50 Possible Government Questions For 2017 Utme CBT Exams

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,JAMB 2017 GOVERNMENT LIKELY QUESTIONS

  1. A confederal system of government means
    A. strong regional governments and a weak
    central authority
    B. a strong central
    authority and weak regional governments
    C. a strong central authority and strong
    regional governments D. a weak central
    authority and weak regional governments
  2. The organs of government which are normally fused
    in a military regime are the
    A. Civil service and parastatals
    B. Legisla
    ture and the Executive C. Executive and the
    Judiciary
    D. JudiciaryandtheLegislature

  3. In a monarchical form of Government, sovereignty
    resides with
    A. the council of ministers
    B. royality
    C. peasantry
    D. the entire citizenry

  4. A constitution is rigid if it
    A. cannot be amended B. is found only in
    one written document C. requires special
    proceduresfor amendment
    D. is changed only by judicial interpretation

  5. In a unitary state, power is concentrated in the
    A. local government
    B. constituent units
    of the state
    C. major ethnic groups D. national government

  6. Fundamental rights are best guaranteed by
    A. independent judiciary
    B. good leadership
    C. effective legislature
    D. efficient civil service

  7. The main objective of pressure groups is to
    A. win political power
    B. conduct free and fair elections
    C. mobilize support on behalf of governmen
    D. protect the interests of its members

  8. Franchise means
    A. resident aliens can vote
    B. French people can
    vote
    C. right to vote
    D. executive order

  9. Aparliamentarysystemofgovernmentis charcterizedby
    A. separation of powers B. fusion of powers
    C. delegated legislation
    D. legislative supremacy

  10. Under proportional representation, elections are won
    on the basis of
    A. simple majority of votes cast
    B. absolute majority of votes cast
    C. two-thirds majority of votes cast
    D. votes received relative to those of other parties

  11. A special election organised to decide on a political
    issue is
    A. plebiscite
    B. by-election
    C. general election
    D. primaryelection

  12. The electorate means
    A. elected members of the Assembly
    B. candidates for election
    C. electoral officers
    D. citizens qualified to vote

  13. The term ‘Rule of Law’ refersto situationsin which
    A. lawyers are the rulers
    B. laws are supreme
    C. the judiciary is independent
    D. parliamentmakeslaws

  14. Which of the following is NOT a unique feature of
    federal constitution?
    A. Division of power
    B. At least two
    levels of government
    C. Supremacy of the
    constitution
    D. Independence of the
    judiciary

  15. An important principle of the civil service is
    A. authoritarianism
    B. anonymity
    C. nepotism
    D. partisanship

  16. Which of the following is NOT necessarily a charac
    teristic feature of a state?
    A. A territory
    B. An army
    C. A government
    D. A system of laws

  17. In a federal system of government
    A. the central government shares powers
    equally with the state governments
    B. all the states of the federation are equal in
    size and population
    C. state courts
    control federal couts
    D. the central
    government has exclusive power over defence
    andforeign affairs

  18. Bicameral legislature exists
    A. where cameramen are allowed to cover the
    proceedings of the legislature
    B. to prevent the
    concentration of power in one legislative house
    C. to provide jobs for more politicians
    D. to ensure
    that just laws are passed

  19. Socialism is associated with
    A. Karl Marx
    B. Nicolo Machiavelli
    C. Aristotle
    D. Plato

  20. The body that selects the head of government
    following a general election isthe
    A. senate
    B. electoral college
    C. electoral committee D. supreme court

  21. In liberal democracies, elections help to
    A. determinetheacceptabilityofthe government,
    B. unite the country against outside groups
    C. create goodwill throughout the nation
    D. identify the richest groups in the country

  22. A major feature of the presidental system of
    government is that the
    A. president is not responsible for his ministers
    mistakes
    B. ministers are not collectively responsible
    to the president
    C. president does not need the
    legislature to passlaws D. president is not a member
    of the legislature

  23. The termination of a session of a legislature by
    proclamation issued by the head of states is called
    A. prorogation
    B. dissolution
    C. plebiscite
    D. summons

  24. The forceful domination of one countrybyanother is called
    A. nationalism
    B. totalitarianism
    C. dictatorship
    D. colonization

  25. Which of the following traditional political systems
    was republican?
    A. Igbo
    B. Yoruba
    C. Fulani
    D. Bini

  26. Which of the following is a function of the local
    government in Nigeria?
    A. Collection of radioand television licence fees
    B. Collection of companytax
    C. Appointment of customary court judges
    D. Appointment of traditional rulers

  27. An important factor that brought about the introduction
    offederalismin Nigeria wasthe
    A. existence of three regions
    B. division
    of governments
    C. diversity and
    complexity in social and cultural patterns
    D. existence of cultural and bicameral legislature

  28. When did Nigeria adopt the nineteen-state structure?
    A. 1960
    B. 1966
    C. 1976
    D. 1979

  29. Who wasthe architect of the British rule in Nigeria?
    A. GeorgeTubman Goldie
    B. FrederickLugard
    C. Hugh Clifford
    D. Arthur Richards

  30. TheheadofthefirstmilitarygovernmentinNigeriawas?
    A. General Muritala Muhammed
    B. GeneralYakubu Gowon
    C. GeneralJohnsonAguiyi-Ironsi
    D. General Olusegun Obasanjo

  31. Herbert Macaulay was the first president of
    A. NCNC
    B. AG
    C. UMBC
    D. NEPU

  32. The Nigerian Youth Movement was formed to
    A. fight for greater participation of Nigeriansin
    colonial politics
    B. enable the educated elite seize
    power from the cheifs C. establish more schools
    throghout the country D. fight for the free movement
    of youths

  33. Under the indirect rule system
    A. chiefs were allowed to govern their people
    B. colonial administatorsshared power equally
    with traditional rulers C. traditional rulers
    were encouraged to adopt the British system
    of government
    D. colonial adminis
    tratorsincreased thepowersoftraditionalrulers

  34. The fundamental Objectives and Directive principles
    of State Policy in the 1979 constitution do not include
    A. democracy and social justice
    B. federal character and inequality
    C. concentration of wealth and provision of
    maximumwelfare
    D. national integration and ethnic loyality

  35. Nigerian federalism before 1966 was bedevilled by
    A. amendment clauses of the constitution
    B. large number of local government areas
    C. lack of unifomity of the civil service
    D. uneven sizes of the constituent regions

  36. Nigeria attained independence in 1960 through
    A. negotiation between the British government and
    Nigerian nationalists
    B. armed struggle byNigerian
    nationalists and traditional rulers
    C. negotiation
    between the British government and the United
    Nations
    D. negotiation between the British government
    andtraditionalrulers

  37. The Clifford constitution was notable for
    A. amalgamating the Northern and Southern
    provinces
    B. introducing indirect rule
    C. establishing the legislative council
    D. creating a Northern majority in the
    legislative council

  38. Under the Macpherson Constitution, members of the
    central legislature were
    A. appointed by the governor-general
    B. chosen from the regional legislature
    C. elected directly by the whole country
    D. appointed by the regional Lt-Governors

  39. The founder of the Universal Negro Improvement
    Association was
    A. Casely Hayford
    B. Herbert Macaulay
    C. Marcus Garvey
    D. W.E.B. Du Bois

  40. The foremost nationalist leadersin pre-independent
    Nigeria were
    A. Herbert Macaulay, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi
    Awolowo and Shehu Shagari
    B. Herbert Macaulay, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi
    Awolowo andAhmadu Bello
    C. Herbert Macaulay, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi
    Awolowo and Muhammadu Ribadu
    D. Alvan Ikoku, Samuel Akintola, Herbert
    Macaulay andAhmaduBello

  41. The 1976 Local Government Reforms declared that
    traditional rulers should
    A. Perform executive functions
    ,
    B. preside over local government councils
    C. perform advisory roles
    D. enact laws

  42. By-laws are
    A. enactment by the legislature
    B. regulations enacted by local governments
    C. fundamental judicial statements
    D. private bills

  43. One of the objectives of the OAU is to ensure
    A. mutual assistance of member states in
    suppressing domestic uprising
    B. non-interference in internal affairs of
    memberstate C.constant read justment of
    territorial boundariesofmemberstates
    D. unification ofliberation movementsin
    Southern Africa

  44. The administrative headquaters of ECOWAS isin
    A. Lome
    B. Cotonou
    C. Dakar
    D. Lagos

  45. The UNO was founded in 1945 to replace the
    A. OAU
    B. NATO
    C. Commonwealth of Nations
    D. League ofNations

  46. The UNO charter aims at
    A. ensuring economic equality among nations
    B. protecting the right of refugees
    C. ensuring world peace and security
    D. ensuring fair treatment for prisoners ofwar

  47. The commonwealth of Nations is made up of
    A. African and Asian States
    B. Britain and some of her former colonies
    C. France and some of her former colonies
    D. French andEnglish speakingAfrican countries

  48. Which of the following countries belonged to the
    Casablanca Group?
    A. Liberia
    B. Tunisia
    C. Mali
    D. Cote d’Ivoire

  49. Public corporations are set up to
    A. makeprofit
    B. competewith privatesector
    C. cater for those businessesthat cannot be left
    entirelytoprivateenterprise
    D. enhance the prestige of government

