Government 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.

Study the following Government past questions and answers for JAMB, WAEC, NECO and Post UTME. Prepare yourself with official past questions and answers for your upcoming examinations.

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Question 1

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: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 2

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: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 3

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: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)


Question 4

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: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 5

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: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 6

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: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 7

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: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 8

Power is transformed into legal authority through

Options

A) force

B) prayers

C) influence

D) legitimacy

Exam Body: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Explanation:

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

Explanation provided by Godswill Saliu

Question 9

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: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 10

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: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)