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JAMB questions for "Government :: Citizenship"
Q1
The primary duty of citizens to the state is
A
loyalty to traditional rulers
B
obedience to ministers
C
obedience to politicians
D
allegiance to the government
E

Answer: D

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Q2
Individual rights are said to be inalienable if they
A
apply to citizens and aliens alike
B
cannot be denied under any circumstances
C
can only be denied after due legal process
D
can only be denied by the legislature
E

Answer: C

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Q3

Freedom of speech in a democratic state is limited by

A

law of sedition

B

law of trespass

C

press censorship

D

marital law

E

Answer: A

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Q4

Habeas corpus is an essential process for safeguarding the right of citizens to

A

vote 

B

personal liberty

C

own property

D

freedom of speech

E

Answer: B

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Q5
The obligation to pay taxes regularly is justified because
A
citizens choose their own government
B
citizens enjoys services provided by government
C
government does not discriminate in its provision of services to different parts of the nation
D
taxes are the only source of government revenue
E

Answer: B

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Q6

Fundamental human rights of citizens are provided for in

A

the United Nations Charter

B

the O.A.U. Chater

C

the constitution of Amnesty International

D

the 1979 Constitution of Nigeria

E

Answer: A

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Q7
Citizenship may be changed by
A
renunciation
B
remarriage
C
divorce
D
conviction
E

Answer: A

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Q8
Fundamental rights are best guaranteed by
A
independent judiciary
B
good leadership
C
effective legislature
D
effecient civil service
E

Answer: A

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Q9
The writ of habeas corpus is applied to secure the
A
right to personal liberty
B
independence of the judiciary
C
Freedom of thought
D
Freedom of conscience
E

Answer: A

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Q10
Which of the following is not a fundamental human right in Nigeria?
A
Right to education
B
Right to personal liberty
C
Freedom of thought
D
Freedom of conscience
E

Answer: A

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Q11
The three FUNDAMENTAL rights of citizens are
A
salvation, property, freedom of thought
B
employment, property and social security
C
life, liberty and property
D
free education, peaceceable assembly and freedom of thought
E
freedom of movement, association and religion

Answer: C

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Q12
The citizenship of a country may be acquired by an individual through?
A
Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board
B
Nigerian Steel Development Authority
C
Nigerian National Oil Corporation
D
Nigerian National Shipping Line
E
Nigerian Railway Corporation

Answer: A

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Q13
A constitutionally defined set of individual rights which governments are obliged to protect constitutes
A
statutory rights
B
equity rights
C
customary rights
D
civil rights
E
natural rights

Answer: D

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Q14
Which of the following is NOT a civic obligation of every Nigerian citizen?
A
Freedom of Conscience and religion
B
Obedience of laws
C
Payments of taxes
D
Voting by adults
E
Respect for the national flag and anthem

Answer: A

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Q15
All of the following are obligations of citizens except
A
giving money to beggars
B
obedience tolaws
C
voting
D
payment of taxes
E

Answer: A

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Q16
In order to qualify for membership of the House of Representative in Nigeria, a citizen must have attained the age of
A
21
B
18
C
30
D
45
E
25

Answer: C

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Q17

Fundamental Human Right of citizens are provided for in

A

the United Nations Charter

B

the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

C

the O.A.U Charter

D

Amnesty International Edict

E

the Constitutions of States 

Answer: E

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Q18

It is the duty of every citizen

A

to go to school

B

to participate in the Operation Feed the Nation Scheme

C

to perform his civic respnsibilities

D

not to jump queues

E

to sing the national anthem every day

Answer: C

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Q19
What of the following is not a fundamental human right?
A
Freedom of speech
B
Freedom of religion
C
Freedom of the press
D
Freedom of association
E
none of the above

Answer: E

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Q20
The primary obligation of citizenship is
A
loyalty to one's ethnic group
B
loyalty to the state and participation in the political process
C
Loyalty to one's school and church
D
loyalty to one's local government council
E
voting during local government council elections

Answer: B

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Q21
Rights are
A
claims which the law allows
B
claims against the state
C
claims against other individuals
D
claims which are natural to men
E
what are written in the constitution

Answer: D

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Q22
The citizen's obligations are
A
what the government orders
B
duties the individual imposes on himself
C
what the law requires of the individual
D
what the military decrees
E
what political parties demand of their members

Answer: C

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Q23
If the rights of the individual are violated or threatened, where can he go for redress?
A
The Executive branch of government
B
The Legislative branch of government
C
The Local Government Council
D
The Judicial branch of government
E
The Ministry for internal or Home Affairs

Answer: D

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