Third Term Examination Civic Education SS 1 – Exam Questions

Last Updated on June 11, 2021 by Alabi M. S.

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CIVIC EDUCATION 

THIRD TERM EXAMINATION 

SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS – SSS 1 

 

 

SECTION A

Answer all questions. 

 

1. An avenue in which information are transmitted from a source to a large number of people through a medium is known as _____________.

(a) news

(b) TVC

(c) television

(d) the press

 

2. A free press occurs when the media are not controlled by the _____________ and powerful members of the society.

(a) mafians

(b) democrats

(c) republicans

(d) government

 

3. The universal declaration of human rights (UDHR) was ratified by _____________ countries.

(a) 84

(b) 24

(c) 48

(d) 88

 

4. The league of Nations was established in the year _____________.

(a) 1948

 

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(b) 1910

(c) 1914

(d) 1919

 

5. All are the seven core freedom of the UDHR except _____________.

(a) right to a peaceful assembly

(b) right to fair hearing

(c) freedom from discrimination

(d) right to vote and be voted for

 

6. It is the statutory duty of the _____________ to implement the laws.

(a) judiciary

(b) legislature

(c) police

(d) executive

 

7. Cultism in Nigerian institutions began in the year _____________.

(a) 1950

(b) 1951

(c) 1952

(d) 1953

 

8. _____________ is defined as the right to use power.

(a) Force

 

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(b) Energy

(c) Authority

(d) Politics

 

9. While at the federal level the executive president is the Head, _____________ is the Head of a local government in Nigeria.

(a) presidential chairman

(b) senatorial counselor

(c) cabinet representative

(d) executive chairman

 

10. The first world war began in _____________ and ended in _____________.

(a) 2009 – 2013

(b) 1999 – 2003

(c) 1814 – 1819

(d) 1914 – 1918

 

11. The only African country that rejected the ratification of the universal declaration of human rights was _____________.

 

12. _____________ is referred to as Nigeria’s father of nationalism.

 

13._____________ is defined as those behaviours exhibited by humans which do not cause harm on the society.

 

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14. The type of law that is concerned with crimes and its punishment is _____________.

 

15. A group of people united by common descent and ties who also have similar things in common such as language, customs etc is called _____________.

 

16. Apart from the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria, the others are called _____________.

 

17. Democracy as an ancient form of government, originated from _____________.

 

18. A document which allows an individual entry or exit to a country is _____________.

 

19. Those institutions that act as the backbone concepts of a country which makes democracy survives are referred to as _____________.

 

20. Members of the armed forces are _____________, _____________ and _____________.

 

 

SECTION B

Answer four (4) questions in all.

Question one is compulsory.

QUESTION 1

A. Give a brief history of the Universal declaration of human rights.

 

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B. State the major reason why South Africa refused to ratify the UDHR agreement .

C. State the meaning of the seven core freedoms. Highlight these freedoms.

 

QUESTION 2

A. What is democracy as defined by Abraham Lincoln?

B. List and explain five features of Representative Democracy.

 

QUESTION 3

A. Define the term, ‘constituted authority’.

B. Critically examine the three types of constituted authority.

 

QUESTION 4

A. Briefly give an account of the origin of cultism in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

B. Do you think there are consequences of cultism? Discuss fully.

 

QUESTION A

A. What do you understand by the freedom of information (FOI) bill?

 

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B. Why is a free press necessary?

C. State five activities of a free press in ensuring the survival of democracy in Nigeria.

 

 

GOOD LUCK

 

 

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