2017 - WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
According to Karl Max, socialism developed as a consequence of the evils of ________
A
monarhcy
B
communalism
C
feudalism
D
capitalism
CORRECT OPTION: d
2

In the United States of America, legislature is called the

A
Congress
B
National Assembly
C
National Security
D
Parliament
CORRECT OPTION: a

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, and consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. 

3

Which of the following agents can be considered as the most effective agent of political socialization? The _______

A
family
B
peer group
C
school
D
mass media
CORRECT OPTION: a

The following agents of Socialization influence to different degrees an individual's political opinions:

  • Family.
  • Media.
  • Peers.
  • Education.
  • Religion.
  • Faith.
  • Race.
  • Gender.

The family is the first and most effective agent of political socialization

4
A corrupt judicial system erodes the observance of _______
A
national peace and stability
B
the rule of law
C
international laws and conventions
D
democratic values of the executive
CORRECT OPTION: b
5

The body responsible for the implementation of law is the _____

A
judiciary
B
legislature
C
executive
D
court
CORRECT OPTION: c

“Executive Government” broadly refers to the arm of government responsible for carrying out or administering laws enacted by the legislature. 

6

In a constitutional monarchy, the king or queen is referred to as

A
ceremonial head
B
political head
C
constitutional head
D
democratic leader
CORRECT OPTION: a

A constitutional monarchy is a form of government in which a non-elected monarch functions as the head of state within the limits of a constitution. The monarch may be the de facto head of state or a purely ceremonial leader.

7

Military intervention into the politics of a state involves ______

A
an overthrow of a legitimate government by pressure groups
B
the seizure of power from a legitimate government by the armed forces
C
violent overthrow of a democratic government by the police
D
the legitimate seizure of power by the police and civilians
CORRECT OPTION: b

A military government is generally any government that is administrated bymilitary forces, whether this government is legal or not under the laws of the jurisdiction at issue, and whether this government is formed by natives or by an occupying power.

 

8

Local government are vital in modern politics as they ________

A
encourage dictatorship
B
train the local people in the art of governance
C
make laws for the whole country
D
execute government policies at all levels
CORRECT OPTION: b

Local government can play an important role in promoting  training people for governance, job creation and boosting the local economy. By providing good quality cost-effective services and by making the local area a pleasant place to live and work in the municipality will have made a good start to sustainable local economic development.

9

Which of the following is a civil/public servant?

A
House majority leader
B
Clerk of the House
C
Party whip
D
Minister of education
CORRECT OPTION: d

civil servant or public servant is a person employed in the public sector on behalf of a government department or agency. A civil servant or public servant's first priority is to represent the interests of citizens.

10
In a military regime, the arms of government that are usually fused are _________
A
executive and judiciary
B
legislature and local council
C
legislature and executive
D
judiciary and the press
CORRECT OPTION: c
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