Government Past Questions


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Question 67

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

Options

A) Habeas corpus

B) Mandamus

C) Prohibition

D) Certiorari

Exam Body: WAEC

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Question 68

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

Options

A) the ability to rig election

B) intolerant attitude to oppositions

C) a broad-based membership

D) the support of very wealthy politicians

Exam Body: WAEC

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Question 69

Political parties aim at all the following except

Options

A) contesting elections

B) forming a government

C) organizing general elections

D) educating the electorate politically

Exam Body: WAEC

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Question 70

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

Options

A) Posters

B) newspapers

C) schools

D) the internet

Exam Body: WAEC

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Question 71

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

Options

A) civil service

B) pressure group

C) political party

D) public corporation

Exam Body: WAEC

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Question 72

Membership of pressure groups is usually limited because they

Options

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

Exam Body: WAEC

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Question 73

Elections are conducted to

Options

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

Exam Body: WAEC

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Question 74

Power is transformed into legal authority through

Options

A) force

B) prayers

C) influence

D) legitimacy

Exam Body: WAEC

Explanation:

Legitimacy is the legalright/power to make and enforce law which the citizen obey

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Question 75

Conventions are mostly used by states that have

Options

A) a large number of illiterates

B) a lot of people not interested in political activities

C) unwritten constitution

D) rigid constitution

Exam Body: WAEC

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Question 76

One advantage of a flexible constitution is that it

Options

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

Exam Body: WAEC

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Question 77

A constitution that requires complicated procedure for its amendment is

Options

A) rigid

B) flexible

C) written

D) unwritten

Exam Body: WAEC

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Question 78

The official who enforces discipline among members of his party in parliament is the

Options

A) majority leader

B) minority leader

C) clerk of the House

D) chief whip

Exam Body: WAEC

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