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Instructions: Write T for true or F for false at the end of each sentence.
1. In an organizational chart for Wolmer’s Girls School, the principal is at the top. ______
2. Rules are important in schools in that it gives the principal absolute power. _______
3. The Governor General is the official head of state of Jamaica. _________
4. Rules are necessary in homes because they promote respect among family members. __
5. The government of Jamaica is a Republic. ____
6. Cuba is a democratic state. _________
7. Laws are important to any country in that it allows for good governance. _____
8. The cabinet is apart of the judiciary arm of government ______
9. The system of choosing a government – proportional representation is used in Jamaica.
10. Queen Elizabeth II is the official head of state of Haiti.
Instructions: Use the clues given to complete the spelling of the word
1. The body of individuals with the power and authority to control the affairs of a country
2. The body that consists of the Prime Minister and his ministers of Government.
3. This body deals with conflicts as they arise
4. An absence of law and order
C _ _ OS
5. Gives legal advice
_T _ O R _ _ Y
6. Model of governance used by many Caricom countries
7. A system in which decisions are taken by all concerned _ E _ _ C _ _ T _ _
8. The lowest on the chart of the school hierarchy
9. The Head of State is usually a president
10. The upper house of parliament
Instructions: Fill in the blank spaces with the best possible answers.
1. __________________ is the Governor General of Jamaica.
2. The current President of the Socialist Republic of Cuba is _________________.
3. Cuba is the only _____________ state in the Caribbean and western hemisphere.
4. The current Prime Minister of Jamaica is _________________.
5. The current Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago is __________________.
6. The current President of the United States of America is _______________.
7. The _______________ chairs the Cabinet.
8. ______________________ is the Political Ombudsman in Jamaica.
9. The ____________ is a complex organization of full time employees whose duty it is
to serve the duly constituted and elected government of the day.
10. The Attorney General in Jamaica is _____________________.
Instructions: Complete all Multiple Choice Questions in this section
Choose the correct answers for the following and shade in the appropriate box.
1. The head of state in a Democratic Republic is the
a. Prime Minister
b. Attorney General
d. President of the Senate
2. Identify the group which comprises only Republics
a. Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana
b. Jamaica, Haiti and Guyana
c. Guyana, Belize and Dominica
d. Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Guyana
3. All of the following are functions of the Cabinet except
a. Make laws
b. Introduces policies
c. Formulate national budget
d. Select ambassadors
4. The legislative arm of government is referred to as
5. The Westminster Model of Government has its roots in
6. The members of Parliament who are not in the ruling party form the
7. The Honourable Audley Shaw is the present
a. Minister of Education
b. Minister of Information
c. Minister of National Security
d. Minister of Finance and Planning
8. Before a bill becomes law it must have the assent of the ……………………….
a. President of the Senate
b. Prime Minister
c. Governor General
9. All of the following are Heads of Government except………………………..
a. Governor General
b. Leader of Opposition
10. Which of the following in NOT a Constitutional Monarchy?
a. Trinidad and Tobago
11. The person who oversees the sitting of Parliament is known as the…..
d. Prime Minister
12. Which of the following countries does not fall in the category of dictatorship?
d. North Korea
13. Governments are responsible for all of the following except………
a. Making Laws
b. Maintaining relations with other countries
c. Keeping law and order
d. Raising funds for general elections
14. Which are the main reasons why societies have laws?
To avoid chaos and confusion’
To prevent crimes among delinquents
To develop proper behavior among citizens
To keep governments in power
a. i,ii, and iii
b. ii, iii and iv
c. i,ii and iv
d. i, iii and iv
15. The government of a country assists in providing the family with….
Formal education opportunities
Preventive medical services
a. i,ii and iii
b. i,iii and iv
c. i,ii and iv
d. ii,iii and iv
16. Which of the following is not concerned with the protection of the community?
a. The Police Constabulary Force
b. The Jamaica Defence Force
c. Nurses Association
d. Hawkeye Security
17. All the following are symbols of nationhood except
a. The National Flag
b. The National Pledge
c. The National Anthem
d. Bob Marley’s song ‘One Love’
18. The body of laws governing a country is referred to as the
19. Who is the Leader of the Opposition in Jamaica?
a. Most Hon Percival James Patterson
b. Most Hon Orette Bruce Golding
c. Most Hon Portia Simpson Miller
d. Most Hon Edward Seaga
20. The current Minister of Agriculture in Jamaica is …………….
a. Hon. Dr. St. Aubyn Bartlett
b. Hon. Dr. Kenneth Baugh
c. Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton
d. Hon. Dr. Horace Chang.
Instructions: Students MUST choose any three of the following questions.
1. Describe, with the aid of a diagram, the procedure involved in a bill becoming a law .
2. a. Draw a diagram to show the structure of government in Jamaica
b. Define the following concepts:
3. Describe the role and the responsibilities of the Civil Service.
4. State the functions of the Political Ombudsman
5. Compare the system of government between Jamaica and Cuba under the following
Head of state
Head of government
Type of model
System used to elect officials
6. A) What is a constitution?
B) When was it developed and why? 4 Marks
C) Identify three items identified in the constitution of Jamaica 3 Marks
10 marks each in this section.