1. Aristocracy is the system of government in which the few
A. their own benefit B. the
benefit of all C. the benefit of their
friends D. the benefit of a few
The answer is B. Aristocracy is a
government formed by the nobles (intelligent people).
2. The two primary elements in
A. war and peace B. order and
conflict C. patriotism and economic sabotage
D.nationalism and freedom.
The answer is B
3. A nation state is synonymous with
A. sovereign state B. dependent territory C. nation D. political community
The answer is A. A nation is any group of people occupying a definite geographical territory which share homogeneous characteristics (language, customs) The Word homogeneous means similar. It should be noted that a nation lacks sovereignty.
4. Legislative supremacy exists in
A. Britain B. France
C. Soviet Union D. Nigeria.
The answer is A. Britain practice
parliamentary system of government where the legislature and the executive is a
fused to some degree because the members of the executive are from the
5. Presidentialism is a system of
government in which
A. there is elected head of State who
exercises actual executive powers
B. the head of State is not the chief
C. the executive functions are the
responsibility of the entire members of a cabinet
all members of cabinet must also be members of the legislature.
The answer is A. a presidential
system of government is one which there is a fusion of the functions of the
head of state and that of the head of government.
6. The main function of the upper chamber in a parliamentary
system of government is to A.initiate new legislation B. Executive laws C.acts as a check on the
lower chamber D.direct the activities of the lower chamber
The answer is C. This question is
related to Bicameralism which refers to a type of legislature. The essence of
this to ensure there in no hasty decision making and to check the excesses of
7. The federal constitution which
concedes to the components units the right to secede is that of
A. the United States B. Australia C. Brazil
D. the Soviet Union
The answer is B. The system of
government practiced in Australia is a federal parliamentary constitutional
monarchy. Australia is made up of six British former colonies and the head of
state is the Queen of England who is represented by the governor general.
8.The principle of two levels of
government in a country is called
A. the parliamentary system B. dictatorship C. nationalism D. federalism
The answer is D. Note federal is
based on the work of K.C where, depending on the country there could be three
tiers or two tier federal systems. Nigeria is a three level tier federal system
having the federal, state and the local government.
9. In a cabinet system, the executive
is appointed from the
A. legislature B.
Opposition C. Upper house
D. weaker party in the
The answer is A. The executive is formed by choosing law makers and it is headed by a prime minister.
important advantage of creating more constituents units in a federal
state is to
A. enhance the politicians gain political power
B.People’s participation in government
C.enable ambitious make the state
gain more power.
the powers of the federal government.
is correct. The essence of creating more constituent unit is to bring
government closer to the people or encourage participation in government.
11. Under the presidential system A. the
party with the majority of seats forms the Executive B. there is the principle
of collective responsibility C. the president may come from any of the parties
D. the constitution must be unwritten
The answer is C. The president
contest on his own and can emerge from any political party.
12. The major function of the
legislative assembly is to
A. debate on committee reports
Represent the people C. make laws D. vote
The answer is C. Other functions of
the legislature is approval of appointment and the budget, oversight function
13.In a parliamentary system who
ensures that members are in the House to vote on major issues? The A. party leader B. speaker of the house C. clerk of the House D. Whip
The answer is C. The Clerk inaugurates the new assembly, conducts the elections, keep the documents for the assembly and also files notice of meeting. the responsibility of the whip is to ensure orderliness in the legislature. read about sine die https://youtu.be/XLW-V6CfF5k
14.A system in which no single person
serves as the chief executive is known as A. republican B. revolutionary C.
Collegial D. parliamentary
The answer is C. A Collegiate
executive is a type of executive head by a committee.
15.The idea of democracy was first
associated with the
Persians C. Greeks
The answer is C. It should
be noted that the type of democracy practized in Greece was direct democracy.
16. According to Marxist theory, those who live by selling
their labour are referred to as the
A. bourgeoisie B. proletariats C. feudal
The answer is B. Kal Marx is the
father figure behind socialism. He believed that capitalism was exploitative
and therefore divided it into groups the owners of factors of production
(bourgeoisie) and the workers who sell their labour (proletariats).
