AIC SS 1 Government Exam for 3rd Term 2022/23
  • 1. 1. The need for government came up as a result of people _____
A) Forcing people to religious organizations
B) Following people to religious organizations
C) Living together, interacting and working together
D) Fighting, killing, kidnapping and arresting one another's
  • 2. 2. One of these is not a feature of a state
A) Defined territory
B) Schools captured
C) Population
D) Performance
  • 3. 3. The following are forms of power except ____
A) Political power
B) Economic power
C) Super power
D) Military power
  • 4. 4. Power is the capacity to affect ____
A) Good attitude
B) Win further hero
C) Negative behavior
D) Another's behavior by the threat of sanction
  • 5. 5. Authority is the formal and legal rights to make and _____
A) Command people
B) Punish people
C) Enforce laws
D) Blackmail people
  • 6. 6. In the parliamentary system of government, ministers are ____
A) Chosen from House as well as outside
B) Representatives of various interests in the country.
C) Collectively responsible to parliament
D) Appointed by two-thirds majority of the legislature
  • 7. 7. The principle of separation of powers implies that the three main organs of government work
A) Independently but cooperatively
B) Reluctantly and gradually for the executive
C) Against one another
D) Separately
  • 8. 8. The doctrine of separation of powers is associated with ____
A) Webber
B) Montesquie
C) Locke
D) Hobbes
  • 9. 9. One of the demerits of unwritten Constitution is ____
A) Usually hidden and not common
B) Political stability
C) No checks and balances
D) Can be changed quickly
  • 10. 10. ____ is based on the belief that the powers of the various organs of government should be defined and regulated by the Constitution
A) Constitution
B) Constitutionalism
C) Separation of powers
D) Democracy
  • 11. 11. Public opinion is very important because it ____
A) Allows the police to identify trouble maker
B) Guarantees a free press
C) Lets the government know what the people wants
D) Tells the government what action to take
  • 12. 12. In a unitary system of government
A) Parliament is very weak
B) There is high degree of centralization
C) There is high degree of decentralization
D) Political power is diffused
  • 13. 13. In a democracy, franchise is given to ____
A) Citizens
B) Loyal party members
C) Residents adult
D) Qualified adult citizens
  • 14. 14. The citizenship of a country may be acquired by an individual through ____
A) Neutralization
B) Nationalization
C) Naturalization
D) Decolonization
  • 15. 15. An elected politician represents all the following except _______
A) His political party
B) His constituency
C) The electorate
D) The Government
  • 16. 16. Which of the following hinders the expression of public opinion?
A) Uniformed citizenry
B) Labour unions
C) Presence of pressure groups
D) Absence of Universities
  • 17. 17. Which of the following describes the term Collective Responsibility?
A) The Prime Minister is responsible to parliament
B) The Prime Minister is accountable to the cabinet
C) Cabinet ministers jointly share praises and blames
D) Ministers are responsible to parliament
  • 18. 18. One of the importance of federalism is that
A) Each state can develop at its own space
B) Any components can secede at any time
C) Citizens can only be loyal to the state government
D) Citizens cannot be taxed by both State and federal government
  • 19. 19. Political parties are formed for all the following reasons except to _____
A) Contest elections
B) Form a government
C) Organize elections
D) Canvass for votes
  • 20. 20. Who among the following is not eligible to vote?
A) Civil servant
B) Reverend father
C) Retired soldier
D) Certified bankruptcy
  • 21. 21. Equality before the law implies that
A) No one citizens can sue the other
B) Law does not respect the people
C) There is inequality between the executive and the citizens
D) Everybody can do what likes
  • 22. 22. Which of the following is not the functions of political party?
A) Drafting country's Constitution
B) Interest aggregations
C) Mobilizing people for development
D) Interest articulation
  • 23. 23. A manifesto refers to the _____
A) Fundamental human rights provisions in a constitution
B) National objective of a state
C) National development plan if a country
D) Programme of a political party
  • 24. 24. The principle aim of pressure groups is to ______
A) Support the government
B) Influence the citizens
C) Influence the government
D) Subvert the government
  • 25. 25. A country in which all qualified citizens vote is Said to operate_____
A) Universal suffrage
B) An unlimited suffrage
C) A universal male suffrage
D) A universal adult suffrage
  • 26. 26. Franchise means the _____
A) Body of principles governing
B) Right to participate in an election
C) Right granted to French citizens to vote
D) Administrative procedure for free and fair elections
  • 27. 27. Public opinion can best be defined as ___
A) One man's view on public issues
B) A body of convictions of the electorate only
C) Sentiments expressed on public policies
D) The sum total of popular views on public policies
  • 28. 28. The purpose of an election is to ____
A) Give people political education
B) Allow people to participate in choosing their leaders
C) Provide social amenities for the electorate
D) Declare election results
  • 29. 29. Two-party system implies that only two parties
A) Can contest elections
B) Are capable of capturing power
C) Exist in the country
D) Can register members
  • 30. 30. The ultimate aim of a political party is to ____
A) Gain control of government
B) Influence government policies
C) Make government more effective
D) Seek to discredit the government
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