2008 - WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Government as an academic field of study refers to the
A
president and his ministers
B
study of political institutions and processes
C
working of the organs of government
D
membership of international organizations
CORRECT OPTION: b
2
A state performs the following functions except
A
promoting the welfare of the citizens
B
encouraging the struggle for power
C
providing social services
D
encouraging trade with other states
CORRECT OPTION: b
3
Power can be defined as the ability to
A
compel or influence obedience
B
encourage self-help projects
C
delegate judicial functions
D
oppose government policies
CORRECT OPTION: a
4
Which of the following is a compulsory membership?
A
community
B
state
C
society
D
club
CORRECT OPTION: b
5
A government which has the ability to compel its citizens to obedience is said to be exercising
A
authority
B
coercion
C
power
D
legitimacy
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
A government's supreme power to demand obedience from its citizens demonstrates the nation of
A
rule of law
B
parliamentary supremacy
C
sovereignty
D
separation of powers
CORRECT OPTION: c
7
A government's supreme power to demand obedience from its citizens demonstrates the nation of
A
rule of law
B
parliamentary supremacy
C
sovereignty
D
separation of powers
CORRECT OPTION: c
8
Nazism is a political ideology which emphasized
A
supremacy of a race
B
collective racial consciousness
C
communal racial consciousness
D
equality of all races
CORRECT OPTION: a
9
In a unitary state, sovereignty resides in the
A
political parties
B
provincial government
C
central government
D
pressure group
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
Which of the following facilitates the working of a democratic government?
A
Dormant press
B
Partial judicary
C
Vigilante group
D
Political Parties
CORRECT OPTION: d
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