Government 2017 Past Questions | WAEC

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31. A system of government which is based on public ownership of means of production and distribution is called

  • A. socialism
  • B. capitalism
  • C. feudalism
  • D. oligarchy

32. In the pre-colonial era, the breaking of an oath by a chief could _________

  • A. lead to a war with his neighbours
  • B. lead to ritual cleansing
  • C. make his state come under a curse
  • D. lead to his despoilment

33. Which of the following is not a feature of a state?

  • A. sovereignty
  • B. Government
  • C. Mass Media
  • D. Territory

34. One feature of pre-independence constitutions in West Africa is the

  • A. judicial and executive councils
  • B. executive and legislative councils
  • C. judicial and legislative councils
  • D. consultative and judicial councils

35. The guiding principle of communism is from each according to his/her

  • A. ability and to each according to his/her need’
  • B. qualification and to each according to his/her need’
  • C. race and to each according to his/her ability’
  • D. age and to each according to his/ her status

36. The political party whose membership comprises people of high social status is called

  • A. religious party
  • B. broker party
  • C. elite party
  • D. mass party

37. For democracy to be sustained in a country it needs a

  • A. rich political leader
  • B. well – informed electorate
  • C. partial electoral commission
  • D. large police force

38. The electoral system in which the winner should have more than all the votes of all the other contestants put together is called

  • A. simple majority system
  • B. referendum
  • C. second ballot system
  • D. absolute majority system

39. Colonial administration in West Africa was-a result of

  • A. a need for a new environment
  • B. the desire to underdevelop West Africa
  • C. a need for raw materials and markets
  • D. the urge to introduce western education

40. The Secretary of State for the colonies was responsible for

  • A. democratization of local governments
  • B. initiating colonial policies
  • C. fighting for the interest of the people
  • D. working with traditional rulers

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