First Term Examination Home Economics Basic 5



PUPIL’S NAME: ______________________________________________________



INSTRUCTION – Answer all the following questions. 

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1. _________________ is a substance for rubbing surfaces to make them shine.

[a] stone

[b] water

[c] polish

2. A bucket is a _________________.

[a] furniture

[b] plant

[c] container

3. _________________ is an example of home made cleaning agent.

[a] Scouring powder

[b] Stone

[c] Tooth paste

4. We make a surface to make it _________________.

[a] rough

[b] smooth and shine

[c] crook

5. _________________ cannot be used to make a cemented surface clean.

[a] water & soap

[b] water & brush

[c] machine & cutlass

6. All these tools can be used to clean surfaces except _________________.

[a] brush

[b] sponge

[c] hammer

7. House hold pests are _________________ insects and animals.

[a] friendly

[b] harmful

[c] useful

8. _________________ is not an example of house hold pest.

[a] Mosquito

[b] Bedbug

[c] Cow

9. House hold pests often carry and spread _________________.

[a] health

[b] diseases

[c] wealth

10. _________________ are chemical substances used to fight and prevent insects.

[a] Water

[b] Insecticide

[c] Polish 

11. Rats and rodents can cause _________________.

[a] headache

[b] malaria

[c] lassa fever

12. _________________ is not a type of surface in the home.

[a] Terrazzo

[b] Tarred road

[c] Tiles

13. _________________ floor is made of mixture of cement, sand, gravel and water.

[a] concrete

[b] mud

[c] granite

14. One of the disadvantages of wooden floor is _________________.

[a] durable

[b] flammable

[c] beautiful

15. The last step in the preparation of home made polish is _________________.

[a] bleaching of oil

[b] leaving to cool

[c] addition of grated bar soap

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Attempt all the following questions. 

1. Mention 3 advantages of concrete surface:

i. _________________

ii. _________________

iii. _________________

b. Define concrete surface __________________________________

c. List 2 ways concrete surface can be cleaned:

i. _________________

ii. _________________

2. Define Wooden surface __________________________________________

b. Write 2 advantages of wooden surfaces:

i. _________________

ii. _________________

c. Mention 2 reasons for cleaning wooden surface:

i. _________________

ii. _________________

3. What is pest? ___________________________________________________

b. State 2 ways household pest can be prevented:

i. _________________

ii. _________________

4. Enumerate 3 effects of pest in the home:

i. _________________

ii. _________________

iii. _________________

5. Define bucket ___________________________________________________

b. List 3 materials need in caring for bucket:

i. _________________

ii. _________________

iii. _________________

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