Government 2020 Past Questions | JAMB

Study the following Government past questions and answers for JAMBWAEC  NECO and Post-JAMB. Get prepared with official past questions and answers for upcoming examinations.

    1. A constitution is a legal document _________
    • A. drawn up by lawyers
    • B. enacted by military decrees
    • C. forming the basis upon which a government rules the country
    • D. only likely to succeed in countries where there is union government

2. A government in which control of ultimate power is by a few who rule in their selfish interest is classified as _________

  • A. an oligarchy
  • B. a dictatorship
  • C. an aristocracy
  • D. a monarchy

3. The judicial organ of government is the body which _________

  • A. implements the law
  • B. makes the law
  • C. punishes lawbreakers
  • D. interprets the law

4.  Which of the following was not established by the 1979 Nigerian constitution?

  • A. Police Service Commission
  • B. National Universities Commission
  • C. Federal Electoral Commission
  • D. National Population Commission

5. Rates are generally collected in Nigeria by ________

  • A. the State Ministry of Finance
  • B. the Department of inland Revenue
  • C. the Emirate of Traditional Council
  • D. the Local Government Council

6. In a democracy, sovereignty is in _________

  • A. the community
  • B. public officials
  • C. judges
  • D. the Head of State

7. Which of the following is a good example of a confederal state?

  • A. Nigeria
  • B. ECOWAS
  • C. Switzerland
  • D. USA

8. A bill that applies to the whole population and is intended to promote the general welfare is called _________

  • A. a private bill
  • B. a decree
  • C. an appropriate bill
  • D. a public bill

9. Fascism developed in________

  • A. France
  • B. Germany
  • C. Italy
  • D. China

10. The theory of separation of powers was first time clearly formulated by __________

  • A. Jean Bodin
  • B. Jean Austin
  • C. Baron de Montesquieu
  • D. Lord Bryce

11. A system of government in which power derives from total control of the instruments of force is called ___________

  • A. monarchy
  • B. oligarchy
  • C. capitalism
  • D. fascism

12. The British Government revoked the charter of the Royal Niger Company and took over the direct administration of Nigeria in _________

  • A. 1861
  • B. 1900
  • C. 1906
  • D. 1914

13. The Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy in the 1979 constitution do not include _________

  • A. democracy and social justice
  • B. federal character and inequality
  • C. concentration of wealth and provision of maximum welfare
  • D. national integration and ethnic loyalty

14. The founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association was ________

  • A. Casey Hayford
  • B. Herbert Macaulay
  • C. Marcus Garvey
  • D. W. E. B, DuBois

15. A characteristic feature of communism is __________

  • A. Free enterprise
  • B. liberal democracy
  • C. dictatorship
  • D. multi-party system
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