Civic Education Examination Questions for SS1 Students|First Term

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Civic Education Examination Questions for SS1 Students|First Term–2018/2019 FIRST TERM EXAMINATION


Subject: Civic Education            Class: SS 3            Time: 1 Hour

Answer ALL Questions in Section A
and any FOUR Questions from both
Section B and Section C

1.       The societal value which members are
expected to uphold in order to ensure development is (a) title (b) integrity
(c) apathy (d) compromise

2.       Members of a society are expected to
adhere to societal values for the following reasons except (a) enhancement of
development (b) improvement of self dignity (c) reduction of social vices (d)
relegation of morality

3.       An attribute of honesty is (a) tolerance
(b) justice (c) compromise (d) liberty

4.       Discipline is described as the (a)
ability to show hospitality (b) state or quality of being brave (c) tendency to
fight (d) ability to behave in a controlled manner

5.       The saying, “ask for what you can do for
your country and not what your country can do for you” denotes that (a) the
country owes you no obligation as a citizen   (b) citizens have both constitutional rights
and obligations (c) fundamental rights are to be safeguarded by citizens (d)
service and reward do not go together

6.       In the contemporary society, youths can
display nationalistic role by showing the following attitude except (a)
discouraging corrupt practices (b) exploiting the environment for the
betterment of the people (c) contributing to the development of the society (d)
showing indifference to national issues

7.       The defence of the territorial integrity
of a country by her citizens is part of           (a) political participation (b)
self-determination (c) political culture (d) duties and obligations

8.       An agency established by the Federal Government
of Nigeria to protect rights of citizens is (a) centre for Human rights and
development (b) human rights watch   (c)
legal aid council (d) human rights monitor

9.       The universal declaration of Human rights
(UDHR) was adopted by (a) Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
(b) United Nations Organization (UNO) (c) African Union (AU) (d) European Union

10.     The best means through which individual
rights can be safeguarded is                 (a) knowledge acquisition (b)
judicial independence (c) press censorship              (d) improved standard of

11.     The effect of queuing up in public places
is (a) orderliness (b) transparency          (c) honesty (d) humility

12.     A father that effectively discharges his
duty towards his children could be described as a (a) philanthropist (b)
celebrity (c) responsible parent (d) permissive father

13.     A programme established to foster common
ties among Nigerians is (a) Subsidy Re-investment Programme (SURE-P) (b) Universal
Basic Education (UBE)             (c)
Education Trust Fund (d) National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

the dialogue below to answer questions 14
to 16

Ade: Uche, are you not
going to work today?

Uche: I will go, but by
public transport.

Ade: Why?

Uche: One of the side mirrors
of my car is broken and also, the car emits excessive smoke.

14.     Uche’s action, based on the dialogue above,
can help in (a) reducing road accidents (b) increasing air pollution (c)
encouraging public transportation (d) ensuring vehicles functionality

15.     An implication of Uche’s action from the
above dialogue is that he is   (a) afraid
of federal road safety corps (b) considerate of other road users (c) afraid of
Civil Defence Corps (d) environmentally friendly

16.     From the above dialogue, it could be
implied that Uche is mindful of (a) driving school code (b) when to use public
transport (c) traffic regulations (d) His obligations as a citizen

17.     Which of the following is not a skill for
settling inter-communal conflict? (a) war  (b) dialogue (c) mediation (d) arbitration

18.     One of the advantages of inter-communal
relationship is that it ensures the         (a) existence of totalitariansism (b)
domination of the minority (c) domination of the majority by the minority (d)
enhancement of security

19.     Which of the following skills negates the
promotion of interpersonal relationship? (a) tolerance (b) selfishness (c)
caring (d) kindness

Use the cartoon in Figure 1
to answer questions 20 to 22

20.     The cartoon in Figure 1 is an evidence that cultism is (a) violent in nature          (b) terrorists in nature (c) martial
in nature (d) militant in nature

21.     What does the boy in Figure 1 need the bullet proof for? (a) demonstration        (b) protection (c) battle (d) vengeance

22.     It could be inferred from the cartoon in Figure 1 that the activities of cult
groups on campus may not be reduced by (a) religious instruction (b) campaign
against cultism (c) relevant legislation (d) bullet proof vest

23.     Which of the following is not a common way
by which people abuse drugs?         (a)
ingestion (b) intrusion (c) inhalation (d) injection

24.     The establishment of the National Drug Law
Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) by the
government was a measure to (a) make drugs available to the masses (b) prevent
drug abuse (c) encourage the use of drug by the masses (d) support importation
of drugs

25.     A common repercussion for drug abuse is (a)
medication (b) rehabilitation (c) brain drain (d) memory loss

26.     Which of the following is a way of
preventing drug trafficking? (a) foreign scholarship (b) employment (c)
motivation (d) indulging offenders

27.     A major consequence of human trafficking is
(a) promotion of rural-urban drift     (b)
decline in literacy rate (c) increased rate of youth employment (d) increased
exploitation of the ignorant

28.     Human trafficking results into all the
following except (a) prostitution (b) migration (c) criminality (d) welfarism

    The group of individuals in the
society that are mostly prone to human trafficking are (a) women and children
(b) youth women and men (c) men and vulnerable children (d) old and weak

