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

CIVIC EDUCATION THIRD TERM EXAMINATION JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS JSS 2 (BASIC 8) EXAM QUESTIONS 

SECTION A – OBJECTIVES

INSTRUCTION – CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANSWER FROM THE OPTIONS A – D. 

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

 

Reading the passage carefully and answer the question 8 – 10.

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

 

21. All these can help reduce the level of indiscipline and disobedience in the society except _______.

(a) teachers

(b) parents

(c) counselors

(d) criminals

 

22. The quality of person you are is determined by how well you live up to the _______ that are most important.

(a) value

(b) attribute

(c) low esteem

(d) foolishness

 

SECTION B – FILL IN THE GAPS

23. Nigeria has _______ arms of government.

24. Integrity has to do with _______.

25. _______ is a simple way of accepting ones life, state and being grateful or happy with.

26. The commander-in-chief of the armed forces and president of the federal republic of Nigeria is _______.

27. The president belongs to the _______ arm of government.

28. While APC means _______, PDP means _______.

29. Nigeria is located in the _______ African sub-region.

30. _______ has his picture inscribed in the hundred naira note.

31. There are _______ major democratic institution

32. Mention example of democratic institution

33. Democracy means rule by the _______.

34. _______ is best form of government.

35. The equality of the citizen is known as _______.

36. Two group that protect human right are _______ and _______.

38. The basic right that entitle to every human being is called _______.

38. The equality of all citizen is known as _______.

39. Attitude that deserve punishment is called _______.

40. _______ is not respecter of any person.

SECTION A and SECTION B must be 30 questions altogether. 

 

SECTION C – THEORY

INSTRUCTION – ANSWER 4 (FOUR) QUESTIONS THIS SECTION. QUESTION IS COMPULSORY. 

QUESTION 1

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’.

 

QUESTION 2

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.

 

QUESTION 3

A. Why is an electorate different from a candidate?

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

 

QUESTION 4

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.

 

QUESTION 5

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

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

GOOD LUCK

 

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