17. A social system in which power is
derived from control over land is called
A. oligarchy B. Feudalism C.
socialism D. presidentialism
The answer is B. It should be noted
that feudalism was practised in Medieval Europe.
18.A system of government in which
power derives from total control of the
instruments of force is called
A.monarchy B.oligarchy C.capitalismD.fascism
The answer is D. Fascism was a
totalitarian regime practized in Italy.
19. Which of the following ideologies
emphasizes the abolition of goverment and law?
A. Totalitarianism B. Communism C. Anarchism D.socialism
The answer is C. Anarchy is the
absence of government or a state of lawlessness. The idea behind anarchy is
that the government has refused to live up to its expectation and order.
20. The writ of habeas corpus is
applied to secure the
A. right to personal liberty B.
independence of the judiciary C. freedom
of the press D. right to own private
The answer is A. Note a writ is a written order issued by the court writ of habeas corpus is an order asking a detainee to be presented before the court for trial.
21.Which of the following is NOT a
fundamental human right in Nigeria?
A. Right to education B. Right to
personal liberty C. Freedom of thought D. Freedom of conscience
The answer is A.
22.Proportional representation is
recommended because it
A. favours small parties B.is simple
to operate C.leads to liberal democracy D.preserves the party system
The answer is C.
23. A system of voting in which the
voters are asked a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question on a major issue is called
A. ‘first past the post’ B. a
referendum C. an absolute majority D. an indirect election.
The answer is B. Note: an alternative
way of asking the question by say that a type of election in which people vote
for issues rather than candidates is known as.
24.A political manifesto is a
document which outlines
A. a country’s development B. a party’s programme C.the national policy D. an
The answer is B. A Manifesto is a
document/print blue which shows what a political party will do in power.
25.One argument against a multi-party
system is the
A.inability to develop the nation B.
encouragement of diverse opinion and opposition C. ability
to attract foreign investment D. banning of pressure groups.
The answer is B. Multiparty system
allows varying opinions and large opposition to the government.
26. Pre-colonial Igbo society was
A. centralized B. acephalous C.
feudal D. capitalist
The answer is B. A cephalous means
lacking a head or paramount rulers. The Igbos didn’t have a King; the function
of the traditional institution was carried out by the village assembly majorly.
Note: when we say the Igbos didn’t have a king we do not mean all but a sizable
number didn’t have a king.
27. Which of the following ethnic
groups had centralised administration in pre-colonial Nigeria?
A.Ibibio B. Ijaw
C. Tiv D.
The answer is D. The Hausa – Fulani
Pre-Colonial system was highly centralized with their administrative
headquarters in Sokoto and Guwandu.
28.In which of the following ethnic
groups was pre-colonial political
structure NOT infuenced by the Islamic culture?
Kanuri B. Nupe C. Tiv
The answer is C. The Tivs are mostly Christians are found mainly in
Benue state of Nigeria (North central Nigeria/Middle belt).
29. The British Government revoked
the charter of the Royal Niger Company and took over the direct administration
of Nigeria in
1900 C. 1906 D. 1914
The answer is B. Note that the
alternative way of asking this question is when colonialism started fully in
30. The Minorities Commission
appointed in 1957 was headed by
A.Sir Henry Willink B. Justice Udo Udoma C.Chief Festus
Okotie-Eboh D.Sir Allan Lennox-Boyd
The answer is A. Willink Commission
was established to look into minority issues in Nigeria about unequal treatment
in the three main regions of Nigeria.
31. The Zikist Movement was popular
A.philosophy of non-violence B.promotion
of mass literacy C.militant nationalism D.encouragement of multi-party system
The answer is C. Zikist
movement was militant in nature.
32.Which of the following sets of
factors contributed to the development of nationalism in Nigeria?
A.Racial discrimination and
oppression B.Corruption and ethnicity C. Parternalism and indirect rule D.Election
malpractices and party differences
The answer is A.
33. Which constitution was created to legislate for the
Lagos Colony and the Southern Provinces?
A.The Richards Consittution B.The
Clifford Constitution C.The Lyttleton
Constitution D.The Macpherson
The answer is B. Note: the Clifford constitution allowed for
elective positions in Lagos and the Southern part of the country.
