UTME CBT FREE Practice Test – History


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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 prime minister in the kingdom of Buganda was known as _______

A. Mugema   B. Katikiro   C. Kabaka   D. Omuwanika.


The main goal of the British expedition against the Aro was to ______

A) destroy the Ibini-Ukpabi oracle
B) eliminate all opposition to their presence in the hinterland
C) pave the way for the Christianization of Igboland
D) liberate the Igbo from Aro bondage.


One of the achievements of the National congress of British West Africa was the ________

A. introduction of the elective principle
B. establishment of democracy
C. propagation of Christianity
D. establishment of newspapers.


One of the early Nigerian leaders who collaborated with British and later resisted was ______

A. King laja of Opobo    B. Nana of ltsekiri   C. sultan Attahiru   D. king Dappa Williams.


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.


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.


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 Nigerian National Alliance won the 1964 Federal Election by a landslide because the ______

A. party was popular with the masses
B. United Progressive Grand Alliance boycotted it
C. opposition parties were poorly organized
D. party represented the aspirations of the minority groups.


Sayyid Said increased the volume of trade with the Europeans by ______

A) allowing them to take control of the trade with the hinterland
B) replacing Indian middlemen with Europeans
C) allowing European consuls to reside in Zanzibar
D) making English the lingua franca of Zanzibar.


The Battle of Tel el-Kebir was fought between ______

A) the British and the Urabists
B) Tawfiq and the Mahdists
C) the Khedive and the Wafdists
D) Napoleon and the Mamluks.


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.


The Nigerian Youth Movement collapsed as a result of ______

A. its failure to win elections
B. shortage of funds to run its affairs
C. the harassment of its leadership by government
D. the break-up of its leadership.


The development of mircoliths is associated with the ______

A) Middle Age Stone   B) Late Stone Age    C) Iron Age   D) Early Stone Age.


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 British occupied Egypt in 1882 to _____

A. crush the Ahmad Urabi revolt
B. open a new era in the history of the country
C. restore the authority of the Khedive
D. protect their interest in the country


In colonial Nigeria, export crop production was dominated by ______

A. the Europeans   B. the Labanese   C. peasant farmers   D. indigenous middle men.


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 correspondence between Sokoto and Borno during the jihad was entered on the ______

A. qualification for a true Muslin to perform the hajj
B. justification of the jihad against an Islamic state
C. declaration of the jihad against non-Muslims
D. difference between traditional religion and Islam.


The Native Authority system in Northern Nigerian was established to ______

A. assist in the collection of taxes and general administration
B. regulate the number of European District Officers
C. streamline electoral laws in the area
D. support the spread of Christian missionary activities.


One feature of European diplomacy in the scramble for Africa was _______

A) exchanging of ambassadors among them
B) holding Africans hostage for negotiations
C) negotiating with African leaders for territories
D) reconciling differences over territorial claims.


Which of the following is the most important source of the history of the Hausa states?

A) Tarikh-as Sudan.      B) The European account.   C) The Kano Chronicle.   D) The Arab traders’ account.


The Ekiti Parapo was an alliance against ______

A. the Muslim incursion into Yorubaland
B. the rising power of Ibadan
C. Christian missionary presence in Yoruhaland
D. the abolition of the slave trade.


In 1973, Nigeria broke diplomatic relations with Israel because of Israel’s ______

A) occupation of Egyptian territory
B) support for apartheid South Africa
C) support for Biafra during the war
D) raid on Entebbe airport in Uganda.


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.


Which of the following political parties formed an alliance in the Second Republic?

A. UPN and NPN.    B. PRP arid NPP.    C. NPN and NPP.   D. PRP and UPN.


The major feature of the War against lndiscipline were ______

A. queuing culture and environmental sanitation
B. public flogging and payment of fines
C. arrest of offenders and imprisonment of convicts
D. high slogans and beating of drums.


In the pre-colonial period, the Aku of Wukari derived his power mainly from _______

A. the strength of his army
B. the role as a supplier of slaves
C. his control of trade routes
D. his spiritual influence in the kingdom.


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.


Sabon Gari settlement in most parts of colonial Nigeria harboured mostly ______

A. people other than the indigenes
B. indigenes who were Muslims
C. strangers who were Muslims only
D. European traders and missionaries.


The last European power to join the race for colonies in Africa was _______

A. France    B. Portugal    C. Germany    D. Belgium.


The economic reforms of Theodore II of Ethiopia involved the ______

A. encouragement of slave trade
B. improvement of agriculture
C. reorganization of the fiscal system
D. revival of external trade.


The French colonial policy of assimilation failed in Africa because _______

A) African culture was deeply rooted
B) the African elite were opposed to it
C) it was not consistently implemented
D) it was expensive to implement.


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

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


Anti-colonial movements Nigeria before the World War ll involved ______

A. attempts to violently chase the British out of the country
B. collaboration with the British authority
C. peaceful protests through petitions and conferences
D. the establishment of pressure groups by traditional rulers.


The Olu of Itsekiri was assisted in his administration by a council of chiefs called _______

A. Ogboni   B. Ekpako   C. Ekine   D. Ojoye.


Sierra Leone was very important in the history of West Africa during the colonial period as a _____

A. centre for the spread of Christianity
B. place for the spread of African culture
C. centre for the export of African goods
D. leading producer of cotton.


King Leopold’s colonial ventures in the Congo were aimed at ______

A) making Belgium a great colonial power
B) carving out an empire for himself
C) putting a stop to domestic slave trade in the area
D) introducing Western education to the people.


Under the Qaramanli rulers, the economy of Libya depend on _____

A. agriculture and slave trade    B. piracy and trade   C. taxation and tribute   D. war booties and tolls.


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.


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