2018 - JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1

The primary function of the judiciary is to ______

A
interpret laws
B
make laws
C
regulate behaviour
D
execute laws
CORRECT OPTION: a

The judiciary arm of government interprets laws for the people to understand and obey.

2

A constitution of any country is basically___________

A
a mere piece of paper
B
a guide to how the country should be governed
C
B. a document stating what the leaders should do
D
C. a document stating how to acquire power
CORRECT OPTION: b

A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established regulations according to which a state or other organization is governed

3

The highest decision-making body in Nigeria under the Buhari's military regime was the ________

A
Armed forces ruling council
B
Supreme military council
C
National council of states
D
Federal executive council
CORRECT OPTION: b

Buhari is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation's head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d'├ętat. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.

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4

A system of government in which the central government is supreme over other levels is

A
totalitarian
B
confederal
C
federal
D
unitary
CORRECT OPTION: d

A unitary state is a state governed as a single power in which the central government is ultimately supreme. The central government may create (or abolish) administrative divisions (sub-national units). Such units exercise only the powers that the central government chooses to delegate.

5

The main source of local government finance since the 1976 reform has been___________

A
local rates
B
levies
C
revenue from court fines and licences
D
the federal government
CORRECT OPTION: d

In Nigeria, the federal government has been a major source of local government finance through allocations.

6

Nigeria is a member of____________

A
OPEC, NATO and ECOWAS
B
OAU, the UNO and ECOWAS
C
ECOWAS, NATO and OAU
D
The Commonwealth of Nations, OPEC and the OAS
CORRECT OPTION: b

Nigeria is a member of UNO , OAU and ECOWAS.

7

In the old OYO empire, the Ajele

A
mobilized the army
B
ensured good governance of the district
C
was the head of the army
D
ensured the safety of the trade routes
CORRECT OPTION: b
8

A bye-law is made by

A
parliament
B
congress
C
an electoral college
D
the local government
CORRECT OPTION: d
9

A human community that is usually cohesive and homogeneous is a

A
clan
B
state
C
nation
D
kingship
CORRECT OPTION: c
10

A human community that is usually cohesive and homogeneous is a

A
clan
B
state
C
nation
D
kingship
CORRECT OPTION: c
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