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Q1
Law made by a legislative council during the colonial period in British West Africa were called
A
acts of parliament
B
delegated legislation
C
ordinances
D
bye-laws
E
Q2
The French colonial policy of Assimilation was first applied in
A
Conakry, Goree, Bamako and St. Louis
B
Dakar, St. Louis, Goree and Conakry
C
Goree, Dakar, Bamako and Abidjan
D
St.Louis, Dakar, Goree and Rufisque
E
Q3
One of the criticisms against the policy of Assimilation was that it
A
did not recognize African culture as good enough
B
granted French citizenship to all the people in Senegal
C
ignored the educated elite
D
recognized the traditional rulers
E
Q4
The British Minster responsible for the administration of British territories in the Crown Colony system was the
A
Colonial Secretary
B
Secretary of State for the Colonies
C
Secretary of Treasury
D
Secretary of Natives Affairs
E
Q5
The policy of Association was introduced in French Colonies by
A
Jacques Chirac
B
Charles De Gaulle
C
Francois Mitterand
D
Nicholas Sarkozy
E
Q6
The headquarters of the French Colonial government in West Africa was
A
Dakar
B
Abidjan
C
Cotonou
D
Niamey
E
Q7
Colonial constitutions were always
A
confederal
B
federal
C
written
D
flexible
E
Q8
The official members in the Legislature Councils of the British Colonial government were
A
all Africans
B
all White
C
minority White
D
majority Africans
E
Q9
A popular British Colonial System of administration in the Protectorates in West Africa was
A
Assimilation
B
Direct rule
C
Association
D
Indirect rule
E
Q10
Which of the following countries popularized the use of the Indirect Rule by the British?
A
Nigeria
B
Ghana
C
Sierra Leone
D
The Gambia
E
Q11
The National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA) was founded in 1919 by
A
Kobina Sekyi
B
J.B Danquah
C
Mensah Sarbah
D
J.E Casely Hayford
E
Q12
Elective principle was introduced in the British colonies after
A
series of negotiations by the chiefs
B
consultations with the age grades
C
a series of agitations by the educated elite
D
the Queen's desire to come to the colonies
E
Q13
An important innovation of the constitutions of British West African colonies in the 1920s was the
A
introduction of elective principle
B
appointments of Africans to the executive councils
C
restriction of the Governor's veto powers
D
opening of Regional Assemblies
E
Q14
National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA) failed to achieve its aims initially because
A
the chiefs and Governors oppose those aims
B
African workers oppose those aims
C
Africans employed Europeans to write those aims
D
the congress failed to bring foreigners into its fold
E
Q15
The first Colonial Consul sent to administer the West Coast of Africa by Britain, was
A
John Beecroft
B
Walter Egerton
C
George Goldie
D
Donald Cameroon
E
Q16
The executive head who was responsible for British colonial territories in West Africa was the
A
Lord Chancellor
B
heir to the British throne
C
warrant chief
D
Secretary of state
E
Q17
The indirect rule policy did not succeed in some parts of West Africa because
A
it was not well understood
B
only few British officers were posted to those areas
C
the powers of traditional rulers were centralized
D
the elite were participatory to policy
E
Q18
The policy of indigenat was practiced in the colonies controlled by
A
Belgium
B
Portugal
C
Britain
D
France
E
Q19
The French Policy of Assimilation implied that
A
the French transferred powers to Africans
B
traditional rulers were recognized
C
African countries were granted independence
D
Africans were modelled after the French
E
Q20
Which of the following groups was provided for under the French West African Dual Citizenship?
A
Men and Women
B
Muslim and Christians
C
Soldiers and Civilians
D
Citizens and Subjects
E
Q21
A major feature of the constitutions in British West African Colonies in the 1920s was the
A
abolition of local government
B
introduction of the elective principle
C
introduction of council of elders
D
introduction of Universal Adult Suffrage
E
Q22
The system of administration adopted by the British in the crown colonies in West Africa was
A
direct rule
B
democratic
C
assimilation
D
association
E
Q23
The development of national movement was late in French Africa because of the
A
Second World War
B
Indirect Rule System
C
Assimilation policy
D
Obnoxious land laws
E
Q24
All the following were demands made by the National Congress of British West Africa from the colonial government except the
A
establishment of a legislative council in each British colony territory
B
appointment of an African as governor in each of the British colonial territories
C
establishment of a West African House of Assembly
D
establishment of a West African University
E
Q25
The two main policies introduced by the French in West Africa were
A
indirect rule and direct rule
B
indirect rule and assimilation
C
indirect rule and indigenat
D
assimilation and association
E
Q26
The Loi cadre was passed in
A
1959
B
1956
C
1955
D
1954
E
Q27
Under the British colonial administration, the Executive Council was purely
A
a judicial body
B
an advisory body
C
charged with making laws
D
a tax collecting agency
E
Q28
The policy which sought to turn Africans into Frenchmen and rule them through institutions similar to those in France was
A
assimilation
B
association
C
Loi-cadre
D
Africanization
E
Q29
The 1885 Berlin Conference was conveyed to
A
encourage slave trade in Africa
B
organize warfare against Africa
C
seek a way of developing Africa
D
partition Africa among European powers
E
Q30
Which of the following defines the Loi Cadre in French West Africa?
