1995 - WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
The primary function of government in a state is to
A
build schools and hospitals
B
provide transport service
C
engage in campaigns and rallies
D
maintain law and order
CORRECT OPTION: d
2
A country is most likely to have a good government only if it had
A
good constitution but bad operators
B
good operators but bad constitution
C
a good constitution and good operators
D
a legitimate government
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
Which of the following is a basic principle of democracy? Rule by
A
the majority and the right of the minority
B
the minority at the expense of the majority
C
the wealthy few
D
a monarch
CORRECT OPTION: a
4
Which of the following is legal source of political authority?
A
Power from the gun
B
Economic power
C
Minority power
D
Power from the electorate
CORRECT OPTION: d
5
which organ of government is vested with the responsibility of initiating bills and recommending them to the legislature for consideration? The
A
Federal House of Representatives
B
Executive
C
Congress
D
Senate
CORRECT OPTION: b
6
Which of the following is the unique feature of Monarchy?
A
members of the executive are popularl electedy
B
Succession is hereditary
C
Separation of powers is absolute
D
its operation is based on collective responsibilty
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
Which of the following is a unique feature of a feudalism ?
A
One-party rule
B
Multi-party system
C
Military rule
D
Lord-self relationship
CORRECT OPTION: d
8
Which of the following is a unique feature of a feudalism ?
A
One-party rule
B
Multi-party system
C
Military rule
D
Lord-self relationship
CORRECT OPTION: d
9
The independence of the Judiciary can be enhance in all the following cases except where
A
judges are granted special immunity
B
judges are paid handsome remuneration
C
judges are politically neutral
D
the salaries of judges are drawn from a Consolidated Fund
CORRECT OPTION: e
10
There is no separation of power in a Cabinet system because
A
members of the executive are also members of the Judiciary
B
the president is also members of the parliament
C
the prime minister and his cabinet ministers are also members of the of parliament
D
some eleted parliamentarians are also judges
CORRECT OPTION: c
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