AIC SS 2 Government Revision Test for 3rd Term 2022/23
  • 1. 1. One of the following is the reason for conducting election
A) Uniting the people
B) Strengthening the powers of the political parties
C) To ensure peaceful changing of government
D) Creating more political parties
  • 2. 2. The appointment, promotion and discipline of the civil servants are the responsibilities of _____
A) Civil service union
B) Electoral commission
C) Civil service commission
D) Government
  • 3. 3. Public opinion enables the government to ____
A) Allow the public to have freedon
B) To know the people's opinions about its activities
C) Organize political conferences
D) Punish political opponents
  • 4. 4. The major functions of an electoral commission is to ____
A) Arrange for the conduction of election
B) Nominates candidates
C) Appoint chief of staff
D) Support parties
  • 5. 5. An election conducted to resolve important political issues facing a country is called ____
A) General election
B) Primary election
C) Referendum
D) Bye- election
  • 6. 6. Local government laws are known as_____
A) Decrees
B) Acts
C) Orders
D) Bye laws
  • 7. 7. Free and fair election can exist where there is a _____
A) Plebiscite
B) Secret balloting
C) Double voting
D) Referendum
  • 8. 8. One of the reasons for the establishment of local government is to ____
A) Give more powers to the traditional rulers
B) Divide the people in order to rule them
C) Promotes local chiefs
D) Bring government nearer to the people
  • 9. 9. Public corporations are set up by ____
A) Board of directors
B) Governors
C) Ministers
D) Act of parliaments
  • 10. 10. The head of the caliphate in the Hausa/Fulani precolonial political system was called _____
A) Oba
B) Waziri
C) Emir
D) Mai
  • 11. 11. The policy of control by one people or power over other people or areas by establishing colonies and generally with the aim of economic dominance is _____
A) Federalism
B) Nationalism
C) Colonialism
D) Imperialism
  • 12. 12. One of the following is not the reason for colonialism
A) Investing surplus capital
B) Africa independence
C) Religious reasons
D) Geographical importance
  • 13. 13. The two effects of colonialism include the following
A) Formal and informal
B) Positive and negative
C) Legal and illicit
D) Upper and lower
  • 14. 14. One of the following people views neocolonialism as a new form of subjugation
A) Chinua Achebe
B) David Kwame
C) Richard Nkrumah
D) Kwame Nkrumah
  • 15. 15. The use of cultural, economic and political pressure to influence and control decisions in independent countries that were formal colonies is _____
A) Political control
B) Neo-colonialism
C) Feudalism
D) Colonialism
  • 16. 16. Positive effects of colonialism includes the following except ____
A) Economic dependence and exploitation
B) Introduction of money curency
C) Creation of large political unit
D) Development of political parties
  • 17. 17. A system of administration in which the British colonial government adopted as its colonial policy in dealing with the people is called ______
A) Authority
B) Policy of assimilation
C) Indirect rule
D) Rule of law
  • 18. 18. The official colonial policy of the French administration in West Africa is _____
A) Administration policy
B) Policy of assimilation
C) Rule of law
D) Direct rule
  • 19. 19. Policy of association include the following
A) Indigenat policy
B) The abolition of first class and second class citizens
C) Abolition of people's culture
D) Dethronement of the traditional rulers
  • 20. 20. The NCBWA was founded in ____
A) 1917
B) 1970
C) 1770
D) 1817
  • 21. 21. One of the following is not a provision for Clifford Constitution of 1922
A) The Legislative Council
B) The Cabinet Member
C) Proclamation
D) The Executive Council
  • 22. 22. The Governor of Nigeria at the outbreak of the second world war was ____
A) Richard Bourdillon
B) Shehu Shagari
C) David John
D) John Richard
  • 23. 23. The Governor was in office between year _____&____
A) 1925 and 1930
B) 1939 and 1944
C) 1935 and 1940
D) 1939 and 1954
  • 24. 24. The following except one is not the features of Richard Constitution
A) Regionalism
B) Legislative powers
C) Bi-cameral legislature
D) Independence of the Judiciary
  • 25. 25. Aims and objectives of Richard Constitution include _____
A) Inspiration
B) A broad based Constitution
C) Court of Appeals
D) Political and National conscious
  • 26. 26. The provisions for MacPherson Constitution include all but one
A) The Chief Commissioners
B) Council of ministers
C) The Three provinces
D) Board of Directors
  • 27. 27. MacPherson Constitution's weaknesses include the following except one
A) The motion for self government
B) Kano riot of 1953
C) Veto power
D) Dominated by illiterates
  • 28. 28. _____ Constitution was revised through conferences and the product of the revision exercise was Lyttleton Constitution
A) MacPherson Constitution
B) Richard Constitution
C) Independent Constitution
D) Clifford Constitution
  • 29. 29. The composition of the federal house of representatives under the Lyttleton Constitution include ____
A) 1 president and 2 officials members
B) 1 president and 5 officials members
C) 1 speaker (as president) and 3 ex-officials members
D) 1 president and 4 unofficial member
  • 30. 30. Main characteristics of the Independence Constitution of 1960 include ___
A) Parliamentary system.
