1999 - WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
The essence of the constitution is to
A
safeguard the rights and freedom of the citizens
B
ensure tyranny and oppression of the masses
C
encourage military intervention in politics
D
suppress the views of the minority groups
CORRECT OPTION: a
2
In democracy, political sovereignty resides with the
A
Judiciary
B
Legislature
C
Electorate
D
President
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
The highest stage of socialism is
A
racism
B
fascism
C
communism
D
nazism
CORRECT OPTION: c
4
Feudalism is a practice in which
A
the citizens have no political and social rights
B
hereditary landlords ruled peasants
C
political leadership is based on force
D
the social structure is stratified
CORRECT OPTION: b
5
The rule of the privileged nobility is referred to as
A
plutocracy
B
monarcy
C
aristocracy
D
autocracy
CORRECT OPTION: c
6
The rights to freedom of speech means that people are free to
A
express anything they like about government
B
disobey the government of the day
C
express opinion within the limits of the law
D
participate in government
CORRECT OPTION: c
7
A federal constitution is usually
A
flexible
B
unwritten
C
written and flexible
D
written and rigid
CORRECT OPTION: d
8
The end of each session of the legislature is called
A
dissolution
B
suspension
C
closure
D
prorogation
CORRECT OPTION: d
9
The political effect of the removal of the Prime Minister under a parliamentary system of government is
A
a general election
B
the suspension of the ministers
C
the suspension of the constitution
D
the dissolution of the court of law
CORRECT OPTION: a
10
The Chief Executive in a parliamentary system of government is known as the
A
President
B
Speaker
C
Prime Minister
D
Governo-General
CORRECT OPTION: c
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