Government Examination Questions for Senior Secondary School|SS2

Government Examination Questions for Senior Secondary School|SS2

SUBJECT:     Government

CLASS:             SS2

TIME:               2 hours

INSTRUCTION:     Attempts all questions in section A and any 3 in section B



  1. The principle of Rule of law was popularized by ______ (a) John Austin (b) Jean Bodin  (c) B. Montesquieu (d) A. V. Dicey
  2. The theory of separation of power was popularized by (a) Prof. A. V. Dicey (b) Baron de Montesquieu (c) Karl Marx (d) Jean Bodin
  3. Impeachment as an instrument of check on the executive is useful mainly in the _______ (a) Cabinet System (b) Presidential System  (c) Unitary System  (d) Republican System

4          A court can declare any action of government that is outside its area of jurisdiction as ____ (a) Ultra vires (b) Bill of right  (c) Hebeas Corpus  (d) Certioraril

  1. A constitution can best be seen as (a) The rules guiding parliamentary procedure (b) The constituent element of a contractual agreement (c) Al written laws of the state (d) The rules guiding the affairs of a country
  2. Which of the following organ of government acts as a check on the executive in the control of finances of the state? (a) Press (b) Legislature (c) Judiciary  (d) Civil Servants
  3. One of the limitations of freedom of speech is _____ (a) Libel (b) Trespassing  (c) Bye laws  (d) Unlawful detention
  4. The principle of checks and balances is necessary because it (a) Prevents government from becoming dictatorial (b) Prevents the executive from functioning (c) Makes the executive stronger (d) Makes the 3 organs rivals
  5. Disenfranchisement refers to (a) Right to vote and be voted for (b) Denial of citizens rights to vote  (c) Disqualification of fraudulent aspirants (d) Right to vote in all elections
  6. The purpose of Montesquieu’s argument for separation of power was to _____ (a) Prevent tyranny by officials (b) Promote efficiency (c) Ensure equality of laws  (d) Enhance authority


Answer 3 questions only from this section

1a.       Describe the theory of rule of law

  1. State and explain 3 basic principles of the rule of law according to Prof. A. V. Dicey

2a.       What is separation of power?

  1. State clearly how separation of power works in the presidential system of government

3a.       What is citizenship?

  1. Explain 5 ways of acquiring citizenship of a country

4a.       Explain fundamental human rights of citizens

  1. Highlights any 6 fundamental human right that you know

5a.       Who is a citizen?

  1. Outline 6 responsibilities of a good citizen.