Civic Education Examination Questions for SS3 Students|First Term

Civic Education Examination Questions for SS3 Students|First Term–2018/2019 FIRST TERM EXAMINATION


Subject: Civic Education            Class: SS 3            Time: 1 Hour

Instruction: Answer ALL Questions in Section A and any FOUR Questions from both Section B and Section C


  1. The societal value which members are expected to uphold in order to ensure development is (a) title (b) integrity (c) apathy (d) compromise
  2. Members of a society are expected to adhere to societal values for the following reasons except (a) enhancement of development (b) improvement of self dignity (c) reduction of social vices (d) relegation of morality
  3. An attribute of honesty is (a) tolerance (b) justice (c) compromise (d) liberty
  4. Discipline is described as the (a) ability to show hospitality (b) state or quality of being brave (c) tendency to fight (d) ability to behave in a controlled manner
  5. The saying, “ask for what you can do for your country and not what your country can do for you” denotes that (a) the country owes you no obligation as a citizen (b) citizens have both constitutional rights and obligations (c) fundamental rights are to be safeguarded by citizens (d) service and reward do not go together
  6. In the contemporary society, youths can display nationalistic role by showing the following attitude except (a) discouraging corrupt practices (b) exploiting the environment for the betterment of the people (c) contributing to the development of the society (d) showing indifference to national issues
  7. The defence of the territorial integrity of a country by her citizens is part of (a) political participation (b) self-determination (c) political culture (d) duties and obligations
  8. An agency established by the Federal Government of Nigeria to protect rights of citizens is (a) centre for Human rights and development (b) human rights watch (c) legal aid council (d) human rights monitor
  9. The universal declaration of Human rights (UDHR) was adopted by (a) Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (b) United Nations Organization (UNO) (c) African Union (AU) (d) European Union (EU)
  10. The best means through which individual rights can be safeguarded is (a) knowledge acquisition (b) judicial independence (c) press censorship              (d) improved standard of living
  11. The effect of queuing up in public places is (a) orderliness (b) transparency (c) honesty (d) humility
  12. A father that effectively discharges his duty towards his children could be described as a (a) philanthropist (b) celebrity (c) responsible parent (d) permissive father
  13. A programme established to foster common ties among Nigerians is (a) Subsidy Re-investment Programme (SURE-P) (b) Universal Basic Education (UBE) (c) Education Trust Fund (d) National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

Use the dialogue below to answer questions 14 to 16

Ade: Uche, are you not going to work today?

Uche: I will go, but by public transport.

Ade: Why?

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Uche: One of the side mirrors of my car is broken and also, the car emits excessive smoke.

  1. Uche’s action, based on the dialogue above, can help in (a) reducing road accidents (b) increasing air pollution (c) encouraging public transportation (d) ensuring vehicles functionality
  2. An implication of Uche’s action from the above dialogue is that he is (a) afraid of federal road safety corps (b) considerate of other road users (c) afraid of Civil Defence Corps (d) environmentally friendly
  3. From the above dialogue, it could be implied that Uche is mindful of (a) driving school code (b) when to use public transport (c) traffic regulations (d) His obligations as a citizen
  4. Which of the following is not a skill for settling inter-communal conflict? (a) war (b) dialogue (c) mediation (d) arbitration
  5. One of the advantages of inter-communal relationship is that it ensures the (a) existence of totalitariansism (b) domination of the minority (c) domination of the majority by the minority (d) enhancement of security
  6. Which of the following skills negates the promotion of interpersonal relationship? (a) tolerance (b) selfishness (c) caring (d) kindness

Use the cartoon in Figure 1 to answer questions 20 to 22


  1. The cartoon in Figure 1 is an evidence that cultism is (a) violent in nature (b) terrorists in nature (c) martial in nature (d) militant in nature
  2. What does the boy in Figure 1 need the bullet proof for? (a) demonstration (b) protection (c) battle (d) vengeance
  3. It could be inferred from the cartoon in Figure 1 that the activities of cult groups on campus may not be reduced by (a) religious instruction (b) campaign against cultism (c) relevant legislation (d) bullet proof vest
  4. Which of the following is not a common way by which people abuse drugs? (a) ingestion (b) intrusion (c) inhalation (d) injection
  5. The establishment of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) by the government was a measure to (a) make drugs available to the masses (b) prevent drug abuse (c) encourage the use of drug by the masses (d) support importation of drugs
  6. A common repercussion for drug abuse is (a) medication (b) rehabilitation (c) brain drain (d) memory loss
  7. Which of the following is a way of preventing drug trafficking? (a) foreign scholarship (b) employment (c) motivation (d) indulging offenders
  8. A major consequence of human trafficking is (a) promotion of rural-urban drift (b) decline in literacy rate (c) increased rate of youth employment (d) increased exploitation of the ignorant
  9. Human trafficking results into all the following except (a) prostitution (b) migration (c) criminality (d) welfarism
  10. The group of individuals in the society that are mostly prone to human trafficking are (a) women and children (b) youth women and men (c) men and vulnerable children (d) old and weak individuals
  11. An enlightenment and awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS could (a) lead to discrimination (b) create job opportunities (c) cause conflict (d) provide people with genuine information
  12. Which of these is not a form of stigmatization? (a) refusal to interact with family of an HIV patient (b) Physical and verbal abuse of HIV/AIDS patient (c) ostracizing HIV patient (d) enlightening people living with HIV/AIDS
  13. Testing of blood before transfusion will greatly help to (a) spread HIV (b) control HIV (c) eradicate HIV (d) prevent HIV.

