WASSCE 2022 Geography Past Questions(unsolved)

Study the map of EDORI DISTRICT and use it to answer question 1 to 10

  1. The distance from Kpaki to Iwenak by road is approximately
    A. 13.0 km
    B. 25.0 km
    C. 36.0 km
    D. 45.0 km
  2. The highest elevation in the mapped area is approximately
    A. 450 metres
    B. 575 metres
    C. 675 metres
    D. 850 metres
  3. What is the predominant drainage pattern in the south eastern part of the mapped area?
    A. Trellis
    B. Dendritic
    C. Radial
    D. Rectilinear
  4. Animal rearing can best be practiced in the
    A. Western part of the mapped area
    B. Northern part of the mapped area
    C. South western part of the mapped area
    D. Eastern part of the mapped area
  5. What are the likely occupations of the inhabitants of Iwenak?
    A. Mining, fishing and trading
    B. Trading, bot building and lumbering
    C. Driving, mining and trading
    D. Teaching, crop production and animal rearing
  6. What will be the new scale if the map is enlarged to twice its original size
    A. 1:400,000
    B. 1:200,000
    C. 1:100,000
    D. 1:50,000
  7. The feature marked W in the mapped area is a
    A. Knoll
    B. Plateau
    C. Plain
    D. Saddle
  8. The scale of the map in Representative Fraction (RF) is
    A. 1:20,000
    B. 1:120,000
    C. 1:150,000
    D. 1:200,000
  9. The distance as a crow flies from Dodo to Iwenak is approximately
    A. 10.0 km
    B. 20.0 km
    C. 25.0 km
    D. 32.0 km
  10. What is the relationship between relief and transportation network in the mapped area? The
    A. Roads pass through low relief areas
    B. Roads pass through the high elevations
    C. Roads were constructed across passes
    D. Roads pass through flooded plains
    Study the climatic data of Station A and use it to answer question 11 to 13
    Month Jan. Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
    • Temperature(⁰C) 22 23 28 33 35 34 32 30 32 31 27 22
      • Rainfall (mm) 0 0 0 0 88 118 163 193 163 0 0 0
  11. The annual range of temperature of Station A is
    A. 57⁰C
    B. 13⁰C
    C. 23⁰C
    D. 12⁰C
  12. What is the annual rainfall recorded at Station A?
    A. 725 mm
    B. 735 mm
    C. 625 mm
    D. 752 mm
  13. The month with the hottest temperature is
    A. August
    B. September
    C. May
    D. January
  14. The poor development of inland waterways in Africa is explained by all the following except
    A. Swift flow of rivers
    B. Presence of rapids and waterfalls
    C. Crossing of political boundaries by rivers
    D. The seasonality of flow of the rivers
  15. If the time at longitude 30⁰ E is 6.00 am, what will be the time at longitude 15⁰ W?
    A. 3.00 am
    B. 3.00 pm
    C. 9.00 am
    D. 9.00 pm
  16. The common cash crops that can be cultivated in the Equatorial forest of West Africa are
    A. Rye, wheat and coffee
    B. Rice, cashew and millet
    C. Oil palm, cocoa and rubber
    D. Shea butter, cassava and coffee
  17. Which of the following features is not associated with a self dune?
    A. Composed of ancient rock
    B. Parallel to wind direction
    C. Long and narrow
    D. Steep sides and knife-like tops
  18. The type of climatic found on the western margins of the continents between latitude 30⁰ and 40⁰ north and south of the equator is the
    A. Monsoon
    B. Mediterranean
    C. Sudan savanna
    D. China type
  19. Which of the following ports specializes in receiving and redistribution of goods to neighbouring countries?
    A. Ferry port
    B. Entrepot
    C. River port
    D. Out port
  20. In an artesian basin, the permeable rock layer which list between two layers of impermeable rock is
    A. Canal
    B. Flood plain
    C. Bluff
    D. Aquifer
  21. How many standard time zone will a country which extends from longitude 60⁰E to 150⁰E have?
    A. 14
    B. 10
    C. 6
    D. 4
  22. In which section of the river’s course is lateral erosion most pronounced?
    A. Upper
    B. Middle
    C. Youthful
    D. Lower
  23. On June 21st each year, all places in the northern hemisphere experience
    A. Complete darkness for 14 hours
    B. Longer days and shorter nights
    C. Equal length of day and night
    D. Longer nights and shorter days
  24. Which of the following pairs are characteristics of sedimentary rocks? They
    I. Are stratified
    II. Are metamorphosed rocks
    III. Are non-crystalline
    IV. Originate from molten magma
    A. I and II only
    B. I and III only
    C. II and IV only
    D. III and IV only
  25. Which of the following features will be formed when an enlongated bar of sand or shingles links an island to a mainland