B) Census figures
C) Executive power
D) Appointment of ministers
  • 31. 31. The controversy over the 1979 Presidential election result was ____
A) Over the disputes on the conduct of the election
B) Because one of the candidates was declared elected when the result for one of the states had not been received
C) Because educated Nigerians did not approve who received the number of votes
D) Due to the interpretation of 1/4 of the vote cast in 2/3 of all the states in the Federation
  • 32. 32. All the following were frontline fighters for Nigeria's Independence except ____
A) Lateef Jakande
B) Herbert Macaulay
C) Aminu Kano
D) Obafemi Awolowo
  • 33. 33. The first political party in Nigeria was _____
A) Action Group
B) National Council of Nigeria Citizens
C) Northern People's Congress
D) Nigeria National Democratic Party
  • 34. 34. Nigeria became a federation under the 1954 Constitution because the Constitution _____
A) Provided for equal representation between the North and South
B) Created the post of a Prime Minister
C) Abolished the practice of nominating some members of parliament
D) Provided for a division of functions between the centre and the component units
  • 35. 35. The first president of the National Council for Nigeria and Camerouns (NCNC) was _____
A) Dr. Micheal Okpara
B) Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
C) Herbert Macaulay
D) Ernest Okoli
  • 36. 36. The Kano riots of 1953 is significant because
A) It involves rioting between Igbos and Hausas
B) The police couldn't arrest the rioters, thus nobody was charged to court
C) It was the first outbreak of violence between the major political parties
D) Many innocent lives were lost
  • 37. 37. Who among the following was not a founding father of the Nigeria Youth Movement
A) Dr. C. Vaughan
B) Nnamdi Azikiwe
C) Samuel Akinsanya
D) Ernest Ikoli
  • 38. 38. The Jumiyya Mutanem Arewa cultural group later developed into the ______
A) United Middle Belt Congress
B) Nigeria National Democratic Party
C) Jamiyya People's Party
D) Northern People's Congress
  • 39. 39. Action Group was _____
A) A political party that fought the British
B) An association that teamed up with the NYM to fight the NCNC
C) The first political party in Western state
D) A cultural association that sought the unity of the Yorubas
  • 40. 40. The NCNC was formed in ____
A) 1936
B) 1951
C) 1923
D) 1944
  • 41. 41. One of the importance of federalism is that
A) Any components part can secede at any time
B) Citizens can only be loyal to the state government
C) Citizens cannot be taxed by both State and federal government
D) Each state can develop at its own pace
  • 42. 42. The immediate cause of the rain 1953 Kano riot was the ____
A) Humiliation of Northern legislators in Lagos
B) Ambition of some politicians to secure Independence from British by force
C) Weakness of 1946 Richard Constitution
D) Existence of regionally based political parties
  • 43. 43. Political parties are formed for all the following reasons except ____
A) Educate the electorate
B) Form a government
C) Organize elections
D) Canvass for votes
  • 44. 44. The supreme power of a state to make and enforce laws within its jurisdiction is called _____
A) Enfranchisement
B) Sovereignty
C) Decolonization
D) Independence
  • 45. 45. Equality before the law implies that
A) Everybody can do what he likes
B) No one citizens can sue the other
C) The law does not respect the people
D) There is inequality between the executive and the citizens
  • 46. 46. Which of the following is not true of Herbert Macaulay?
A) Founder of the Nigerian National Democratic Party
B) First Nigerian to found a political party
C) Founder of the National Congress of British West Africa
D) Co-founder of the National Council of Nigeria and Camerouns
  • 47. 47. Under the Independence Constitution of Nigeria, the Head of State was ____
A) The British Prime Minister
B) Oliver Lyttleton
C) The Queen of England
D) Sir James Robertson
  • 48. 48. The major innovation of the Republican Constitution of 1963 was that ____
A) The Governor-general's office as the representative of the Queen was abolished
B) The cabinet was no longer responsible to the Legislature
C) The prime minister ceased to be Head of State
D) The prime minister was nominated by the Executive Council
  • 49. 49. The 1953 motion that Nigeria should attain self government in 1956 was moved by _____
A) Nnamdi Azikiwe
B) Chief Anthony Enahoro
C) Sir Ahmadu Bello
D) Chief Obafemi Awolowo
  • 50. 50. The total number of parties registered for the 1979 elections in Nigeria was ____
A) 6
B) 10
C) 5
D) 7
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