyembe is an example of………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      A. Membranophone
      B. Idiophone
      C. Chordophone
      D. Aerophone
    14. Which of the following is not a traditional ensemble?
      A. Agbadza
      B. Kpalogo
      C. Kundum
      D. Malt
    15. Axatse (rattle) is an example of…………………………………………………………………………………………….
      A. Membranophone
      B. Idiophone
      C. Chordophone
      D. Aerophone
    16. The way of life of a given society is referred to as…………………………………………………………………
      A. Socialization
      B. Education
      C. Culture
      D. Interaction
    17. Which of the following is found in the royal court of traditional Akan communities?
      A. Kete
      B. Fontomfrom
      C. Adowa
      D. Agbadza
    18. In Ghana, fishermen are not supposed to go for fishing on……………………………………………………
      A. Mondays
      B. Tuesdays
      C. Wednesday
      D. Thursday
    19. Which of these countries was not a British colony?
      A. Ghana
      B. Kenya
      C. Cape Verde
      D. Nigeria

SECTION B

For Items 21 – 30, Write The Appropriate Response

  1. What symbol distinguishes a country from other countries and is hoisted at the local, regional, national and international levels?
  2. It is the system whereby the clitoris of a young girl of adolescent age is removed from the vagina…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  3. The youngest country in Africa is……………………………………………………………………………………………
  4. African orchestra instruments have been classified into how many main groups?
  5. The taking control of the administration of people or a country by another country is called…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  6. Which country colonized Ghana?
  7. How high or low a music is can be termed as……………………………………………………………..
  8. What name is given to the concept denoting a world which is coming closer in terms of economy and culture through improved technology and communication?………………………………
  9. The buying and selling of human – beings as slaves is termed as……………………………………………
  10. The name given to the language, believes, values and norms that combine to make up the way of life of any society is referred to as…………………………………………………………………………………….

SECTION C

  1. a. Explain African identity
    b. Explain four elements of African identity.
  2. a. Define slave trade
    b. Explain five impacts of slave trade on Africa’s developmen
  3. a. Explain the term family
    b. Explain four functions of family
  4. Explain five positive attitudes and values for development
  5. a. Explain culture
    b. Explain four cultural dimensions of development

MARKING GUIDE

1.D
2.D
3.A
4.C
5.C
6.B
7.B
8.B
9.B
10.C
11.B
12.C

  1. A
  2. A
  3. D
  4. .B
  5. C
  6. A
  7. B
  8. C
  9. The National Flag
  10. Female Genital Mutilation (F,G.M)
  11. North Sudan
  12. Four
  13. Colonization
  14. Britain
  15. Pitch
  16. Globalization
  17. Slave Trade
  18. Culture
  1. a. African identity is explained as a sense of belonging to one continent. It is a sense of Africans cohesive whole as represented by distinctive traditions, culture and language.

b. Four elements of African identity are:

  • Music and dance
  • Language -Theatre Arts -Arts and Craft
    • Religion
      -Political institution
      -Festivals etc
    1. a. Slave trade is the buying and selling of human being as slaves.
      b. Five impact of slave trade on Africa’s development are as follows:
      – Destruction of African human resources
      -Destruction of African system of rule
      -Destruction of African culture
      -Loss of African true identity
      -Too much exploitation of our resources
      -Dependency on colonial masters
    2. a. Family is a group of people related to each other through marriage, blood or adoption.
      b. Four functions of the family are
      -Reproduction/ procreation function
      -Socialization function/ Transmission of culture
      -Provision of materials or physical needs
      – Affective and emotional functions
      – Assurance of hope functions
      – Provide a sense of security and belonging
      -Provision of occupational training to the young
      Provision of identity to the family
    3. Five positive attitudes and values for development are: -Punctuality -Regularity -Respect for others
      • High sense of duty
      • Honesty
        • Hard work
          -Dedication and commitment
          -Patriotism
          -Good inter- personal relation
        • Unity
          • Loyalty etc.
  1. a. Culture is the language, believes, values and norms that combine to make up the way of life of any society. It is a way a group of people live.
    b. Five cultural dimensions of development are:
    – Education
    -Economy
    – Heritage
    – Communication
    – Governance an institutionality
    -Social participation
    -Gender equality
    Gender inclusivity
  • Gender equity

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