Hello and Welcome to UTME CBT FREE Practice Test - Government You are to attempt 40 Random Objectives Questions ONLY for 30 minutes. Supply Your Full Name in the text box below and begin immediately. Your time starts NOW! Full Name (Surname First): Location (City/State): The Organization of African Unity was established for the main purpose of ______A. opposing imperialism in all its forms and manifestations B. establishing an African High Command C. protecting the human rights of all Africans wherever they may liveD. encouraging cooperation and unity among African StatesABCD Under the 1999 Constitution, the power to declare war is vested in the ________ A. National Security Council. B. legislature C. executive D. National Council of StatesABCDThe name of the president of the Nigerian Labour Congress elected in 1983 is _______A. Mr. Wahab GoodluckB. Alhaji Shehu KangiwaC. Alhaji Hassan SunmonuD. Alhaji Ali ChiromaABCDThe transfer of authority to local government council is known as ______A. demarcation B. delegation C. fusion D. fragmentationABCD In pre-colonial Igbo society, decisions on public issues were reached mainly through _____ A. majority votes B. imposition C. consensus D. the oraclesABCD The activities of Nigeria in the international community are primarily influenced by ______ A. propaganda B. national interest C. military power D. diplomacyABCD The emirate system of administration can be likened to a ______ A unitary system of governmentB. federal system of governmentC. constitutional monarchyD. confederal system of governmentABCDA person who is disenfranchised is ______A. allowed to be voted for B. allowed to exercise his voting rightC. not permitted to vote D. allowed to nominate a candidateABCD The pre-colonial Yoruba political system as a whole can best be described as a ______ A. federation of chiefdoms and localitiesB. confederation of chiefdoms and localities.C. confederation of monarchies and chiefdomsD. highly centralized kingdomABCDLocal Government Reforms were carried out by the Federal Military Government in ______A. 1970 B. 1976 C. 1979 D. 1967ABCD The leading agent in the expansion of British influence in Northern Nigeria in the 1890s was the ____ A. Royal West African Frontier forceB. British Consul in LagosC. Royal Niger CompanyD. British Consul in CalabarABCD The tenure of the President of the UN Security Council is ______ A. two years B. one month C. six months D. one yearABCD Nigeria’s relation with black political communities outside Africa is built an ______ A. shared political aspirationsB. expectations of political support from them.C. economic considerationsD. perceived cultural affinitiesABCD A problem of Nigerian federalism that was resolved by the Supreme Court between the federal government and the littoral states centered on resource ______ A. maximization B. generation C. derivation D. controlABCD Nigeria’s membership of the ECOWAS is informed by her desire to ______ A. become a sub-regional powerB. promote economic integrationC. form a sub-regional high commandD. Develop a market in the sub-regionABCDThe decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria is _____A. subject to appeal B. subject to judicial review C. final D. B and CABCDWhich of the following nations does not have veto power in the Security Council of the UNO?A. Britain B. China C. France D. GermanyABCD One major factor that differentiates the presidential from the parliamentary system is _____ A. judicial independence B. party system C. separation of powers D. passage of billsABCDUnder the constitution of the Second Federal Republic of Nigeria, statutory allocation of revenue to local government councils is the responsibility of the _____A. President B. Governor C. National Assembly D. House of AssemblyABCD The structure of the civil service is based on _____ A. hierarchical organization B. lateral organization C. merit system D. patronage systemABCD The Second Republic, the ruling National Party of Nigeria form an alliance with the _____ A. Great Nigeria People’s PartyB. Nigeria Advance Party.C. Unity Party of NigeriaD. Nigeria People’s PartyABCD The constitution that introduced restricted franchise into Nigerian politics was the A. Clifford ConstitutionB. Richards ConstitutionC. Lyttleton ConstitutionD. Independence ConstitutionABCDThe Guggisberg Constitution of 1925 in Ghana _____A. strengthened the authority of natural rulersB. weakened the authority of natural rulersC. enhanced the status of the educated eliteD. abolished the post of colonial governorABCDThe Nigerian Youth Movement was founded in _______A. 1920 B. 1922 C. 1936 D. 1937ABCDLagos became a Gowon Colony in ______A. 1900 B. 1914 C. 1886 D. 1881ABCD The two military coups that toppled civilian regimes in Nigeria were those of ______ A. July 1966 and August 1985B. January 1966 and December 1983C. February 1976 and December 1983D. January 1966 and July 1975.ABCDPublic corporations are set up to _____A. make profitB. compete with the private sector C. cater for those businesses that cannot be left entirely to private enterprise D. gets Board appointments for politiciansABCD In a presidential system of government, the president checks the legislature through ______ A. executive review B. executive order C. exercise of veto D. legislative order.ABCDAn election conducted to fill a vacant post in a legislature is known as _______A. a primary election B. a general election C. a by-election D. a referendumABCDNigeria adopted a republican constitution on ______A. October 1, 1960 B. October 1, 1963C. October 1, 1966 D. May 1, 1967ABCD The citizenship of a country could be acquired through ______ A. parliamentary legislationB. birth and naturalizationC. registration and arbitrationD. presidential proclamationABCD The 1976 Reforms have been most beneficial to the ______ A. Nigeria Police. B. federal government C. local government D. civil serviceABCD The principle of checks and balances reinforces separation of powers in order to _____ A make the legislature more powerfulB. prevent the emergence of dictatorshipC. protect the powers of the executiveD. prevent an unconstitutional change of GovernmentABCD Some pre-colonial Nigerian societies are described as stateless because _____ A. they had no formal governmental institutionB. they had no definite political boundariesC. their population was too smallD. they were not independenceABCD The fundamental assumption on which the idea of the rule of law is based is ______ A. supremacy of the constitutionB. rationality of human beingsC. equality of human beingsD. love for social justiceABCDThe first political party in Nigeria was formed after the introduction of the _______A. Richards ConstitutionB. Clifford ConstitutionC. Bourdillon constitutionD. Macpherson ConstitutionABCDThe non-permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations Organisations (UNO) are elected for _____A. 5 year terms B. 4 year terms C. 3 year terms D. 2 year termsABCDThe first military government in Nigeria was headed by _____A. General Yakubu GowonB. General Aguiyi IronsiC. General M.MohammedD. General O. ObasanjoABCDThe 1958 Constitutional Conferences responded to the fears of minorities by recommending the ______A. creation of the Mid-Western Region B. formation of a national government C. regionalization of the public service D. entrenchment of fundamental human rightsABCD The first restructuring of the Nigerian federation took place with the ____ A. creation of the Mid-West Region in 1963B. abolition of federalism in 1966C. military counter-coup of 1966D. creation of states in 1967ABCD1 out of GREAT! You finished before the expiration of the 30 minutes allotted to you. 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