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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.


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.


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.


Amilcar Cabral led the liberation struggle against Portuguese domination is

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


European traders did not venture into the interior of Nigeria before the 19th century because ____

A) they were ignorant of the area
B) the African middlemen served their needs
C) of their fear of the African middlemen
D) they were very few in number.


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.


Which of the following was one of the demands of the National Congress of British West Africa?

A) Establishment of a university in each of the colonies.
B) Expulsion of all Syrians and Lebanese from the colonies.
C) Election of Africans into each colony’s council.
D) Restriction of the activities of Christian missionaries in the colonies.


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.


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 factors that attracted the Europeans to East Africa was the desire _______

A. for tropical produce
B. for territorial expansion
C. to establish Christian missions
D. to spread western education.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The 1922 Clifford Constitution restricted the franchise to ______

A. Calabar and Benin   B. Lagos and Calabar    C. Lagos and Warri   D. Warri and Lokoja.


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 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.


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 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.


The Richards Constitution of 1945 brought about ______

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


The greatest ruler in the history of Benin Kingdom was ______

A. Oba Ewuare   B. Oba Ewedo    C. Oba Ovonramwen   D. Oba Ewuakpe.


A major factor that led to the success of the Sokoto jihad was _______

A. military assistance from Borno
B. lack of unity among the Hausa states
C. the use of fire—arms by the jihadists
D. periodic divine interventions.


Chief Agho Obaseki is remembered is Benin history because _______

A. he collaborated with the British to suppress the monarchy
B. he was regarded as a true patriot
C. he played an important role in the restoration of the monarchy
D. Oba Aguobasimi delegated a lot of powers to him.


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

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


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 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.


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 Ogaden war between Ethiopia and Somalia was caused by ______

A. disagreement over trade   B. refugee problems   C. boundary disputes    D. personality clash between their leaders.


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.


The Ekiti Parapo was aimed at ______

A) checking European inroad into Yorubaland
B) restoring the dignity of the Alaafin
C) reducing the powers of Ibadan
D) forming a federated government.


Transportation network in colonial Nigeria was established to ______

A. ease local transportation problem of women
B. encourage visits among distant relations
C. support the movement of raw materials and the army
D. provide employment for the people.


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.


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 Lyttlelton Constitution is considered a landmark in the history of Nigeria, because it ______

A) created a federal structure of government for the country
B) made ministers accountable to the electorate
C) recognized Lagos as a federal territory
D) gave ministers full authority over their ministries.


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 Oyo Empire collapsed as a result of _______

A. internal and external crises
B. the revolt of Afonja
C. the weakening of the army
D. British presence in Yorubaland.


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 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.


In 1805, Muhammad Ali became the Pasha of Egypt as a result of ______

A. his leadership qualities
B. the deposition ofthe sultan
C. his military background
D. the voluntary retirement of the sultan.


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.


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