Government Examination Questions For SS1-SS3

 CLASS: SS 1 

DURATION:  1 ½ HOURS

Instruction: Answer all questions in  all section

SECTION A (Objective)

  1. The rule of the privileged nobility is referred to as _____ (a) Plutocracy  (b) monarchy  (c) aristocracy (d) autocracy
  2. The practice of voting in absentia through an authorized representatives is _______ (a) bye-election (b) delegated election (c) voting by proxy (d) quota voting.
  3. A system of government is which the political power is vested in the elected representatives is known as (a) Diarchy (b) democracy (c) feudalism (d) fascism
  4. Government as a subject refers to the study of (a) territorial expansion (b) political leaders (c) he various nations of the world (d) The institutions of the state
  5. A situation where all the citizens meet in an open place for govern the state is called ________ (a) direct democracy (b) electoral college (c) representative democracy (d) guided democracy

Section B (Theory)

  1. (a) Explain the meaning of elections (b) Mention the stages in conducting election (c) List the functions of an electoral commission
  2. Explain the term public opinion (b) List the agents involved in the formation of public opinion  (c) Examine the importance of public opinion.
  3. Explain the meaning of mass media. (b) Discuss the role of mass media in the day to day running of government.

(c)  State the impact of mass media.

  1. Discuss the relationship between the top civil service and the political class.

(b) What are the importance of mass media in the society.


  CLASS: SS 2 

DURATION:  1 ½ HOURS

Instruction: Answer all questions 

SECTION A (Objectives)

  1. ________ is a situation where one person acknowledges another as being entitled to command him. (a) Legitimacy (b) Charisma (c) De facto Authority (d) De-jule.
  2. __________ is based on acceptance and mostly legitimate (a) Power (b) Authority (c) scope (d) Ideology.
  3. The process of acquiring political believes, values and attitudes is called __________ (a) Political culture (b) Political believes (c) political socialization (d) communalism
  4. ________ refers to the way the members of a political community behave in their political activities (a) Groups (b) ethnics (c) political culture (d) democracy.
  5. Mass media is one of the agents of political ______________

Section B (Theory)

  1. (a) Define democracy and mention some of its merits. (b) Discuss the factors that can hinder the successful operation of democracy.
  2. State three demerits of democracy. (b) Explain the political concept of legitimacy (b) What are the factors that sustain legitimacy in a state?  (c) How can sovereignty be located in a state?
  3. (a) What is political socialization? (b) What are the agents of political socialization? (c) Mention and explain briefly the components of political culture.
  4. (a) Define sovereignty (b) State four characteristics of sovereignty (c) What are the limitations to the sovereignty of a state.
  5. State and explain seven pillars of democracy.

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