Social Studies Examination Questions for Junior Secondary School Students(JSS1-JSS3)

Social Studies Examination Questions for Junior Secondary School Students(JSS1-JSS3)

  • Class: JSS1
  • Time: 1 hour 30min
  • Subject: Social Studies 

  1. The study of man and his environment is referred to as _______
  2. Natural things in our environment are referred to as those things provided by ___________
  3. ______ is the average weather condition of a place at a particular time
  4. ____ and _____ are types of settlement
  5. _____ is referred to people in our society and relationship with one another
  6. _______and ______ are types of social group
  7. ______ is a simple family made up of parents and their children
  8. _______ is referred to those things provided by nature which help to satisfy human needs
  9. A place like village where people live is called _____
  10. Human activities have both _________ and______ influence on our environment
  11. A ____ consists of individuals who come together and are united for a particular purpose
  12. ______ is the atmospheric condition of a place at a particular time
  13. _______ and _____ are some of the causes of conflicts within the social groups
  14. ______ consists of husband, wives and children
  15. ______ is referred to development towns like Uyo, Calabar etc.


Section B–Answer only four questions in this section

  1. (a) Explain the meaning of environment and state its types (b) mention six features of physical and social environment
  2. (a) What are natural resources? (b) List ten minerals in Nigeria
  3. (a) Explain the meaning of settlement and state types of settlement (b)mention four influence of human activities on the physical environment
  4. Describe environmental problems and state five natural environmental problems you know
  5. (a) Mention five causes of conflicts within the social group (b) state four effects of conflicts

  • Class: JSS2
  • Time: 1 hour 30min
  • Subject: Social Studies

  1. The group of people who have a common interest and are united for a particular purpose is called _____
  2. _____ group is made up of people who know one another very closely
  3. Marriage is _____________________________________________
  4. _____ refers to a number of persons who have or share a sense of belonging, and as a result, interact with one another
  5. _____ is the type of marriage that involves one man and woman as husband and wife
  6. The types of polygamous marriage are ________________ and ________________________
  7. ______ and ______ are types of good behaviour
  8. __________ are medicine which people take when there are ill
  9. The illegal excessive and dangerous use if drugs is known as ________________________
  10. _________ and ______ agencies in charge of food and drugs made for human consumption
  11. The business of buying, selling or dealing in drugs illegally is known as _________________
  12. They way people act or do things is refers to as __________________
  13. _______ is being poor and not able to provide your needs
  14. The immoral, dishonest, illegitimate or illegal behaviour of people is called ______________
  15. Any association whose activities are hidden to all except its members is known as _________

Section B–Answer only four questions in this section

  1. (a) What is the difference between behaviour and group behaviour (b) state types of group behaviour and explain them
  2. (a) State forms of marriage (b) mention four purposes of marriage
  3. (i) Identify five forms of drugs abuse (ii) state five common ways drugs are used by people (b) identify six consequences of drug abuse
  4. (i) Give five reasons why people traffic in drugs (ii) state three consequences or danger of drugs trafficking (b)list five causes of poverty
  5. (a) Mention five types of corruption (ii) state four causes of corruption

(b) identify seven causes of cultism

  • Class: JSS3
  • Time: 1 hour 30min
  • Subject: Social Studies

  1. The act of buying and selling human illegally for different services is called ______________
  2. _____ are people who behave in a way that is not consider morally correct
  3. Enactment of law is the process of a law becoming ____________
  4. The criminal act of seizing or taking someone away by force or kidnapping a person and requesting for ransom for his or her release is called ______________________
  5. __________ is the process of giving an under-age girl out in marriage
  6. The partial or total removal of the external part of the female genitals is refers to ________
  7. The basic unit of population are the ________________________________
  8. When two or more families come to live together in a particular location they form a ______
  9. The rate at which people gives birth to children is refers to ________________________
  10. ____ is the rate at which people die in a particular community at a given time
  11. The movement of people into a country is called _______________________________
  12. ______ is a way of creating awareness among people about the importance of living qualitative life and preventing family problems
  13. The situation whereby people lives and work together without rancour, conflict, war or disagreement is called ________________
  14. A_____________________ is the tension or disagreement between two or more social entities
  15. ______ and ______ are types of conflicts


Section B…Answer only four questions in this section

  1. (a) Identify five factors responsible for child and women trafficking (b) list three consequences of human trafficking and give two examples each
  2. (a) Explain the meaning of traditional practices and state five types of harmful traditional practices (b) mention four consequence of harmful traditional practices and give one example each
  3. (a) Define population and mention the two basic unit of population (bi) identify the factors that determine population growth (ii) state five consequence of over population
  4. (a) State six challenges confronting proper population census in Nigeria (bi) mention five core massages of population and family life education (ii) identify three consequence of a large family size
  5. (a) List ten ways of promoting peace (b) identify eight caused of conflict