1998 - JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
The structure of government implies the
A
law making process of government
B
law enforcement process of government
C
organization of powers and functions of government
D
method of revenue allocation by government
CORRECT OPTION: c
2
If the central government has less powers than the component units, the constitution is said to be
A
federal
B
unitary
C
confederal
D
unwritten
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
In a democracy, ultimate authority resides in the
A
Electorate
B
People
C
Head of state
D
armed forces
CORRECT OPTION: a
4
A major characteristic of the socialist system is its provision for
A
limited privacy
B
public ownership
C
unlimited privacy
D
private ownership
CORRECT OPTION: b
5
In the presidential system of government, the chief executive is
A
elected by the entire electorate
B
nominated by the legislators
C
selected by the party with the majority of seats in the legislature
D
appointed by an independent judicisry
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
The resignation of the cabinet after a defeat in parliament, is an expression of the principle of
A
political accountability
B
collective responsibility
C
checks and balances
D
rule of law
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
Ceremonial and executive powers are fused in the
A
parliamentary system of government
B
presidential system of government
C
federal system of government
D
unitary system of government
CORRECT OPTION: b
8
The rights of a citizen can be withdrawn by the state if the person
A
leaves the country
B
is convicted by a court
C
oppses the government
D
is pronounced dead
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
the principle by which both the governors and the governed are bound by the laws is called
A
constitutionalism
B
constitutional supremacy
C
rule by decree
D
rule of law
CORRECT OPTION: d
10
The empowerment of the police service commission to make rules for the appointment, promotion and dismissal of its personnel, is an example of
A
a decree
B
a penal law
C
a delegated legislature
D
an executive order
CORRECT OPTION: c
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