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1. Law making function is the sole responsibility of ________ arm of government 

(A) Judiciary (B) Executive (C) Legislature (D) Bureaucracy (E) Prison

2. One of the following is not part of the National Identity in Nigeria (A) Coat of 

Arm (B) Currency (C) Prison (D) Stamp (E) Flag

3. Six months emergency rule was slamed on one of the following states by 

Obasanjo Administration (A) Bayelsa (B) Ondo (C) Ekiti (D) Oyo (E) Delta

4. Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman is (A) Abel Guobadia (B) 

Prof. Humphrey Nwosu (C) Prof. Maurice Iwu (D) Justice Ephrahim Akpata (E) 

Prof. Attahiru Jega

5. The number of local governments recognized under the 1999 constitution is (A) 

884 (B) 664 (C) 774 (D) 994 (E) 1114

6. Nigeria is presently divided into _________ geopolitical zones 

(A) Thirty-six (B) Ten (C) Twenty-one (D) Six (E) Twelve

7. Three major possible ways of imposing power on people are (A) By persuasion, 

political behaviour and by shooting (B) By killing, promise of pecuniary reward 

and by organization (C) By threat of physical punishment, the promise of 

pecuniary reward and the exercise of persuasion (D) By violence, rioting and 

rumour (E) By imposition, organization and influence 

8. The concept of Ujamaa as an African Socialism was developed by 

(A) Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana (B) Julius Nyerere of Tanzania (C) 

Nelson Mandela of South Africa (D) Obafemi Awolowo of Nigeria (E) Nnamdi 

Azikwe of Nigeria 

9. One of the following is not an example of authority as espoused by Max Weber 

(A) Legal Rational (B) Charismatic (C) Bureaucracy (D) Traditional 

10. Examples of political parties are as follows except A) Democratic Parties (B) Pragmatic Parties (C) Monopolistic (D) Elitist Parties 

(E) Constitutional Parties

11. The leader of Biafra Republic during the civil war (A) General Yakubu Gowon (B) 

General Philip Effiong (C) Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu (D) Gen. Ben Nwabueze (E) 

Col. Benjamin Adekunle

12. League of Nations was established in 

(A) 1914 (B) 1919 (C) 1921 (D) 1945 (E) 1930

13. EU stands for (A) European Unity (B) European 

Union (C) Europe United (D) Economic Unity (E) Economic Unit

14. Bureaucracy is associated with all the following except one 

(A) Hierarchy of authority (B) Formal rules and regulation (C) Documentation 

(D) Power of impeachment (E) Impersonality

15. The Nigerian Civil Service is patterned along (A) French Civil Service (B) British 

Civil Service (C) American Civil Service (D) South African Civil Service 

Model (E) German Civil Service

16. One of the following is not a problem of the Nigerian Civil Service (A) 

Specialization (B) Corruption (C) Poor remuneration (D) Political 

instability (E) Red tapism

17. The doctrine of separation of power was postulated by (A) A.V. Dicey (B) 

Montesquieu (C) Thomas Paine (D) Thomas Hobbes (E) John Lock


Answer all Questions

1. Government as an institution of a state can best be defined as a body that (a) 

conducts elections for the state (b) legislates, executes and interprets laws for 

the state (c) recruits and trains political leaders (d) settles disputes and 

interprets laws for the state

2. The acquisition of political power through hereditary means is a feature of 

(a) Capitalism (b) Oligarchy (c) Monarchy (d) Communalism

3. The three main contesting issues about revenue allocation in Nigeria are 

(a) Oil, cocoa and groundnut (b) Oil, minority and majority (c) Ethnicity, 

corruption and nepotism (d) Derivation, population and even development . 

government headed by person elected for a fixed period of time is referred to 

as (a) Monarchical (b) Socialist (c) Republican (d) Military

5. Local government can raise funds through just one of the following 

(a) Import duties (b) Company duties (c) Excise duties (d) Rates

6. In Unitary states, local authorities derive their powers from the 

(a) Judiciary (b) Electorate (c) Elected councillors (d) Legislature

7. The Aba women riots of 1929 in Nigeria was caused by the 

(a) Fear of women being taxed (b) Existence of a centralized authority (c) Fear 

of domination by warrant chiefs (d) Absence of a well organized system of 


8. The principle of non-alignment means that a country 

(a) is neutral in international trade (b) Does not belong to any world organization 

(c) Does not belong to any of the power blocs (d) Has no diplomatic missions 


9. The World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the 

(a) African Union (AU) (b) Economic Community of West African States 

(ECOWAS) (c) Commonwealth of Nations (d) United Nations Organization

10. A constitutional government is run by (a) Lawyers (b) The politicians (c) Applying 

arbitrary rules (d) According to the laws of the land.

11. Free and fair election is necessary for democracy to thrive because it (a) Makes a 

popular party to lose in election (b) Prevents smooth change of government (c) 

Makes an unpopular candidate emerge as a winner (d) Helps the people to 

exercise their popular sovereignty

12. A coup d’etat is regarded as (a) A constitutional way of changing the government 

(b) A manipulation of the constitution (c) An unconstitutional way of changing 

the government (d) A source of political legitimacy

13. An organized group of people that seeks the control of power in a state is 

(a) Social group (b) Co-operative society (c) Political party (d) Pressure group

14. The United Nations Secretary-General is appointed for a 

(a) Five-year term (b) Single-year term (c) Four-year term (d) Three-year term

Source: OAU PostUTME whatsapp group



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Section A:

1c 2c 3d 4- 5c 6d7e 8- 9c 10c 11c 12b 13b 14- 15b 16a 17b

Section B:

1b 2c 3d 4- 5d 6d 7a 8c 9d 10d 11d 12c 13c 14a

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