2005 - WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Sovereignty ultimately resides in
A
the people within a plitical society
B
a country's chief executive
C
the judges of the Supreme Court
D
traditional rulers
CORRECT OPTION: a
2
Classical democracy implies government
A
through representatives
B
by all citizens
C
through electoral college
D
by martial laws
CORRECT OPTION: a
3
Which of the following is not a feature of a democratic system of government?
A
Limited franchise
B
Official opposition
C
Periodic elections
D
Rule of law
CORRECT OPTION: a
4
Which of the following political concepts is associated with land ownership?
A
Racism
B
Feudalism
C
Nazism
D
Socialism
CORRECT OPTION: b
5
Which of the following is a means of limiting the rule of law?
A
Supremacy of the law
B
Equality before the law
C
Immunity granted to diplomats
D
Strike action by workers
CORRECT OPTION: c
6
Who among the following is associated with the concept of the rule of law?
A
Jean Bodin
B
A.V. Dicey
C
Jeremy Bentham
D
Barom de Montesquieu
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
The lack of interest in politics by many citizens in a country is called
A
civil agitation
B
mass apathy
C
mass protest
D
political unrest
CORRECT OPTION: b
8
The industrial Revolution in Europe resulted in
A
socialism
B
communalism
C
aristocracy
D
capitalism
CORRECT OPTION: d
9
An agreed set of rules prescribing the governance of a country can be the
A
constitution
B
charter
C
manifesto
D
hansard
CORRECT OPTION: a
10
A constitution is said to be rigid if it
A
can be amended by the president only
B
is difficult to amend
C
is unwritten
D
is decreed by soldiers
CORRECT OPTION: b
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