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Current Affairs Past Questions

Current Affairs is tested by some exam bodies and Nigerian institutions like OAU, OOU, etc in their Post UTME. The subject deals with general knowledge of facts and events mainly in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

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Question 1

All but one of the following is not a symbol of political culture


A) The government

B) An anthem

C) A national flag

D) The constitution

Exam Body: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Question 2

In politics, power is all of the following EXCEPT


A) Ability to make people do things they otherwise will not do

B) Capacity to affect the actions of others

C) An object

D) It is part of a relationship

Exam Body: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Question 3

One of the destructive features of a democracy is that it


A) is not associated with one party state

B) connotes civil rule

C) facilitates popular participation

D) provided for a unicameral legislature

Exam Body: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Question 4

Which of the following best describes French colonial policy in Africa?


A) policy assimilation

B) policy of casus belli

C) policy of hostility

D) policy of association

Exam Body: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Question 5

A political concept that defines the beliefs, attitudes and values of a society is called


A) Referendum

B) Political socialization

C) Political culture

D) Political transformation

Exam Body: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Question 6

Nigeria became a republic on


A) May 29, 1999

B) January 1, 1996

C) October 1, 1960

D) October 1, 1963

Exam Body: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)


Some students might be wondering whether the correct answer here is supposed to be October 1, 1960. Well, according to the history, Nigeria became a British protectorate in 1901. Colonization lasted until 1960, when an independence movement succeeded in gaining Nigeria its independence. Nigeria first became a republic in 1963, but succumbed to military rule three years later after a bloody coup d'état. In other words, Nigeria gained independence on October 1, 1960 but became a republic on October 1, 1963.

Question 7

Which of these men introduced indirect rule in Nigeria?


A) Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe

B) Sir James Robertson

C) Lord Lugard

D) Mungo Park

Exam Body: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Question 8

Africans were first elected to the legislative council in British West Africa in


A) Sierra Leone

B) The Gambia

C) Ghana

D) Nigeria

Exam Body: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Question 9

A nation consists of people with


A) Common ancestry

B) Common history

C) A shared set of values

D) All of the above

Exam Body: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Question 10

A special election organized to decide on a political issue is known as


A) General election

B) By election

C) Primary election

D) Plebiscite

Exam Body: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)