2000 - WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
The rule of law refers to the principle of
A
legality and impartiality
B
the supreme power of rulers
C
the immunity of judges from legal actions
D
the orderly execution of government policies
CORRECT OPTION: a
2
Freedom of speech is a fundamental human right enjoyed by citizens but it may be limited if
A
loyalty is not shown to the ruling party
B
it exposes the wrong-doings of the government
C
it endangers the security of the state
D
it is used to cause embarrassment to the judiciary
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
Which of the following is an obligation of a citizen?
A
Attending political rallies
B
Taking part is independence day celebrations
C
Contesting elections
D
Paying respect to the national flag
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
The extent to which the citizens regard the institutions, officials and activities of government as right and acceptable is known as
A
power
B
legitimacy
C
influence
D
authority
CORRECT OPTION: b
5
Diplomatic immunity is a limitation to
A
the theory of separation of powers
B
principles of checks and balances
C
parliamentary supremacy
D
the rule of law
CORRECT OPTION: d
6
In which of the following party system are all shades of opinions and interests adequately represented?
A
Zero-party
B
One-party
C
Two-party
D
Multi-party
CORRECT OPTION: d
7
Federal state is always expensive to run because
A
every parliamentarian wanted to become rich
B
government departments are duplicated
C
judges are highly paid from the consolidated fund
D
maintenance of the arm involves high expenditure
CORRECT OPTION: b
8
Vote power in a presidential system lies with the
A
Attorney-General
B
Chief of Army Staff
C
Executives President
D
Prime Minister
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
Which of the following is the lowest class of people in the hierarchy of feudal system?
A
Nobles
B
Serss
C
Lords
D
Manor
CORRECT OPTION: b
10
Mussolini's fascism and Hitler's nazism are good examples of
A
anarchy
B
feudalism
C
Totalitarianism
D
oligarchy
CORRECT OPTION: c
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