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2016 GOVERNMENT WAEC Theory Past Questions

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Question 1

(a) What is fascism?

Answer

Fascism is a totalitarian system of government led by a dictator and emphasizes aggressive nationalism and racism.

 

(b) Highlight any four features of fascism

Answer

Features of fascism:

Question 2

Outline five processes by which a bill becomes law in a presidential system of government.

Answer

Processes by which a bill becomes law in a presidential system of government:

  1. Drafting and gazetting of the bill
  2. The notice of the bill is given to the clerk of the house
  3. The First reading: the bill is presented to the house by the Clerk who will also read the nature and purpose of the bill
  4. Second reading: here the bill is presented by the sponsor of the bill stating its importance/relevance
  5. Committee stage: the bill is referred to the appropriate Standing Committee for detailed examination
  6. Report stage: the appropriate Standing Committee reports back to the House making recommendations and amendments where necessary.
  7. Debate stage: the committee of the while house debates the recommendations made by the appropriate Standing Committee and makes suggestions
  8. Third reading: further scrutiny and final amendments are made before going to the second chamber. If the legislature is bicameral, it undergoes the same process.
  9. Assent: the bill goes to the President or Governor for assent so that the bill can become law.
  10. Veto: if the President or Governor refuses to sign the bill, the bill can be passed into law by a two-thirds majority of the whole house.

Question 3

State five factors that can limit the independence of the judiciary

Answer

Factors that can limit the independence of the judiciary:

Question 4

Highlight any five roles of minority parties in a multiparty democracy.

Answer

Roles of minority parties in a multi-party democracy:

Question 5

Identify any five roles performed by the mass media in nation building

Answer

Roles performed by the mass media in nation-building:

Question 6

Highlight any five features of the Igbo traditional societies.

Answer

Features of the Igbo traditional societies:

Question 7

a. Mention three former French colonies in West Africa.

Answer

Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Togo, Ivory Coast/LA Cote d'Ivoire, Benin/Dahomey, Burkina Faso/Upper Volta, Mauritania

 

b. Identify four qualifications for assimilation of indigenous Africans into French citizenship.

Answer

Qualifications for assimilation of indigenous Africans into French citizenship:

Question 8

Outline five positive effects of colonialism on West Africa

Answer

Positive effects of colonialism on West Africa:

Question 9

(a) Outline three aims and objectives of Nigeria Peoples Party (NNP)

Answer

Aims and objectives of the Nigeria Peoples Party (NPP)

 

(b) Highlight two sources of finance of NNP.

Answer

Sources of finance of NPP

Question 10

(a) What is National Interest?

Answer

The national interest of a nation is the summation/totality of what a nation seeks to pursue or achieve in its relationship with others eg. preservation of territorial integrity, national welfare, national economic and industrial development, etc.

 

(b) Outline four objectives of your country’s foreign policy

Answer

Objectives of your country's foreign policy

Question 1

(a) What is fascism?

Answer

Fascism is a totalitarian system of government led by a dictator and emphasizes aggressive nationalism and racism.

 

(b) Highlight any four features of fascism

Answer

Features of fascism:

Question 2

Outline five processes by which a bill becomes law in a presidential system of government.

Answer

Processes by which a bill becomes law in a presidential system of government:

  1. Drafting and gazetting of the bill
  2. The notice of the bill is given to the clerk of the house
  3. The First reading: the bill is presented to the house by the Clerk who will also read the nature and purpose of the bill
  4. Second reading: here the bill is presented by the sponsor of the bill stating its importance/relevance
  5. Committee stage: the bill is referred to the appropriate Standing Committee for detailed examination
  6. Report stage: the appropriate Standing Committee reports back to the House making recommendations and amendments where necessary.
  7. Debate stage: the committee of the while house debates the recommendations made by the appropriate Standing Committee and makes suggestions
  8. Third reading: further scrutiny and final amendments are made before going to the second chamber. If the legislature is bicameral, it undergoes the same process.
  9. Assent: the bill goes to the President or Governor for assent so that the bill can become law.
  10. Veto: if the President or Governor refuses to sign the bill, the bill can be passed into law by a two-thirds majority of the whole house.

Question 3

State five factors that can limit the independence of the judiciary

Answer

Factors that can limit the independence of the judiciary:

Question 4

Highlight any five roles of minority parties in a multiparty democracy.

Answer

Roles of minority parties in a multi-party democracy:

Question 5

Identify any five roles performed by the mass media in nation building

Answer

Roles performed by the mass media in nation-building:

Question 6

Highlight any five features of the Igbo traditional societies.

Answer

Features of the Igbo traditional societies:

Question 7

a. Mention three former French colonies in West Africa.

Answer

Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Togo, Ivory Coast/LA Cote d'Ivoire, Benin/Dahomey, Burkina Faso/Upper Volta, Mauritania

 

b. Identify four qualifications for assimilation of indigenous Africans into French citizenship.

Answer

Qualifications for assimilation of indigenous Africans into French citizenship:

Question 8

Outline five positive effects of colonialism on West Africa

Answer

Positive effects of colonialism on West Africa:

Question 9

(a) Outline three aims and objectives of Nigeria Peoples Party (NNP)

Answer

Aims and objectives of the Nigeria Peoples Party (NPP)

 

(b) Highlight two sources of finance of NNP.

Answer

Sources of finance of NPP

Question 10

(a) What is National Interest?

Answer

The national interest of a nation is the summation/totality of what a nation seeks to pursue or achieve in its relationship with others eg. preservation of territorial integrity, national welfare, national economic and industrial development, etc.

 

(b) Outline four objectives of your country’s foreign policy

Answer

Objectives of your country's foreign policy