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Q1
The leader of the opposition in a parliamentary belongs to the
A
ruling party
B
majority party in parliament
C
minority party in parliament
D
electorate
E
Q2
A group that presents candidates for elections is a
A
political party
B
pressure group
C
vigilante group
D
co-operative society
E
Q3
Which of the following is a type of political party?
A
Anomic party
B
Mass party
C
Conglomerate party
D
Dynamic party
E
Q4
Which of the following is not a function of political parties?
A
Presenting candidates for elections
B
Uniting diverse views of different interest groups
C
Forming government after election
D
Bringing the country's economic and social conditions under control
E
Q5
A state with more than one dominant political party of nearly equal strength is operating
A
a mass party
B
a multi-party system
C
an elitist party
D
a charismatic party
E
Q6
One-party system is a feature of
A
democratic states
B
military regimes
C
republican states
D
communist
E
Q7
An organized group that seeks the control of power in a State is
A
pressure group
B
political party
C
social group
D
co-operative society
E
Q8
A one-party system is common to
A
democratic government
B
totalitarian government
C
representative government
D
monarchical government
E
Q9
The political parties that were established in West Africa between 1945 and 1965 fought for
A
national conference
B
political independence
C
supremacy among themselves
D
regional integration
E
Q10
A manifesto refers to
A
the register of party members
B
rejected ballot papers
C
valid ballot papers
D
proposed programme of a party
E
Q11
One demerit of a one-party system is that it encourages
A
red-tapism
B
dictatorship
C
democracy
D
development
E
Q12
The functions of political parties include the following except
A
being brokers of ideas
B
influencing policies of the government
C
educating the electorate by clarifying issues
D
disseminating information to members
E
Q13
All the following are essential functions of political parties except
A
aggregate interests of members of the public
B
serve as link between the government and the people
C
seek political power lawfully
D
seek political power for the military
E
Q14
A multi- party system often leads to
A
unitary government
B
dictatorial government
C
coalition government
D
parliamentary
E
Q15
One-party system is favorably disposed to
A
national cohesion
B
sectarian demands
C
rule of law
D
religious tolerance
E
Q16
In order to preserve the liberties of individuals in a country, which of the following systems is encouraged?
A
Feudalism
B
Communism
C
Multi-Party System
D
One - Party System
E
Q17
Political Parties contest elections in order to
A
formulate policies
B
influence public opinion
C
control political power
D
prevent coups detat
E
Q18
The manifesto of a political party is a document which outlines
A
a country's political party development
B
a party's programme
C
the national ideology
D
the interest of party members
E
Q19
Two-party system of government enables the electorate to
A
participate in government
B
choose freely between alternatives
C
mobilize favorable opinion for government
D
sympathize with the government
E
Q20
Many African leaders adopted the single-party system of government after independence in order to promote
A
fundamental human rights
B
constitutional government
C
national unity
D
competitive politics
E
Q21
One of the functions of political parties is to
A
make laws
B
declare a state of emergency
C
interpret the constitution
D
aggregate interest
E
Q22
A major weakness of a one-party system is that it
A
encourages the emergence of dictators
B
ensures freedom of political choice
C
negates the principle of one man one vote
D
requires a bicameral legislature
E
Q23
A multi-party system often leads to the formation of
A
coalition government
B
dual government
C
dictatorial government
D
monarchical government
E
Q24
Under a two-party system, the opposition party is an important as the ruling party because it
A
has equal number of supporters as the ruling party
B
is as strong as the ruling party
C
may force the government to resign
D
is the alternative government
E
Q25
The chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) during the Second Republic in Nigeria was
A
Aminu Kano
B
Joseph Wayas
C
Ume Ezeoke
D
Obafemi Awolowo
E
Q26
Among the Yoruba, the presentation of parrot egg to the Oba indicates
A
outright rejection by the subjects
B
acceptance of royal order
C
obeisance and homage to the king
D
prayer for long life for the king
E
Q27
Who among the following was dismissed from the Action Group at Jos Congress of February, 1962?
A
Anthony Enahoro
B
Ladoke Akintola
C
Dauda Adegbenro
D
Adesoji Aderemi
E
Q28
The programme of a political party is known as its
A
constitution
B
document
C
manifesto
D
propanganda
E
Q29
In which of the following party systems are all shades of opinions and interest adequately represented?
A
Zero-party
B
One-party
C
Two-party
D
Multi-party
E
Q30
Which of the following is a feature of an elite party?
A
Members are recruited from the working class
B
The leadership is composed of aristocrates and wealthy merchants
C
it usually consists of existing associations, clubs and trade unions
D
Its leadership has certain techniques which attract supporters
E
Q31
In the organizational structure of a mass political party, the policy making body is the
A
Secretary-General of the party
B
National Executive Committee
C
National Chairman
D
Parliamentary Committee of the party
E
Q32
One-party system of government may lead to
A
stateless society
B
autocracy
C
liberal democracy
D
oligarchy
E
Q33
A major weakness of one-party system is that it
A
does not aggregate public opinion
B
negates the principle of one man one vote
C
ensure freedom of political choice
D
encourage dictatorship
E
Q34
One of the important functions of political parties is
A
educating the electorate through rallies and campaigns
B
organizing international conferences
C
advising on the appointment of judges
D
hiring personnel for political leaders
E
Q35
One major disadvantages of a two-party system is that
A
choice of political association is limited
B
choice of party candidates is without limit
C
political education is for party members only
D
parties leaders are allowed to contest election
E
franchise is usually restricted to property owners
Q36
Who among the following nationalist founded the first political party in Nigeria?
