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The savannah region of Nigeria is
characterized by
A. sparse vegetation
B. high population density
C. abundant resources
D. large bodies of water.

A major economic activity among the Nupe was
A. horse breeding
B. leather work
C. canoe-building
D. cattle rearing.

The main features of the economy of the forest zone of Nigeria in the eighteenth century were
A. pastoral farming and fishing
B. fishing and salt-making
C. cotton cultivation and weaving
D. cash crop production and trading.

The spread of Islam between the 11th and 14th centuries in Nigeria was largely due to
A. Arab missionary activities
B. the waging of jihads
C. trade and commerce
D. absence of any religion in the area.

A significant effect of the Christian missionary activity in Nigeria was the
A. introduction of formal education
B. training of nationalists
C. introduction of new crops
D. abolition of the slave trade.

An outstanding reason for the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade was
A. industrial revolution
B. nationalist agitation
C. legitimate trade
D. railway construction.

A major factor that led to the success of the Sokoto jihad was
A. military assistance from Borno
B. lack of unity among the Hausa states
C. the use of fire-arms by the jihadists
D. periodic divine interventions.

Which of the following was a part of the Sokoto Caliphate?
A. Kukawa.
B. Yauri.
C. Biu.
D. Lokoja.

The legendary founder of the Kanuri was
A. Ali Ghaji
B. Idris b. Ali Katagarmabe
C. Idris Alooma
D. Sayf b. dhi Yazan.

The Queen mother, Magira, played a prominent role in the government of the
A. Hausa States
B. Kwararafa Kingdom
C. Kanem Borno Empire
D. Igala Kingdom.

The Ekiti Parapo was an alliance against
A. the Muslim incursion into Yorubaland
B. the rising power of Ibadan
C. Christian missionary presence in Yorubaland
D. the abolition of the slave trade.

The Oyo Empire collapsed as a result of
A. internal and external crises
B. the revolt of Afonja
C. the weakening of the army
D. British presence in Yorubaland.

The failure of the Ogiso dynasty in Benin was attributed to
A. weakness and dependence of the rulers
B. peoples' resentment against the system
C. the declining economy of the state
D. inadequate supply of arms and ammunition.

The greatest ruler in the history of Benin Kingdom was
A. Oba Ewuare
B. Oba Ewedo
C. Oba Ovonramwen
D. Oba Ewuakpe.

Armed resistance to British rule in Northern Nigeria ended with the conquest of
A. Kano and Sokoto
B. Bida and Kano
C. Katsina and Kano
D. Bauchi and Katsina.

The Colony and Protectorate of Lagos was amalgameted with the Protectorate of Southern Nigeria in 1906 to form the
A. Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria
B. Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria
C. Protectorate of Southern Nigeria
D. Oil Rivers Protectorate.

A reason for the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigeria in 1914 was
A. economic expediency
B. territorial integration
C. political balancing
D. religious harmony.

The Nigerian Council established in 1914 was ineffective because it
A. was not designed to be so
B. lacked sufficient funds
C. had too many vocal members
D. was dominated by hand-picked members.

Two institutions of local government in Nigeria during the colonial period were native courts and
A. legislative council
B. regional treasury
C. native treasury
D. native police.

Certain chiefs in Eastern Nigeria were called warrant chiefs because they
A. had some royal connections
B. were created by the British
C. had warrants to arrest offenders
D. were the first to receive Western education.

In colonial Nigeria, mining industry was promoted in order to
A. diversify the economy
B. engage the railway system
C. make Nigeria self-reliant
D. maximize exploitation.

The colonial government in Nigeria laid more emphasis on the production of export crops because
A. the people already had abundant food in stock
B. such crops were desperately needed abroad
C. such crops were more beneficial to the people
D. the soil was more suitable for the production of such crops.

The Yaba Higher College did not meet the aspirations of the nationalists because
A. all its staff were Europeans
B. it was meant to train assistants to Europeans
C. only Europeans were qualified for admission
D. it was affiliated to a polytechnic in Europe.

The 1922 Clifford Constitution restricted the franchise to
A. Calabar and Benin
B. Lagos and Calabar
C. Lagos and Warri
D. Warri and Lokoja

The political parties that formed the opposition during the First Republic in Nigeria were the
A. NCNC and AG
B. AG and UMBC

The creation of Mid-Western region in 1963 was through
A. balloting
B. referendum
C. declaration
D. voting.

