Third Term Examination Government SS 1 – Exam Questions








Answer all questions. 

1. ____________ conducted the 1979 General elections in Nigeria.

(a) INEC

(b) NEC

(c) REC



2. Those individuals who come out to be voted for during elections are called ____________.

(a) electorates

(b) umpires

(c) commissioners

(d) candidates


3. One whose right to vote is denied him/her is said to have been ____________.

(a) desenfranchized

(b) disanfranchised

(c) disenfranchised

(d) disenfranshised


4. A system of government where by the Head of state is not the Head of government is referred to as ____________ government.

(a) totalitarian



(b) monarchy

(c) presidential

(d) parliamentary


5. The Head of the electoral commission in Nigeria is referred to as ____________.

(a) president

(b) referee

(c) counselor

(d) chairman


6. The major aim of a pressure group is to ____________ government policies and decisions.

(a) support

(b) strike

(c) kill

(d) challenge


7. In a zero party system, rather than voting political parties, electorates vote on ____________ basis.

(a) community

(b) godfathers

(c) group

(d) individual


8. A citizen from Sweden can also be referred to as ____________.

(a) Swedinish

(b) Swedenian

(c) Suede

(d) Swedian


9. These countries, Sweden, Denmark, Finland etc make up the ____________ countries.

(a) democratic



(b) amalgamated

(c) scandinavian

(d) no day/night


10. The United Nations (UN) replaced the league of Nations in the year ____________.


11. The capital city of Malaysia is ____________.


12. The conduct of government based on the number of political parties is referred to as ____________.


13. ____________ is defined as the cardinal plans or programmes of a political party.


14. The capacity of an individual to affect another’s behavior by the threat of sanction which may be positive or negative is ____________.


15. The Queen of England is a classical example of ____________ monarch.


16. Accra is to Ghana, as ____________ is to Chad Republic.


17. An alien whose safety is not guaranteed in the country of residency is said to be under ____________.


18. A type of citizenship where by an individual may have spent a number of years (10-15) before applying for residency is termed ____________.



19. ____________ is referred to as the way members of a political community behave in their political activities.


20. A kind of racial behaviour practiced in South Africa is called ____________.


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Answer four (4) questions.


Question one is compulsory. 


A. What is a political manifesto?

B. Define party systems.

C. Write exhaustively on the types of party systems you were taught.

D. Using Nigeria as a case study, highlight the major weaknesses of a multi party system. Give three reasons.



A. By means of their definitions, state four differences between a political party and a pressure group.

B. State four ways that aid the effective utilization of pressure groups.



A. What is separation of powers?

B. ‘No one arm of government should be more powerful than the other’. Which concept is this?

C. The judicial arm of government is independent from other arms. Discuss convincingly.



A. What is an electoral system?



B. State seven features of an electoral system.



A. What are fundamental human rights?

B. In what seven ways can a citizen’s rights be limited?



A. In a tabular format, state five differences between a unitary and federal systems of government.

B. At independence, Nigeria practiced a parliamentary system of government as opposed to a presidential system of government. Discuss.





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