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Government Past Questions | JAMB, WAEC, NECO and Post UTME Past Questions

Government students in Nigerian secondary schools study political institutions, processes and theories. The subject of Government is popular among arts students in secondary school.

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Question 1

The judicial order requiring a detained person to be brought before a judge is the writ of


A) Habeas corpus

B) Mandamus

C) Prohibition

D) Certiorari

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Question 2

A political party can contest and win a widely accepted election if it has


A) the ability to rig election

B) intolerant attitude to oppositions

C) a broad-based membership

D) the support of very wealthy politicians

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Question 3

Political parties aim at all the following except


A) contesting elections

B) forming a government

C) organizing general elections

D) educating the electorate politically

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Question 4

Which of the following is not a means through which political parties reach the populace?


A) Posters

B) newspapers

C) schools

D) the internet

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Question 5

An association whose ultimate aim is to influence government policies is known as


A) civil service

B) pressure group

C) political party

D) public corporation

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Question 6

Membership of pressure groups is usually limited because they


A) pursue specific and narrow objectives

B) promote other people's interests

C) do not have dynamic leadership

D) promote the interest of the government

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Question 7

Elections are conducted to


A) provide permanent employment for the people

B) make the people choose their leaders

C) known the number of people in a country

D) know the social amenities in the community

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Question 8

Power is transformed into legal authority through


A) force

B) prayers

C) influence

D) legitimacy

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Question 9

Conventions are mostly used by states that have


A) a large number of illiterates

B) a lot of people not interested in political activities

C) unwritten constitution

D) rigid constitution

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Question 10

One advantage of a flexible constitution is that it


A) can lead to dictatorship

B) can easily be manipulated

C) is best suited for a federation

D) can be amended by a simple majority

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