2001 WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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1
The first agent of political socialization is

A
school
B
mass media
C
community
D
family

Correct Option: D

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2
Baron Montesquieu was noted for the theory of

A
the rule of law
B
delegated legislation
C
separation of powers
D
equality before the law

Correct Option: C

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3
Political sovereignty in the state resides with the

A
executive
B
people
C
national assembly
D
international community

Correct Option: B

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4
Which of the following best describe an absolute monarchy?

A
He wields the supreme power in a state
B
is elected by an electoral college
C
is elected by the electorate
D
had fixed tenure of office

Correct Option: A

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5
The modern idea of democracy includes all the following except

A
unlimited freedom
B
universal suffrage
C
periodic elections
D
equality before the law

Correct Option: A

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6
Which of the following is a method of acquiring political power in a democracy?

A
heredity
B
election
C
imposition
D
selection

Correct Option: B

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7
One of the arguments against delegated legislation is that it

A
encroaches on the functions of the judiciary
B
is against the principle of separation of power
C
promotes limited government
D
wastes the time of the legislature

Correct Option: B

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8
One of the arguments against delegated legislation is that it

A
encroaches on the functions of the judiciary
B
is against the principle of separation of power
C
promotes limited government
D
wastes the time of the legislature

Correct Option: B

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9
A practice by which semi autonomous units are given part of governmental powers and functions is known as

A
deconcentration
B
distribution
C
devolution
D
decongestion

Correct Option: C

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10
A disadvantage of centralized administration is that

A
wide powers are allocated to sub-national bodies
B
the influence of the administration is easily felt by the local people
C
local people are not easily exploited by the sub-national agents
D
sub-national bodies are denied initiative in decision making

Correct Option: D

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