UTME CBT FREE Practice Test – History


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The Nok civilization suggests that _____

A) Nigeria passed through different stages of development
B) civilization in the area began with the Stone Age
C) the people of Nigeria came from the East
D) Nigerian civilization is related to that of Greek.


The policy of separation of the races in South Africa was first adopted in the Cape by the ______

A. British    B. French    C. Germans    D. Boer.


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.


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

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


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.


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.


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.


Amilcar Cabral led the liberation struggle against Portuguese domination is

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


Nationalist's resistance to colonialism in Africa was influenced by ______

A. the level of literacy among the people
B. relations between the Africans and Europeans
C. the effect of Islamic religion on the people
D. the nature and character of the leadership.


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


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.


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 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.


The outbreak of the Mfecane is attributable to ______

A. the tragic death of Dingiswayo
B. Dingiswayo’s attempt to impose a European model of administration
C. the search for grazing and habitable land
D. the flight of the Swazi northwards.


In colonial Nigeria, export crop production was dominated by ______

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


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.


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

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


Two institutions of local government in Nigeria dunng the colonial period were native courts and ____

A. legislative council    B. regional treasury    C. native treasury    D. native police.


A major economic activity among the Nupe was _______

A. horse breeding    B. leather work   C. canoe-building   D. cattle rearing.


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 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 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.


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 main cause of the decline of the Benin Kingdom in the 19th century was the ______

A. absence of a strong and effective army
B. bitter struggle for the throne by the ruling families
C. strained relations between Benin and Agbor
D. British abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.


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.


Ibadan-Ijebu relations in the 19th Century became hostile as a result of ______

A) boundary disputes between them
B) succession to the Ijebu throne
C) British annexation of Lagos
D) Ibadan’s attempt to reach the coast.


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 survival of Ethiopia as an independent polity was as a result of the ______

A) location of the kingdom
B) alliance with some European powers
C) strong economic base of the kingdom
D) introduction of a compulsory military service.


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 political parties that formed the opposition during the First Republic in Nigeria were the ______

A. NCNC and AG   B. AG and UMBC   C. NCNC and NEPU   D. UMBC and NEPU.


Which of the following served as a commander of the ECOMOG?

A. Bashir Magashi    B. Victor Malu    C. Ishaya Bamaiyi   D. Sam Tella.


Mohammed Ali was able to gain effective control of Egypt ______

A. by defeating the Wahabis
B. by eliminating the Mamluks
C. with the support of the Felahin
D. with the support of the French.


Samori Toure adopted the ‘scorched earth’ policy in his _______

A. military recruitment and training
B. Islamic reform movement
C. war against the French
D. war against rebellious neighbours.


Which of the following served as federal ministers under the Tafawa Balewa Administration?

A) Alhaji Muhammadu Ribadu and Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh.
B) Chief Kolawole Balogun and Alhaji Adamu Ciroma.
C) Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Wada and Chief Richard Akinjide
D) Chief Aja Nwachukwu and Alhaji Umaru Dikko.


The nationalist leaders who played prominent roles during Zimbabwe's struggle for independence were ______

A. Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo
B. Abel Nluzerewaand Kamuzu Banda
C. Sam Nuioma and Chris Hani
D. Ndabaningi Sithole and Augustiho Neto.


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

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


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.


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 political party with the most radical orientation in the First Republic was the ______

A. NEPU   B. NPC    C. NCNC   D. AG.


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