Hello and Welcome to SSCE (WAEC and NECO) Practice Tests - History 1. You will attempt 30 randomly generated objective questions for 20 minutes. 2. Don't guess answers. Leave answer blank if not sure. Incorrect answers attracts -1 (negative one) and it is cumulative. 3. If time allowed elapsed, your quiz ends immediately and scores will displayed and ranked. 4. Your performance in each of the question attempted alongside step-by-step solutions to attempted questions will be displayed on the screen at the end of the assessment. 5. Fill the form below and Click on the Next button to Begin Full Name (Surname First): Location: The Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 was mainly to A. decide on how to share Africa among European nations. B. find ways of appeasing African leaders. C. find ways of appeasing American leaders. D. give Germany the mandate to rule Africa. E. persuade France to abandon her interest in Nigeria. A B C D EThe following are impacts of western education in Nigeria EXCEPT that it A. brought Nigerians of different background and culture together. B. created a literate group. C. led to the emergence of working class. D. promoted communication among Nigerians. E. raised standard of living of Nigerians A B C D EA major reason for the military intervention in politics in West African states was the A. economic boom after independence. B. arbitrary use of political power by political leaders. C. desire by the military to share power with the politicians. D. need to build strong nations after independence A B C DWhich of the following best described British colonial economic policy in Nigeria? A. Colonies should be financially self supporting| B. Development of industries was not allowed in the colony C. Financial grant to her colonies D. Markets for her manufactured goods E. Producer of raw material A B C D EThe following were the issues that led to the annexation of Lagos by the British in 1861 EXCEPT the A. activities of slave dealers. B. controversy over the kingship of Lagos. C. desire of British colonial government to extend their influence to the interior. D. desire of the British government to treat Lagosians as fast class citizens. E. refusal of chiefs to participate in legitimate trade. A B C D EThe only Yoruba state that refused the overlordship of the British as at 1900 was the A. Egba. B. Ekiti. C. Ibadan. D. Ijesha. E. Oyo. A B C D EWhich of the following is NOT a source of History? A. Ethnographic materials B. Geographical materials C. Linguistic materials D. Oral tradition E. Social materials A B C D EWhat motivated the abolition of slave trade in Great Britain? A. Humanitarian efforts B. Industrial Revolution C. Missionary agitations D. The government E. The parliament A B C D EAnother active trading centre during the trans-Saharan trade after the fall of Ghana and Mali empires was A. Bornu. B. Kano C. Katsina. D. Kwararafa. E. Rano. A B C D EA major reason for European acquisition of territories in West Africa was to A. secure areas of trade monopoly. B. popularize European languages. C. spread European culture. D. secure a place to train soldiers A B C DOne universal den of desolation, misery and crime. Europeans used these words to describe A. urban centres in Africa after independence. B. the enclaves of some secret societies. C. Africa before the coming of Europeans. D. the rural areas during the colonial rules A B C DThe Europeans were welcomed in Buganda by Kabaka Mutesa because he A. preferred a relationship with the Europeans to the Arabs. B. wanted to modernize his kingdom along European models. C. was always in conflict with the Arabs in his kingdom. D. was anxious to find a powerful ally against Egyptian imperialism. E. was in favour of Christianity other than Islam. A B C D EThe following are the important features of most Commonwealth members EXCEPT A. common cultural ties which these countries shared as former members of the British Empire. B. governmental services offered in Common Wealth countries are similar to the British system. C. suspension of military dictatorship and upholding the natural constitution. D. the principles of freedom of speech and equality of individuals before the law. E. the use of English as their official language. A B C D EThe major cause of political instability in West African states after the independence was A. the desire of the ruling party to annihilate the opposition parties. B. lack of ideologies by the political parties. C. low level of literacy among the electorate. D. too many political parties in the state A B C DIn order to entrench themselves in power, some West African leaders began to A. supply the needs of the people. B. use repressive measures. C. acquire many landed property. D. wear attractive and presentable clothes A B C DAn aim of ECOWAS is to A. fight colonial masters. B. compete with other international organizations. C. eliminate obstacles to trade among member states. D. promote the image of West African countries A B C DEuropeans were successful in subjugating West Africans in the 19th century mainly because the people A. had no trained soldiers. B. had no loyal soldiers. C. lacked military co-operation. D. were not used to the terrain A B C DWith the partitioning of Borgu by the two conflicting nations after the Berlin act of 1885, Nikki therefore belongs to A. Britain. B. Denmark. C. French. D. Germany. E. Italy. A B C D EHistory is derived from a Greek word historia which means A. events. B. culture. C. development. D. inquiry. A B C DThe most important reasons for boundary disputes among West African countries was the A. urge to control industries. B. desire to annex and control natural resources. C. conscription of young men into the army. D. prevention of the influx of foreigners A B C DThe major determinant of occupational specialization in pre-colonial Nigeria was the A. attitudes of the apprentice towards the master trainer. B. availability of raw materials. C. exposure to the job skills. D. length of training as apprenticeship. E. worth and value attached to the job by the community. A B C D EAn important achievement of the Berlin Conference of 1884-85 was the A. allocation of West African resources to Europeans. B. aversion of an open warfare among the Europeans. C. outlining of the duties of European imperialists in their territories. D. decision of the Africans to choose the European power that would rule them A B C DThe education provided by the missionaries focused mainly on A. financial subjects. B. technical subjects. C. science and reading. D. reading and writing A B C DWhile asking for loans from the Europeans, West African leaders often failed to realise that A. they did not have collateral. B. many citizens did not need the money. C. Europeans could use such loans to control them. D. Europeans could easily give them a waiver. A B C DAn aim of the UNO is to A. prevent the outbreak of another global war B. satisfy the aspirations of European countries. C. maintain European domination. D. ensure technological development A B C DWarrant chiefs were appointed in some parts of West Africa during the colonial era because A. of inadequate number of chiefs. B. some existing chiefs were very old. C. those areas lacked traditional rulers. D. the British loved the chiefs A B C DThe root cause of boundary disputes in West Africa could be traced to A. Berlin Conference of 1884-1885. B. ideological differences among states in West Africa. C. intense rivalry among the West African states before colonization. D. frequent migrations of citizens A B C DWhich of the following countries was colonized by Germany? A. Gold Coast. B. Ivory Coast. C. Senegal. D. Tanganyika. E. Uganda A B C D EThe main effect of colonial economy on West Africa was that it A. turned West African communities to consumers. B. increased the saving culture of West Africans. C. led to sustainable development of West African states. D. promoted inter-group relations in West Africa. A B C DThe following are the limitations of oral source of history EXCEPT the A. changes in account of events. B. deliberate changes to favour a class of people or officials. C. emphasis on spectacular over and above the actual facts of event. D. fact that it is not a straight historical record. E. human factor of forgetfulness. A B C D E31 out of 30Are you ready to submit? You have enough time to attempt skipped questions and review your answers by clicking the Previous Button, else click the Submit Quiz button to see your results! 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