2007 - WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Which of the following is related to government as a process of governing?
A
Implementation and adjudication of laws
B
The role of pressure groups within the state
C
Disagreement between state and local governmnets
D
Abrogation of Fundamental Human Right
CORRECT OPTION: a
2
Which of the following is not an aim for the existence of a State?
A
Promotion of economic independence
B
Provision of welfare services
C
Maintenance of external relations
D
Promotion of a common lingua franca
CORRECT OPTION: d
3
Right to rule based on norms, customs and conventions of the people is referred to as
A
legal authority
B
charismatic authority
C
rational authority
D
traditional authority
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
Which of the following is not a legitimate government ?
A
Denocratic government
B
Republican government
C
Military government
D
Monarchical government
CORRECT OPTION: c
5
The scholar who defined sovereignty as an absolute power vested in one authority was
A
A.V.Dicey
B
Jean Bodin
C
John Austin
D
Montesquieu
CORRECT OPTION: b
6
Political sovereignty belongs to the
A
press
B
people
C
legislature
D
executive
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
Direct democracy emanated from the
A
Greeks
B
Romans
C
Germans
D
Americans
CORRECT OPTION: a
8
Production and distribution of goods and services are controlled by the State in
A
capitalism
B
mixed economy
C
socialism
D
communalism
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
The two major factors that contributed to the development of capitalism were
A
emergence of theProtest Reformation and paper money
B
the emergence of Adolf Hitler and the First World War
C
the theory of individual Rights and the Industrial Revolution in Britain
D
the First World War and the Atlantic Charter of 1941
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
Which of the following is a feature of capitalism?
A
Removal of social inequalities
B
Equitable re-distribution of prpoerty
C
Maximization of profit
D
Protection of workers
CORRECT OPTION: c
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