1999 - JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
In a federal state, power is shared
A
between the central government and the local authorities
B
among the major regions of federation
C
among the major regions of the country
D
between the central government and other co-ordinate units
CORRECT OPTION: d
2
In a federal system of government, the central is
A
superior to the other components
B
inferior to the other components
C
equal to the other cmponents
D
of unlimited jurisdiction
CORRECT OPTION: a
3
In a presidential system of government, minister are
A
individually views cannot be expressed
B
decisions taken are defended in spite of individual opinions
C
government cannot be personalized
D
those who hold different views must acquiesce
CORRECT OPTION: a
4
A government controlled by a few people for their own interests is said to be
A
an autocracy
B
a tyranny
C
an oligarchy
D
a meritocracy
CORRECT OPTION: c
5
In the parliamentary system of government, formal legislation can take the following forms except
A
royal proclamations
B
order in council
C
acts of parliament
D
ministerial pronouncement
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
One of the distinctive features of democracy is that it
A
connotes civil rule
B
facilitates popular participation
C
provides for a unicameral legislature
D
is not associated with one - part system
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
A hereditary system of government is
A
an oligarchy
B
a gerontocracy
C
an aristocracy
D
a monarchy
CORRECT OPTION: d
8
The separation of judicial, legislative and executive functions is designed to
A
promote freedom
B
prevent tyranny
C
promote peace
D
prevent anarchy
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
Bicameral legislature are a common feature of
A
monarchical systems
B
confederal systems
C
federal systems
D
unitary systems
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
In a federal constitution, legislative powers that are shared by two levels of government are referred to as
A
exclusive
B
extra ordinary
C
residual
D
concurrent
CORRECT OPTION: d
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