JAMB Government Questions and Answers 2024/2025

This article will show you the JAMB Government questions and answers, JAMB repeated questions, and past questions that will help you perform well in the 2024 JAMB examination.

If you are a Jambite who wishes to perform excellently in your exam, ensure you read this article to the end in order to grasp what will help you score high and reach the required cut off mark for the course of your choice.

The 2024 JAMB exam will contain a total of 40 OBJ and you are expected to answer all the questions by selecting the right options for each question.

The examination will be a Computer Based Test (CBT) and you are required to have basic knowledge of computer. See JAMB Literature Questions and Answers.

JAMB Government Questions and Answers 2024

Note that the questions below are for practice and not the real JAMB questions for the 2024 examination. kindly take note of the questions and answers here as some will be repeated in today’s exam.

1. In the Second Republic, the ruling National Party of Nigeria allied with the

A. Unity Party of Nigeria

B. Nigeria People’s Party

C. Great Nigeria People’s Party

D. Nigeria Advance Party

Answer: B

2. The relationship between the tiers of government in Nigeria can be described as one of

A. independent co-existence

B. coordinate and independent jurisdiction

C. voluntary subordination

D. superior-subordinate co-existence

Answer: B

3. The 1976 Local Government Reforms in Nigeria transformed the relationship between states and local government into one of

A. master and servant

B. partnership and cooperation

C. equality

D. subordination

Answer: B

4. Government-owned companies operating in the economic sector are referred to as

A. public utilities

B. public enterprises

C. public investments

D. public services.

Answer: B

5. The difference between commercialized and privatized companies is that in the former

A. private ownership is dominant

B. public ownership is dominant

C. government subsidizes costs

D. profit motive is recessive

Answer: B

6. The body responsible for running the personnel affairs of senior local government staff in

Nigeria is the

A. Local Government Council

B. State Civil Service Commission

C. Senior Staff Commission

D. Local Government Service Commission

Answer: D

7. The immediate cause of the January 15 1996 military coup in Nigeria was the

A. Kano Riots

B. Tiv Riots

C. election crisis in the Western Region

D. crisis over the population census.

Answer: C

8. Nigeria demonstrated her commitment to the policy of non-alignment during the regime of

A. Muhammadu Buhari

B. Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi

C. Murtala Muhammed

D. Ibrahim Babangida

Answer: C

9. Nigeria’s support for the South-South Cooperation is based on her desire to

A. promote economic understanding in the Third World

B. counter the political and military domination by major powers

C. assert her leadership role in Africa

D. promote her non-aligned policy

Answer: A

10. Nigeria’s relation with black political communities outside Africa is built on

A. economic considerations

B. shared political aspirations

C. perceived cultural affinities

D. expectations of political support from them

Answer: C

11. In a democracy, sovereign authority is exercised by the

A. people

B. executive

C. electorate

D. legislature.

12. The agent through which the state undertakes political socialization is the

A. school

B. family

C. peer group

D. pressure group

13. Unicameral legislature is a common feature of

A. presidentialism

B. parliamentarism

C. unitarism

D. federalism

14. Independence of the judiciary is pertinent because it accords the judiciary the power to

A. determine a fixed term of office for the judges

B. dismiss any judge who has breached the judicial code of conduct

C. enables the judge to try and decide cases without bias

D. determines a fixed salary for judges.

15. In a unitary system of government, power is concentrated at the centre

A. without devolution

B. with devolution

C. with residual functions

D. without residual functions

16. In a confederation, the constituency that a member of legislature represents is a

A. senatorial district

B. parliamentary constituency

C. nation-state

D. region

17. In a constitutional monarchy, the authority to remove the head of state is exercised by the

A. legislature

B. head of government

C. cabinet

D. prime minister

18. In a parliamentary system of government, a vote of no confidence leads to the resignation of

A. the entire cabinet

B. an individual minister

C. the entire parliament

D. the prime minister

19. In a presidential system of government, the president checks the legislature through

A. executive order

B. executive review

C. exercise of power

D. legislative order

20. The economic basis of feudalism is

A. capital

B. agriculture

C. slavery

D. trade.

21. The creation of a classless society is the ultimate aim of

A. communism

B. capitalism

C. socialism

D. fascism

22. One of the sources of a constitution is

A. constitutional law

B. common law

C. corporate law

D. statutory law

23. The fundamental assumption on which the idea of the rule of law is based is

A. rationality of human beings

B. equality of human beings

C. love for social justice

D. supremacy of the constitution

24. The principle of separation of power was made popular by

A. John Locke

B. Baron de Montesquieu

C. Thomas Hobbes

D. Niccolo Machiavelli

25. Delegated legislation refers to the laws made by

A. the legislature

B. military governments

C. civilian governments

D. non-legislative bodies

26. Law made by state governments are known as

A. edicts

B. acts

C. decrees

D. bye-laws

27. The law of libel limits a citizen’s right freedom of

A. association

B. movement

C. worship

D. expression

28. The first franchise in the history of the democratic process is

A. female franchise

B. male franchise

C. universal franchise

D. property franchise

29. An interest group that admits members and conducts its affairs according to stated rules is described as

A. institutional

B. organizational

C. associational

D. non-associational

30. A major influence on the formulation of public opinion is

A. public journals

B. peer groups

C. the family

D. the mass media

31. The highes grade in the civil service is known as the

A. technical cadre

B. administrative cadre

C. executive cadre

D. clerical cadre

32. The pre-colonial Yoruba political system as a whole can best be described as a

A. confederation of monarchies and chiefdoms

B. federation of chiefdoms and localities

C. highly contralized kingdom

D. confederation of chiefdoms and localities

33. The major motivation of British colonization of Nigeria was to

A. spread religion

B. satisfy British economic interests

C. westernize Nigerians

D. protect Nigeria from external attack

34. The Native Authority system was most effective and successful in

A. Western Nigeria

B. Mid-Western Nigeria

C. Northern Nigeria

D. Eastren Nigeria.

35. The process of nationalism was accelerated by

A. rapid economic development

B. the coming of Christian missionaries

C. the signing of the Atlantic Charter

D. improvement in warfare tactics

36. A common feature of the earlier political parties in Nigeria was that they

A. started as socio-cultural organizations

B. were formed by the government

C. were non-elitist in nature

D. were backed by the colonialists.

37. Under the 1999 Constitution, the power to declare war is vested in the

A. legislature

B. executive

C. National Council of States

D. National Security Council

38. A distinguishing feature of the 1979 Constitution was the

A. departure from the parliamentary to the presidential system

B. preservation and entrenchment of republicanism

C. introduction of unicameralism into Nigeria

D. introduction of a federal structure.

39. The two chambers of elected national representative in Nigeria are called

A. the parliament

B. the senate

C. House of Assembly

D. the National Assembly

40. Judicial administration in respect of national code of conduct lies with the

A. Judicial Service Commission

B. Code of Conduct Tribunal

C. Public Complaints Commission

D. Code of Conduct Bureau

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