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1.
The Nok civilization suggests that
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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.
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
Archaeological findings indicated that Nok passed through early, middle and late Stole Age as well as the Iron Age.


2.
The development of mircoliths is associated with the
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Middle Age Stone
B.
Late Stone Age
C.
Iron Age
D.
Early Stone Age.
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The middle Stone Age was characterized by facetted butts; the Iron Age by the development of iron and other metallic weapons and the Early Stone Age by bifaces, cleavers, picks and choppers.


3.
In pre-colonial Nigeria, intergroup contacts were encourage mostly by
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economic interdependence
B.
military alliance
C.
marriage ties
D.
political ties

4.
Which of the following is the most important source of the history of the Hausa states?
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Tarikh-as Sudan.
B.
The European account.
C.
The Kano Chronicle.
D.
The Arab traders account.
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The Kano Chronicle mentions only the relationship between Kano and neighbouring states; the European accounts contain information about Nigerias coastal states while Tarikh-al- Sudan supplies information
on mainly Western and central Sudanese states.


5.
The Yoruba background to the Oba of Benin is emphasized by the
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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.
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
There was no relationship between the Oranmiyan and Ogiso Dynasties the letter of which had been superceded by the republican system; and Oranmiyan connection with Benin history produced similarities in life and Benin art as well as in their political structures


6.
European traders did not venture into the interior of Nigeria before the 19th century because
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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.

7.
The Africans transported across the Atlantic as slaves were mostly
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people with criminal records
B.
able-bodied men
C.
disabled persons
D.
people with low income.
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
Disabled persons as well as old persons and children were not taken as they would not be able to work on sugar
cane and tobacco plantations in America where they were taken to.


8.
The jihadists emerged victorious in Gobir because
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their cause was just
B.
the Hausa rulers were divided
C.
they had superior weapons
D.
the masses supported them.

9.
Rabehs greatest challenge after conquering Borno was
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normalizing relations with Sokoto Caliphate
B.
rebuilding the armed forces
C.
reviving the ailing economy
D.
safeguarding the religion of Islam.
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
Rabeh had an efficient army at that time and his immediate aim certainly did not include establishing any contact with the Sokoto caliphate as he saw himself as another Muslim reformer.


10.

Christianity spread fast in Nigeria because it

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was associated with Western education
B.
had superior spiritual appeal
C.
preached social equality
D.
was opposed to oppression by rulers.
Explanation. Give a better Explanation

The history of Christianity in Nigeria can be traced back to the 15th century, when the Portuguese were the first Europeans to arrive the shores of the region via the Atlantic.  The Portuguese brought Christianity with them but were unable to successfully plant Christianity because of their involvement in slave trade. It can be argued that the actual intent behind their voyage was more in the interest of slave business, than it was for missionary goals and objectives. Most of the Portuguese slave traders took Nigerian slaves to be resold in the Americas and parts of Europe. Hence, they were not committed to missionary work.

After the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire in 1833, things took an interesting turn. Slaves captured by European masters were freed and sent to Freetown in Sierra Leone. These slaves had lived with their masters in Europe and America, and many had accepted Christianity at the time they were freed. In 1841, freed slaves arrived in Sierra Leone and gradual changes began in British policies. Slavery was frowned upon, and the British government took it upon itself to enforce new laws and policies, in a bid to stop trading and owning slaves.

Towards the end of the 19th century, some of the freed slaves began to retrace their ways back home. Freed slaves from Nigeria sailed from Sierra Leone to Lagos and Badagry on vessels acquired from slave courts in Freetown. Some of the freed slaves settled in Abeokuta (capital of Ogun State) and other cities in western Nigeria. They also had opportunities to acquire education offered by the Church Missionary Society (CMS). They practiced Christianity and preached the gospel to their family and kinsmen.  Over time, a good number of former slaves converted to Christianity. One of those slaves worthy of mention was Samuel Ajayi Crowther. He was captured at age 12 by Fulani slave raiders and sold to Portuguese slave traders. He later regained his freedom and went on to become the first African to be ordained bishop by the Christian Missionary Society (CMS) in addition to his consecration as bishop of the Niger territory. Samuel was one of the pioneers of local Christian missionary work in Nigeria and contributed to the translation of the Bible into Yoruba language.

 



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