Third Term Examination Civic Education JSS 2 (Basic 8) – Exam Questions





JSS 2 (BASIC 8) 




Answer all questions.


1. One of these is not a cause of illiteracy.

(a) Poverty

(b) Traditional values

(c) Inadequate facilities

(d) Accessibility to education


2. Nigeria is a country in the ____________ African sub region.

(a) East

(b) South

(c) North

(d) West


3. All are members of the armed forces except ____________.

(a) Police

(b) Navy

(c) Airforce

(d) Army


4. The Republican constitution of Nigeria was published in the year ____________.

(a) 1960



(b) 1961

(b) 1962

(d) 1963


5. ____________ is referred to as Nigeria’s father of colonialism.

(a) Obafemi Awolowo

(b) Sir Herbert Macaulay

(c) Nnamdi Azikiwe

(d) Sir Lord Luggard


6. The Nigerian national assembly is composed of two Houses, named ____________ and ____________.

(a) House of thieves and Saints

(b) House of commons and Reps

(c) House of fence climbers and Senators

(d) House of senates and Representatives


7. The act of manipulation of the electoral process by the electoral commission, political parties and candidates is called, electoral ____________.

(a) freedom

(b) vampire

(c) corruption

(d) malpractice


 In a certain village, there was a wild snake that threatened the lives and survival of the inhabitants.

Due to this menace, the people couldn’t go to their farms, hence they started dying of hunger; in this village, a stranger lived among them.

The name of this stranger was Rayan. He got up one early morning and decided to help all the villagers do their domestic and external chores since they couldn’t come out.

While working, this wild snake came out to confront Rayan; the people watched from their respective houses as Rayan had a fierce battle with the snake.



At last, the snake was killed by Rayan to the amazement of the villagers and he was a king in the village.


8. What did Rayan exercise in Fighting and killing the snake?

(a) Wisdom

(b) Tactics

(c) Courage

(d) Anxiety


9. ____________ and decided to help all the villagers do their domestic and external chores. What behavior can this be referred to?

(a) Selfishness

(b) Sabisabi

(c) I don’t care

(d) selflessness


10. Making Rayan a king is reward for ____________.

(a) laziness

(b) co-operation

(c) reading

(d) hardwork


11. The nearest government to the people is the ____________ Government.

(a) Federal

(b) Local

(c) Legislative

(d) State


12. An individual who is qualified to vote during election is a/an ____________.

(a) candidate



(b student

(c) citizen

(d) electorate


13. It is the statutory duty of the ____________ to implement laws in Nigeria.

(a) Judiciary

(b) Police

(c) Legislature

(d) Executive


14. A non citizen could also be referred to as a/an ____________.

(a) sinner

(b) thief

(c) alien

(d) visitor


15. A spoken false accusation against another is a crime called ____________.

(a) arson

(b) libel

(c) battery

(d) slander


16. ____________ election is not a type of election in Nigeria.

(a) Open ballot

(b) Secret ballot

(c) Nearby ballot

(d) Indirect


17. These are problems with the Nigerian federalism except ____________.

(a) corruption



(b) disunity

(c) quota system

(d) government stability


18. While ancient democracy takes its root from ____________ modern democracy is traceable to ____________.

(a) Greece/Nigeria

(b) USA/Ghana

(c) USA/Greece

(d) Greece/USA


19. Attributes of discipline include all except ____________.

(a) it leads to self control

(b) he/she is dedicated to studies

(c) it leads to impatience

(d) it brings about contentment


20. An individual from Benin Republic is a ____________.

(a) Beninian

(b) Beneman

(c) Benjamin

(d) Benenoise




Answer four questions in all.

Question one is compulsory. 



A. What are pillars of democracy?



B. List five examples of pillars of democracy in Nigeria.

C. Differentiate between personnel of the Nigerian immigration service and the Nigerian Customs service.

D. Critically examine what is meant by ‘restricted goods’.



A. What is election? Differentiate it from voting.

B. The Nigerian constitution allows for the executive heads to rule for two terms of fours each. Ex[plain.



A. Why is an electorate different from a candidate?

B. What do you understand by the term ‘disenfranchisement’?



A. In what five forms can an electoral malpractice take?

B. State four causes and five causes and four consequences of electoral malpractice in Nigeria.






A. State the colonial constitutions of Nigeria from 1914 to 1954.

B. Why is the constitution of Nigeria supreme? Give three reasons.





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