1991 - WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
The major factor underlying the first military coup in Nigeria was
A
economic depression
B
power dunkenness of leaders
C
breakdown of law and order
D
public opinion
CORRECT OPTION: e
2
The Legislative Council under the 1946 constitution in Nigeria has a total of
A
40 members
B
45 members
C
48 members
D
50 members
CORRECT OPTION: b
3
The founder and edit of the West African Pilot was
A
Herbert Macaulay
B
Enrest Okoli
C
Chife Obafemi Awolowo
D
Nnadi Azikiwe
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
Article 3 of the North Atlantic Charter of 1941 recognized the
A
rule of law
B
fundamental rights of man
C
rights and duties of citizens
D
rights of the people to choose their own from of government
CORRECT OPTION: d
5
Which of the following was not a result of nationalist activities in West Africa?
A
Development of many political parties
B
Rapid political and constitutional development
C
Gradual movement towards independence
D
Developement in education
CORRECT OPTION: b
6
African members of the Commonwealth of Nationals include all the following nations group except
A
Nigeria Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, The Gambia
B
Kenya, Zambia, The Gambia, Malawi, Tanzania
C
Nigeria, Kenya, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana
D
Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana
CORRECT OPTION: c
Kenya, 12 December 1963 as a Realm – became a Republic on 12 December 1964

Nigeria, 1 October 1960 as a Realm – became a Republic on 1 October 1963 – suspended between 11 November 1995 and 29 May 1999

Sierra Leone, 27 April 1961 as a Realm – became a Republic 19 April 1971

Ghana, 6 March 1957 as a Realm – became a Republic 1 July 1960

Guinea is not a member of Common wealth

The above mentioned countries did not joined as an Independent country/group, they joined Commonwealth Realms.
7
Which of the following organs of the OAU approves the organization's annual budget? The
A
Secretariat
B
Council of Ministers
C
Assembly of Heads of State and Govrnment
D
Economic and Social Commission
CORRECT OPTION: b
8
The ten non-permanent members of the Un Security are elected by
A
a two- third majority of the General Assembly for a period of two years
B
a simple majority of the General Assmby for a period of two years
C
a two-third majority of the General Assembly for a period of one year
D
a simple majority of the General Assembly for a period of one year
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
The Secretary-General of the UN occupies a peculiar position because he is
A
the secretary to all organs of the UN
B
appointed by General Assmebly
C
a member of the Security Council
D
responsible to the UN and not to individual government
CORRECT OPTION: d
10
Which of the following is not a specialized agency of the United Nations Organization?
A
Food and Agriculture Organization
B
international Labour Organization
C
international Monetary Fund
D
World Health Organization
CORRECT OPTION: e
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