1997 - WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Government as an institution of the state means the
A
method of organizing parties and preasure group
B
process of decision-making in a society
C
methods of resolution of conflicts among the people
D
structures and sysytems for decision-making in society
CORRECT OPTION: d
2
In a feudal system, the hierarchy of citizens is the king
A
nobles and lords
B
queen and lords
C
knights and nobles
D
serfs and knights
CORRECT OPTION: e
3
The political culture of the country is said to be participatory if individuals are
A
interested in voting and contesting elections
B
not allowd to criticize the government
C
not allowed to join political parties finance by the Governmnet
D
not allowed to vote
CORRECT OPTION: a
4
The ability of leaders make and enforce decisions in a state is called
A
sovereignty
B
political power
C
socialization
D
legitimacy
CORRECT OPTION: b
5
The idea of separation of powers as a political concept was developed by
A
Louis Mostesquieu
B
A.V Dicey
C
Thomas Hobbes
D
Kar Marx
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
Fascist movement has its origin in
A
Germany
B
Italy
C
Spain
D
The defunct Soviet Union
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
Which of the following factors enhances the operation of the Rule of Law?
A
Well-equipped police force
B
Establishment of modern press
C
Independent judiciary
D
Enlightened citizens
CORRECT OPTION: c
8
An important reason for granting the Judiciary the power of Judicial Review is to enable it to
A
uphold the surpremacy of the Constitution
B
promote freedom of the press
C
elevate the Judiciary above the other organs
D
demonstrate the independence of the Judiciary
CORRECT OPTION: d
9
The Judiciary independent when judges are
A
popularly elected into political offices
B
free to join any political party of their choice
C
free from external control and interference
D
empowered to amend the national constitution
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
Which of the following comprises the President, the Ministers, the Civil Servants and the Police? The
A
Armed Forces
B
Judiciary
C
Legislature
D
Exective
CORRECT OPTION: d
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