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2017 GOVERNMENT WAEC Theory Past Questions

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Question 1

a. What is a legitimate government

Answer

A legitimate government is one which is acceptable to the people either because it has been lawfully established or through its performance over a period of time.

 

b. Outline any four features of legitimacy

Answer

Features of legitimacy:

Question 2

(a) What are rights?

Answer

Rights are legal entitlements that citizens of a state enjoy.

 

(b) Highlight four limitations on the rights of a citizen

Answer

Limitations on the right of a citizen

Question 3

(a) Differentiate between a de jure and de-facto one-party system

Answer

De-jure is a situation where only one party is legally and officially recognized in the state while in defacto other parties may exist but only one party dominates the political scene.

 

(b) Outline four advantages of a multi-party system

Answer

Advantages of a multiparty system.

Question 4

(a) What is a simple majority system?

Answer

Simple majority system is an electoral system in which the candidate with the highest number of votes is declared the winner in an election.

 

(b) Outline four demerits of the system.

Answer

Question 5

Identify five ways which the central government can improve upon local government system in West Africa.

Answer

Ways which the central government can improve upon local government system in West Africa:

Question 6

Functions performed by the Ogboni Secret society in the pre-colonial Yoruba political system:

Answer

Question 7

(a) What is a crown colony?

Answer

A crown colony is a territory acquired by the British monarch through settlement, cession, conquest, or purchase.

 

(b) Highlight four functions of the Secretary of State for the colony under the British colonial system.

Answer

Functions of the Secretary of State for the colony under the British colony:

Question 8

Highlight five contributions of Herbert Macaulay to the political development of Nigeria

Answer

Contributions of Herbert Macaulay to the political development of Nigeria:

Question 9

(a) What is foreign policy?

Answer

Foreign policy is the principle, guidelines, and strategy adopted by a country in conducting its relationship with other states while pursuing its national interest.

 

(b) State four factors that influence Nigeria's foreign policy

Answer

Factors that influence Nigeria's foreign policy:

Question 10

Outline any five contribution of Nigeria towards the growth of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Answer

Contributions of Nigeria towards the growth of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS):

Question 1

a. What is a legitimate government

Answer

A legitimate government is one which is acceptable to the people either because it has been lawfully established or through its performance over a period of time.

 

b. Outline any four features of legitimacy

Answer

Features of legitimacy:

Question 2

(a) What are rights?

Answer

Rights are legal entitlements that citizens of a state enjoy.

 

(b) Highlight four limitations on the rights of a citizen

Answer

Limitations on the right of a citizen

Question 3

(a) Differentiate between a de jure and de-facto one-party system

Answer

De-jure is a situation where only one party is legally and officially recognized in the state while in defacto other parties may exist but only one party dominates the political scene.

 

(b) Outline four advantages of a multi-party system

Answer

Advantages of a multiparty system.

Question 4

(a) What is a simple majority system?

Answer

Simple majority system is an electoral system in which the candidate with the highest number of votes is declared the winner in an election.

 

(b) Outline four demerits of the system.

Answer

Question 5

Identify five ways which the central government can improve upon local government system in West Africa.

Answer

Ways which the central government can improve upon local government system in West Africa:

Question 6

Functions performed by the Ogboni Secret society in the pre-colonial Yoruba political system:

Answer

Question 7

(a) What is a crown colony?

Answer

A crown colony is a territory acquired by the British monarch through settlement, cession, conquest, or purchase.

 

(b) Highlight four functions of the Secretary of State for the colony under the British colonial system.

Answer

Functions of the Secretary of State for the colony under the British colony:

Question 8

Highlight five contributions of Herbert Macaulay to the political development of Nigeria

Answer

Contributions of Herbert Macaulay to the political development of Nigeria:

Question 9

(a) What is foreign policy?

Answer

Foreign policy is the principle, guidelines, and strategy adopted by a country in conducting its relationship with other states while pursuing its national interest.

 

(b) State four factors that influence Nigeria's foreign policy

Answer

Factors that influence Nigeria's foreign policy:

Question 10

Outline any five contribution of Nigeria towards the growth of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Answer

Contributions of Nigeria towards the growth of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS):