SSCE 2019 GOVERNMENT
1. The constitutional power given to the judiciary to interpret legislative acts, executive and administrative actions, and to declare its constitutionality or otherwise is
A. judicial power.
B. separation of powers.
C. judicial review.
D. administrative processes.
2. The ultimate duty of a citizen is to demonstrate his/her
A. allegiance to the sovereign.
B. loyalty to the state.
C. respect for the national flag.
D. contribution to government expenditure.
3. Conventions and usages are rules based on
A. traditions and customs.
B. previous constitutions.
C. legal documents.
D. decisions of commoners.
4. The body responsible for the execution of the policies of government is the
A. Pressure Group.
B. Civil Service.
C. Constitutional Conference.
D. Electoral Commission.
5. The electorate is defined as
A. intended candidates for voting.
B. elected party members.
C. elected civil society group.
D. citizens that are qualified to vote.
6. The right to govern and administer the affairs of the people of a country is
7. One of the following is a characteristic of a unitary government.
A. Heterogeneous society
B. Homogeneous society
C. Communal society
D. Feudal society
8. The mass type of party is ______________
9. Who among the following provided the detailed work on sovereignty?
A. Jean Bodin
B. Fredrick Engels
C. Bolaji Akinyemi
D. Thomas Hobbes
10. The family and peer groups are important agents of
A. political culture.
B. political socialization.
C. charismatic authority.
D. traditional authority.
11. The confederal system of government is unpopular because
A. the government operates oligarchy system.
B. it does not follow due process.
C. it discourages rapid development.
D. all the component units are sovereign.
12. Local Government is relevant because it provides political
A. discussion among electorate.
B. discipline among party members.
C. representation in the judiciary.
D. participation at the grassroots.
13. Pressure groups provide
A. manifestoes for political parties.
B. sponsorship of candidates for political office.
C. aims and objectives for a wider appeal to the electorate.
D. means by which governments ascertain public reactions to their policies.
14. The authority of the state is collectively exercised by the
A. executive, legislature and judiciary.
B. president, governor and chairman.
C. police, army and navy.
D. government, people and the civil servants.
15. In a presidential system of government, legislative approval is not necessary for the
A. appointment of Supreme Court judges.
B. ratification of treaties.
C. granting of pardons.
D. appointment of civil servants.
16. The following are the reasons widely espoused for military intervention and rule in West Africa except
A. tribalism and nepotism.
B. inordinate ambition of soldiers.
17. Which of the following electoral system is ideal for a heterogeneous society?
A. Simple majority
B. Preferential ballot
C. Non transferrable vote
D. Proportional representation
18. A constitution reforms the role of
A. Law making
B. Law enforcement
C. Communicating the ideals of leaders
D. Stating the functions and limitation of leaders
19. Impeachment process is a unique feature of the
A. Parliamentary system
B. Presidential system
C. federal system
D. Unitary system.
20. Which of the following is a function of the party whip
A. Flogging erring members of the party
B. Ensuring that the members tow the party decision
C. Ensuring the safety of the speaker
D. Assessing the performance of the law makers.
21. Labour groups mostly come under the umbrella of the
A. Industrial workers union
B. Trades union congress
C. Anomie group
D. Civil defence
22. The major problem facing electoral management bodies in West Africa is
A. lack of qualified personnel.
B. poor communication network.
C. foreign interference.
D. electoral malpractice.
23. The features of a state include all the following except
24. To facilitate movement of people from one member state to another, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has
A. created several boarder posts within member states.
B. waived visa requirements for citizens of member countries.
C. created one currency for all member countries.
D. maintained regional peace and security through deployment of forces.
25. Public corporations are referred to as statutory bodies because they are established by
A. a legislative instrument.
B. Acts of parliament.
C. an executive instrument.
26. Which state institution serves as a link between the government and the people?
A. Office of the President
B. The Civil Service
C. The Judiciary
D. The Church
27. The media play a vital role in the political environment in that, it
A. articulates the views of individuals.
B. incites people to be lawless.
C. projects individuals above the state.
D. articulates the views of the ruling party.
28. Military might is a major determinant of a country's
C. foreign policy.
29. The major role of minority parties in parliament is to
A. criticize every government policy.
B. ensure democratic governance.
C. monitor the activities of the president.
D. supervise the passage of bills.
30. The political parties established in West Africa in the 1950's were aimed at
A. securing independence for their people.
B. participating in the colonial administration.
C. introducing guerilla warfare against Europeans.
D. representing their people in the British parliament.
31. The Commonwealth Secretariat is located in
A. Los Angeles.
32. Which colonial administration in West Africa sought to integrate her colonies with their home country?
33. The following are benefits member countries derive from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) except
A. economic cooperation.
B. larger market.
C. military assistance.
D. free ports.
34. Which of the following is not an obligation of a citizen?
A. Payment of taxes
B. Voting in an election
C. Protecting public property
D. Attending religious gatherings
35. The implementation of indirect rule was supervised by the
A. Chiefs and Council of Elders.
B. British officials
C. Spiritual leaders of the land.
D. educated elite.
36. The electronic and print media make their views heard on national issues through
A. public notice.
D. editorial commentary.
37. Any type of restricted franchise is a violation of the principle of
C. political equality.
D. popular election.
38. Public corporations can operate in a more efficient manner if they are
A. free from political interference.
B. controlled by the judicial service commission.
C. under the head of the civil service.
D. controlled by the military.
39. The agency responsible for fulfilling the purpose of the state is
B. pressure group.
C. public corporation.
40. The power of the electorate signifies
A. political sovereignty
B. legal sovereignty.
C. external sovereignty
D. internal sovereignty.
41. The removal of government direct control and monopoly in manufacturing and service sectors is called
42. ECOES Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) was establish to
A. recruit able-bodied men to defend West Africa.
B. restore peace to war-torn West African countries.
C. change bad government in West Africa.
D. arrest and prosecute war leaders.
43. The major concern of the United Nations Organization (UNO) is world
44. Nationalist agitation in British West Africa after the World War II led to the
A. disregard for traditional rulers who supported the British.
B. formation of political parties.
C. killing of British administrative officials.
D. cooperation of the ex-servicemen with the governor.
45. An African-American who contributed greatly to the growth of nationalism in West Africa was
A. Martin Luther King.
B. Jesse Jackson.
C. Nelson Mandela.
D. William Du Bois.
46. Which of the following is not a component of political culture?
47. The following were checks on the powers of Chiefs during the pre-colonial era except the
A. British Officials.
C. Council of Elders.
D. Age grades.
48. A common feature of pre-independence constitutions of British West African Colonies was the
A. existence of separation of powers.
B. governors' membership of both the Legislative and Executive Councils.
C. adoption of federalism.
D. establishment of Council of Elders.
49. Which of the following features of Indirect Rule contributed immensely to Nationalism in British West Africa?
A. Establishment of native treasuries
B. The appointment of resident district commissioners
C. Establishment of the native courts
D. Exclusion of the educated elites
50. The first inter-territorial association organized by some educated African elite in the Gold Coast was the
A. Aborigines' Rights Protection Society (ARPS).
B. National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA).
C. Movement of educated Elites in West Africa (MEEWA).
D. West African Frontier Forces (WAFF).
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