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Q1
Elections present the electorate the opportunity to
A
control government policies
B
control members of parliament
C
assess the performances of the previous representatives
D
choose among candidates
E
Q2
The process of removing an electes official by the elected official by the electorate after an election is termed
A
impeachment
B
plebiscite
C
recall
D
referendum
E
Q3
Which of the following is NOT asociated with local government elections?
A
Constituency
B
Ballot Box
C
Electoral officer
D
Ward
E
Q4

The second ballot is based on the principle that a successful candidate must obtain

A

absolute majority

B

simple majority

C

forty percent of the votes

D

fifty percent of the votes

E
Q5

Which of the following is the least democratic selection process?

A

'First past the post' system

B

Proportional representation

C

Indirect election

D

Co-option

E
Q6

The notion of 'carpet-crossing' in a parliamentary democracy involves

A

crossing from the Lower House to the Upper House

B

changing party allegiance after election

C

opposing party discipline in parliament 

D

resigning from parliament 

E
Q7
Proportional representation favours a
A
multi-party system
B
three-party system
C
two-party system
D
one-party system
E
Q8
An electoral system in which the candidate who receives the largest number of votes wins is
A
the preferential ballot
B
the second ballot
C
proportional system
D
plurality system
E
Q9
Which of the following is NOT usually associated with the activities of political parties?
A
Providing political education
B
Selecting and supporting candidates for public office
C
Forming the government
D
Controlling the judiciary
E
Q10
The political neutrality of civil servants is guaranteed by not allowing them to
A
vote
B
be members of any interest group
C
have dealings with politicians
D
engage in partisan politics
E
Q11
Representative democracy is characterized by
A
free elections and up-to-date register of voters
B
properly delineated constituencies and a real choice of candidates
C
a politically educated electorate
D
rule by interest groups
E
Q12
In simple plurality electoral system, the winner receives
A
more than half of the votes cast
B
overwhelming majority of all votes cast
C
more votes than those for all other candidates combined
D
the highest vote cast in favour of any candidate
E
Q13
Franchise means
A
resident aliens can vote
B
French people can vote
C
right to vote
D
executive order
E
Q14
Under proportional representation, elections are won on the basis of
A
simple majority
B
absolute majority of votes cast
C
two-thirds majority of votes cast
D
votes received relative to those of other parties
E
Q15
A special election organised to decide on a political issue is
A
plebiscite
B
by-election
C
general election
D
primary election
E
Q16
The electorate means
A
elected members of the Assembly
B
candidates for election
C
electoral officers
D
citizens qualified to vote
E
Q17
The body that selects the head of government following a general election is the
A
senate
B
electoral college
C
electoral committee
D
supreme court
E
Q18
In liberal democracies, elections help to
A
determine the acceptability of the government
B
unite the country against outside groups
C
create goodwill throughout the nation
D
identity the richest groups in the country
E
Q19
Proportional representation is recommended because it
A
favours small parties
B
is simple to operate
C
leads to liberal democracy
D
preserves the party system
E
Q20
A system of voting in which the voters are asked a 'yes' or 'no' question on a major issue is called
A
'first past the post'
B
a referendum
C
an absolute majority
D
an indirect election
E
Q21
A political manifesto is a document which outlines
A
a country's development
B
a party's programme
C
the national policy
D
an ethnic interest
E
Q22
One argument against a multi-party system is the
A
inability to develop the nation
B
encouragement of diverse opinion and opposition
C
ability to attract foreign investment
D
banning of pressure groups
E
Q23
Universal Adult Suffrage means all
A
adult citizens can vote
B
citizens can vote
C
qualified citizens can vote
D
literate citizens can vote
E
males can vote
Q24
A one party system of government
A
is found only in Africa
B
allows no official opposition
C
does not accept the doctrine of separation of powers
D
E
Q25
The deliberate tampering with the delimitation of constituencies in order to win more seat is called
A
gerontocracy
B
gerrymandering
C
delimitation
D
bureaucracy
E
devolution
Q26
In a simple majority electoral system, the candidate that wins is the one who
A
obtains the greatest number of votes cast
B
has spent the most amount of money
C
has travelled most widely in the country
D
is endorsed by the traditional rulers
E
has most support among labour union leaders
Q27
An election conducted to fill a vacant post in a legislature is known as
A
a primary election
B
a general election
C
a by-election
D
a referendum
E
an indirect election
Q28
A person who is disenfranchised is
A
allowed to be voted for
B
allowed to exercise his voting right
C
not permitted to vote
D
allowed to nominate a candidate
E
a prohibited immigrant
Q29
The members of the Nigerian Constituent Assembly were elected by
A
bye-election
B
a general election
C
electoral colleges
D
referenda
E
indirect election
Q30
An electoral district is a
A
polling booth
B
constituency
C
ward
D
local government area
E
subdivision of the State
Q31
Citizens legally qualified to vote for parliamentary candidates form
A
a ward
B
the electorate
C
members of the House of Assembly
D
a Trade Union Congress
E
political parties
Q32
Elections among candidates from the same party before the final elections are called
A
running mates
B
electoral colleges
C
party conventions
D
primaries
E
second balllots
Q33
Which of the following was NOT the responsibility of the Federal Electoral Commission in Nigeria?
A
Supervision of polling
B
Comilation of electoral register
C
Delimination of constituencies
D
Counting and publication of election results
E
Swearing in of members of the House of Assembly
Q34
An electoral district for a local government election is a
A
constituency
B
local government area
C
polling booth
D
ward
E
market
Q35
The process of depriving persons of the right of voting is called
A
enfranchisement
B
disqualification
C
dismissal
D
prohibition
E
disenfranchisement
Q36
When the electorate vote for representatives who in turn vote on their behalf we say it is
A
an indirect election
B
an unfair election
C
a rigged election
D
a disputed election
E
a biased election
Q37
An election which is conducted to fill a vacant seat in a legislature is called a
A
by election
B
a general election
C
referendum
D
plebiscite
E
mini election
Q38
The major advantage of the secret ballot is that
A
it is faster than other systems
B
nobody can be prevented from voting
C
it ensures the anonymity of each voter
D
losers can ask for another secret vote
E
it extends the franchise to all adults
Q39
Which of these statemets is CORRECT about Proportional Representation?
A
It makes the assembly representative of all citizens
B
It is simple to operate
C
It preserves the party system
D
It gives the parties seats in proportion to their popular support
E
It legalizes dictatorship
Q40
In one party State
A
there are no free citizens
B
communism is bannned
C
the communist party is the only legal party
D
the ruling party is the only legal party
E
elections to the legislature are held at the party's conferences
Q41
A party system made up of more than two parties may not qualify for the title of a multi-party system when
A
the country in question has a unitary form of government
B
the country in question has a federal form of government
C
the parties are not competitive
D
different parties are supported by distinct political interests
E
the parties have identical structure
Q42
Universal Suffrage means
A
adult participation in politics
B
giving voting right to women above the age of 21
C
property ownership
D
citizens who understand why they vote
E
the right of qualified adults to vote
Q43
The purpose of registration before elections is to
A
know the total population of a country
B
know the names of all taxable adults
C
know the number of people that support each political party
D
guard against fraud at elections
E
identify citizens and non citizens of a state
Q44
To say that a country has a multi-party system means that
A
there are only two politically parties in existence
B
only two parties can contest elections
C
the constitution recognizes more than one party
D
more than one party should form the government at a time
E
manifestos of all political parties are the same
Q45
A constituency is the same as
A
a local government area
B
a region in a federal system of government
C
an electoral district
D
any large town where people vote
E
the ward
Q46
Which of these is NOT a method of election?
A
Co-option
B
Second ballot
C
Proportional representation
D
Primary election
E
Simple Majority
Q47
Which of the following countries operates a single party system?
A
Ghana
B
Nigeria
C
Tanzania
D
Uganda
E
France
Q48
Franchise means
A
ability to speak French
B
membership of the Franco-phone community
C
the right to choose representatives to the Legislature
D
the right to vote
E
voter's cards
Q49
The Nigerian electoral sysytem gives voting rights to
A
aliens
B
Africans above the age of twenty one
C
children over twelve years old
D
Nigerian citizens who are 18 years old and above
E
friends of Nigeria
Q50
The headquarters of registered political parties in Nigeria must be located in
A
the federal capital
B
the state where most of their supporters come from
C
any state capital
D
the Northern and Southern parts of Nigeria
E
none of the above
Q51

