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1.
A major opposition party at the national level in Nigeria's Second Republic was
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A. NNP
B. UPN
C. PRP
D. GNPP

2.
The exclusion of Africans from colonial administration is associated with
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A. policy of assimilation
B. indirect rule system
C. policy of association
D. indignant policy

3.
During the 1964 Federal Election in Nigeria, the United Progressive Grand Alliance comprised the
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A. NNDP, NPC and NDC
B. NPC, UMBC and BYM
C. UMBC, AG, NEPU and NCNC
D. UMBC, BYM, NEPU and NPC

4.
Which of the following binds Commonwealth Nations together?
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A. Uniform Political System
B. Common Currency
C. Common Language
D. Common Colonial History

5.
A structure of government in which power is shared between the centre and the units is
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A. confederal
B. oligarchic
C. unitary
D. federalism

6.
Which of the following performs oversight functions?
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A. Judiciary
B. Civil service
C. Executive
D. Bureaucracy

7.
Foreign Policy refers to
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A. a policy made by a country when it is at war
B. the general principles of a states international behaviour
C. a policy made by a foreign country
D. a policy made by a country for foreigners

8.
'' From each according to his ability to each according to his needs' is the principle of
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A. Communism
B. Socialism
C. Capitalism
D. Communalism
Explanation.
From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs is a slogan popularized by Karl Marx in his 1875.

9.
The maintenance of law and order is a function of the
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A. legislature
B. military
C. judiciary
D. executive

10.
The development of attitudes and beliefs about a political system is known as
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A. political orientation
B. political apathy
C. political culture
D. political socialization

11.
A nation could be identified through its
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A. military strength
B. common language and culture
C. population
D. constitution

12.
A network of groups of people in an institution expressing human association is
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A. community
B. society
C. nation
D. state

13.
The Commission on Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration is an organ of
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A. The United Nations
B. Common Wealth
C. Organization of Petroeum Exporting Countries
D. African Union

14.
The policy of assimilation was the colonial policy of the
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A. French
B. British
C. Portuguese
D. German

15.
The appointment, promotion and discipline of civil servants is the responsibility of the
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A. Civil Service Commission
B. Public Complaints Commission
C. Judicial Service Commission
D. Public Service Institute of Nigeria

16.
A country is said to operate an unwritten constitution if the
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A. constitution is not contained in a single document
B. constitution cannot be written down
C. existing constitution can be suspended at will
D. country is not having a printed constitution

17.
The form of government headed by a king is
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A. monarchy
B. presidentialism
C. fascism
D. republicanism

18.
Citizens exercise their sovereignty by
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A. attending political rallies
B. voting at elections
C. registration to vote
D. their right to sue the state

19.
Citizens exercise their sovereignty by
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A. attending political rallies
B. voting at elections
C. registration to vote
D. their right to sue the state

20.
Which of these is an attribute of government?
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A. Political Power
B. Sovereignty
C. Constitution
D. Definite territory

21.
Nigerian Judiciary is headed by
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A. Attorney-General and Minister of Justice
B. Solicitor-General of the Federation
C. Chief Justice of the Federation
D. President, Court of Appeal

22.
The modern theory of sovereignty was popularized by
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A. John Locke
B. Thomas Hobbes
C. Jean Bodin
D. Baron De Montesquieu

23.
Public opinion is commonly referred to as the composite reaction of the citizenry on
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A. matters relating to association
B. legal rights of foreigners
C. matters affecting government
D. key issues that affect them

24.
In order to assist fellow developing countries, Nigeria initiated the
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A. New Partnership for African Development
B. Economic Community of West African States
C. Concept of Medium Powers
D. Technical Aid Corps Scheme

25.
In the Igbo traditional system, the highest democratic institution is the
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A. Umunna
B. Oha-na -eze
C. Umuada
D. Ofo Title Holders

26.
Separation of powers as an ingredient of the presidential system implies the
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A. distinction of governmental powers
B. demarcation of levels of government
C. distinction between head of state and head of government
D. sharing of governmental powers.

27.
The major objective of pressure group is to
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A. change government
B. form government
C. influence government
D. fund government

28.
The foreign policy principle that informed Nigeria's position in the liberation of African states is
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A. economic diplomacy
B. Afrocentrism
C. non-alignment
D. non-interference

29.
A type of political association that brings the rich and the poor together is
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A. Broker party
B. Charismatic party
C. Elite party
D. Mass party

30.
In Nigeria, the foundations of federalism was laid by the
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A. Macpherson Constitution
B. Lyttleton Constitution
C. Clifford Constitution
D. Richards Constitution

31.
Which of the following is a form of delegated legislation?
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A. Case law
B. Convention
C. Edict
D. Acts

32.
Franchise can be described as the right to
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A. vote at elections
B. form political parties
C. vote and be voted for
D. contest in elections

33.
A major factor that necessitated the adoption of federalism in Nigeria was the
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A. intention of creating states
B. diversity of culture and language
C. abundance of natural resources
D. low level of literacy

34.
The office of the Prime Minister in Nigeria was created in
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A. 1951
B. 1954
C. 1959
D. 1957

35.
The Nigeria Police is an agency of the
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A. judicial arm of government
B. Ministry of Defence
C. executive arm of government
D. Ministry of Interior

36.
The legislature checks the excesses of the executive through
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A. appointment of civil servants
B. screening of governors
C. scrutiny of the budget
D. nomination of judges

37.
Government by the best citizens is referred to as
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A. aristocracy
B. democracy
C. oligarchy
D. plutocracy

38.
The charter establishing the AU was signed in
.
A. Togo
B. Libya
C. South Africa
D. Ethiopia.

39.
The charter establishing the AU was signed in
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A. Togo
B. Libya
C. South Africa
D. Ethiopia.

40.
In Nigeria, items in the exclusive list are under the jurisdiction of
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A. regional government
B. state government
C. central government
D. local government

41.
Which of these factors motivated colonialism in Africa?
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A. Scientific superiority
B. Humanitarianism
C. Economic interest
D. Cultural superiority

42.
The responsibility of giving policy guidelines to the board of corporations rest with the
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A. Board of Directors
B. Minister
C. Chairman
D. Permanent Secretary

43.
Which of these institutions make bye-laws?
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A. Council of State
B. National Assembly
C. Local Government Council
D. State House of Assembly

44.
Federal and State governments legislate on items in the
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A. residual list
B. legislative list
C. exclusive list
D. Concurrent list

45.
In Nigeria, public corporations are established by
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A. executive order
B. a bye-law
C. an act of parliament
D. military decree

46.
In the Hausa pre-colonial political system, the spiritual and powers were vested in the
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A. Emir
B. Madawaki
C. Galadima
D. Waziri

47.
Which of the following approves the annual budget of the UN?
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A. The General Assembly
B. The Secretariat
C. The Security Council
D. Trusteeship Council

48.
Lagos was annexed in
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A. 1861
B. 1871
C. 1814
D. 1853

49.
A disadvantage of the one-party system is that it
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A. is costly to operate
B. does not tolerate opposition
C. does not care about the feelings of the masses
D. discourages periodic elections

50.
At the formation of the OAU, Nigeria belonged to the
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A. Monrovia Group
B. Casablanca Group
C. Lagos Group
D. Brazzaville Group

51.
The ECOWAS Monitoring Group began its operation in
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A. Sierra-Leone
B. Guinea
C. GAMBIA
D. Liberia

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