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SS 3 GOVERNMENT EXAMINATION: Questions And Answers For Second Term


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  1. The S.D.P stands for (A) sociology department personnel (B) selective data processor (C) social democratic party (D) social deteriorating project
  2. The NRC stands for (A) national red cross (B) national republic convention (C) national revolutionary commission (D) Nigerian relations commission
  3. _____a was the first chairman of the SDP (A) chief Tony Anenih (B) Chief Toni Ikimi (C) Chief Gabriel Igbinedion (D) chief Rochas Okorocha
  4.  _____ was the chairman of the NRC (A) Abdulsalam Abubakar (B) Alhaji Shehu Shagari (C) Moshood Abiola (D) Chief Tom Ikimi
  5. INEC stands for (A) Internal Neural electric connection (B) international nature edification committee (C) independent national electoral commission (D) internal national equity commission
  6. _____ were the names of the parties in the fourth republic (A) NRC, SDP AG   (B) PDP, ANPP, AD (C) NCNC, NPC, UNPP (D) UPGA, NRC, NNPP
  7. The PDP means (A) peoples destructive pariah (B) popular democratic party (C) philandering destructive pillaging (D) peoples democratic party
  8. _____ promulgated the transition to civil rule decree (A) Gen. Sani Abach (B) General Yakubu Gowon (C) General Ibrahim Babaginda (D) Gen. Murtala Mohammed
  9. Which of these events was caused by the motion for independence? (A) census crises 1962/1963 (B) action group crises of 1962 (C) federal election of 1964 (D) Kano riot of 1953
  10.  ____ were the leaders of the action group (A) Tinubu and Obasanjo (B) Joseph Tarka and Ahmadu Bello (C) Nnamdi Azikiwe and Odumegwu Ojukwu (D) Obafemi Awolowo and Chief Samuel L. Akintola
  11. The motion for independence was moved by (A) Ahmadu Bello (B) Anthony Enahoro (C) Anthony Blinken (C) Nnamdi Azikiwe
  12. The A.G stands for (A) action group (B) agricultural group (C) active group (D) aeronautic group
  13. The NPC stands for (A) northern pulse cadio (B) national peoples core (C) northern peoples congress (D) neutral park control
  14. The ANPP was formerly known as (A) ADP (B) APP (C) APD (D) PAD
  15. ____ was one of the achievements of the PDP (A) economic reforms (B) deregulation (C) stock exchange (D) foreign implementation
  16. Which of these conflicts brought about a need for the London conference of 1953? (A) census crises 1962 (B) Action group crises 1962 (C) federal election crises 1964 (D) kano riots 1953
  17. _____ was one of the consequences of the action group crises (A) coalition government (B) trade ties (C) allotment of seats (D) building alliances
  18. The 1979 elections saw the registration of _____ political parties (A) 30 (B) 27 (C) 43 (D) 52
  19. The full meaning of UPGA is (A) under progress group aggregate (B) united progressive grand alliance (C) union production granite association (D) upper gate press arena
  20. _____ was the leader of the Nigerian National Alliance (NNA) (A) Ahmadu Bello (B) Micheal Okpara (C) Obafemi Awolowo (D) Nnamdi Azikiwe
  21. _____ was the leader of the United progressive Grand Alliance (UPGA) Joseph Tarka (B) Samuel Akintola (C) Micheal Okpara (D) Bode George
  22. The third Republic was from ____ to ____ (A) 1960- 1966 (B) 1979-1983 (C) 1989-1999 (D) 1982-1985
  23. the Kaduna state executive legislative crises cored in (A) 1976 (B) 1990 (C) 1989 (D) 1981
  24. ____ was the governor of Kaduna State in 1981 (A) Alhaji Ibrahim Dantata (B) Alhaji Aliko Dangote (C) Alhaji Nassir El-Rufa (D) Alhaji Balarabe Musa
  25. The first coup in Nigeria occurred on (A) January 15, 1966 (B) May 19, 1965 (C) October 1, 1960 (D) June 12, 1993
  26. _____ was the first military head of state (A) general Yakubu Gowon (B) Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu (C) General J.T.U Aguiyi Ironsi (D) General Muhammadu Buhari
  27. The first coup in 1966 was led by (A) General Oladipo Diya (B) Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu (C) Colonel Buka Sulka Dimka (D) Major Gideon Orkar
  28. Which Military head f State had the longest term in office? (A) Muhammadu Buhari (B) General Sanni Abacha (C) General Yakubu Gowon (D) General Abdul-Salami Abubakar
  29. _____ was the premier of the Western region? (A) Obafemi Awolowo (B) Samuel L. Akintola (A) Taiwo Fadipe (D) Olu Falae
  30. ____ was the premier of the Norther Region (A) Ahmadu Bello (B) Joseh Tarka (C) Aminu Kano (D) Mai Aliyu Borno
  31. The origin of federalism can be traced to (A) 1914 (B) 1939 (C) 1943 (D) 1956
  32. Federalism is identified with (A) power sharing (B) concurrent government (C) confederation government (D) constitutional conference
  33. Which is a factor of Nigerian federalism? (A) legislative powers (B) British colonial policy (C) revenue allocation (D) bi-cameral legislature
  34. Which of these can be identified as major ethnic groups? (A) efik, Igala, Fulani (B) Ibibio, Jukun, Yoruba (C) Yoruba, Hausa, Ibo (C) Esan, Isoko, Bini
  35. Which of these as a series of monor ethnic groups (A) hausa, Yoruba, Igede (B) Itsekiri, Idoma, Agatu (C) hausa, Ibo, Yoruba (D) Semenge, Mende-Mende, Hausa
  36. The U.N stands for (A) union nation (B) unity nascent (C) unity nation (D) united nations
  37. _____ is a measure to avoid secession (A) true federalism (B) creation of states (C) creation of minorities (D) no development projects
  38. In 1963, the Hausa-Fulani were grouped into (A) 3 states (B) 5 states (C) 8 states (D) 2 states
  39. The mid-western region was created in (A) 1965 (B) 1962 (C) 1970 (D) 1972
  40. Which of these was based on Willink’s commission? (A) police (B) CONFAB (C) ethnicity (D) fear of secession
  41. _____ is one of the factors of Nigerian federalism (A) geographical factor (B) legislative powers (C) self government (D) regionalism
  42. Nigeria became a republic in (A) 1961 (B) 1963 (C) 1966 (D) 1970
  43. Who introduced a federal system of government? (A) Fedrick Lugard (B) Llyod George (C) Herbert Maucauley (D) Oliver Lyttleton
  44. _____ authorized the promulgation of Decree No 34. (A) General Yakubu Gowon (B) Colonel Theophlus Danjuma (C) General Aguiyi Ironsi (D) Major Mustapha Bamayi
  45. Identify a solution to minority problems in Nigeria? (A) autocratic government (B) independent judiciary (C) praetorian guard (D) nepotism
  46. The NNPP stands for (A) natural neutral door pneumatic (B) Nigerian National democratic party (C) northern nobel destructive pole (D) noble notion democratic production
  47.  _______ is a contribution of the Nigerian youth movement (A) national outlook (B) split (C) tribal sentiments (D) party reactivation
  48. The NPC stands for (A) national progressive cooperation (B) natural people’s communion (C) northern people’s congress
  49. The 1953 constitutional conference was in (A) Lagos (B) France (C) Kano (D) London
  50. Identify an objective of the Action Group (A) uniting nationalists (B) change of name (C) northern development (D) decline


