Civic Education Third Term Examination Questions 2019/2020 Session – Junior Secondary School (JSS 1, JSS 2, JSS 3)




SUBJECT:    CIVIC EDUCATION                                               CLASS:  J.S.S 1

Part One: Objective Questions

  1. The two white horses on the coat of arms represented  (a) dignity and pride of the nation    (b) strength of the nation  (c) unity and faith  (d) peace and progress.
  2. The Nigerian National flag was designed by  (a) Lamidi Fakeye  (b) Taiwo Akinkunmi (c)Christopher Kolade  (d) Olusegun Obasanjo
  3. The Yoruba ethnic group occupies the __________of Nigeria  (a) Northern part  (b) South-East part (c) Middle belt  (d) South – West Part
  4. Which of the following is a benefit of cooperation? (a) cooperation lead to team work  (b)there will be no peace in the society  (c) there will be no set goals  (d) cooperation lead to intolerance.
  5. The letter “Y” on the Nigerian Coat of Arms represents _________ and _______ (a) Niger and Benue  (b) Sokoto and Benue  (c) Niger and Kaduna  (d) Osun and Ogun
  6. A person that is set free in the court of law after trial is said to be __________(a) Godly and holy  (b) Innocent and free  (c) Discharged and acquitted  (d) righteous and blameless
  7. Children’s day in Nigeria is celebrated on ____of every year  (a) 27th of June  (b) 27th of April  (c) 27th of May  (d) 27th of July
  8. Being a citizen of two countries at the same time is called ________citizenship   (a) dual  (b)honorary  (c) blood  (d) renunciation
  9. To be able to role in Nigeria, you have to be  ___________years and above  (a) 17  (b) 18  (c) 21  (d) 30
  10. ________means telling the truth all the time  (a) cooperation  (b) value  (c)honesty (d)discipline
  11. The nearest government to the people and an important means of promotion grassroots development is the _________________(a) local  (b) unitary  (c) state  (d) federal
  12. __________is a bedrock of democracy  (a) children  (b) Army  (c) people  (d) police
  13. Which of the following agency keep citizen abreast of happening around them  (a) mass media  (b) political party  (c) labour union  (d) students union
  14. The green colour in Nigeria flags stands for (a) Gold mines  (b) Agriculture  (c) School  (d)culture
  15. The black shaded in Nigeria Coat of Arm stands for  (a) Good and fertile soil  (b) Bad and good of the country  (c) good mineral resources  (d) good people of Nigeria.

Part 2:  Complete the following sentences

  1. A traveling document which every intending traveler must obtain before he can travel is known as ______________________
  2. Whose picture appeared on N200.00 note?
  3. The characteristic that distinguishes people from each other is known as ____________
  4. _________________is a legal member of the state with full constitutional or legal right
  5. Fundamental human right being entrenched in the __________________________

Part 3: Theory (Attempt 4 questions only)

1a.       What is national consciousness?

b.         Mention two of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria

c.         Mention (6) six arrangement, institutions or policies of government that have been put in place to promote national consciousness

2a.       What is a symbol?

b.         Mention six national symbols you have studied

c.         Draw a National flag.

3i         Define the Nigeria National Currency

ii)         Which bank in Nigeria is responsible for the printing and distribution of money?

iii)        What did the following stand for in the coat of arms

(a)        The Eagle

(b)        The silker bands

(c)        The flowers

4.         Mention and explain five (5) ways individuals and groups can promote national unity.

5a.       Define constitution

b.         Explain four aspect of Nigerian constitution that promote or foster unity




SUBJECT:    CIVIC EDUCATION                                               CLASS:  J.S.S 2

Part One: Objective Questions

  1. The symbols of authority for the legislative arm of government are ______ and ________ (a)mace and gravel  (b) coat of arms and national flag  (c) wig and scale of justice  (d) none of the above.
  2. Federation is ______________(a) a system of government by majority  (b) a system of government that does not care for you  (c) a system of government whereby the powers are shared among the levels of government  (d) a system of government where one unit enjoys more than the other units.
  3. The rule of law is ______________(a) supremacy of law over everybody both the ruler and the ruled in a country  (b) rule of law  (c) human right  (d) none of the above
  4. The complete way of life of a people is known as ______(a) symbol  (b) tradition  (c) right  (d)culture
  5. The word citizenship means _______(a) rights of individuals  (b) a new country                    (c) belonging to a community, country or state  (d) ownership of ship
  6. The willingness to work hard and give your energy and time to a job or activity is called ______           (a) spiritual  (b) commitment  (c) brave  (d) hard work
  7. The law enforcement agencies are these except _____(a) NUT   (b) EFCC                  (c) NDLEA  (d)ICPC
  8. Nigeria is a federation of ______________states  (a) 20  (b) 36  (c) 109  (d) 65
  9. Law should apply to everybody irrespective of who you are.  This implies ______                  (a) concurrent equity before the law  (b) application of principle  (c) right to appeal  (d)for hearing principle.
  10. Some certain privilege that every citizen enjoy in a country irrespective of sex, tribe or creed is called _________(a) constitution,  (b) legislative  (c) state  (d) president
  11. The road sign light that shows “red” means  (a) go  (b) get ready  (c) stop  (d) drive fast
  12. Define consumer _______(a) consumer is what we eat (a) consumer is an individual who makes final use of goods and services provided by the firm  (c) consumer is the same as producer  (d)consumer is engaged
  13. The duties of government that is not included in exclusive or concurrent list is called _________________(a) exclusive   (b) concurrent  (c) function  (d) residual
  14. Democracy originated from ___________(a) Greece  (b) Nigeria   (c) Ghana  (d)Britain
  15. Self employment means  (a) having one’s business without working under anybody  (b)working as a group under someone  (c)acquiring a job  (d)doing a business you are not familiar with