The immediate cause of the January 1966 coup d'etat was
A. the breakdown of law and order in the West
B. the desire of the military to seize power
C. the failure of the 1963 census
D. interferance by foreign powers

Which of the following countries did the Murtala/Obasanjo regime assist during their struggle for independence?
A. Guinea Bissau and Namibia
B. Angola and Zimbabwe
C. Sierra Leone and Equitorial Guinea.
D. The Gambia and Tanzania

The Second Republic in Nigeria refers to
the period
A. General Babangida was Head of State
B. between 1979 and 1983
C. General Obasanjo was Head of State
D. the period between 1960 and 1966

Which of the following political parties
formed an alliance in the Second
A. UPN and NPN.
B. PRP and NPP.
C. NPN and NPP.
D. PRP and UPN.

The political party that controlled the Federal Government during the Second Republic in Nigeria was the
A. Great Nigeria Peoples Party
B. Nigeria Peoples Party
C. Unity Party of Nigeria
D. National Party of Nigeria.

The main aim of the formation of ECOMOG was to
A. foster stability in West Africa
B. solve boundary disputes among member states
C. provide security for the whole of Africa
D. tackle the problem of piracy in African seaways.

A major contribution of Nigeria to
ECOWAS is in the area of
A. diplomacy
B. funding
C. military support
D. provision of education.

Samori Toure is often described as the “African Napoleon” because he
A. was a great military tactician
B. learned a great deal from Napoleon
C. employed similar tactics as Napoleon
D. had a well trained army.

A major similarity of the 19th century jihads in West Africa was that
A. they were executed at the same time
B. the participants were of the same origin
C. they had a common objective
D. they brought unity between the Hausa and the Fulani.

The greatest contribution of the Christian Missionary Society in West Africa was in
A. establishing trading companies
B. stopping the slave trade
C. the emergence of educated elite
D. the production of cash crop.

Egypt became the centre of international rivalry because of the
A. huge investment in the Suez-canal
B. rich soil for cotton and sugar cultivation
C. great cities of Cairo and Alexandria
D. strategic importance of the country.

Muhammad es Sadek was a 19th century ruler of
A. Morocco
B. Libya
C. Tunisia
D. Algeria.

Muhammad Ahmad was easily accepted as the Mahdi in the Sudan because
A. the Islamic leaders in the area did not live up to the expectations of the people
B. he came at a time the people were expecting to be delivered from the Egyptian rulers
C. the national army was not strong enough to defend the country
D. he was highly educated in the tenants of the Islamic religion.

After leaving Oman for East Africa, Sayyid Said established his headquarters in
A. Zanzibar
B. Pemba
C. Mombasa
D. Kilwa.

In 1887, a plot to depose Kabaka Mwanga was hatched by
A. a Muslim group
B. Baganda Christians
C. Arab slave merchants
D. Egyptian mercenaries.

An Ethiopian monarch that committed suicide in a battle field was
A. Theodore II
B. Menelik
C. Johannes IV
D. Haile Selassie.

The white settlers in Southern Africa were known as
A. Bantu
B. Boers
C. Bushmen
D. Hottentots.

The Mfecane occured as a result of
A. long standing inter-group rivalry
B. inter-group struggles for natural resources
C. Ndwandwe's domination of the Zulu
D. Shaka's inordinate military ambition.

The Fashoda incident of 1898 resulted in a rift between
A. France and Germany
B. Germany and Britain
C. France and Italy
D. Britain and France.

Paternalism was a colonial policy adopted
A. Britain
B. Portugal
C. Germany
D. France.

Where was indirect rule practised before it was introduced to Africa?
A. India.
B. Malaysia.
C. Pakistan.
D. Indonesia.

The indirect rule system of administration meant that the colonialists
A. ruled through native courts
B. barred the educated elite from local politics
C. ruled through traditional institutions
D. relied mostly on local interpreters

In post-apartheid South Africa, the main concern of government is to
A. punish the people who perpetrated apartheid
B. redress the injustices of the apartheid policy
C. make the country the giant of Africa
D. make the country a permanent member of the UN Security Council

The Ogaden war between Ethiopia and Somalia was caused by
A. disagreement over trade
B. refugee problems
C. boundary disputes
D. personality clash between their leaders

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