Yes, it is true that jamb repeat most of its questions when setting New questions for its candidates. In order to help students succeed in the impending JAMB examination, I have collected some of the most repeated government question in JAMB examination, to help every JAMB candidate prepared extensively for the examination.

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Note that the questions listed below are the most repeated questions from 1999 to 2018. Thus, you are advised to read them assiduously and committee them to heart, as they may be asked in your own examination.


Here are government questions that JAMB always repeat:

1. Representative Democracy is best characterized by

A. free elections and proper register of voters
B. proper constituencies and a real choice of
C. A politically educated electorate
D. Representation only for the poor
E. Rule by the interest groups

2. The primary function of a legislature is

A appointing a president B lawmaking
C vetoing bills
D monitoring the judiciary
 E reassigning civil servants

3. One of the important advantages of federalism is that

A. any component state can secede at any time
B. Each state can develop at its own pace
C. Each state can only spend money allocated
to it by the centre 
D. citizens cannot be taxed by both state and federal governments

4. A major difference between power and authority is that authority is

A. popularly acquired 
B. more costly to exercise 
C. less dependent on forces
D. Exercise more frequently

5. In simple plurality electoral system, the winner receives

A. more that half of the votes cast
B. overwhelming majority of all votes cast
C. more votes than those for all other
D. the highest vote cast in favour of any candidate

6. According to Marxist theory, those who own and control the means of production in a capitalist society are

A exploiters 
B. colonialists
C. workers D. shareholders
E. bourgeoisie

7. While political parties aim at forming a government, pressure groups aim at

A imposing military rules
B causing social unrest
C influencing governmental decisions
D controlling a nation’s economy
E getting workers to untie

8. 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 elections
E. a biased election

9. An election which is conducted to fill a vacant seat in a legislature is called a

A by election 
B. general election
C referendum 
D plebiscite
E mini election.

10. Which of the following countries does NOT operate a federal consititution

A U.S.A.
B. Canada
C Nigeria 
D. France
E Switzerland

11. An important factor that brought about the introduction of federalism in Nigeria was the

A. existence of three regions 
B. division of governments 
C. diversity and
complexity in social and cultural patterns
D. existence of cultural and bicameral legislature

12. When did Nigeria adopt the nineteen state structure?

A. 1960 
B. 1966 
C. 1976 
D. 1979

13. Who was the architect of the British rule in Nigeria?

A. George Tubman Goldie
B. Frederick Lugard 
C. Hugh Clifford
D. Arthur Richards

14. The head of the first military government in Nigeria was?

A. General Muritala Muhammed
B. General Yakubu Gowon
C. General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
D. General Olusegun Obasanjo

15. Herbert Macaulay was the first president of


16. The headquarters of the O.A.U. Liberation Committee is located in

A. Lagos 
B. Addis ABaba
C. Dar-es-Salam
D. Harare

17. Which of the following groups advocated for political union of Africa States?

A. The Congo Group 
B. The Brazzaville group
C. The Casablanca Group 
D. The Monrovia Group

18. Nigeria’s first external affairs minister was

A. Alhaji Nuhu Ramali
B. Prof. Ishaya Audu
C. Dr. Okoi Arikp
D. Jaja Wachukwu

19. The first conference of the nonaligned Movement was held in

A. Belgrade
B. Bandung
C. Havana
D. Harare

20. Which of these countries is NOT a member of the Commonwealth of Nations?

A. Papua New Guinea 
B. Sri-Lanka
C. Grenada 
D. Ruwanda

21. In international relations, countries have a right to

A. Export oil 
B. Create more States
C. Diplomatic immunity of their envoys
D. Own a police force.

22. ECOWAS is aimed at uniting the west African states

A. Politically 
B. Socially
C. Culturally 
D. Economically

23. Which of these following countries pioneered the idea of ECOWAS alongside Nigeria?

A. Cote d’Ivoire
B. Mali
C. Liberia 
D. Togo

24. Which of these countries was NOT a foundation member of the Organisation of Africa Unity

A. Ghana 
B. Ethiopia
C. Zimbabwe 
D. Tanzania

25. The United Nations was founded with the primary objective of

A. terminating colonialism in the world
B. ending the Second World War
C. promoting world peace and security
D. uniting all nations into a world federation

26. Until her independence, Namibia was a

A. Germany colony
B. South African province
C. United Nations trusteeship
D. British protectorate.

27. The principle of collective responsibility means that ministers

A. are collectively responsible to the Head of State
B . are collectively responsible for cabinet decisions
C. are heads of their respective departments
D. must always show a sense of responsibility to their fellow ministers

28. A major weakness of unicameral legislature is that it

A. Delays legislation 
B. Is unsuitable for a unitary state 
C. Breeds struggle for power 
D. Does not provide a check against hasty legislation

29. An essential feature of democracy is?

A. rigid constitution 
B. people’s consent
C. supremacy of parliament 
D. bicameral legislature

30. A characteristic feature of communism is?

A. free enterprise 
B. liberal democracy
C. dictatorship 
D. multiparty system

Okay, those are most repeated government questions in JAMB examination. Like i said, you are highly advised to study them assiduously, as they might appear in your examination. I hope this will help every student to prepare for properly for JAMB government examination. Don't forget get to ask questions anywhere you are confuse. I will always be online to help you out.