Sierra Leone Quiz (Politics)

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  • 1. 

    What did Milton Margai become in 1957? 

    • A.

      Chief Minister of the Sierra Leone People’s Party

    • B.

      Chairman of the Sierra Leone People’s Party

    • C.

      Paramount chief the Sierra Leone People’s Party

    Correct Answer
    A. Chief Minister of the Sierra Leone People’s Party
    Explanation
    Milton Margai became the Chief Minister of the Sierra Leone People's Party in 1957. This position held great significance as it allowed him to lead the party and have a significant influence on the governance and policies of Sierra Leone. As Chief Minister, Margai would have been responsible for making important decisions and leading the government in implementing its agenda.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the first president of Sierra Leone?

    • A.

      Dr. Siaka P. Stevens

    • B.

      Sir Miltion Margai

    • C.

      Sir Albert Margai

    Correct Answer
    A. Dr. Siaka P. Stevens
    Explanation
    Dr. Siaka P. Stevens was the first president of Sierra Leone.

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  • 3. 

    How many branches is the Sierra Leone Government divided by?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    The Sierra Leone Government is divided into three branches. This is a common structure for many democratic governments, including the United States. The three branches are typically the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The executive branch is responsible for implementing and enforcing laws, the legislative branch is responsible for making laws, and the judicial branch is responsible for interpreting laws and ensuring their constitutionality. Having three branches helps to ensure a system of checks and balances, preventing any one branch from becoming too powerful.

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  • 4. 

    The President is both head of --------------------?

    • A.

      States and head of Government

    • B.

      Parliament and head of Carbinet

    Correct Answer
    A. States and head of Government
    Explanation
    The President is both the head of states and the head of government. As the head of states, the President represents the country and acts as a symbol of national unity. They are responsible for ceremonial duties, such as receiving foreign dignitaries and representing the country on the international stage. As the head of government, the President is the chief executive and holds the highest authority in the government. They are responsible for making and implementing policies, appointing government officials, and ensuring the smooth functioning of the government.

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  • 5. 

    Where Sierra Leone gained its independency?

    • A.

      1951

    • B.

      1961

    • C.

      1971

    Correct Answer
    B. 1961
    Explanation
    Sierra Leone gained its independence in 1961. This means that it became a sovereign nation and was no longer under the control or rule of another country. The year 1961 marks an important milestone in Sierra Leone's history as it signifies the country's ability to govern itself and make its own decisions.

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  • 6. 

    Who has authority to appoint Minister of States?

    • A.

      The President

    • B.

      People’s votes

    • C.

      Parliamentarians

    Correct Answer
    A. The President
    Explanation
    The President has the authority to appoint Ministers of State. As the head of the state, the President holds the power to appoint and dismiss government officials, including Ministers of State. This authority is derived from the Constitution and is an important aspect of the President's role in the executive branch of government. The President's appointment of Ministers of State is crucial in forming and maintaining a functioning government.

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  • 7. 

    How is the President been elected by?

    • A.

      House of Representatives

    • B.

      Popular vote five-year term

    • C.

      Seat of Government

    Correct Answer
    B. Popular vote five-year term
    Explanation
    The President is elected through a popular vote for a five-year term. This means that the citizens of the country have the opportunity to vote for their preferred candidate, and the candidate who receives the most votes becomes the President. The term lasts for five years, after which a new election is held. This system ensures that the President is chosen by the people and serves for a fixed period of time.

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  • 8. 

    Presidents are tenure to ….. five year term?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    A. Two
    Explanation
    Presidents are tenured to a two-year term.

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  • 9. 

    There are …………… members in the House of Representatives?

    • A.

      112

    • B.

      124

    • C.

      136

    Correct Answer
    B. 124
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 124. The House of Representatives is made up of 435 members. Each state is allocated a certain number of representatives based on its population, with the total number of representatives being fixed at 435. Therefore, 124 is the correct answer as it falls within the range of possible values for the number of members in the House of Representatives.

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  • 10. 

    Which year did APC win plurality of the seats in a disputed parliamentary 

    • A.

      In 1965

    • B.

      In 1966

    • C.

      In 1967

    Correct Answer
    C. In 1967
    Explanation
    In 1967, APC won the plurality of the seats in a disputed parliamentary election.

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  • 11. 

    When was first political party SLPP form? 

    • A.

      1946

    • B.

      1951

    • C.

      1956

    Correct Answer
    B. 1951
    Explanation
    The first political party SLPP was formed in 1951.

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  • 12. 

    What did Milton Margai become in 1957? 

    • A.

      Chief Minister of the Sierra Leone People’s Party

    • B.

      Chairman of the Sierra Leone People’s Party

    • C.

      Paramount chief the Sierra Leone People’s Party

    Correct Answer
    A. Chief Minister of the Sierra Leone People’s Party
    Explanation
    In 1957, Milton Margai became the Chief Minister of the Sierra Leone People's Party.

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  • 13. 

    The British colonials imposed ……………. On January 1st, 1893.

    • A.

      Hut Tax

    • B.

      Morgaging facility

    Correct Answer
    A. Hut Tax
    Explanation
    During the British colonial rule, the imposition of the Hut Tax on January 1st, 1893 was a significant event. This tax was levied on the local population, particularly those living in rural areas, who were required to pay a fixed amount for each hut they owned. The purpose of this tax was to generate revenue for the colonial administration and to assert control over the local population. The Hut Tax was often seen as a burden for the indigenous people, as it further strained their already limited resources and disrupted their traditional way of life.

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  • 14. 

    Do traditional Chiefs allow to elect MPs

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Traditional Chiefs do have the authority to allow the election of Members of Parliament (MPs) in certain regions or communities. This practice varies across different countries and cultures. In some cases, Chiefs may have a role in the nomination or selection process for MPs, while in others they may have the power to directly elect or appoint them. However, it is important to note that this answer may not be universally applicable and may depend on the specific context and country in question.

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