  50. In Nigeria,theinstitution that preserves civil libertyisthe
    A. PublicComplaints Commission
    B. law court
    C. Civil ServiceCommission
    D. police commission

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  1. A confederal system of government means
    A. strong regional governments and a weak
    central authority
    B. a strong central
    authority and weak regional governments
    C. a strong central authority and strong
    regional governments D. a weak central
    authority and weak regional governments
  • The organs of government which are normally fused
    in a military regime are the
    A. Civil service and parastatals
    B. Legisla
    ture and the Executive C. Executive and the
    Judiciary
    D. JudiciaryandtheLegislature

  • In a monarchical form of Government, sovereignty
    resides with
    A. the council of ministers
    B. royality
    C. peasantry
    D. the entire citizenry

  • A constitution is rigid if it
    A. cannot be amended B. is found only in
    one written document C. requires special
    proceduresfor amendment
    D. is changed only by judicial interpretation

  • In a unitary state, power is concentrated in the
    A. local government
    B. constituent units
    of the state
    C. major ethnic groups D. national government

  • Fundamental rights are best guaranteed by
    A. independent judiciary
    B. good leadership
    C. effective legislature
    D. efficient civil service

  • The main objective of pressure groups is to
    A. win political power
    B. conduct free and fair elections
    C. mobilize support on behalf of governmen
    D. protect the interests of its members

  • Franchise means
    A. resident aliens can vote
    B. French people can
    vote
    C. right to vote
    D. executive order

  • Aparliamentarysystemofgovernmentis charcterizedby
    A. separation of powers B. fusion of powers
    C. delegated legislation
    D. legislative supremacy

  • Under proportional representation, elections are won
    on the basis of
    A. simple majority of votes cast
    B. absolute majority of votes cast
    C. two-thirds majority of votes cast
    D. votes received relative to those of other parties

  • A special election organised to decide on a political
    issue is
    A. plebiscite
    B. by-election
    C. general election
    D. primaryelection

  • The electorate means
    A. elected members of the Assembly
    B. candidates for election
    C. electoral officers
    D. citizens qualified to vote

  • The term ‘Rule of Law’ refersto situationsin which
    A. lawyers are the rulers
    B. laws are supreme
    C. the judiciary is independent
    D. parliamentmakeslaws

  • Which of the following is NOT a unique feature of
    federal constitution?
    A. Division of power
    B. At least two
    levels of government
    C. Supremacy of the
    constitution
    D. Independence of the
    judiciary

  • An important principle of the civil service is
    A. authoritarianism
    B. anonymity
    C. nepotism
    D. partisanship

  • Which of the following is NOT necessarily a charac
    teristic feature of a state?
    A. A territory
    B. An army
    C. A government
    D. A system of laws

  • In a federal system of government
    A. the central government shares powers
    equally with the state governments
    B. all the states of the federation are equal in
    size and population
    C. state courts
    control federal couts
    D. the central
    government has exclusive power over defence
    andforeign affairs

  • Bicameral legislature exists
    A. where cameramen are allowed to cover the
    proceedings of the legislature
    B. to prevent the
    concentration of power in one legislative house
    C. to provide jobs for more politicians
    D. to ensure
    that just laws are passed

  • Socialism is associated with
    A. Karl Marx
    B. Nicolo Machiavelli
    C. Aristotle
    D. Plato

  • The body that selects the head of government
    following a general election isthe
    A. senate
    B. electoral college
    C. electoral committee D. supreme court

  • In liberal democracies, elections help to
    A. determinetheacceptabilityofthe government,
    B. unite the country against outside groups
    C. create goodwill throughout the nation
    D. identify the richest groups in the country

  • A major feature of the presidental system of
    government is that the
    A. president is not responsible for his ministers
    mistakes
    B. ministers are not collectively responsible
    to the president
    C. president does not need the
    legislature to passlaws D. president is not a member
    of the legislature

  • The termination of a session of a legislature by
    proclamation issued by the head of states is called
    A. prorogation
    B. dissolution
    C. plebiscite
    D. summons

  • The forceful domination of one countrybyanother is called
    A. nationalism
    B. totalitarianism
    C. dictatorship
    D. colonization

  • Which of the following traditional political systems
    was republican?
    A. Igbo
    B. Yoruba
    C. Fulani
    D. Bini

  • Which of the following is a function of the local
    government in Nigeria?
    A. Collection of radioand television licence fees
    B. Collection of companytax
    C. Appointment of customary court judges
    D. Appointment of traditional rulers

  • An important factor that brought about the introduction
    offederalismin Nigeria wasthe
    A. existence of three regions
    B. division
    of governments
    C. diversity and
    complexity in social and cultural patterns
    D. existence of cultural and bicameral legislature

