Government 2019 Past Questions | WAEC

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.

46. Which of the following is not a component of political culture?

  • A. Norms
  • B. Age
  • C. Beliefs
  • D. Attitudes

47. The following were checks on the powers of chiefs during the pre-colonial era except the __________

  • A. British Officials
  • B. Kingsmakers
  • C. Council of Elders
  • D. Age grades

48. A common feature of pre-independence constitutions of British West African colonies was the _________

  • A. existence of separation of power
  • B. governor’s membership of both the legislative and executive councils
  • C. adoption of federalism
  • D. establishment of council of elders

49.  Which of the following features of indirect rule contributed immensely to Nationalism in British West Africa

  • A. Establishment of native courts
  • B. the appointment of resident district commissioners
  • C. establishment of the native courts
  • D. exclusion of the educated elites

50. The first inter-territorial association organised by some educated African elite in the Gold Coast as the ________

  • Aborigine’s Rights Protection Society (ARFS)
  • National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA)
  • Movement of Educated Elites in West Africa (MEEWA)
  • D. West Africa Frontier Forces(WAFF


1. Explain five reasons for the study of government?

  1.  (a)Who is a citizen?

 (b) Outline four responsibilities of a citizen to the state

  1. Highlight five roles played by the mass media in strengthening modern democracy

4. (a)What is Local Government?

(b) Outline four reasons for the creation of Local Government.

  1. (a) State three types of elections

(b) explain four purposes elections serve in a democratic state

  1. (a)List three pre-independence constitutions in Nigeria

(b) identify four features of 1960 independence constitution of Nigeria

  1. (a) State two problems confronting Nigeria Federalism

(b) Highlight three features of Nigeria Federalism

8. (a) List three key members of the Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM)

(b) Highlight four achievements of the Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM) in the political development of Nigeria

  1. (a) What is the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
    (b) identify four objectives of the new Partnership for Africa’s  Development (NEPAD)

10. (a) List three contributions of the National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA) to the nationalist struggle

  • (b) identify four contributions of Nnamdi Azikwe to the nationalist struggle of Nigeria
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