1994 - JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
A society that is politically organized under a government is called a
A
sovereign state
B
community
C
national state
D
polity
CORRECT OPTION: c
2
Political power is naked force when it is exercised without
A
set objectives
B
state apparatus
C
governmental legitimacy
D
soverignty
CORRECT OPTION: d
3
The major different between a state and a nation is that the latter presupposes a
A
heterogenous population
B
homogenous population
C
well defined territory
D
more organized system
CORRECT OPTION: b
4
The principle of judicial independence makes sense only when judges
A
have freedom to try any case
B
are thermselves above the law
C
have permanent tenure of office
D
can join any political party of their choice
CORRECT OPTION: a
5
A federal system of government has the following three advantages
A
economies of scale, uniform development and political unity
B
economies of scale, uniform development and strong army
C
strong army, greater security and economies of scale
D
ecnomic co-operation, uniform development and greater security
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
Constitutionalism means
A
promotion of the constitution
B
respect for the constitution
C
electoral processes based on the constitution
D
voting rule and regulations
CORRECT OPTION: c
7
Switzerland is often cited as a classic example of a country with
A
unitary constitution
B
quasi unitary constitution
C
federal constitution
D
confederal constitution
CORRECT OPTION: d
8
What is the major distinguishing characteristic between flexible and rigid constitutions?
A
manner of documentation
B
one is unwritten
C
amendment procedure
D
degree of legality
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
Which of the following best defines democracy?
A
Government based on virtuous principles and laws
B
government based on the spirit and letter of the constitution
C
government based on the free consent of the governed
D
government which recognizes and respects human rights as enshrined in the constitution
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
An economic system in which the major means of production are owned and controlled by a few individuals is called
A
socialism
B
communism
C
communalism
D
capitalism
CORRECT OPTION: d
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