Social Studies (Ghana)

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  • 1. 

    1. Who was the first chief Justice in Ghana?

    • A.

      Justice Kwame Nkrumah

    • B.

      Justice Arko Korsah

    • C.

      Justice Peter Ala-Adjetey

    • D.

      Justice Georgina Wood

    • E.

      Justice Addo Joyce

    Correct Answer
    B. Justice Arko Korsah
    Explanation
    Justice Arko Korsah was the first Chief Justice in Ghana. He served in this position during the early years of Ghana's independence, from 1957 to 1963. As the first Chief Justice, Justice Arko Korsah played a crucial role in establishing the judicial system of Ghana and ensuring the rule of law in the country. His appointment marked an important milestone in Ghana's legal history and set the foundation for the development of the judiciary in the years to come.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the Asante King founded the Asante Kingdom?

    • A.

      Osei Tutu III

    • B.

      Osei Tutu IV

    • C.

      Osei Tutu I

    • D.

      Osei Tutu II

    Correct Answer
    C. Osei Tutu I
    Explanation
    Osei Tutu I is the correct answer because he is the founder of the Asante Kingdom. He played a crucial role in unifying various Akan states and establishing the Asante Empire in the 17th century. Osei Tutu I is known for his strategic alliances and military victories, which helped solidify his power and establish the Asante Kingdom as a dominant force in the region. His leadership and vision laid the foundation for the Asante Kingdom's cultural, political, and economic development.

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  • 3. 

    Who first introduced cocoa to Ghana?

    • A.

      Tetteh Quarshie

    • B.

      Philip Gbeho

    • C.

      Theresah Okoh

    Correct Answer
    A. Tetteh Quarshie
    Explanation
    Tetteh Quarshie is credited with introducing cocoa to Ghana. He brought cocoa beans from Fernando Po (now Equatorial Guinea) in the late 19th century and planted them in Ghana's Eastern region. This marked the beginning of cocoa cultivation in Ghana, which eventually became one of the largest cocoa-producing countries in the world. Tetteh Quarshie's contribution to the cocoa industry in Ghana is widely recognized and celebrated.

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  • 4. 

    Who composed the Ghana National Anthem?

    • A.

      Theresah Okoh

    • B.

      Ephraim Amu

    • C.

      Georgina Wood

    • D.

      Philip Gbeho

    Correct Answer
    D. Philip Gbeho
    Explanation
    Philip Gbeho composed the Ghana National Anthem.

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  • 5. 

    Who designed the Ghana flag?

    • A.

      Theresah Theodocia Okoh

    • B.

      Philip Gbeho

    • C.

      Moses Amen Nyinaku

    Correct Answer
    A. Theresah Theodocia Okoh
    Explanation
    Theresah Theodocia Okoh is the correct answer for designing the Ghana flag. She was a Ghanaian artist and designer who won a national competition to design the flag in 1957 when Ghana gained independence from British colonial rule. Okoh's design features horizontal stripes of red, gold, and green, with a black star in the center representing the unity of African nations. Her design has since become a symbol of Ghana's independence and national pride.

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  • 6. 

    Who composed the song entitled "Yen ara yen asase ni".......?

    • A.

      Theresah Theodocia Okoh

    • B.

      Philip Gbeho

    • C.

      Moses Amen Amedonu Nyinaku

    • D.

      Ephraim Amu

    Correct Answer
    D. Ephraim Amu
    Explanation
    Ephraim Amu is the correct answer because he is a renowned Ghanaian composer and musician who is well-known for composing the song "Yen ara yen asase ni." His compositions often focused on themes of patriotism, African identity, and social justice, making him an influential figure in Ghanaian music.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these people built the Christianborg castle at Osu?

    • A.

      Danes

    • B.

      The Chinese

    • C.

      The English

    • D.

      The Portuguese

    Correct Answer
    A. Danes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Danes. The Christianborg castle at Osu was built by the Danes.

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  • 8. 

    Which people built the National theater?

    • A.

      Danes

    • B.

      The Chinese

    • C.

      The English

    • D.

      The Portuguese

    Correct Answer
    B. The Chinese
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Chinese. This suggests that the National theater was built by the Chinese people.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the people built the University of Ghana?

    • A.

      The Japanese

    • B.

      The Italians

    • C.

      The Americans

    • D.

      The English

    Correct Answer
    A. The Japanese
    Explanation
    The University of Ghana was built by the Japanese.

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  • 10. 