    A. Bar
    B. Tombolo
    C. Spit
    D. Headland
  26. The factor which least influence the location of an industry is
    A. Presence of labour
    B. Proximity to harbour
    C. Availability of capital
    D. Regular supply of power
  27. A major benefit of international trade is
    A. Stabilization of prices
    B. Complete dependence on other countries
    C. Revenue generation
    D. Free movement of people and goods
  28. The regional group of West African countries which promote interation in fields such as trade and energy is the
    A. Economic Community of West African States
    B. Trade Cooperation of West African States
    C. Economic Cooperation of West African States
    D. Economic Coordination of West African States
  29. Which of the following best explains why limestone regions are usually dry?
    A. Excessive evaporation
    B. Excessive percolation of rain water
    C. Presence of stalactites
    D. Very little rainfall in limestone areas
  30. The twenty-four hour period of daylight experienced at the Artic Circle on June 21st is caused primarily by the
    A. Rotation of the earth in relation to the international dateline
    B. Sequence of day and night that results from the earth’s rotation
    C. Inclination of the earth’s axis together with its revolution around the sun
    D. Depletion of the ozone layer in the atmosphere
  31. In the southern hemisphere, winds blowing from the sub-Tropical High towards the Temperate Low pressure belts are called roaring forties because they
    A. Roar when they come intop contact with cold polar winds
    B. Are westerlies
    C. Blow with great force as there is little land barrier in their way
    D. Caused great destruction in the 1940’s
  32. The most essential element of the ecosystem is the
    A. Temperature at the sea
    B. Location of the system
    C. Growth per day
    D. Energy flow in the system
  33. What is the approximate distance between two places located 20⁰N and 25⁰N on the same meridian?
    A. 500 km
    B. 555 km
    C. 620 km
    D. 4995 km
  34. What will be the temperature of air at a height of 2000 metres when the temperature at sea level is 10⁰C?
    A. -3⁰C
    B. 2⁰C
    C. 3⁰C
    D. 23⁰C
  35. Which of the following are benefits of mineral resources?
    I. Source of raw materials
    II. Source of foreign exchange
    III. Emigration
    IV. Unemployment
    A. I and II only
    B. I and IV only
    C. II and III only
    D. III and IV only
  36. Which of the following pair of landforms can be found in the desert?
    A. Wave-cut platform and seif dune
    B. Sandbar and sandspit
    C. Yardang and zeugen
    D. Barchan and tombolo
  37. Which of the following is a function performed by an urban centre for a rural area?
    A. Provision of fresh fruits and vegetables
    B. Supply of cheap industrial labour force
    C. Provision of centre for higher education
    D. Promotion of culture of the people
  38. Which of the following sequence is an increasing order of settlement in terms of size?
    A. Town, conurbation, hamlet and village
    B. Hamlet, village, town and conurbation
    C. Village, town, conurbation and hamlet
    D. Megalopolis, town, hamlet and village
  39. Which of the following characteristics is associated with cuesta?
    A. Round top
    B. Steep and gentle sides
    C. Flat wide top surface
    D. Rolling plain
  40. The major factor which accounts for the low volume of trade among West African countries is
    A. Transfer of technology
    B. Similarity of products
    C. Predominance of indigenous technology
    D. Taste for home made goods
  41. Industries are mostly concentrated in cities of Tropical African countries because of the
    A. Modernization of such cities
    B. Suitable railway networks
    C. Availability of agricultural raw materials
    D. Availability of power, labour and market
  42. The downslope movement of weathered rock materials under the influence of gravity is called
    A. Mass wasting
    B. Erosion
    C. Denudation
    D. Weathering
  43. A teacher who has relocated from a town to a city is said to have performed
    A. Rural-urban migration
    B. Urban-urban migration
    C. Rural-rural migration
    D. International migration
  44. Which of the following pairs are factors that affect the rate of weathering?
    I. Climate
    II. Type of rock
    III. Relief
    IV. Tide
    A. I and IV only
    B. II and IV only
    C. I and II only
    D. III and IV only
  45. One major factor responsible for the high population density in China is
    A. Absence of mineral resources
    B. Largest concentration of commercial activities
    C. Early marriage
    D. Family planning
  46. Xerophytes are commonly found in
    A. Tropical rainforest areas
    B. Highlands of North America
    C. Mangrove swamp forest areas
    D. Desert areas
  47. Which of the following landforms is produced by extrusive vulcanicity?
    A. Batholith
    B. Composite cone
    C. Lopolith
    D. Sill
  48. Which of the following pairs are processes of physical weathering?
    I. Frost action
    II. Hydrolysis
    III. Oxidation
    IV. Temperature changes
    A. I and III only
    B. I and IV only
    C. III and IV only
    D. II and III only
  49. Which of the following is not a reason for the concentration of industries in urban centres of developing countries?
    A. Good transportation network
    B. Adequate infrastructure
    C. Abundant labour
    D. Small market
  50. Which of the following statements about rains resulting from cloud seeding is accurate?
    A. Rainfall is preceded by strong winds
    B. Rainfall is accompanied by lightning and thunder
    C. Rainfall affects limited area
    D. Rainfall clouds are mainly cumulonimbus
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