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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.


The collapse of Kanem under Dunama Debalemi was attributed to ______

A) poor economic system
B) lack of a standing army
C) conflict among the ruling class
D) lack of a sound political structure.


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 president Transvaal who led the Boers against the Britist was ______

A. J. Smuts   B. P. Kruger   C. L. Jameson   D. L. Botha.


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.


A major recommendation of the Henry Willink Commission was the ______

A. protection of special interests
B. creation of more administrative units
C. inclusion of a bill of rights in the 1960 Constitution
D. need to ensure the educational rights of the people.


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

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


The Mahdiyya Movement in the sudan was principally a reaction against ______
A. internal oppression
B. northern domination
C. foreign pressures
D. economic difficulties.

Amilcar Cabral led the liberation struggle against Portuguese domination is

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


The British government took over the control of the Colony of Sierra Leone in 1807 in order to use it as a _______

A. maior trading port in the West African region
B. centre for the spread of British culture
C. base for anti-slave trade naval patrol
D. base to penet West African interior.


Which of the following was referred to as 'Province of Freedom' in the 19th century?

A. Liberia   B. Ghana   C. The Gambia   D. Sierra Leone.


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.


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.


The first Magherebian state to be detached from the Ottoman Empire by the French was ______

A. Tunisia   B. Libya   C. Morocco   D. Algeria.


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

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


The Uzama title holders in Benin Kingdom were responsible for ______

A) advising the Oba in the administration of the Kingdom
B) punishing erring members of the royal family
C) defending the Kingdom from external attacks
D) settling disputes between the Oba and other chiefs.


Which of the following groups belongs to the Jos Plateau?

A. Gbagyl and Nupe   B. Idorna and Igede   C. Berorn and Angas   D. Jukun and Tiv.


The savannah region of Nigeria is characterized by _____

A. sparse vegetation   B. high population density   C. abundant resources   D. large bodies of water.


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 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.


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.


The white settlers in Southern Africa were known as ________

A. Bantu    B. Boers    C. Bushmen   D. Hottentots.


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.


The Yoruba background to the Oba of Benin is emphasized by the ______

A) similarities of Benin and Ife arts
B) similarities in their political structures
C) relationship between Oranmiyan and Ogiso dynasties
D) Oranmiyan legend in Benin history.


The European power that acquired the largest number of territories in West Africa was _____

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


The Mau Mau revolt in Kenya had its origin in the ______

A. colonial government’s inability to provide essential services to the people
B. imprisonment of Jomo Kenyatta by the colonial administration
C. occupation of Kikuyu land by the British
D. inherent militancy of the Kikuyu.


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.


The emergence of states in Hausaland was mainly attributed to ________

A. trading activities    B. wars of conquest    C. immigration of groups   D. population increase.


The principal target of the Aba Women demonstrators of 1929 were the ______

A. Warrant chiefs   B. European traders   C. Christian missionaries   D. Court clerks.


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.


An influential advocate of the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern Protectorates was _____

A. E.D. morel    B. Otunba Payne    C. John Beecroft   D. Henry Carr


A major contribution of Nigeria to ECOWAS is in the area of _____

A. diplomacy   B. funding   C. military support   D. provision of education.


One of the objectives for the formation of the South African Native Congress in 1912 was to _____

A) establish a political party
B) encourage black participation in governance
C) retrieve all lands seized by the whites
D) integrate the various groups and races.


A major reason for the introduction of indirect rule in Northern Nigeria was to ______

A) ensure perfect control of the economy
B) further weaken the position of the elite class
C) assist the Christian missionaries in their activities
D) secure cheap labour for railway construction.


The French occupation of Morocco in 1912 was formalized by the _______

A. signing of the Treaty of Frez
B. arrival of French troops
C. departure of the Germans
D. deposition of the Sultan.


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 Berber scholar, al-Mukhtar, contributed to the success of the Masina Jihad by ______

A) fighting alongside Seju Ahmadu
B) preparing the ground through the Qadiriyyah Brotherhood
C) mobilizing various groups to fight for Seku Ahmadu
D) appealing to Ardo Moudo to support Seku Ahmadu.


The legendary founder of the Kanuri was ______

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


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.


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.


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