A
Outline laws for administrative and political reforms
B
A military cadet used used to enforce laws
C
A new law to punish offenders without trials
D
The center for political awareness in West Africa
E
Q31
With which of the following did the French attempt to change African culture?
A
Socialization
B
Association
C
Assimilation
D
Indirect rule
E
Q32
Which of the following countries was a former French territory in West Africa?
A
The Gambia
B
Ghana
C
Liberia
D
Senegal
E
Q33
A major reason why the warrant chiefs were rejected in Eastern Nigeria was that
A
the chiefs were illiterates
B
they were not indigenes
C
they usurped the positions of the nationalist
D
the system was not customary
E
Q34
Traditional rulers appointed by the British to implement indirect rule in Eastern Nigeria were called
A
palace chiefs
B
village chiefs
C
warrant chiefs
D
crown chiefs
E
Q35
The colonial Governor whose constitution introduced elective principle into Nigerian politics was
A
Arthur Richards
B
Fredrick Luggard
C
Hugh Clifford
D
John Macpherson
E
Q36
The French Policy of Assimilation attempted to
A
use chiefs as intermediaries between the government and the citizens
B
Africanize the civil service
C
make the Africans think and behave like French citizens
D
allow Africans to develop on their own
E
established legislative councils for the Africans
Q37
Which of the following best describes the administration of a Crown Colony?
A
Administration of a colony through local chiefs
B
Appointment of local cheifs, as Governors-General of the colonial territories by home government
C
oppressive rules of the minority white over majority black
D
Administration of colonial territories by a Governor on behalf of the British Government
E
Direct rule of the colonial territories by the British home government
Q38
Which of the following was the most senior officer under the British colonial administration? The
A
District officer
B
Lieutenant Governor
C
President
D
Governor
E
Secretary for Native Affairs
Q39
Which of the following best describes the position of the traditional rulers during the colonial period?
A
were directly involved in government
B
made laws for the people
C
were part of the executive arm of government
D
served between a link between the people and the government
E
were directly accountable to the Secretary of State for the colonies
Q40
The major aim of colonial rule in Nigeria was to
A
spread Christianity
B
stop slave trade and slavery
C
satisfy European curiosity about Africa
D
stop inter-ethnic wars
E
obtain cheap raw materials and secure ready markets
Q41
After some time, the French replaced their colonial policy of Assimilation with that of
A
indirect rule
B
frenchification
C
direct administration
D
association
E
ascription
Q42
The amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria in 1914 by Lord Luggard was to
A
check Portuguese encroachment from Cameroon
B
make for administrative convenience
C
check French encroachment
D
ensure that indirect rule succeeded
E
complete the colonisation process
Q43
The last Colonial Governor-General for Nigeria was
A
Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
B
Oliver Lyttleton
C
Bernard Bourdillion
D
Arthur Richards
E
James Robertson
Q44
Nigerian educated elites agitated against colonial rule
A
by engaging in guerilla welfare
B
by fighting civil war
C
through lobbying
D
through newspapers
E
by bribing colonial governors
Q45
Which of the following is true of the French colonial policy of assimilation? it
A
was similar in essence of the British colonial policy of indirect rule
B
enable France to transfer technology to its colonies
C
enabled France to transfer technology to its colonies
D
was used to turn Frenchmen into Africans
E
sought to integrate French colonies with France administratively, politically and culturally
Q46
Which of the following was the feature of the British colonial administration in West Africa between 1919 and 1946?
A
Assimilation
B
Association
C
Direct rule
D
Appointment of an African Chief Justice
E
Appointment of the Secretary of state for the colonies
Q47
A popular principle of colonial administration in British West Africa was;
A
association
B
indirect rule
C
paternalism
D
westernization
E
assimilation
Q48
The first Governor-General of colonial Nigeria was
A
Sir Hugh Clifford
B
Sir James Robertson
C
John Macpherson
D
Donald Cameroon
E
Lord Fredrick Lugard
Q49
The-use of forced labour was one of the features of
A
British Colonial policy
B
French Colonial policy
C
American Colonial policy
D
Japanese Colonial policy
E
Divide and rule policy