A
Nnamdi Azikiwe
B
Obafemi Awolowo
C
Samuel Akinsanya
D
Herbert Macaulay
E
Tafawa Balewa
Q37
A major problem of political parties in Nigeria during the First Republic was that all
A
were financially handicapped
B
had poor leadership
C
were tribally based
D
failed to contest elections
E
were not organized
Q38
Which of the following political parties immediately succeeded the Nigerian Youth Movement?
A
National Council of Nigeria and Cameroons (NCNC)
B
Northern People's Congress (NPC)
C
Nigerian National Democratic Party(NNDP)
D
Action Group (AG)
E
United Middle Belt Congress (UMBC)
Q39
Two-party system implies that only two political parties
A
exist in the country
B
can contest elections
C
can from a coalition
D
can register members
E
are capable of capturing power
Q40
The ultimate aim of a political party is to
A
influence government policies
B
gain control of government
C
seek to discredit the government
D
provide for the welfare of its members
E
make the government more effective
Q41
Political parties mobilize the support of the electorate by
A
promoting violence
B
campaigning
C
rigging elections
D
encouraging coup d'teat
E
making laws
Q42
The first political party in Nigeria was formed by
A
Cheif Obafemi Awolowo
B
Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
C
Chief H.O Davies
D
Alhaji Aminu Kano
E
Herbert Macauley
Q43
The political parties that formed in the opposition in the House of Representatives during the
A
NCNC and UMBC
B
AG and UMBC
C
NCNE and NEPU
D
AG and NCNC
E
UMBC and NEPU
Q44
Which of the following political parties entered into an accord at the center after the 1979 General Election in Nigeria?
A
NPN and NPP
B
NPP and UPN
C
GNPP and NPN
D
NPN and UPN
E
UPN and PRP
Q45
Which of the following best explains the term manifesto? The
A
constitution of a political party
B
authority to form a political party
C
proposed programme of a political party
D
symbol of ruling political party
E
campaign strategies of a political party
Q46
The political parties which formed a coalition government at the center after the 1954 general elections in Nigeria were the
A
NEPU and AG
B
NCNC and NEPU
C
NPC and NEPU
D
AG and NPC
E
NPC and NCNC
Q47
Which of the following political parties produced four ministers in the National Government of 1957 in Nigeria? The
A
AG
B
NCNC
C
NPC
D
NEPU
E
UMBC
Q48
The political party that was transformed from a cultural organization known as The Jam'iyyar Mutanen Arewa' was the
A
NEPU
B
NCNC
C
NPC
D
AG
E
NNDP
Q49
A political party is mainly interested in
A
contesting elections to gain power
B
opposing the government in power
C
educating the public
D
formulating Governmental Policies
E
soliciting for patronage
Q50
The important merit of multi-party system is that it
A
guarantees the viability of many parties
B
disallows smaller political parties from gaining political parties
C
reduces oppression within the various parties
D
gives representation to the widest shades of opinion and interest
E
is an option most popular in Africa
Q51
Which of the following was the first political party in Nigeria?
A
Action Group (AG)
B
Northern People's Congress (NPC)
C
National Council for Nigerian and Cameroon (NCNC)
D
Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP)
E
Unity Party of Nigeria ( UPN)
Q52
The main criticism against pre-independence political parties in Nigeria was that they
A
were not national in outlook
B
had no manifestos
C
did not contribute to political development
D
did not educate the electorate
E
did not establish constituency party offices
Q53
The party system operated by a country is determined by the
A
leaders of the political parties.
B
elite of the country.
C
nature of competition and interaction within and between political parties.
D
Electoral commission
E
Head of Government in power.
Q54
Which of the following was not a political party in Nigeria between 1900 and 1966? The
A
Northern People's Congress
B
National Council of Nigerian Citizens
C
United Middle Belt Congress
D
Northern Elements' Progressive Union
E
Nigerian Youth Movement
Q55
The Nigerian Advance Party (NAP) of the second Republic was led by
A
Adisa Akinloye
B
Adeniran Ogunsanya
C
Tunji Braithwaite
D
Waziri Ibrahim
E
Obafemi Awolowo
Q56
The total number of parties registered for the 1979 elections in Nigeria was
A
ten
B
six
C
five
D
four
E
two
Q57
In a multi-party state, various interest and shades of opinion
A
are not represented
B
have the opportunity to be represented
C
are strongly represented
D
should not be represented
E
are directly represented
Q58
Which of the following is not a hindrance to political participation?
A
Ignorance
B
Lack
C
Fear
D
Party system
E
Intimidation
Q59
Which of the following is not the function of a political party?
A
interest aggregation
B
interest articulation
C
political integration
D
mobilizing people for development
E
drafting a country's constitution
Q60
The electoral success of a political party depends on its ability to
A
rig election successfully
B
campaign till election day
C
distribute sufficient funds to voters
D
engage in mudslinging other political parties
E
present a good and acceptable manifesto