1997 - JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Authority refers to the
A
might to secure compliance from others within a given social setting
B
power to exerice might over others behaviour
C
mandate to exercise power over others
D
Ability to compel others to act in a particular way
CORRECT OPTION: c
2
Government is different from other political organizations because
A
it has legitimate power over citizens
B
its officials have fixed terms of office
C
it can punish those who violate its rules
D
it is made up of elected officials
CORRECT OPTION: a
3
Judicial independence in a modern democracy can be ensured by
A
the confirmation of the appointment of judges by the legislature
B
the provision that judges can only be removed from office by the president - in - councl
C
making judges independent of the ministry of justice
D
safeguarding the security of tenure of judges
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
The official report of proceeding in parliament is known as the
A
hansard
B
diary of events
C
gazette
D
summary of proceedings
CORRECT OPTION: a
Hansard is the traditional name of the transcripts of Parliamentary Debates in Britain and many Commonwealth countries
5
An important feature of the federal system of government is the existence of a
A
strong national legislature
B
president with veto power
C
court system with impartial judges
D
multiple tiers of government
CORRECT OPTION: d
6
An important aspect of an unwritten constitution is that it
A
is easy to understand by everbody
B
safequards the monarchy
C
contains customary laws and conventions
D
is not easily ameneded
CORRECT OPTION: c
7
The ideology that advocates the complete control of the sources of power is
A
totalitariansim
B
socialism
C
liberalism
D
democracy
CORRECT OPTION: a
8
Shadow Cabinet is associated with the
A
communist system
B
fascist system
C
parliamentary system
D
fascist system
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
One basic characteristic of parliamentary system of government is that the
A
upper and lower houses of the legislature have equal powers
B
cabinet is part of the legislature
C
prime minister is usually a member of the upper house
D
opposition party members are also included in the cabinet
CORRECT OPTION: b
10
In a presidential system, the theory of separation of powers is not absolute because the president
A
can declara a state of emergency
B
can be impeached by the court
C
assents to bills
D
can declare laws null and void
CORRECT OPTION: c
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