JAMB 2020 Government Past Questions & Answers Online Practice

Answer this 2020 JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers Online Practice to get prepared for this year's UTME. Success is assured!


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Answer this 2020 JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers Online Practice to get prepared for this year's UTME. Success is assured!

JAMB 2020 Government Past Questions & Answers Online Practice

Answer this 2020 JAMB Government Past Questions & Answers Online Practice to get prepared for this year’s UTME. Success is assured!

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  1. 1 A constitution is a legal document _________

    1. drawn up by lawyers
    2. enacted by military decrees
    3. forming the basis upon which a government rules the country
    4. only likely to succeed in countries where there is union government
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  2. 2 A government in which control of ultimate power is by a few who rule in their selfish interest is classified as _________

    1. an oligarchy
    2. a dictatorship
    3. an aristocracy
    4. a monarchy
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  3. 3 The judicial organ of government is the body which _________

    1. implements the law
    2. makes the law
    3. punishes lawbreakers
    4. interprets the law
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  4. 4 Which of the following was not established by the 1979 Nigerian constitution ?

    1. Police Service Commission
    2. National Universities Commission
    3. Federal Electoral Commission
    4. National Population Commission
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  5. 5 Rates are generally collected in Nigeria by ________

    1. the State Ministry of Finance
    2. the Department of inland Revenue
    3. the Local Government Council
    4. the Emirate of Traditional Council
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  6. 6 In a democracy, sovereignty is in _________

    1. the community
    2. public officials
    3. judges
    4. the Head of State
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  7. 7 Which of the following is a good example of a confederal state?

    1. Nigeria
    2. ECOWAS
    3. Switzerland
    4. USA
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  8. 8 A bill that applies to the whole population and is intended to promote the general welfare is called _________

    1. a private bill
    2. a decree
    3. an appropriate bill
    4. a public bill
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  9. 9 Fascism developed in________

    1. France
    2. Germany
    3. Italy
    4. China
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  10. 10 The theory of separation of powers was first time clearly formulated by __________

    1. Jean Bodin
    2. Jean Austin
    3. Baron de Montesquieu
    4. Lord Bryce
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  11. 11 A system of government in which power derives from total control of the instruments of force is called ___________

    1. monarchy
    2. oligarchy
    3. capitalism
    4. fascism
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  12. 12 The British Government revoked the charter of the Royal Niger Company and took over the direct administration of Nigeria in _________

    1. 1861
    2. 1900
    3. 1906
    4. 1914
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  13. 13 The Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy in the 1979 constitution do not include _________

    1. democracy and social justice
    2. federal character and inequality
    3. concentration of wealth and provision of maximum welfare
    4. national integration and ethnic loyalty
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  14. 14 The founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association was ________

    1. Casey Hayford
    2. Herbert Macaulay
    3. Marcus Garvey
    4. W. E. B, DuBois
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  15. 15 A characteristic feature of communism is __________

    1. Free enterprise
    2. liberal democracy
    3. dictatorship
    4. multi-party system
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  16. 16 Africans were first elected to the legislative council in British West Africa in _________

    1. Nigeria
    2. Ghana
    3. Gambia
    4. Sierra Leone
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  17. 17 When a state is subject to no other authority, it is said to be _________

    1. powerful
    2. legitimate
    3. authoritative
    4. sovereign
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  18. 18 While pressure groups aim at influencing government decisions, the primary aim of political parties is to ______

    1. promote the welfare of their members
    2. execute particular programmes
    3. influence legislation in order to benefit their members
    4. control political power
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  19. 19 In the tradition, Hausa-Fulani political system, political authority was vested in the ___________

    1. Emir
    2. Talakawa
    3. Alkali
    4. Emirate Council
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  20. 20 Southern Nigeria was divided into Eastern and Western provinces for administrative purposes in _________

    1. 1935
    2. 1937
    3. 1939
    4. 1941
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  21. 21 Within the United Nations, the veto power is exercised in ______

    1. WHO
    2. UNESCO
    3. the General Assembly
    4. the Security Council
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  22. 22 A set of internalized norms which guides political action is called ________

    1. power
    2. value
    3. law
    4. symbol
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  23. 23 A condition for judicial independence is the appointment of judges by the __________

    1. Civil Service
    2. Judicial Service Commission
    3. Law Review Commission
    4. Code of Conduct Bureau
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  24. 24 Which of the following is not associated with local government elections?

    1. Constituency
    2. Ballot Box
    3. Electoral Officer
    4. Ward
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  25. 25 Warrant Chiefs were appointed to __________

    1. Prevent tribal wars
    2. supervise native courts
    3. decide divorce cases
    4. take charge of local administration
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  26. 26 The application of the rule of law may be constrained by ________

    1. securing the tenure of office of judges
    2. insulating judges from partisan politics
    3. employing men of proven integrity as judges
    4. invoking emergency powers
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  27. 27 The highest court in Nigeria before 1963 was the _________

    1. Supreme Court
    2. High Court
    3. Judicial Committees of the Privy Council
    4. Court of Appeal
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  28. 28 A feature unique to General Murtala Muhammed's Supreme Military Council as compared to that of General Yakubu Gowon was the _________

    1. inclusion of the civilians as members
    2. exclusion of military governors from the council
    3. inclusion of the chief justice as a member
    4. inclusion of the chief justice as a member
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  29. 29 In the First Republic, Nigeria was very reluctant to have meaningful interaction with ________

    1. Italy
    2. the Soviet Union
    3. the United States of America
    4. Germany
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  30. 30 The Gulf War of 1990 is an indication that the U. N. O. is unable to _______

    1. ensure free world trade
    2. stop colonialism
    3. control armament
    4. ensure permanent world peace
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  31. 31 The simple plurality electoral system is often criticized because _________

    1. the ruling party may lose the election
    2. the winner may not poll an absolute majority
    3. it works against all opposition parties
    4. it is easy to rig
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  32. 32 Which of the following was the last to win independence from colonial rule ?

    1. Cote d'Ivoire
    2. Algeria
    3. Tanzania
    4. Angola
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  33. 33 Nigeria's non-aligned policy means that she will _________

    1. have nothing to do with the superpowers
    2. not take sides in international issues based on ideological considerations
    3. avoid having any dealing with any country with ideological learnings
    4. relate only with member countries of the Non-Aligned movement
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  34. 34 The charter of the United Nations was drawn up in ________

    1. New York
    2. San Franciso
    3. Los Angeles
    4. Washington DC
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  35. 35 The idea of making the civil service permanent, neutral and anonymous is to _________

    1. make civil servants a functional elite
    2. prevent opposition to government
    3. ensure loyalty and support
    4. enhance efficiency in administration
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  36. 36 The delineation of constituencies is a major duty of the __________

    1. electoral commission
    2. boundary commission
    3. national assemblies
    4. political parties
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  37. 37 A meeting of the legislature is usually brought to an end with __________

    1. an adjournment
    2. a prorogation
    3. a dissolution
    4. suspension
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  38. 38 The economic basis of feudalism is __________

    1. agriculture
    2. slavery
    3. trade
    4. capital
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  39. 39 NEPAD was adopted during the OAU summit held in _________

    1. Tunis
    2. Lusaka
    3. Cairo
    4. Abuja
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  40. 40 The Premier of Western Region immediately after independence was _________

    1. Chief Obafemi Awolowo
    2. Chief Ladoke Akintola
    3. DR. M. A. Majekodunmi
    4. Ahaji D. S. Adegbenro
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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