2001 - WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
The first agent of political socialization is
A
school
B
mass media
C
community
D
family
CORRECT OPTION: d
2
Baron Montesquieu was noted for the theory of
A
the rule of law
B
delegated legislation
C
separation of powers
D
equality before the law
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
Political sovereignty in the state resides with the
A
executive
B
people
C
national assembly
D
international community
CORRECT OPTION: b
4
Which of the following best describe an absolute monarchy?
A
He wields the supreme power in a state
B
is elected by an electoral college
C
is elected by the electorate
D
had fixed tenure of office
CORRECT OPTION: a
5
The modern idea of democracy includes all the following except
A
unlimited freedom
B
universal suffrage
C
periodic elections
D
equality before the law
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
Which of the following is a method of acquiring political power in a democracy?
A
heredity
B
election
C
imposition
D
selection
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
One of the arguments against delegated legislation is that it
A
encroaches on the functions of the judiciary
B
is against the principle of separation of power
C
promotes limited government
D
wastes the time of the legislature
CORRECT OPTION: b
8
One of the arguments against delegated legislation is that it
A
encroaches on the functions of the judiciary
B
is against the principle of separation of power
C
promotes limited government
D
wastes the time of the legislature
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
A practice by which semi autonomous units are given part of governmental powers and functions is known as
A
deconcentration
B
distribution
C
devolution
D
decongestion
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
A disadvantage of centralized administration is that
A
wide powers are allocated to sub-national bodies
B
the influence of the administration is easily felt by the local people
C
local people are not easily exploited by the sub-national agents
D
sub-national bodies are denied initiative in decision making
CORRECT OPTION: d
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