Government Assignment for SS 1
  • 1. 1. Government as the act of governing means the _______
A) Activities by which government policies are made and implemented
B) Activities of pressure groups and political parties
C) Orders of judiciary and legislature
D) Act of vetoing a bill
  • 2. 2. Which of the following is not the function of the government?
A) Maintenance of relations with other states
B) Provision of Education
C) Provision of all the material needs of all citizen
D) Defence of territory from external attack
  • 3. 3. The two components of Sovereignty are ________
A) Influence and political authority
B) The rule of law and fundamental human rights
C) Political power and political authority
D) Political Independence and supreme authority of the state within it's territory
  • 4. 4. A state is a special form of human association because it ______
A) Has a constitution approved by the citizens
B) Can punish law breakers
C) Has a government
D) Has a legitimate monopoly of life and death penalties over it's Citizens
  • 5. 5. The judicial organ of government is the body which _____
A) Interprets the law
B) Punishes law makers
C) Implements the law
D) Makes the law
  • 6. 6. The study of government offers an individual all the following, except a ______
A) Training on good Citizenship
B) Knowledge on the process of government
C) Training to become a judge
D) Basis of career opportunities
  • 7. 7. A sovereign state is one
A) Whose government decisions are made independent of foreign interference
B) In which Sovereignty is invested in the military
C) Whose citizens are free to evade responsibility
D) Where it's citizens can speak without fear or favour
  • 8. 8. The Citizenship of a country may be acquired by an individual through
A) Naturalization
B) Decolonization
C) Neutralization
D) Nationalization
  • 9. 9. Power can be defined as the _____
A) Ability of the parliament to delegate to another body or person, the right to make laws on its behalf
B) Right to rule irrespective of oppositions to the ruler
C) Capacity to compel or influence others to do what they would otherwise not do
D) Capacity to encourage others to do what they had originally intended doing
  • 10. 10. Power is transformed into authority through _____
A) Propaganda
B) Legitimacy
C) Force
D) Influence
  • 11. 11. The Executive is a body that _____
A) Is the most important arm of government
B) Formulates and implements the policies of government
C) Interprets the laws
D) Execute armed robbers
  • 12. 12. It is not the duty or obligations of a citizen to _______
A) Defend his country in times of war
B) Arrest and prosecute offenders
C) Vote at elections
D) Stand up then National Anthem is being sung
  • 13. 13. The arms of government include all the following except _____
A) Local government
B) Legislative government
C) State government
D) Central government
  • 14. 14. The primary function of government in a state is to ______
A) Maintain law and order
B) Build schools and hospitals
C) Provide transport service
D) Imprison criminals
  • 15. 15. A machinery established by the state to organise the state, manage its affairs and administer its functioin and duties is _______
A) Executive
B) Government
C) Constituted authority
D) Political party
  • 16. 16. The need for government came up as a result of _____
A) People coming together to cause conflicts and disagreement amongst themselves
B) People forming political party to gain power
C) People living together, interacting and working together
D) The state settling disputes all time
  • 17. 17. Features of State include all but one
A) Administration
B) Permanence
C) Sovereignty
D) Government
  • 18. 18. Forms of power which is derived from the people and the Constitution is ____
A) Political power
B) Physical power
C) Military power
D) Executive power
  • 19. 19. A person acts with _______ if he acts on behalf of others who have commissioned him to do so
A) De-jure authority
B) Positional authority
C) Institutional authority
D) De-facto authority
  • 20. 20. The following are types of Sovereignty except _____
A) Delegated Sovereignty
B) Internal Sovereignty
C) De-facto Sovereignty
D) Legal Sovereignty
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