Part Two: Complete the following sentences

  1. The headquarters of INEC is in _____________________________
  2. The green colour in the traffic light indicates _______________________________
  3. The supremacy of the law is also known as ______________________
  4. The organ responsible for implementing policies and laws made in the country is the _________________________
  5. The upper chamber of the legislative at the federal level is the _______________________

Part 3 (Theory)  Attempt 4 questions only

1.         Mention and explain five (5) responsibilities  of voters

2a.       Define election

b.         Mention eight importance of election

3.         State and discuss the qualification for election

4.         What are the solutions to electoral malpractice?

5.         List and discuss five types of election




SUBJECT:    CIVIC EDUCATION                                                           CLASS:  J.S.S 3

Part One: Objective Questions

  1. The security agents which monitors the nation’s important and exports is the ________(a)police  (b) army  (c) custom  (d) air force
  2. ________is charged with responsibility of maintaining law and order in the country  (a) the air force  (b) customs  (c) the police  (d) the army
  3. Which of these is not a security agent in Nigeria  (a) The military  (b) the police  (c) Red cross society  (d) the immigration
  4. __________refers to the structures and processes put in place by government to protect the country and its citizens from either internal or external attack  (a) National security                   (b) National institution  (c) Nigerian constitution  (d) The Nigerian police force
  5. The constitution is divided into _______chapters  (a) 8  (b) 9  (c) 10  (d) 3
  6. The name or heading of the constitution is the _______(a) contents  (b) preamble  (c) title  (d)schedule
  7. All these are functions of constitution except  (a) It unites a country  (b) It helps in economic and political development  (c) It provides basis for good governance  (d) It makes people to be lawless
  8. Which of these is not a source of Nigerian constitution?  (a) legislation  (b) convention  and rules  (c) the rich also cry  (d) judicial pronouncement
  9. An election that is free of all irregularities is called ____(a) Bye election  (b) General election  (c) Open election  (d) free and fair election
  10. The process of voting to elect someone for an official positions is known as (a) voting              (b) election  (c) selection  (d) detection
  11. How can we conduct an acceptable census in Nigeria?  (a) proper planning  (b) creating awareness by educating people  (c) employ qualified personnel  (d) all of the above
  12. Population means _______(a) the number of people living in a country  (b) the act of counting the number of people in a state  (c) the act of taxing people for revenue collection  (d) the act of counting people for full employment opportunities
  13. Census in Nigeria is done periodically usually every __________years  (a) 5  (b) 10  (c)15(d) 20
  14. Who was the American President that defined the democracy as the government of the people by people and for the people?  (a) George Washington  (b) Bill Clinton  (c) John Kennedy  (d) Abraham Lincoln
  15. Which of these is not a civil office?  (a) infidelity  (b) slander  (c) illegal assembly  (d) drug trafficking

Part Two:  Complete the following sentences

  1. The highest court in Nigeria is the _______________
  2. Lord Lugard amalgamated the protectorate of the North South and Lagos to make Nigeria in ___________________________
  3. The act of counting the number of people living in a country in order to determine the total number of people in the country is called ______________________________
  4. The Chief Executive Office of INEC is the _________________________________
  5. The supreme law document of a country is the ________________________________

Part Three:  (Theory)  Attempt 4 questions only

1a.       Define constitution.

b.         Mention and discuss eight (8) sources of the Nigeria constitution

2.         Explain the roles of citizen in constitutional development in Nigeria

3i.        What is National Security?

(ii)        Identify and discuss four (4) ways in which citizens can help in maintaining National security?

4a.       Enumerate three functions of each of the following security agencies

(i)         The army

(ii)        The Nigeria Police

(iii)       The Nigeria Customs Service

b.         What is the full meaning of FRSC?

5i.        What is unemployment?

(ii)        Define self-employment

(iii)       List three (3) self employment projects

(iv)       State any three (3) reasons for self employment

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