Exam Questions Second Term Government SS 2




1. Government refers to all the following, except

A. an institution of the state

B. the process of ruling a political community

C. the exercise of power and authority

D. the activities of decision-makers

E. the act of civil disobedience

2. Government as the act of governing means the

A. activities of pressure groups and political parties

B. act of vetoing a bill

C. orders of judiciary and legislature

D. activities by which government policies are made and implemented

E. activities of parliamentary opposition

3. Unwritten constitution means that the constitution is

A. not written down

B. based only on converntions

C. not contained in any single book

D. in draft

E. not approved

4. The delegation of Administrative Powers to the local units with the central supervision and control is called

A. devolution

B. decentralizetion

C. deconcentration

D. centralization

E. concentration


Which of the following is not the function of the government?

A. Building of roads, bridges, canals, etc

B. Provision of education

C. Maintenance of relations with other states

D. defence of territory from external attack

E. Provision of all the material needs of all citizens

A flexible constitution can only be amended by

A. two-third (2/3) majorityvote in the legistrature

B. referendum

C. three-quarters (3/4) majority vote in the legistrature

D. plebiscite

E. simple majority vote in the legistrature


Which one of the following countries has an unwritten constitution?

A. Great Britain

B. France

C. United State of American

D. Federal Republic of Germany

E. Germany Democratic Republic


A rigid constitution is said to be best suited for a

A. Federal Government

B. Socialist Government

C. Military Government

D. Unitary government

E. Fascist Government


Federal Elections were held in Nigeria in

A. 1946,1951,1954,1979 and 1983

B. 1954,1959,1964,1979 and 1983

C. 1923, 1946,1951,1979,and 1983

D. 1954,1960,1964,1979 and1983

E. 1960,1963,1964,1979 and 1983


The two components of sovereignty are

A. the rule of law and fundamental human rights

B. political power and political authority

C. political culture and political socialization

D. influence and poltical authority

E. political independence and supreme authority of the state within its territory

16.A Nigeria citizen can only be deprived of his citizenship if he is

A. condemned to death

B. convicted by a court of law

C. married to a foreigner

D. holding a dual citizenship

E. an armed robber

17. In the process of governing, OUTPUT refers to

A. the influence of pressure group

B. demand of the political system

C. the decision of the government

D. the opinion of the electorate

E. the influence of political parties

18. Another word for red-tapism is

A. democracy

B. authocracy

C. idiosyncrasy

D. bureaucracy

E. theocracy

19. Rule adjudication is the main function of the

A. Executive

B. President

C. Legistature

D. Judiciary

E. National Assembly


The major problem that arose from the 1979 election centred around the

A. inability of many voters to find their names on the voters register

B. cancellation of election results in many constituencies because of alleged irregularities

C. inability of some dissatisfied candidates to seek redress in the court of law

D. controversy over the presidential election result

E. widespread complaint that too many elections were scheduled too close together

The declaration of state of emergency in Western Nigeria was protected by the constitution of

A. 1954

B. 1951

C. 1960

D. 1963

E. 1948


The primary purpose of the state is to

A. establish a system of law and order

B. train people to becaome good citizens

C. Cater for all the needs of the citizens

D. ensure the self sufficiency of its people

E. ensure that its people enjoy absolute freedom


The Armed Forces Ruling Council came into existence under the

A. Buhari Administration

B. Gowon Administration

C. Ironsi Administration

D. Obasanjo Administration

E. Babangida Administration


Which of the following is not a specialized agency of the United Nations Organization?

A. World Health Organization

B. The Food and Agriculture Organization

C. The International Labour Organization

D. The General Assembly

E. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development


The creation of the office of the Prime Minister in Nigeria was accomplished in

A. 1951

B. 1954

C. 1957

D. 1959

E. 1960

The highest court of appeal under the Republican Constitution of Nigeria was the

A. Federal High Court

B. Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

C. Regional Court of Appeal

D. Supreme Court

E. Federal Court of Appeal


Nigeria became a federation of 19 state in

A. 1875

B. 1976

C. 1967

D. 1978

E. 1979

39. A popular form of proportional representation is

A. communal representation

B. single transferable vote

C. the alternative

D. the second ballot

E. electoral college

40. A political concept that is composed of the attitudes beliefs, emotions and values of a society is called political

A. culture

B. single transferable vote

C. authority

D. socialization

E. power

41. It is the duty of a government to perform all the following functions except

a. Providing all needs of its citizens

b. Preventing internal disorder

c. Providing basic welfare services

d. Promoting corruption

42. The primary objectives of all political parties is

a. Promote the general interest of members of the public

b. Eradicate corruption in public life

c. Campaign for vote

d. Control the government

43. The first political party in Nigeria was A NCNC, B. NPC C. SDP D. NNDP

Government is the machinery established to manage the affairs of

a. Aliens B. Rulers C. Civil Services D State

44. Voting started in Nigeria in 1923 because the Clifford Commission of 1922 granted

a. Decolonization B. Independence C. Self-government

D. elective principle

45. . In a democracy, franchise is given to A. all qualified adult citizens

B. Loyal party membersC. Citizens except members of the armed force

D. resident adults

46. All the following senior officials constituted the advisory council to the Emirs

in the pre-colonial system except the

a. Chiroma B. Waziri C.Madawaki D. Galadima

47. Which of the following is not a hindrance to political participation?

A. party system B Fear C. Ignorance D Lack

48. Which of the following is not true of a military regime

A. Is benevolent B. rules by decree C. Is autocratic

D. is undemocratic

49. Which of the following is a basic principle of democracy

A. rule by B. the majority and right of the ministry C. the wealthy people

D. a monarch

50. The 1979 constitution of Nigeria introduced a system of government similar

to that of A. China B Britain C. USA D. France


Answer 3 questions from this section – number 2 is compulsory

1. Identify 5 functions of the colonial government in British West Africa

2. Identify 5 differences between 1963. And 1979 constitution

3. Outline 5 merit of Clifford constitution

4. Identify 5 features of nationalism before the Second World War.























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