TOPICAL QUESTIONS BASED ON FIRST TERM’S SCHEME ~ Basic Technology


SUBJECT: BASIC TECHNOLOGY 

CLASS: JS 1 


WEEK 1: Understanding Technology 

1. What is technology? 

2. What was early life like without advanced technology? 

3. How do people benefit from technology? 

4. In what ways did man transport himself in the olden days?



5. Differentiate between highly developed technology and under-developed technology 

6. Which of the types of technology is your more desired? Give reasons for your choice. 

7. Why would it be a good idea for present day food processors to go beyond the use of grinding stones for tomatoes and pepper in the market places? 

8. List five (5) subjects that can be found in Basic Technology 

9. Outline five (5) products of under-developed technology? 

10. Outline five (5) products of highly developed technology? 



WEEK 2: Safety Guidelines 


1. What are safety guidelines? 

2. Why should safety guidelines be obeyed? 

3. Who is a pedestrian? 

4. Differentiate a driver from a cyclist 

5. Give three (3) reasons why road users should stay sober? 

6. What might happen if drivers fail to stop for pedestrians to cross the road? 

7. Why should cyclists ride in a straight line? 

8. What are the dangers that might occur when pedestrians use headphones or talk on phones while crossing? 

9. Of what use is a flashlight to road users? 

10. Mention reasons why windshields should always be clean 



WEEK 3: Workshop Safety (1): causes of workshop accidents, types of workshop accidents 

1. What is a workshop? 

2. Outline four examples of workshop 

3. Mention 5 items that can be made or repaired in a workshop 

4. Differentiate between a welding workshop and a sculpting workshop 

5. In what workshop can a Mercedes Benz lorry be repaired? 

6. Why would accidents occur in a workshop? 

7. Outline five common causes of accidents in the workshop 

8. Explain how bad judgement can cause accidents in the workshop 

9. Why should a tiered person not work in the workshop? 

10. Describe some types of workshop accidents. 



WEEK 4: Workshop Safety (2): safety devices and safety rules & regulations, workshop layout 

1. What are safety devices? 

2. Explain the need for safety devices when working in the workshop. 

3. Why should workers adhere to safe standards? 

4. In case of fire outbreak what equipment can be used to quench it? 

5. What could happen to a worker’s eyes if he doesn’t use goggles while welding? 

6. Explain why first aid kit is a safety device 

7. Of what use is a telephone in a workshop? 

8. List four safety rules for bench workers 

9. Outline four safety rules for machine users 

10. Sketch the layout of a modern workshop 



WEEK 5: Workshop Safety (3): Accident prevention techniques 

1. Mention 4 safety devices in a carpenter’s workshop? 

2. Accidents can occur in a welder’s workshop. Suggest ways of preventing such accidents. 

3. Explain the need for safety devices when working in an electrical workshop. 

4. Why should workers wear safety boots at all times? 

5. In case of snake bite in the workshop, what help can be given to the injured worker? 

6. What could happen if a worker wears native attire like agbada while working in the workshop? 

7. Why is it wrong to leave oily rags around the workshop? 

8. Of what use is a bottle of methylated spirit in a workshop? 

9. List four items that a worker should not bring into the workshop. 

10. Explain the reasons why a telephone is necessary in a workshop. 



WEEK 6: Properties of Materials (Wood) 

1. What is wood? 

2. What is the main source of wood? 

3. What are 6 distinctive differences between softwood and hardwood? 

4. What are the major parts of a tree? 

5. Draw and label the cross section of a tree. 

6. What are the parts of the cross section of a tree? 

7. Differentiate between wood processing and wood conversion? 

8. What is wood seasoning? 

9. Outline the two major types of seasoning? 

10. Why is wood seasoning recommendable? 



WEEKS 7&8: Properties of Materials (Metal) 
1. What is a metal? 

2. List three examples of each of the major categories of metals 

3. What is Metal Processing? 

4. Describe a furnace. 

5. Mention 4 examples of furnace 

6. Differentiate between Cast Iron and Lead 

7. What is the ability of a metal to be drawn out or stretched without breaking? 

8. What is malleability? 

9. Differentiate toughness from ductility. 

10. The ability of a metal to be melted when heated is called ___________. 





WEEKS 9: Properties of Materials (Metal) 

1. In what shapes can metal be found? 

2. By means of diagrams, differentiate between round section and rectangular section. 

3. What are tubular sections used for? 

4. In what type of building can I-girder be found? 

5. What kind of metal shape is commonly used in the production of canopy stands? 

6. Draw an I-girder 

7. What type of company produces steels/metals? 

8. Differentiate flat plates from wires 

9. What form of metal looks like letter ‘L’ 

10. Mention the profession of the tradesmen who mostly work with metals 



WEEKS 10: Properties of Ceramics 

1. What are ceramics? 

2. What is pottery? 

3. Who is a potter? 

4. What are the three materials for making cement? 

5. What is clay? 

6. What is cement? 

7. What are glasses? 

8. What are 5 properties of ceramics? 

9. What are 4 differences between ceramics and metals? 

10. Why are ceramics used as insulators? 



SUBJECT: BASIC TECHNOLOGY 

CLASS: JS 2 

WEEK 1: First Aid And First Aid Materials 

1. What is first aid? 

2. Why is itimportant for students to learn how to use a first aid box and its contents before they begin to use tools and equipment in the workshop? 

