1998 WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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1
Liberal democracy thrives best in a

A
fascist system
B
multi-party system
C
feudal system
D
one - party system

Correct Option: B

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2
Feudalism is a system of government where

A
a few people monopolize the ownership of land
B
factors of production are controlled by the capitalists
C
communal ownership of property is prevalent
D
state ownership of capital is prevalent

Correct Option: A

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3
Which of the following is a feature of communism?

A
common wonership of the means of production
B
Dictatorship of the bourgeosis
C
Class struggle
D
Individual ownership of property

Correct Option: A

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4
The principle that any government that loses the support of the legislature resigns is practised in a

A
unitary system
B
monarchical system
C
presidential system
D
federal system

Correct Option: E

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5
The purpose of Montesquieu's argument for the separation of powers was to

A
prevent tyranny by the government
B
promote the efficiency of government
C
ensure equality of all before the law
D
promote unity in the machinery of govement

Correct Option: C

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6
A system where at least two levels of government derive their powers from the constitution is called

A
unitary
B
cabinet
C
federal
D
presidential

Correct Option: C

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7
Which of the following countries has an unwritten constitution?

A
Ghana
B
Nigeria
C
Canada
D
Britain

Correct Option: D

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8
A constitution that requires a complex procedure for the amendment of its provision is described as

A
unwritten
B
flexible
C
classified
D
rigid

Correct Option: D

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9
One of the reasons why states from a federation is to

A
make the government of a smaill nation easy
B
keep the residual powers
C
cater for local differences
D
be able take quick decisions

Correct Option: C

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10
Concurrent list in a federal constitution issues within the legislative powers of the

A
federal and local councils
B
army and local government
C
police and the ligislature
D
federal government and state government

Correct Option: D

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