2013 WAEC Government Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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1
Government can be defined as the study of

A
constitutions
B
cabinet system of government only
C
how people rule themselves
D
presidential system of government only

Correct Option: C

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2
Which of the following is a feature of a state?

A
Pursuance of sectional interest
B
Colonial expericnce
C
Territorial boundary
D
Temporary existence

Correct Option: C

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3
As a political ideology, communism seeks to

A
accumulate capital in the hands of a few
B
accommodate division of citizens into classes
C
eliminate all forms of socio-economic inequalities
D
create economic opportunities for profit making

Correct Option: C

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4
Totalitarianism means a government headed by

A
a dictor
B
wealthy people
C
educated elite
D
the masses

Correct Option: A

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5
Monarchy means government

A
headed by a king
B
by the people
C
of the majority
D
run by the elite

Correct Option: A

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6
The rule of law is observed when

A
democracy is practised
B
laws are kept scret
C
revolution is encouraged
D
only the elite can govern

Correct Option: A

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7
Delegated legislation is necessary because it

A
helps to promote dictatorship
B
prevents even development
C
is useful in times of emergency
D
gives a lot of power to the president

Correct Option: C

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8
One of the criticisms against delegated legislation is that it

A
promotes separation of powers
B
is not parctised in advanced countries
C
encroaches on parliamentary power
D
gives too much power to the judicary

Correct Option: C

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9

Fundamental Human Rights seek to


A
promote the dignity of man
B
train political activists
C
encourages economic activities
D
enthrone mob rule

Correct Option: A

Solution

By guaranteeing life, liberty, equality, and security, human rights protect people against abuse by those who are more powerful.


10

Constitutionalism implies that


A
citizens should read the constitution always
B
leaders should ignore the dictates of the constitution
C
citizens should challenge the provisions of the constitution
D
leaders should act according to the stipulations of the constitution

Correct Option: D

Solution

The definition of constitutionalism is being ruled by basic standards and ideals which are consistent with an overriding rule of law or ethics.


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