1995 - JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
The concept of sovereignty can best be defined as the
A
state of being surpreme in authority
B
power of the executive president
C
supremacy of the legislature
D
supremacy of the executive
CORRECT OPTION: a
2
Power is understood to mean the
A
right to compel obedience
B
capacity to compel obedience
C
relationship between the government and the people
D
desire to sue the state apparatus
CORRECT OPTION: b
3
The institutions which constitute the main organs of the government of a nation are the
A
legislature, the executive and the judiciary
B
judicary and the civil service
C
trustee and the presidium
D
civil service and the senate
CORRECT OPTION: a
4
The executive arm of government includes the
A
police
B
courts
C
national assembly
D
senate president
CORRECT OPTION: a
5
Unicameral legislature is often criticized for
A
restricting the scope of participation
B
cheapening the opportunity for participation
C
condoning the participation of traditional rulers
D
Narrowing participation to the military
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
A legal document yet to be enacted into law but it still under debate in the legislature is known as
A
an edict
B
a decree
C
a white paper
D
a bill
CORRECT OPTION: d
7
According to Marxist theory, those who own and control the mans of production in a capitalist society are the
A
producers
B
bourgeoisie
C
colonialists
D
proletariats
CORRECT OPTION: b
8
A distinctive feature of a democratic system of government is the
A
existence of periodic competitive elections
B
absence of strong pressure groups
C
existence of a single political party
D
centralization of all powers in the exeecutive
CORRECT OPTION: a
9
The goal of the theory of separation of powers is to
A
make the executive dependent on the legislature
B
give more powers to the legislature
C
protect individual liberty
D
create efficiency in the judicary
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
The power of the courts to declare legislative enactments as unconstitutional is known as judicial
A
ruling
B
review
C
interpretation
D
edict
CORRECT OPTION: b
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