3. Why is there need to have a first aid box in a Basic Technology workshop? 

4. What are five first aid materials? 

5. How would you assist a victim of snake bite? 

6. If a worker gets cut while using a tool what would you do to help? 

7. What are the two main causes of burns? 

8. What will you do first if your skin comes in contact with chemicals? 

9. When a minor cut occurs, why should the thumb be pressed against the injury. 

10. Explain why it is necessary to switch off all electrical appliances before leaving the workshop. 



WEEK 2: Rescue Operations 

1. Define the term ‘rescue’. 

2. What are rescue operations? 

3. What is the full meaning of CSAR? 

4. Describe ASR. 

5. When miners are trapped, how are they rescued? 

6. Differentiate between cave rescue and surface-water rescue. 

7. What is vehicle extrication? 

8. What do we call the rescue of people trapped in a collapsed building? 

9. Mention four persons trained to help in rescue operations. 

10. What rescue operation is right for the rescue of someone trapped in a vault? 



WEEK 3: Materials and their uses: Uses of Wood 

1. What are engineering materials? 

2. From what source do we get wood? 

3. Why is wood the commonest engineering material? 

4. Mention four household furniture that can be made from wood. 

5. List four pulp and paper products. 

6. Mention four tools that have wooden handles. 

7. How is wood useful to medical science? 

8. Why can materials like metal not replace wood in the production of chewing stick? 

9. Of what use is wood to P.H.C.N? 

10. Explain the reasons why dry wood is a good insulator. 



WEEK 4: Uses of Metals 

1. What are metals? 

2. From what source can we get metals? 

3. Differentiate between ferrous and non-ferrous metals. 

4. What is the raw material for the production of cutting tools? 

5. What is wrought iron used for? 

6. What is the usefulness of copper in engineering? 

7. In the production of bodies for aircrafts what type of metal is used? 

8. What do we need in the production of roofing sheet? 

9. Differentiate between copper and lead. 

10. Between ferrous and non-ferrous metals, which is used for heavy duty work? Give reasons. 



WEEK 5: Uses of Brass and Bronze 

1. What are alloys? 

2. Differentiate between bronze and brass 

3. What are the differences between pewter and duralumin? 

4. Is tin necessary in the production of duralumin? Explain. 

5. What metal can be used for making ornaments? 

6. Give three examples of popular statues that might have been made with bronze. 

7. What kind of alloy is used for producing medals? 

8. From what alloy can sword be made? 

9. Mention one major use of Pewter? 

10. Of what use is Duralumin in engineering? 



WEEK 6: Ceramics 

1. What are ceramics? 

2. From what raw material can we get ceramic? 

3. Describe pottery 

4. How is clay processed before usage? 

5. Why are sand particles removed from clay when making ceramics? 

6. Why should air bubbles be removed from the clay? 

7. What is the final stage of ceramic production before decoration? 

8. List five (5) objects that are ceramics 

9. What home fittings are made from ceramics? 

10. In what capacity is ceramic better that wood? 





WEEK 7: Uses of Rubber 


1. What is rubber? 

2. Describe 2 types of rubber. 

3. List 4 methods of making rubber products. 

4. State 4 properties of rubber. 

5. Mention 4 uses of rubber. 

6. What is the name of the substance we get from tress for making rubber? 

7. Why do we say rubber is elastic? 

8. Mention 5 parts of a motor vehicle that can be made with rubber. 

9. Why do we say rubber is non-metallic? 

10. Explain how rubber is used for water proofing. 



WEEKS 8 – 10: Geometric Construction: Circles 

1. With the aid of diagrams, define circle. 

2. What is the major difference between a radius and a diameter? 

3. What is the straight line drawn from the centre which forms an angle 90° with the tangent? 

4. Draw and label the parts of a circle. 

5. Construct a circle of diameter 50mm. 

6. Divide the circumference of a circle of radius 35mm into six equal parts using radius method. 

7. What is a sector? 

8. Differentiate between a segment and a tangent. 

9. Enscribe a circle about an equilateral triangle of 40mm. 

10. Inscribe a square in a circle of 40mm radius. 

11. Construct a circle of diameter 40mm. 

12. Divide the circumference of a circle of radius 45mm into six equal parts using radius method. 

13. Divide the circumference of a circle of radius 50mm into eight equal parts using 45° set square. 

14. Inscribe an equilateral triangle in a circle of diameter 60mm. 

15. Construct a regular hexagon within a circle of diameter 80mm. 


 


SUBJECT: BASIC TECHNOLOGY 

CLASS: JS 3




WEEK 1: 

