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These are Government Past Questions. 40 questions will be picked at random from the question bank.

You can use the NEXT button to move to the next question, use the PREV button to move to the previous question, the CLEAR button to clear any answer of your choice and you have the FINISH button to end the exam if you choose to.

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An agreed set of rules prescribing the governance of a country can be called the

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Another name for totalitarianism is

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Government as a process or art of governing means

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The executive head who was responsible for British colonial territories in West Africa was the

5 / 40

In which of the following system of government is the principle of collective responsibility best upheld?

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The first military coup d’etat in West Africa was staged in

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A government is said to be legitimate if it

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The political parties that were established in West Africa between 1945 and 1965 fought for

9 / 40

The main focus of the ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) is the

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With which of the following did the French attempt to slow down the development of nationalist activities in West African territories was

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Sovereignty ultimately resides in

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A government that is constituted by several parties after a general election is referred to as

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Which of the following is not a function of political parties?

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Right to rule based on norms, customs and conventions of the people is referred to as

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All the following are essential functions of political parties except to

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An electoral college is a

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Indirect Rule was successful in some parts of West Africa because

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Law made by the legislative council during the colonial period in British West Africa were called

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In a classical federal state, residual powers are vested in the

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Which of the following is the duty of an Electoral Commission?

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The implementation of government policies is called out by the

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Government as an academic field of study refers to the

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The doctrine of the rule of law is credited to

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In the pre-colonial period, traditional rulers in most parts of West Africa were appointed by the

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Traditional practices which can be sanctioned by public opinon when they are broken are called

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The term unicameralism means

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A constitution is said to be flexible when its provisions are

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A provision of a constitution is said to be entrenched when

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One of the main principles of the presidential system is the

30 / 40

Which of the following facilitates the working of a democratic government?

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One of main objectives of the African Union (AU) is to

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The earliest agent in the formation of public opinion is the

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An important innovation of the constitutions of British West African Colonies in the 1920s was the

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The type of government that is headed by a king or queen is called

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Public corporations are financed

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The most important achievement of the United Nations Organization (UNO) is the

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Fascism was a type of dictatorial government established in

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One of the reasons for the establishment of local government authorities is to

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Political parties contest elections in order to

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A system of government where the component units are stronger than the central authority is known as

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