UTME CBT FREE Practice Test – History (Questions with Answers and Explanations)

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By 1700, the Portuguese had been expelled from all their coastal strongholds in East Africa by the

A. Arab traders    B. English traders   C. Belgium traders   D. Indian traders.


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.


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.


Nationalist activities developed earlier in British West Africa than in French West Africa because ____

A) British colonies were accorded equal status with Britain
B) Britain had more colonies than France
C) African chiefs in French colonies were highly respected
D) of the systems of administration adopted by the colonial powers.


Northam Rhodesia. on becoming a Crown Colony, was administered by the ______

A. United Nations Organization
B. Commonwealth of Nations
C. British Foreign Affairs Department
D. British Colonial Office.


The jihadists emerged victorious in Gobir because ______

A) their cause was just   B) the Hausa rulers were divided   C) they had superior weapons   D) the masses supported them.


Which of the following countries did the Muritala 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 failure of the Ogisu 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.


A major consequence of the Great Trek was the _______

A) restriction of movement of the whites in South Africa
B) agitation for black-white equality in South Africa
C) annexation of white communities by the Africans
D) the expansion of white communities in South Africa.


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 greatest problem faced by the Old Oyo Empire in the early 19th century was the ______

A. weakening of the central authority
B. incursion of the jihadists
C. British encroachment into Yorubaland
D. dominant influence of Bashorun Gaha.


The president Transvaal who led the Boers against the Britist was ______

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


The most significant act of statesmanship associated with Abdulsalami regime was _____

A. promulgate the 1999 Constitution
B. handing over power to a civilian government
C. the release of political prisoners
D. organizing successful general elections.


French delayin occupying Algeria was attributed to ______

A. demographic reasons    B. insufficient officials    C. the people’s resistance   D. fear of British reaction.


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

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


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 reign of Sayyid said in EastAfrica was marked by ______

A. a gradual growth in Portuguese influence
B. decline in the slave trade
E. crises at home and pirates at sea
D. the loss of Pate to the Mazrui.


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 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.


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.


Where was indirect rule practised before it was introduced to Africa?

A. India.   B. Malaysia.   C. Pakistan.   D. Indonesia.


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 strategy for accelerated agricultural development of the Obasanjo regime in the 1970’s focused on _______

A) improving transportation network to the rural areas
B) establishing agro-allied industries
C) achieving food self-sufficiency
D) establishing new marketing boards.


Politics in Nigeria's First republic was characterized by _______

A. religion and ethnicity   B. religion and regionalism   C. ethnicity and regionalism   D. regionalism and despotism.


The area later referred to as Cameroon was mandated to _______

A. France and Britain    B. Portugal and Spain    C. Belgium and Italy    D. Germany and Belgium.


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

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


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.


In Africa, the colonial authorities introduced modern means of transportation in order to _______

A) develop the internal markets
B) increase farmers’ purchasing power
C) encourage urban development
D) promote import-export trade.


The last ruler of the Ogiso dynasty in the Benin Empire was ______

A. Oba Eweka   B. Oba Owodo   C. Oba Oranmiyan   D. Oba Ewuare.


The establishment of Freetown in 1822 facilitated _______

A) the settlement of freed slaves
B) Christian missionary activities
C) humanitarian activities
D) the improvement of agriculture.


The leader of the South African Black consciousness Movement who died in detention in 1977 was

A. Walter Sisulu   B. Albert Luthuli   C. Robert Sobukwe   D. Steve Biko.


Which of the following rulers of Kano promoted Islam to a state religion?

A. Kanajeji   B. Rumfa   C. Yaji   D. Abdullahi


The principal anti-apartheid party in South Africa was the _______

A. African National Congress
B. Afrikaner National Party
C. National Party
D. Unionist Congress.


The dissatisfaction of the Boer with British reforms at the Cape Colony made them to _______

A. stage a rebellion against the British
B. negotiate peace settlement with the British
C. form a strong political organization
D. emigrate from the area.


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.


The Richards Constitution of 1945 brought about ______

A. decolonization   B. independence   C. a strong central government     D. regional politics.


The immediate cause of the January 1955 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. interference by foreign powers.


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.


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