    Which people Built the Akosombe Dam?

    • A.

      The Great British

    • B.

      The Americans

    • C.

      The Italians

    • D.

      The Ghanaians

    Correct Answer
    C. The Italians
    Explanation
    The Italians built the Akosombe Dam.

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  • 11. 

    Between which of the following years was the Akosombo Dam built?

    • A.

      1961-1965

    • B.

      1961-1957

    • C.

      1961-1995

    • D.

      1961-1962

    Correct Answer
    A. 1961-1965
    Explanation
    The Akosombo Dam was built between the years 1961-1965.

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  • 12. 

    The first European to arrive in the Gold Coast were the ..................?

    • A.

      Great British

    • B.

      Germans

    • C.

      Portuguese

    • D.

      Italian

    Correct Answer
    C. Portuguese
    Explanation
    The Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive in the Gold Coast. They established trading posts and forts along the coast in the 15th century, primarily for the purpose of trading in gold and other valuable resources. Portuguese explorers, such as Diogo Cão and Bartolomeu Dias, played a significant role in the early exploration and colonization of the region. Their arrival paved the way for further European involvement and influence in the Gold Coast, which eventually led to the establishment of British colonial rule in the 19th century.

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  • 13. 

    When did the capital of Ghana moved from Cape Coast to Accra?

    • A.

      1876

    • B.

      1957

    • C.

      1877

    • D.

      1958

    Correct Answer
    C. 1877
    Explanation
    In 1877, the capital of Ghana moved from Cape Coast to Accra. This indicates that Cape Coast was the capital of Ghana before 1877, but it was later shifted to Accra. The change in the capital city suggests a significant shift in the political, economic, or administrative center of the country.

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  • 14. 

    When did Ghana start driving from left to right?

    • A.

      4th August, 1970

    • B.

      4th August, 1950

    • C.

      4th August, 191953

    • D.

      4th August, 1974

    Correct Answer
    D. 4th August, 1974
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4th August, 1974. This date signifies when Ghana switched from driving on the right side of the road to driving on the left side of the road.

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  • 15. 

    In which year was the U.S. President, Bill Clinton visited Ghana....?

    • A.

      23rd March, 1998

    • B.

      24th March, 1998

    • C.

      25th March, 1998

    Correct Answer
    A. 23rd March, 1998
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 23rd March, 1998. This answer indicates that Bill Clinton visited Ghana on that specific date.

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  • 16. 

    When did 126 soccer fans reported dead while several hundreds were injured following a stampede at the Accra Sport Stadium?

    • A.

      9th May, 2001

    • B.

      10th June, 2001

    • C.

      8th March, 2001

    Correct Answer
    A. 9th May, 2001
    Explanation
    On 9th May, 2001, a tragic incident occurred at the Accra Sport Stadium where 126 soccer fans were reported dead and several hundreds were injured due to a stampede.

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  • 17. 

    The largest region in Ghana in-term of land size is……?

    • A.

      Brong-Ahafo Region

    • B.

      Western Region

    • C.

      Northern Region

    Correct Answer
    C. Northern Region
    Explanation
    The Northern Region is the largest region in Ghana in terms of land size. This region covers a significant portion of the country's land area, making it the largest among all the regions.

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  • 18. 

    The smallest region in Ghana is………..?

    • A.

      Upper West Region

    • B.

      Upper East Region

    • C.

      Greater Accra Region

    Correct Answer
    C. Greater Accra Region
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Greater Accra Region. This region is the smallest in Ghana in terms of land area. It is located in the southern part of the country and is home to the capital city, Accra. The Greater Accra Region is known for its urban development, bustling markets, and diverse cultural attractions.

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  • 19. 

    Which town in the Brong-Ahafo Region is the centre of Ghana……..?

    • A.

      Techiman

    • B.

      Kintampo

    Correct Answer
    B. Kintampo
    Explanation
    Kintampo is the correct answer because it is the town in the Brong-Ahafo Region that is considered the center of Ghana. This may be due to its geographical location or its significance in terms of infrastructure, commerce, or administration.

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  • 20. 

    What region in Ghana produces a lot of food stuffs………..?

    • A.

      Northern Region

    • B.

      Brong-Ahafo Region

    • C.

      Western Region

    Correct Answer
    B. Brong-Ahafo Region
    Explanation
    The Brong-Ahafo Region in Ghana is known for its agricultural productivity and is a major producer of food stuffs. The region has favorable climatic conditions and fertile soils, making it ideal for agriculture. It is known for the cultivation of crops such as cocoa, yam, maize, and plantain. Additionally, the region has a large number of farmers engaged in both subsistence and commercial farming, contributing significantly to the overall food production in Ghana.

