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The early missionaries abandoned their work in Benin mainly because of _______

A. antagonism from the Oba
B. resistance from the people
C. lack of resources
D. ill health and health.


In the 18th century, Zaria was under the influence of ________

A. Sokoro   B. Daura   C. Kano   D. Borno.


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.


Which of the following pioneered Christian missionary activities in Calabar?

A. Mary Slessor   B. William Balke    C. Thomas Freeman   D. Hope waddeii.


In pre-colonial Nigeria, intergroup contacts were encourage mostly by ____

A) economic interdependence   B) military alliance   C) marriage ties   D) political ties


The women who wielded political influence in Borno were _______

A. Magara, Magira and Gumsu
B. Gumsu, Daurama and Magira
C. Turunku, Magara and Gumsu
D. Daurama, Turunku and Kaugama.


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


Which of the following was a part of the Sokoto Caliphate?

A. Kukawa.    B. Yauri.   C. Biu.   D. Lokoja.


In pre-colonial Nigeria, the Nsibidi form of writing was found in the _______

A. Niger-Benue Confluence   B. Cross River Area   C. Niger Delta   D. Anambra River Valley.


The Royal Niger Company was renamed _______

A. British West African Company
B. United African Company
C. Lever Brothers Nigeria Pic
D. Leventis Nigeria Plc.


The Tin Producers’ Association was formed in 1929 to ______

A. increase the production of tin
B. alleviate the hardship of miners
C. regulate the supply of tin
D. introduce modern methods of production.


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.


The Mfecane resulted in the _______

A) division and fragmentation of the Zulu nation
B) formation of the Ndebele state
C) decrease in Boer influence in South Africa
D) dispersal of the Zulu to the Katanga copper belt.


Britain suppressed the trans-Atlantic slave trade because ______

A) there was no more market for slaves in America
B) it had become very inhuman
C) the Christian missions preached against it
D) it became unfavourable to her industrial progress.


Which of the following were former British colonies?

A. Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia and Liberia
B. Cameroon, Togo, Egypt and Ghana
C. Sierra Leone, Gambia, Nigeria and Ghana
D. Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and South Africa.


The legendary founder of the Kanuri was ______

A. Ali Ghaji   B. Idris b. Ali Katagarmabe    C. Idris Alooma   D. Sayf b. dhi Yazan.


The objective of the 1934 legislation imposing quotas on imported goods from non-British sources was to _______

A. develop Nigerian industries
B. increase Nigeria’s Gross National Product
C. exclude cheap Japanese textiles
D. regulate trade between Nigeria and other countries.


In 1953, the Eastern region of Nigeria went to the supreme court over the _______

A. decision ofthe federal government to conduct a fresh census
B. exclusion of Easterners resident in the North from the census
C. the population figures of the national census
D. exclusion of women in the national census.


The Egba welcomed the British missionaries in the 19th century because _______

A. they wanted British protection
B. of their desire to accept Christianity
C. of their quest for Western education
D. they wanted to established trade with the British.


Muhammad Ahmad was easily accepted as the Mahdi in the Sudan because _______

A. the Islamic leaders in the area didnot 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.


A major impact of the Omani on East Africa was the _______

A. spread of Islam
B. emergence of states
C. improvement in agriculture
D. introduction of the slave trade.


The Africans transported across the Atlantic as slaves were mostly _______

A) people with criminal records    B) able-bodied men   C) disabled persons   D) people with low income.


The most powerful states that emerged after the fall of the Old Oyo were ______

A. Owu and Abeokuta      B. Ijaiye and Ife     C. Ibadan and Ijaiye   D. New Oyo and Ibadan.


Major General Aguiyi-Ironsi introduced a unitary system of government because ______

A) it was the wish of the people
B) of the command structure of the military
C) he wanted more revenue for the central government
D) other military officers were planning to overthrow him.


It was difficult for the Nigerian coastal chiefs to give up the slave trade after its abolition because

A. it had been part of African culture
B. Africans were too involved to give up the trade
C. the British Navy was not effective in enforcing the abolition
D. the trade was still crucial to the economy of their states.


The nationalist movement in Nigeria during the post-war period was primarily led by

A) businessmen   B) the intelligentsia   C) students   D) local chiefs.


Amilcar Cabral led the liberation struggle against Portuguese domination is

A. Angola   B. Mozambique   C. Guinea Bissau   D. Cape Verde.


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 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.


Christianity spread fast in Nigeria because it _______

A) was associated with Western education
B) had superior spiritual appeal
C) preached social equality
D) was opposed to oppression by rulers.


The Mahdists revolt in the Sudan was successful _______

A) They believed they had a superior faith
B) it enjoyed widespread support
C) the Egyptian army was poorly trained
D) General Gordon was an incompetent commander.


In the Ekine society of the Niger Delta, promotion was based on ________

A. artistic ability   B. the number of slaves possessed  C. respect for age   D. personal conduct.


The immediate cause of the Nigerian Civil War was the ______

A. coup detat of January 1966
B. crisis in the Western region
C. poor social policy of the First Republic
D. crisis of the 1962 Census.


One enduring legacy of the Gowon Regime was the ______

A. establishment of the National Youth Service corps Scheme
B. diversification of the Nigerian economy
C. institution of probity and public accountability
D. establishment of the Technical Aid Corps Scheme.


The British policy of indirect rule sought to ______

A. encourage the educated elite to participate in local administration
B. make the indigenous political institutions adapt to British system of Government
C. use indigenous political institutions to serve British interest
D. promote co-operation between the educated elite and the indigenous rulers.


The ruler that was driven out of Lagos by the British was ______

A. Oba Akintoye   B. Oba Dosumu   C. Oba Kosoko   D. Oba Adele.


The major reason for Nigeria's interest in the Liberian Civil War was to save herself from ______

A. bearing the burden of the war’s refugees
B. losing her investments in Liberia
C. losing her citizens in Liberia
D. losing her position asa regional power.


The first Boer republic established as a result of the Great Trek was ______

A. Transvaal    B. the Cape   C. the Orange Free State   D. Natal.


After leaving Oman for East Africa, Sayyid Said established his headquarters in _______

A. Zanzibar   B. Pemba   C. Mombasa   D. Kilwa.


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.


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