WAEC past ques­tions re­view

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SEC­TION Govern­ment

Shall con­tain five ques­tions out of which can­di­dates shall be re­quired to at­tempt any two.

A: EX­AM­I­NA­TION SCHEME There will be two pa­pers – Paper 1 and Paper 2, both of which must be taken. Pa­pers 1 and 2 will be com­pos­ite and wlii be taken at one sit­ting.

PAPER 1: This will con­sist of fifty mul­ti­ple-choice ob­jec­tive ques­tions drawn from the en­tire syl­labus. Can­di­dates will be re­quired to an­swer all the ques­tions in 1 hour for 40 marks.

PAPER 2: This will be a two-hour es­say type test con­sist­ing of two sec­tions, Sec­tions A and B.



SEC­TION B: Po­lit­i­cal and Con­sti­tu­tional De­vel­op­ments in West Africa and In­ter­na­tional Re­la­tions

Shall con­tain sets of five ques­tions. Each set shall be on one mem­ber coun­try. Each can­di­date is to an­swer two ques­tions cho­sen from the set on the coun­try in which he/she is tak­ing the ex­am­i­na­tion. SAM­PLE QUES­TIONS PAPER 1 (OB­JEC­TIVE) 1. One merit of de­cen­tral­iza­tion is that

A. de­ci­sions on lo­cal mat­ters are made daily. B. it is less ex­pen­sive to op­er­ate.

C. de­ci­sion-mak­ing at na­tional level is en­hanced. D. at the lo­cal lev­els, de­ci­sions can be taken.

2. Po­lit­i­cal par­ties are formed in or­der to

A. make laws for the state. B. ed­u­cate cit­i­zens on po­lit­i­cal is­sues. C. re­cruit labour union lead­ers. D. ap­point civil and pub­lic ser­vants. 3. The ed­u­cated elite op­posed in­di­rect rule in West Africa be­cause

A. it dis­torted the in­sti­tu­tion of chief­taincy. B. the Bri­tish had short­age of per­son­nel.

C. it was suc­cess­ful in or­der parts of the world. D. the elite took part in the ad­min­is­tra­tion of the ter­ri­to­ries.

4. The in­sti­tu­tion that pro­tects the rights and lib­er­ties of cit­i­zens of a state is the

A. leg­is­la­ture. B. ex­ec­u­tive. C. ju­di­ciary. D. me­dia.

5. Pub­lic opin­ion is not mea­sured through

A. elec­tions. B. lob­by­ing. ref­er­en­dum. D. opin­ion poll.

6. In the pres­i­den­tial sys­tem of govern­ment, a bill be­comes a law only when it re­ceives as­sent by the

A. Pres­i­dent. B. Prime Min­is­ter. C. Chief Jus­tice. D. Chief of Staff.

C. PAPER 2 (ES­SAY) SEC­TION A For all can­di­dates 1. Out­line three mer­its and three de­mer­its of Sep­a­ra­tion of Pow­ers.

2. Ex­plain six func­tions per­formed by po­lit­i­cal par­ties in your coun­try.

3. De­scribe six fac­tors that can de­ter­mine the ef­fec­tive­ness of pres­sure groups

4. Ex­plain six du­ties ex­pected to be per­formed by a cit­i­zen of a state. 5. (a) What is a state? (b) Out­line five rea­sons why in­di­vid­u­als must be­long to a state. SEC­TION B For can­di­dates in Nigeria only 6. How did the people of Bri­tish West African ter­ri­to­ries gov­ern them­selves be­fore the ad­vent of colo­nial rule.

7. What are the main crit­i­cisms lev­elled against the 1946 Richards Con­sti­tu­tion of Nigeria.

8. Out­line six ben­e­fits Nigeria de­rives from her mem­ber­ship of the United Na­tions Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

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