Use the report below to answer questions 33 and 34


The crime rate in Aikara community which was notoriously high before has drastically reduced in recent times. This has been attributed to the funds released by the government for youth empowerment in the community two years ago.

  1. From the above report, which of the following is the major consequence of the intervention programme? (a) increase in self-reliance skills (b) promotion of inter-communal relation (c) provision of infrastructural facilities (d) acceleration of national development
  2. From the above report, a probable reason for the initial high crime rate in Aikara community was (a) poor upbringing (b) corruption (c) abject poverty (d) greed
  3. One of functions of local government is (a) settlement of intra-party crisis (b) making of bye-laws (c) formulation of monetary policies (d) delimitation of constituencies
  4. A body establishment and entrusted with power and authority to direct the affairs of a state is called (a) Federal Executive Council (b) State Legislative Council (c) trusteeship (d) government
  5. Which of the following concepts can guarantee adherence to the rule of law? (a) political immunity (b) political gerrymandering (c) national development        (d) representative democracy
  6. According to the 1999 Constitution, sovereignty resides in the (a) commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces (b) people who confer legitimacy on elected leaders (c) national assembly which has power to make laws and amend the constitution (d) military which can declare any law null, void and of no effect
  7. In a democratic government, franchise is given to all (a) party members (b) resident adults (c) adult citizens (d) opinion leaders
  8. A significant companion of the rules of law is the (a) fusion of legislative and executive functions (b) supremacy of the ordinary law (c) adoption of one party system (d) enforcement of law by the legislature
  9. Operation of the rule of law could be undermined by the (a) existence of civil society groups (b) existence of free press (c) establishment of administrative tribunals (d) encouragement of effective opposition

Use the dialogue to below to answer questions 42 and 43

Ini: The recent Constitutional Conference organized by the federal government gulped a lot of money

Emem: That type of conference can only happen where there is a democratic governance which permits respect for all shades of opinion.

Ini: So, the federal government cannot solely take decision and ratify them?

Emem: No, that will negate the fundamental principles of democracy.

  1. The above dialogue shows that democracy could result into (a) inefficiency (b) corruption (c) absolute liberty (d) high cost of governance
  2. It could be inferred from the dialogue above that democracy encourages (a) tolerance (b) development (c) job creation (d) delegation legislation
  3. The most suitable form of democracy for a small village or community is (a) constitutional democracy (b) indirect democracy (c) communal democracy      (d) direct democracy
  4. Which of the following is not a major reason for political apathy? (a) political violence (b) unfulfilled political promises (c) bad governance (d) cross carpeting phenomenon
  5. The chapter iv of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria is about (a) composition of the National Assembly (b) fundamental human rights (c) procedures for the impeachment of the President (d) formation of quorum in the Senate
  6. Which of the following may prevent a citizen from voting in a general election?  (a) lack of stable income (b) high cost of living (c) non-registration (d) political neutrality
  7. An organized group that is independent of the state could be described as (a) civil defence (b) pressure group (c) community group (d) civil society
  8. The smooth operation of the Public Service in Nigeria is being hampered by (a) debt burden (b) adequate training (c) privatisation policy (d) bribery and corruption
  9. The Public Service can perform all these functions except (a) advise government on policy formulation (b) keeping of government records (c) provision of social services (d) budget approval for implementation
  10. The highest class in the Public Service in Nigeria is the (a) clerical (b) manipulative (c) technical (d) administrative

THEORY-Instruction: Answer four questions in all, choosing at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks


 SECTION B–NATIONAL ETHICS, DISCIPLINE, RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS


Instruction: Answer at least one question from this section

1a.     Define interpersonal relationships (2 Marks)

  1. State four ways acts of kindness can promise interpersonal relationships (8 Marks)

2a.     Define traffic regulations    (2 Marks)

  1. Outline six reasons why inspection of vehicle documents is necessary in Nigeria

(8 Marks)

3a.     Define responsible parenthood (2 Marks)

  1. Explain four importance of responsible parenthood to national development

(8 Marks)


SECTION C–EMERGING ISSUES IN THE SOCIETY


Instruction: Answer at least two questions from this section

  1. Outline any five functions of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) (10 marks)

5a.     State three reasons why high incidence of cultism constitutes a national problem

(3 Marks)

  1. List five reasons why eradication of cultism in schools will promote national development (3 Marks)
  2. Highlights two factors hindering the eradication of cultism in Nigeria schools

(4 Marks)

  1. Explain five ways Civic education can help eradicate drug addiction among youths (10 Marks)

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