34. Judges in Nigeria enjoys security
of tenure A.if they are appointed by the
president B.if they have the support of the Nigerian Bar Association C.if they
are of good behaviour D.during the life of the government which appoints them.
The answer is C. Note: The
Independent should be Independent and must not be in Influence by other arms of
government in the discharge of their duty.
35. Before the 1963 Constitution, the
highest court of appeal for Nigeria was the
A. Supreme Court B. Federal High Court of Appeal C. Privy Council D. Federal High Court
The answer is C. Note: The Supreme
Court replaced the Privy Council in 1963 which use to be the final court of
36. Which of the following is NOT a
function of the Police Force in Nigeria?
A .Traffic control B. Arrest of criminals C. Making of laws D. Prosecution of criminals
The answer is C. It is the duty of
the legislature to make laws.
37..In Nigeria, the highest court for
Muslims is the A. Alkali Court B. Sharia Court of Appeal Supreme Court
Upper Area Court
The answer is C. The Supreme Court is
the highest court in Nigeria.
38.Who was appointed by the federal
government of Nigeria as the administrator of western region in 1962?
A. Dr. M.A. Majekodunmi B. Chief Odeleye Fadaunsi C. Chief S.L. Akintola D. Chief Remi Fani Kayode
The answer is A. Dr. M.A Majekodunmi
was the minister of health and was appointed the administrator of Western
region as a result of the state emergency declared.
39.The head of state in the first
republic of Nigeria was
A. an executive president B. a nominal president C. a party leader D. a
nominee of the whole country.
The answer is B.
40. Which of the following parties
formed the opposition in the House of Representatives during Nigerian first
A.NCNC and NEPU B. AG and
UMBC C.NPC and NNPC D. NCNC and MDF
The answer is B. UMBC means the
United Middle Belt Congress.
41. The main objectives of the Public Service Review Commission
headed by Chief Jerome Udoji was to make the Nigerian public service A. less corrupt B. More
attractive financially C. more
efficient and result-oriented
D. superior to the private sector.
The answer is C.
42.Local governments in Nigeria
receive the bulk of their financial resources from
A. the state government B. The federal government C. rates and taxes D. local
The answer is B.
term ‘Chief-in-Council,’ in Nigeria means that the Chief A. is elected by the
council B. is superior to the council C. cannot oppose the decision of
the council D. is nominated by the government.
The answer is C. This Council is made
up of a traditional ruler and other headmen who take decisions was collectively
taken and acted open.
44. Traditional rulers under the 1976
Local Government Reforms had
powers B. Chief-in-council status C. limited
powers D. legislative powers.
The answer is B. Chief in council
means that the traditional rulers were not dictators.
45. Nigeria is NOT a member of A. the Commonwealth B. OPEC C.ECOWAS
The answer is D. NATO means North
Atlantic treaty organization it is also called North Atlantic Alliance.
46. The greatest achievement of nationalist movement in Africa is the
A. Unity of Africa States B. love and
peace among African states C. sovereignty of most African States D. economic
independence of African States.
The answer is C. Nationalist Struggle
was aimed at gaining Independence.
47.The administrative headquarters
of O.A.U. is in
A. Addis Ababa B. Lagos C. Accra
The answer is A.
48.The World Health Organisation is
an agency of
The E.E.C. B. NATO C. ECOWAS
D. The U.N.O.
The answer is D.
49.The organ of the United Nations
primarily responsible for maintaining international peace and security is the
A.General Assembly B. Security Council C .International Court
of Justice D. Economic and Social
The answer is B. You could say the
Security Council is the military arm of the United Nations.
50.Which of these groups of African
leaders is closely associated with the formation of the O.A.U.? A. Haile Selassie, Abubakar Tafwa Balewa,
William Tubman B. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Jean Bokassa, Kwame
Nkrumah C. Kwame Nkrumah, Nmamdi
Azikwe, Jomo Kenyatta. D. Julius
Nyerere, Kwame Nkrumah, Haille Selassie.
The answer is C.