1. What is the full meaning of CSAR? 

2. Describe ASR. 

3. When miners are trapped, how are they rescued? 

4. Differentiate between cave rescue and surface-water rescue. 

5. What is vehicle extrication? 

6. What do we call the rescue of people trapped in a collapsed building? 

7. Mention four persons trained to help in rescue operations. 

8. What rescue operation is right for the rescue of someone trapped in a vault? 



WEEK 2: 

1. What are ceramics? 

2. What is pottery? 

3. Who is a potter? 

4. What are the three materials for making cement? 

5. What is clay? 

6. What is cement? 

7. What are glasses? 

8. What are 5 properties of ceramics? 

9. What are 4 differences between ceramics and metals? 

10. Why are ceramics used as insulators? 



WEEK 3: 

1. What is a metal? 

2. List three examples of each of the major categories of metals 

3. What is Metal Processing? 

4. Describe a furnace. 

5. Mention 4 examples of furnace 

6. Differentiate between Cast Iron and Lead 

7. What is the ability of a metal to be drawn out or stretched without breaking? 

8. What is malleability? 

9. Differentiate toughness from ductility. 

10. The ability of a metal to be melted when heated is called ___________. 





WEEK 4: 
1. With the aid of diagrams, define circle. 

2. What is the major difference between a radius and a diameter? 

3. What is the straight line drawn from the centre which forms an angle 90° with the tangent? 

4. Draw and label the parts of a circle. 

5. Construct a circle of diameter 50mm. 

6. Divide the circumference of a circle of radius 35mm into six equal parts using radius method. 

7. Divide the circumference of a circle of radius 45mm into six equal parts using radius method. 

8. Divide the circumference of a circle of radius 50mm into eight equal parts using 45° set square. 

9. Inscribe an equilateral triangle in a circle of diameter 60mm. 

10. Construct a regular hexagon within a circle of diameter 80mm. 



WEEK 5: 

1. What is rubber? 

2. Describe 2 types of rubber. 

3. List 4 methods of making rubber products. 

4. State 4 properties of rubber. 

5. Mention 4 uses of rubber. 

6. What is the name of the substance we get from tress for making rubber? 

7. Why do we say rubber is elastic? 

8. Mention 5 parts of a motor vehicle that can be made with rubber. 

9. Why do we say rubber is non-metallic? 

10. Explain how rubber is used for water proofing. 



WEEK 6: 

1. What are metals? 

2. From what source can we get metals? 

3. Differentiate between ferrous and non-ferrous metals. 

4. What is the raw material for the production of cutting tools? 

5. What is wrought iron used for? 

6. What is the usefulness of copper in engineering? 

7. In the production of bodies for aircrafts what type of metal is used? 

8. What do we need in the production of roofing sheet? 

9. Differentiate between copper and lead. 

10. Between ferrous and non-ferrous metals, which is used for heavy duty work? Give reasons. 



WEEK 7: 

1. What are safety devices? 

2. Explain the need for safety devices when working in the workshop. 

3. Why should workers adhere to safe standards? 

4. In case of fire outbreak what equipment can be used to quench it? 

5. What could happen to a worker’s eyes if he doesn’t use goggles while welding? 

6. Explain why first aid kit is a safety device 

7. Of what use is a telephone in a workshop? 

8. List four safety rules for bench workers 

9. Outline four safety rules for machine users 

10. Sketch the layout of a modern workshop 



WEEK 8: 

1. What is technology? 

2. What was early life like without advanced technology? 

3. How do people benefit from technology? 

4. In what ways did man transport himself in the olden days? 

5. Differentiate between highly developed technology and under-developed technology 

6. Which of the types of technology is your more desired? Give reasons for your choice. 

7. Why would it be a good idea for present day food processors to go beyond the use of grinding stones for tomatoes and pepper in the market places? 

8. List five (5) subjects that can be found in Basic Technology 

9. Outline five (5) products of under-developed technology? 

10. Outline five (5) products of highly developed technology? 



WEEK 9: 
1. Mention 4 safety devices in a carpenter’s workshop? 

2. Accidents can occur in a welder’s workshop. Suggest ways of preventing such accidents. 

3. Explain the need for safety devices when working in an electrical workshop. 

4. Why should workers wear safety boots at all times? 

5. In case of snake bite in the workshop, what help can be given to the injured worker? 

6. What could happen if a worker wears native attire like agbada while working in the workshop? 

7. Why is it wrong to leave oily rags around the workshop? 

8. Of what use is a bottle of methylated spirit in a workshop? 

9. List four items that a worker should not bring into the workshop. 

10. Explain the reasons why a telephone is necessary in a workshop. 





WEEK 10: 

1. What are engineering materials? 

2. From what source do we get wood? 

3. Why is wood the commonest engineering material? 

4. Mention four household furniture that can be made from wood. 

5. List four pulp and paper products. 

6. Mention four tools that have wooden handles. 

7. How is wood useful to medical science? 

8. Why can materials like metal not replace wood in the production of chewing stick? 

9. Of what use is wood to P.H.C.N? 

10. Explain the reasons why dry wood is a good insulator.

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