  • When did Nigeria adopt the nineteen-state structure?
    A. 1960
    B. 1966
    C. 1976
    D. 1979

  • Who wasthe architect of the British rule in Nigeria?
    A. GeorgeTubman Goldie
    B. FrederickLugard
    C. Hugh Clifford
    D. Arthur Richards

  • TheheadofthefirstmilitarygovernmentinNigeriawas?
    A. General Muritala Muhammed
    B. GeneralYakubu Gowon
    C. GeneralJohnsonAguiyi-Ironsi
    D. General Olusegun Obasanjo

  • Herbert Macaulay was the first president of
    A. NCNC
    B. AG
    C. UMBC
    D. NEPU

  • The Nigerian Youth Movement was formed to
    A. fight for greater participation of Nigeriansin
    colonial politics
    B. enable the educated elite seize
    power from the cheifs C. establish more schools
    throghout the country D. fight for the free movement
    of youths

  • Under the indirect rule system
    A. chiefs were allowed to govern their people
    B. colonial administatorsshared power equally
    with traditional rulers C. traditional rulers
    were encouraged to adopt the British system
    of government
    D. colonial adminis
    tratorsincreased thepowersoftraditionalrulers

  • The fundamental Objectives and Directive principles
    of State Policy in the 1979 constitution do not include
    A. democracy and social justice
    B. federal character and inequality
    C. concentration of wealth and provision of
    maximumwelfare
    D. national integration and ethnic loyality

  • Nigerian federalism before 1966 was bedevilled by
    A. amendment clauses of the constitution
    B. large number of local government areas
    C. lack of unifomity of the civil service
    D. uneven sizes of the constituent regions

  • Nigeria attained independence in 1960 through
    A. negotiation between the British government and
    Nigerian nationalists
    B. armed struggle byNigerian
    nationalists and traditional rulers
    C. negotiation
    between the British government and the United
    Nations
    D. negotiation between the British government
    andtraditionalrulers

  • The Clifford constitution was notable for
    A. amalgamating the Northern and Southern
    provinces
    B. introducing indirect rule
    C. establishing the legislative council
    D. creating a Northern majority in the
    legislative council

  • Under the Macpherson Constitution, members of the
    central legislature were
    A. appointed by the governor-general
    B. chosen from the regional legislature
    C. elected directly by the whole country
    D. appointed by the regional Lt-Governors

  • The founder of the Universal Negro Improvement
    Association was
    A. Casely Hayford
    B. Herbert Macaulay
    C. Marcus Garvey
    D. W.E.B. Du Bois

  • Ngstudents.com
    40. The foremost nationalist leadersin pre-independent
    Nigeria were
    A. Herbert Macaulay, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi
    Awolowo and Shehu Shagari
    B. Herbert Macaulay, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi
    Awolowo andAhmadu Bello
    C. Herbert Macaulay, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi
    Awolowo and Muhammadu Ribadu
    D. Alvan Ikoku, Samuel Akintola, Herbert
    Macaulay andAhmaduBello

    1. The 1976 Local Government Reforms declared that
      traditional rulers should
      A. Perform executive functions
      ,
      B. preside over local government councils
      C. perform advisory roles
      D. enact laws
  • By-laws are
    A. enactment by the legislature
    B. regulations enacted by local governments
    C. fundamental judicial statements
    D. private bills

  • One of the objectives of the OAU is to ensure
    A. mutual assistance of member states in
    suppressing domestic uprising
    B. non-interference in internal affairs of
    memberstate C.constant read justment of
    territorial boundariesofmemberstates
    D. unification ofliberation movementsin
    Southern Africa

  • The administrative headquaters of ECOWAS isin
    A. Lome
    B. Cotonou
    C. Dakar
    D. Lagos

  • The UNO was founded in 1945 to replace the
    A. OAU
    B. NATO
    C. Commonwealth of Nations
    D. League ofNations

  • The UNO charter aims at
    A. ensuring economic equality among nations
    B. protecting the right of refugees
    C. ensuring world peace and security
    D. ensuring fair treatment for prisoners ofwar

  • The commonwealth of Nations is made up of
    A. African and Asian States
    B. Britain and some of her former colonies
    C. France and some of her former colonies
    D. French andEnglish speakingAfrican countries

  • Which of the following countries belonged to the
    Casablanca Group?
    A. Liberia
    B. Tunisia
    C. Mali
    D. Cote d’Ivoire

  • Public corporations are set up to
    A. makeprofit
    B. competewith privatesector
    C. cater for those businessesthat cannot be left
    entirelytoprivateenterprise
    D. enhance the prestige of government

  • In Nigeria,theinstitution that preserves civil libertyisthe
    A. PublicComplaints Commission
    B. law court
    C. Civil ServiceCommission
    D. police commission

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