Section B

Answer five questions

1a.       Explain at length, the origin of federalism in Nigeria

  1. List 3 agreements of the London constitutional conference of 1953
  2. List 3 political parties in the fourth republic


2a.       Explain in details, the Kano riot of 1953

  1. Give 3 aims/objectives of the NCNC
  2. Give 3 contributions of the NPC


3a.       Explain the action group crises of 1962

  1. List the names of the chairman of the following party in the 1999 elections
  2. PDP
  3. ANPP

iii.        AD

  1. List 3 aims/objectives of the PDP


  1. List and explain four reasons for Military intervention in Nigeria
  2. Give four consequences of the action group crises of 1962
  3. List three achievement of the alliance for democracy (A.D)


5a.       Write short notes on the following

  1. National party of Nigeria (NPN)
  2. UPN (Unity Party of Nigeria)
  3. List four aims and objectives of the NPP (Nigerian Peoples party )
  4. List 3 problems of pre-independence political parties in Nigeria


  1. Write a short note on the origin of the action group (A.G)
  2. List three characteristics of military rule
  3. List the number of coops Nigeria has experienced and the years of occurrence


  1. Explain the Kaduna State legislature executive crises of 1981
  2. List 3 aims and objectives of the National party of Nigeria (NPN)
  3. List three aims/objectives of the Northern people congress (NPC)

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