30.     An enlightenment and awareness campaign on
HIV/AIDS could (a) lead to discrimination (b) create job opportunities (c)
cause conflict (d) provide people with genuine information

31.     Which of these is not a form of
stigmatization? (a) refusal to interact with family of an HIV patient (b)
Physical and verbal abuse of HIV/AIDS patient (c) ostracizing HIV patient (d)
enlightening people living with HIV/AIDS

32.     Testing of blood before transfusion will
greatly help to (a) spread HIV (b) control HIV (c) eradicate HIV (d) prevent

the report below to answer questions 33
and 34

crime rate in Aikara community which was notoriously high before has
drastically reduced in recent times. This has been attributed to the funds
released by the government for youth empowerment in the community two years

33.     From the above report, which of the
following is the major consequence of the intervention programme? (a) increase
in self-reliance skills (b) promotion of inter-communal relation (c) provision
of infrastructural facilities (d) acceleration of national development

34.     From the above report, a probable reason
for the initial high crime rate in Aikara community was (a) poor upbringing (b)
corruption (c) abject poverty (d) greed

35.     One of functions of local government is (a)
settlement of intra-party crisis            (b) making of bye-laws (c)
formulation of monetary policies (d) delimitation of constituencies

36.     A body establishment and entrusted with
power and authority to direct the affairs of a state is called (a) Federal
Executive Council (b) State Legislative Council        (c) trusteeship (d) government

37.     Which of the following concepts can
guarantee adherence to the rule of law?       (a) political immunity (b) political
gerrymandering (c) national development        (d) representative democracy

38.     According to the 1999 Constitution,
sovereignty resides in the (a) commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces (b)
people who confer legitimacy on elected leaders     (c) national assembly which has power to
make laws and amend the constitution (d) military which can declare any law
null, void and of no effect

39.     In a democratic government, franchise is
given to all (a) party members              (b) resident adults (c) adult
citizens (d) opinion leaders

40.     A significant companion of the rules of law
is the (a) fusion of legislative and executive functions (b) supremacy of the
ordinary law (c) adoption of one party system (d) enforcement of law by the

41.     Operation of the rule of law could be
undermined by the (a) existence of civil society groups (b) existence of free
press (c) establishment of administrative tribunals (d) encouragement of
effective opposition

the dialogue to below to answer questions 42
and 43

Ini: The recent
Constitutional Conference organized by the federal government gulped a lot of

Emem: That type of
conference can only happen where there is a democratic governance which permits
respect for all shades of opinion.

Ini: So, the federal
government cannot solely take decision and ratify them?

Emem: No, that will
negate the fundamental principles of democracy.

42.     The above dialogue shows that democracy
could result into (a) inefficiency          (b) corruption (c) absolute liberty
(d) high cost of governance

43.     It could be inferred from the dialogue
above that democracy encourages             (a) tolerance (b) development (c)
job creation (d) delegation legislation

44.     The most suitable form of democracy for a
small village or community is              (a) constitutional democracy (b)
indirect democracy (c) communal democracy      (d) direct democracy

45.     Which of the following is not a major
reason for political apathy? (a) political violence (b) unfulfilled political
promises (c) bad governance (d) cross carpeting phenomenon

46.     The chapter iv of the 1999 constitution of
Nigeria is about (a) composition of the National Assembly (b) fundamental human
rights (c) procedures for the impeachment of the President (d) formation of
quorum in the Senate

47.     Which of the following may prevent a
citizen from voting in a general election?   
 (a) lack of stable income (b)
high cost of living (c) non-registration (d) political neutrality

48.     An organized group that is independent of
the state could be described as (a) civil defence (b) pressure group (c)
community group (d) civil society

49.     The smooth operation of the Public Service
in Nigeria is being hampered by        (a)
debt burden (b) adequate training (c) privatisation policy (d) bribery and

50.     The Public Service can perform all these
functions except (a) advise government on policy formulation (b) keeping of
government records (c) provision of social services (d) budget approval for

51.     The highest class in the Public Service in
Nigeria is the (a) clerical (b) manipulative (c) technical (d) administrative

THEORYInstruction: Answer four questions in all, choosing at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks


Instruction: Answer
at least one question from this section                            

1a.     Define interpersonal relationships (2 Marks)

b.       State four ways acts of kindness can
promise interpersonal relationships (8 Marks)

2a.     Define traffic regulations    (2 Marks)

b.       Outline six reasons why inspection of
vehicle documents is necessary in Nigeria

(8 Marks)

3a.     Define responsible parenthood (2 Marks)

b.       Explain four importance of responsible
parenthood to national development

(8 Marks)



Answer at least two questions from this section

4.       Outline any five functions of the
National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related
Matters (NAPTIP) (10 marks)

5a.     State three reasons why high incidence of
cultism constitutes a national problem

(3 Marks)

b.       List five reasons why eradication of
cultism in schools will promote national development (3 Marks)     

c.       Highlights two factors hindering the
eradication of cultism in Nigeria schools

(4 Marks)

6.       Explain five ways Civic education can help eradicate drug addiction among youths (10 Marks)


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