2002 - WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
A classless society is the ultimate goal of
A
socialism
B
totalitarianism
C
capitalism
D
feudalism
CORRECT OPTION: a
2
Fascism as a system of government originated in
A
Italy
B
Germany
C
France
D
Britain
CORRECT OPTION: a
3
A country is said to be democratic if
A
gerrymandering exists
B
there are free and fair elections
C
citizens are disenfranchised
D
the press is owned by the governmnet
CORRECT OPTION: b
4
Constitutionalism is synonymous with
A
separation of powers
B
supremacy of the law
C
delegated legislation
D
checks and balances
CORRECT OPTION: b
5
Citizenship can be acquired by
A
nationalism
B
naturalization
C
indigenization
D
collectivism
CORRECT OPTION: b
6
An organization whose ultimate aim is to gain the control of government and implement its programmes is known as a
A
pressure group
B
political party
C
trade union
D
professional association
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
Franchise can be described as the political right to
A
vote during elections
B
contest elections
C
belong to political parties
D
vote and be oted for
CORRECT OPTION: d
8
Which of the following protect the rights of the individual in a state?
A
The police and the soldiers
B
The executive and legislature
C
The police and the courts
D
The lawmakers and lawyers
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
Autonomy of constituent units is an important feature of
A
confederal government
B
presidential government
C
unitary government
D
parliamentary government
CORRECT OPTION: a
10
Another name for the simple majority system of voting is the
A
first-past-the-post system
B
proportional representation
C
absolute majority
D
second ballot system
CORRECT OPTION: a
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