Government Assignment for SS 3
  • 1. 1. Government refers to all the following, except _____
A) An institution of the state
B) The act of civil disobedience
C) The activities of decision makers
D) The process of ruling a political community
  • 2. 2. Unwritten Constitution means that the Constitution is ______
A) Based only on conventions
B) Not contained in any single book
C) Not written down
D) Not approved
  • 3. 3. The delegation of Administrative powers to the local units with the central supervision and control is called _____
A) Decentralization
B) Centralization
C) Federalism
D) Devolution
  • 4. 4. A flexible constitution can only be amended by _____
A) 3/4 majority vote in the legislature
B) Simple majority vote in the legislature
C) Referendum
D) Plebiscite
  • 5. 5. Which of the following countries has an Unwritten Constitution?
A) United State of America
B) France
C) Great Britain
D) Federal Republic of Germany
  • 6. 6. The United Nations Organization (UNO) has its headquarters in ______
A) Britain
C) France
  • 7. 7. The State is different from the government because
A) The State unlike the government is permanent
B) The State can exercise absolute power
C) The State is created by God
D) Members of the government are elected
  • 8. 8. A state is a special form of human association because it ________
A) Has a legitimate monopoly of life and death penalties over its citizens
B) Is the richest association in society
C) Can punish law breakers
D) Has a government
  • 9. 9. The physiological support a regime gets from its citizens if the believe the regime is right and out to be obeyed, is known as
A) Legitimacy
B) Influence
C) Sovereignty
D) Authority
  • 10. 10. The voluntary activities of members of a society in the selection of rulers is known as _______
A) Political culture
B) Political decision
C) Political socialization
D) Political participation
  • 11. 11. The primary objective of all political parties is to _______
A) Campaign for vote
B) Eradicate corruption in public life
C) Educate the electorate
D) Control the government
  • 12. 12. Flexible constitution is advantageous because it _____
A) Can cope with emergency periods
B) Guarantees political stability
C) Allows for continuity
D) Prevents dictatorship
  • 13. 13. The French policy of Assimilation
A) Was a device to transfer technology to Africa
B) To enable the French to stay in Africa
C) Was aimed at converting Africans to Frenchmen
D) Was a device to transfer technology to Africa
  • 14. 14. The controversy over the 1979 Presidential elections result was ______
A) Because one of the candidates was declared elected when the result for one of the states had not been received
B) Due to the interpretation of 1/4 of the vote cast in 2/3 of all states in the Federation
C) Over the dispute on the conduct of the election
D) Because educated Nigerians did not approve who received the number of votes
  • 15. 15. All the following were frontline fighters for Nigeria's Independence except ______
A) Herbert Macaulay
B) Obafemi Awolowo
C) Aminu Kano
D) Lateef Jakande
  • 16. 16. The first political party in Nigeria was ______
A) National Council of Nigeria Citizens
B) People's Democratic Party (PDP)
C) Nigeria National Democratic Party (NNDP)
D) Action Group
  • 17. 17. To which of these countries did Nigeria send peace keeping force?
A) Angola
B) Chad
C) South Africa
D) Ghana
  • 18. 18. The laws which the state legislators make normally pass through_____
A) The judiciary
B) Some committees in the civil service
C) The Executive
D) The process of deliberations
  • 19. 19. Voting started in Nigeria in 1923 because the Clifford Constitution of 1922 granted _______
A) Independence
B) An elective principle
C) Parliamentary government
D) Self government
  • 20. 20. A sovereign state is one
A) Where its citizens can speak without fear or favour
B) Whose citizens are free to evade responsibility
C) In which sovereignty is invested in the military
D) Whose government decisions are made Independence of foreign interference
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