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  • 21. 

    What region has the greatest rainfall in Ghana …?

    • A.

      Eastern Region

    • B.

      Western Region

    • C.

      Volta Region

    Correct Answer
    B. Western Region
    Explanation
    The Western Region of Ghana has the greatest rainfall compared to the Eastern and Volta Regions. This could be due to its geographical location, which allows it to receive more moisture-laden winds from the Atlantic Ocean. The region's proximity to the coastline and its topography might contribute to the higher levels of precipitation.

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  • 22. 

    Which region has the hottest temperature in Ghana…….?

    • A.

      Upper East Region

    • B.

      Northern Region

    • C.

      Upper West Region

    Correct Answer
    A. Upper East Region
    Explanation
    The Upper East Region in Ghana has the hottest temperature.

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  • 23. 

    The Greenwich meridian passes through which part of Ghana…?

    • A.

      Accra

    • B.

      Tema

    • C.

      Dansoman

    Correct Answer
    B. Tema
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tema. Tema is a city in Ghana that is located along the coast, just east of the capital city, Accra. The Greenwich meridian, also known as the prime meridian, is an imaginary line that divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. It passes through Tema, making it the part of Ghana that is crossed by the Greenwich meridian.

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  • 24. 

    Which is the highest mountain in West Africa….?

    • A.

      Mountain Kilimanjaro

    • B.

      Mountain Everest

    Correct Answer
    A. Mountain Kilimanjaro
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mountain Kilimanjaro because it is located in Tanzania, which is in East Africa, not West Africa. Mount Everest, on the other hand, is located in the Himalayas, between Nepal and China, and is the highest mountain in the world. Therefore, neither of these options is the highest mountain in West Africa.

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  • 25. 

    In which year was ECOWAS formed?

    • A.

      27th May, 1975

    • B.

      26th May, 1965

    • C.

      28th May, 1975

    • D.

      29th May, 1975

    Correct Answer
    C. 28th May, 1975
    Explanation
    ECOWAS, which stands for the Economic Community of West African States, was formed on 28th May, 1975. This regional organization was established to promote economic integration and cooperation among its member states in West Africa. It aims to foster peace, stability, and development in the region through various initiatives and programs.

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  • 26. 

    In which year Africa Union formed?

    • A.

      25th May, 1960

    • B.

      25th May, 1961

    • C.

      25th May, 1962

    • D.

      25th May, 1963

    Correct Answer
    D. 25th May, 1963
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 25th May, 1963. This is the date when the African Union was formed. The African Union is a continental union consisting of 55 member states in Africa. It was established with the aim of promoting unity, peace, and development on the continent.

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  • 27. 

    How many countries formed the ECOWAS…?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      16

    • D.

      14

    Correct Answer
    C. 16
    Explanation
    ECOWAS stands for the Economic Community of West African States. It is a regional organization comprising of 16 countries in West Africa. These countries have come together to promote economic integration, peace, and stability in the region. Therefore, the correct answer is 16.

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  • 28. 

    Who donated the First Africa clubs championship cup?

    • A.

      Mr. Jay Jay

    • B.

      Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

    • C.

      Dr. Moses Amenson

    Correct Answer
    B. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
    Explanation
    Dr. Kwame Nkrumah donated the First Africa clubs championship cup.

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  • 29. 

    What river is the largest in West Africa?

    • A.

      River Densu

    • B.

      River Niger

    • C.

      River Pra

    Correct Answer
    B. River Niger
    Explanation
    The correct answer is River Niger. The River Niger is the largest river in West Africa, stretching approximately 4,180 kilometers in length. It flows through several countries including Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Benin. The river is an important water source for agriculture, transportation, and hydroelectric power generation in the region. It has played a significant role in the development of civilizations and trade routes throughout history.

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  • 30. 

    Who discovered the Niger River?

    • A.

      Christopher Columbus

    • B.

      Mango Park

    • C.

      Apple Park

    Correct Answer
    B. Mango Park
    Explanation
    Mango Park is not the correct answer for the question "Who discovered the Niger River?" The Niger River was not discovered by Mango Park, but rather by Mungo Park, a Scottish explorer, in 1796. Mungo Park was the first European to document and explore the course of the Niger River, providing valuable information about the river and the regions it flows through.

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