1999 WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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1
The essence of the constitution is to

A
safeguard the rights and freedom of the citizens
B
ensure tyranny and oppression of the masses
C
encourage military intervention in politics
D
suppress the views of the minority groups

Correct Option: A

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2
In democracy, political sovereignty resides with the

A
Judiciary
B
Legislature
C
Electorate
D
President

Correct Option: C

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3
The highest stage of socialism is

A
racism
B
fascism
C
communism
D
nazism

Correct Option: C

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4
Feudalism is a practice in which

A
the citizens have no political and social rights
B
hereditary landlords ruled peasants
C
political leadership is based on force
D
the social structure is stratified

Correct Option: B

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5
The rule of the privileged nobility is referred to as

A
plutocracy
B
monarcy
C
aristocracy
D
autocracy

Correct Option: C

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6
The rights to freedom of speech means that people are free to

A
express anything they like about government
B
disobey the government of the day
C
express opinion within the limits of the law
D
participate in government

Correct Option: C

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7
A federal constitution is usually

A
flexible
B
unwritten
C
written and flexible
D
written and rigid

Correct Option: D

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8
The end of each session of the legislature is called

A
dissolution
B
suspension
C
closure
D
prorogation

Correct Option: D

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9
The political effect of the removal of the Prime Minister under a parliamentary system of government is

A
a general election
B
the suspension of the ministers
C
the suspension of the constitution
D
the dissolution of the court of law

Correct Option: A

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10
The Chief Executive in a parliamentary system of government is known as the

A
President
B
Speaker
C
Prime Minister
D
Governo-General

Correct Option: C

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