WAEC past ques­tions re­view

Daily Trust - - WEEKEND - Prof. Dibu Ojerinde


There will be two pa­pers - Paper 1 and Paper 2; both of which will be com­bined in a 3 hour com­pos­ite paper.

Paper 1: will con­sist of fifty mul­ti­ple choice ques­tions to be taken in 1 hour for 50 marks.

Paper 2: will con­sist of eight es­say- type ques­tions in two sec­tions: Sec­tions A and B. Sec­tion A shall be on data re­sponse. Can­di­dates will be re­quired to an­swer four ques­tions in all, choos­ing one ques­tion from Sec­tion A and any three ques­tions from Sec­tion B. The paper shall last 2 hours for 80 marks. 1. One of the ad­van­tages of large scale pro­duc­tion is that A. there is a rise in the cost of ad­min­is­tra­tion. B. con­sumers sac­ri­fice their in­di­vid­ual tastes.

C. the firm can use labour-sav­ing ma­chin­ery. D. the de­mand for a firm’s prod­ucts be­comes lo­cal­ized.

2. The lo­ca­tion of tim­ber and ply­wood in­dus­tries in West Africa is mainly in­flu­enced by the avail­abil­ity of

A. trans­port. B. wa­ter. C. raw ma­te­ri­als. D. labour sup­ply. 3. Malthus’ pop­u­la­tion the­ory states that A. high death rate may lead to low pro­duc­tiv­ity. B. pop­u­la­tion may out­grow the means of sub­sis­tence.

C. people will al­ways de­cide to have chil­dren. D. mi­gra­tion may leave some parts of the world bar­ren.

4. Which of the fol­low­ing is not likely to be an ef­fect of a grow­ing pop­u­la­tion?

A. Rise in de­mand B. Un­em­ploy­ment C. Fall in stan­dard of liv­ing D. High per capita in­come

5. Per­sonal sav­ings are gen­er­ally low in West Africa be­cause of

A. the level of in­come of the people. B. the re­fusal of banks to grant loans. C. over­pop­u­la­tion.

D. cheaper for­eign cur­ren­cies.


6. De­val­u­a­tion of cur­rency in a coun­try is likely to lead

A. in­creas­ing pop­u­la­tion. B. in­creas­ing im­ports. C. ex­ports be­com­ing cheaper. D. re­duced ex­ports.

7. Which of the fol­low­ing is not a ben­e­fit de­rived from the petroleum in­dus­try?

A. In­creased for­eign ex­change earn­ings B. Es­tab­lish­ment of re­finer­ies and petro­chem­i­cal in­dus­tries

C. Em­ploy­ment of a greater pro­por­tion of the pop­u­la­tion D. De­vel­op­ment of air­ports, sea­ports and other so­cial in­fra­struc­ture

8. An ef­fi­cient weapon used in re­solv­ing dis­putes be­tween em­ploy­ees is

A. co-oper­a­tion. B. col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing. C. dis­play of plac­ards. D. le­gal ac­tion.

9. Which of the fol­low­ing fea­tures best de­scribes peas­ant agri­cul­ture in West Africa? It

A. spe­cial­izes in the pro­duc­tion of one crop. B. in­volves the use of small farm hold­ings.

C. is a cap­i­tal-in­ten­sive sys­tem of farm­ing. D. is mostly


2. (a) Dis­tin­guish be­tween eco­nomic sys­tem. (b) Ex­plain the fol­low­ing terms: (i) pro­duc­tion; (ii) dis­tri­bu­tion; (iii) con­sump­tion.

3. (a) With the aid of a di­a­gram, ex­plain a min­i­mum price.

(b) State any five mea­sures by which a min­i­mum price for an agri­cul­tural pro­duce can be made ef­fec­tive. can­di­dates, if the en­vi­ron­ment is not con­ducive.

Re­ports said about 1,606,753 can­di­dates were reg­is­tered for this year’s ex­am­i­na­tion which was a de­cline from 1,735,892 reg­is­tered can­di­dates last year; the 2014 fig­ures in­clude 174 vis­ually im­paired can­di­dates and 196 prison in­mates.

Mean­while, the su­per­vis­ing Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, Nye­som Wike has said the on­go­ing strike ac­tion by the Aca­demic Staff Union of Poly­tech­nics (ASUP) and Col­leges of Ed­u­ca­tion Aca­demic Staff Union (COEASU) would soon be re­solved through the Pres­i­dent’s in­ter­ven­tion.

Wike fielded ques­tions from jour­nal­ists early in the week gave the as­sur­ance say­ing, “No govern­ment will be happy that stu­dents are roam­ing the street. We must prom­ise what is prac­ti­ca­ble. Not just mak­ing prom­ises with­out ful­fill­ing them. Be rest as­sured that it will be re­solved.”

ASUP com­menced its strike since Oc­to­ber 2013 bring­ing it to about seven months since poly­tech­nics shut down na­tion­wide. How­ever, COEASU joined the strike since De­cem­ber 2013, two months af­ter.

as­so­ci­ated with tree crops

1. The ta­ble be­low rep­re­sents a trav­eller’s con­sump­tion of bot­tles of Coca-Cola. (a) De­ter­mine the miss­ing fig­ures D, E, F, G and H. (b) Draw the de­mand curve for the trav­eller’s con­sump­tion of Coca-Coca.

(c) Ex­plain the law of di­min­ish­ing mar­ginal util­ity as the ba­sis for the slope of the trav­eller’s de­mand curve.

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Nye­som Wike

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