2015 - JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
The main attributes of a state are
A
government, the police and the armed forces
B
population, territory, government and sovereignty
C
federal state and local governments
D
the press, the legislature, the executive and the judiciary
CORRECT OPTION: b
B is the correct answer. Other options may look alike. However for a state to be recognized it must have option B’s attributes. For instance option A only explained the presence of a government, police, army , navy and air force but no population, no sovereignty and no territory. So that’s incomplete. Option C only explain two tiers of government. These are not enough adjectives to describe a state. Option D is equally wrong because: It had no government, sovereignty, population and territory.
2
A disadvantage of the one-party system is that it
A
emphasizes political differences
B
makes accountability difficult
C
negates freedom of association
D
delays decision-making.
CORRECT OPTION: b
B is the right option because its type of leadership does not account to any anybody or group.Again , since it’s a ONE MAN MOPOL, no individual or group checkmates his activity . As a result misappropriation e t c would be on increase.
3
In the history of Nigeria, 1914 was the
A
year the British established their rule over Nigeria
B
beginning of first world war
C
year Lugard effected amalgamation of Nigeria
D
year the railway system was completed
CORRECT OPTION: c
The answer to this question is C because prior to the component body now known as Nigeria we were administered differently (i.e) The North and south protectorate. So it was this year that both protectorate was amalgamated. Option A is an understatement because prior to 1914 British has established its tentacle all over, then not Nigeria, however this were made in badges (i.e) Royal Niger company, U. A. C, Lever brothers e t c
4
Which of these rulers resisted colonial rule and was deported to Calabar?
A
King Kosoko
B
King Dosunmu
C
Oba Ovonramwen
D
King Jaja
CORRECT OPTION: c
In February 1897, the British colonial forces invaded and conquered Benin City. Oba Ovoranmwen was dethroned, and deported to calabar where he lived and died in the month of January 1914, after sixteen years of British captivity. He was later buried at old Calabar by official of colonial authority in the absence of his Benin royal family.
5
How many states were created in Nigeria in 1967?
A
4
B
12
C
19
D
21
CORRECT OPTION: b
Option B is the answer. Gen. Yakubu Gowon actually created these states to decentralize the (Igbos) Biafra sovereignty.
6
A major functional of Warrant Chiefs was to
A
take charge of local administration
B
stop ritual killings
C
prevent tribal wars
D
supervise native courts and markets
CORRECT OPTION: d
Since they are uneducated able men, most probably where the white felt they can be functional is the above function.
7
A state that is ruled by an elected citizen is
A
a republic
B
a plutocracy
C
a monarchy
D
an empire
CORRECT OPTION: a
It is so because Republic is defined as a situation or process whereby the people democratically elect their leaders into public or political offices.
8
The first Governor-General of Nigeria was
A
Lord Lugard
B
Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe
C
Sir James Robertson
D
(the late) Major-General Aguiyi-Ironsi
CORRECT OPTION: a
9
The main role of pressure groups is to
A
influence the legislature to make decision favourable to them
B
inject emotion and selfish debates
C
influence the public
D
use all means, including bribery, to achieve their objectives
CORRECT OPTION: a
the only mission for which it is established
10
The OAU was formed in
A
1946
B
1956
C
1960
D
1963
CORRECT OPTION: d
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