Tuesday, 19 February 2019



1. Between 1960 and 1980, Nigeria experienced all the following systems of government except
A.   unitary
B.   federal
C.   confederal
D.   parliamentary

2. Which of the following was the first political party in Nigeria?
A.   The Action Group (AG)
B.   Northern People's Congress (NPC)
C.   National Council of Nigeria and the Camerouns (NCNC)
D.   Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)

3. The primary function of government in a state is to ___
A.   build schools and hospitals
B.   provide transport services
C.   engage in campaigns and rallies
D.   maintain law and order.

4. A country is most likely to have a good government only if it has
A.   a good constitution but bad operators
B.   good operators but bad constitution
C.   a good constitution and good operators
D.   illegitimate government.

5. Which of the following is a basic principle of democracy? Rule by
A.   the majority and the right of the minority
B.   the minority at the expense of the majority
C.   the wealthy few
D.   two political parties.

6. Which of the following is a legal source of political authority?
A.   Power from the gun
B.   Economic power
C.   Minority power
D.   Power from the electorate.

7. Which organ of government is vested with the responsibility of initiating bills and recommending them to the legislature for consideration?
A.   Federal House of Representatives
B.   Executive
C.   Senate
D.   Judiciary.

8. In democracies, the political participation could be restricted on the basis of
A.   religion
B.   age
C.   sex
D.   class.

9. Disenfranchisement refers to the
A.   qualification of voters in an election
B.   Disqualification of fraudulent president aspirants
C.   denial of the right to vote in an election
D.   right to vote and be voted for.

10. The limitation of the right to life can be found
A.   among the people
B.   in the case of a convicted person
C.   in the executive
D.   in the government.

11. Which of the following is not an agent of political socialisation?
A.   Tourism
B.   Mass media
C.   Peer group
D.   University.

12. Political sovereignty belongs to
A.   the people
B.   government
C.   military
D.   the parliament

13. An alien who has lived in Nigeria for twenty years may acquire citizenship by
A.   nationalisation
B.   naturalization
C.   registration
D.   marriage.

14. In a republic parliamentary system of government, the ceremonial Head of State is the
A.   Chief Justice
B.   Prime Minister
C.   President
D.   Queen.

15. A representative government can be established through
A.   a general election
B.   a military coup
C.   apartheid
D.   espionage.

16. Delegated legislation is suitable for
A.   relieving the parliament of its workload
B.   enthroning the rule of law
C.   ensuring the fusion of powers
D.   checking the executive arm of government.

17. The indirect rule system succeeded in the Hausa-Fulani society because the
A.   A society had only one religion
B.   people received Quranic education
C.   people were descendants of Uthman dan Fodio
D.   existing administration favoured the system.

18. The policy of Association was adopted by the.
A.   British to replace their policy of Indirect Rule
B.   French to replace their policy of Assimilation
C.   British on their arrival in West Africa
D.   French on their departure from West Africa.

19. Nationalism in Africa eventually led to
A.   a rapid political awareness among the colonialists
B.   the alignment of the new states
C.   de-colonisation
D.   international economic groupings.

20. One major achievement of the Richards Constitution of Nigeria was that it
A.   united the North and South under a single legislature
B.   provided for official African members of the Executive Council
C.   allowed the participation of traditional rulers in government
D.   introduced the elective principle.

21. The 1954 Constitution of Nigeria made the country a true federation because it provided for
A.   the abolition of representation of white officials
B.   the election of all members of parliament
C.   a division of functions between the centre and the regions
D.   the post of a Prime Minister at the centre.

22. The decision to separate Lagos from the Western Region and make it a neutral Territory was taken at the party constitutional conference
A.   1950 general conference
B.   1953 constitutional conference
C.   1954 constitutional conference
D.   1963 All party constitutional conference

23. The first Head of State and Head of Government in Nigeria was
A.   Lord Fredick Lugard
B.   Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
C.   General J.T.U. Aguiyi Ironsi
D.  Alhaji Shehu Shagari

24. Which of the following did not generate political crisis in Nigeria?
A.   Adoption of Abuja as the New Federal General Elections Capital
B.   Motion for self government in 1956 by Enahoro
C.   1965 election in the Western Region
D.   1964 General Elections

25 A system of government where political powers are inherited is called
A.   monarchy
B.   diarchy
C.   democracy
D.   aristocracy

26. Democracy can be promoted through
A.   gerrymandering
B.   slander
C.   accountability
D.   lobbying.

27. The ability to command obedience is called
A.   authority
B.   influence
C.   legitimacy
D.   mobilisation.

28. Legitimacy is determined mainly by
A.   charisma
B.   influence
C.   acceptance
A.   D desire.

29. A.V. Dicey popularised the principle of
A.   rule of law
B.   democracy
C.   political vulture
D.   separation of powers

30. Which of the following is the lowest in the hierarchy of feudal system?
A.   Knights
B.   Serfs
C.   Nobles
D.   Lords.

31. In which of the following political systems is rule of law most enhanced?
A.   Cabinet system
B.   Feudal system
C.   Fascist system
D.   Communist system

32. The concept of collective responsibility is synonymous with
A.   presidential system of government
B.   military system of government
C.   unitary system of government
D.   parliamentary system of government.

33. A constitution is the
A.   written document of traditional practices
B.   functional aspect of government activities
C.   supreme documents of the government
D.   fundamental laws of the land.

34. Which of the following cannot be found in a constitution?
A.   Fundamental Human Rights
B.   Manifestos of political parties
C.   Organs of government
D.   Duties and obligations of citizens

35. A rigid constitution is a feature of
A.   unitary system
B.   monarchical system
C.   federal system
D.   confederal system

36. In 1973, following an OAU resolution, Nigeria broke diplomatic relations with
A.  South Africa
B.   France
C.   lsreal
D.   Cuba

37. Nigeria's foreign policy of non-alignment was a reaction to
A.   British imperialism
B.   East-West ideological competition
C.   militarism of ex-colonial powers
D.   World poverty.

38. Which of the following countries had a strained relationship with Nigeria over the Angolan crisis of 1975?
A.   The Soviet Union
B.   Tanzania
C.   The United States of America
D.   South Africa

39. The major liberation organisation which fought for Namibia's independence was
B.   ANC
D.   M.P.L.A

40. Which of these international organisations is the predecessor of the United Nations?
A.   The European Economic Community
B.   The organisation of American States
C.   The League of Nations.
D.   The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation


1.   C    2.  D    3.  D    4. D    5. A     6.  D    7.  B    8.  B    9.  C    10.B    11.A    12.B    13.B    14.C    15.A    16.A    17.D    18.B    19.C    20.A    21.C    22.C    23.D    24.A    25.A    26.C    27.A    28.C    29.A    30.B    31.A    32.D    33.D    34.B    35.C    36.C    37.B    38.C    39.A    40.C