An electoral district is

A

a polling booth

B

a constituency

C

a ward

D

a local government area

E

a subdivision of the state

Q52

One Party State is a State where

A

there are no general elections

B

the President cannot be opposed 

C

there is complete agreement on issues among party members

D

the ruling party is the only legal one

E

all of the above

Q53

The term 'franchise' refers to

A

French-speaking people

B

property owners 

C

the right to choose representative to the Legislative

D

the educated electorate

E

the voting card

Q54
The franchise is
A
the receipt given to tax payers
B
an order of the Court
C
the paper which a voter casts at elections
D
the right to vote
E
none of the above
Q55
Persons legally qualified to vote for parliamentary candidates form
A
public opinion
B
political parties
C
the electoral
D
the upper house
E
the Executive
Q56
When we talk about adult male suffrage we mean
A
all adults can vote
B
all adult male can vote
C
all men who pay tax can vote
D
all adult males who pay tax can vote
E
all men can vote
Q57
An electoral system is the system which governs
A
the appointment of the pope
B
how people vote
C
the conduct of elections
D
the appoitment of cabiet ministers
E
the appointment of judges
Q58
The primary function of political parties is to
A
oppose the government
B
aggregate interests
C
mobilize public opinion
D
provide welfare for their members
E
provide support for the military
Q59
Which of the following is true as a major function of elections?
A
elections serve the purpose of recruitment of the leaders to office in a modern State
B
the elections give the people a chance to eliminate opponents who are in office
C
They are means of testing the popularity of politicians
D
Politicians use elections as tools to deceive the populace
E
Elections are means by which politicians keep themselves in power
Q60
The Principle of universal adults suffrage refers to
A
the right of all adults people to vote
B
the structure of political parties
C
the legal nature of a constitution
D
The right to free speech
E
all of the above