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Q1
A common language is one of the attributes of a
A
government
B
society
C
nation
D
state
E
Q2
Nationalism in British West Africa aimed at
A
gaining independence
B
abolishing chieftaincy
C
collecting revenue
D
constructing roads
E
Q3
One the demerits of the pre-Second World War Constituencies of West African colonies was the
A
domination of the legislative Council by official members
B
domination of the legislative Council by un-official members
C
introduction of indirect rules in the colonies
D
exclusion of traditional rulers from government
E
Q4
Which of the following was a nationalist organization?
A
People's Redemption Organization
B
National Congress of British West Africa
C
West African People's League
D
National Council of African People
E
Q5
Indirect Rule was successful in some parts of West Africa because
A
the British tyrannized the people
B
it suited the existing traditional political structure
C
British officials learnt the local languages
D
The residents were good administrators
E
Q6
The West African Students Union (WASU) was formed in 1925 in
A
Dakar
B
London
C
Washington
D
New york
E
Q7
The responsibilities of diving a country into constituencies and accepting the nomination of candidates for elections are shouldered by the
A
Ombudsman
B
President
C
Electoral Commission
D
Censor Board
E
Q8
The method used by the French to slow down the development of nationalist activities in West African territories was
A
free press
B
the indigenat
C
free education
D
certification
E
Q9
The ultimate goal of the nationalist in Africa was to
A
recover the resources exploited by the colonialist
B
improve the status of the traditional rulers
C
stop export trade
D
obtain political independence
E
Q10
Nationalist movements started late in French West Africa because
A
Africans were allowed to enlist in the army
B
Africans felt they were free
C
Africans wanted to maintain trade relations with France
D
France did not allow Africans to travel abroad
E
France suppressed political associations and parties
Q11

Which of the following result of nationalist activities in French Africa?

A

Indigenat

B

Free trade

C

Negritude

D

Direct Rule

E

The Loi Cadre

Q12
The development of nationalist activities was more rapid in British West Africa because the
A
French West Africans were not interested in having self-government
B
French administrative policies did not allow for political agitations
C
British were no longer interested in governing their acquired territories
D
British did not have a standing army in West Africa, unlike their French counterparts
E
British encouraged political agitations in their territories
Q13
The policy of Association was adopted by the
A
British to replace their policy of Indirect Rule
B
French to replace their policy of Assimilation
C
British on their arrival to West Africa
D
French in their departure from West Africa
E
French for their home government
Q14
Nationalism in Africa eventually led to
A
A rapid political awareness among colonialists
B
the alignment of the new states
C
de-colonization
D
the formation of a continental army
E
international economic groupings
Q15
The Chicks Commission in Nigeria was set up to look into the issue of
A
revenue allocation
B
minority groups
C
state creation
D
constitutional amendment
E
police brutality
Q16
Which of the following was not an election issue in Nigeria during the Second Republic?
A
Creation of more states
B
Creation of more local governments
C
Provision of free education
D
Provision of free houses
E
change of the color of Naira
Q17
The Nigerian Civil War was fought in order to
A
test Nigeria's military strength
B
preserve the unity of the country
C
expel mercenary forces
D
prevent the emergence of a dictator
E
protect Nigeria from external invasion
Q18
Which of the following is true of the nationalist during the colonial days?
A
used propaganda and blackmail achieve their aim
B
preferred dealing with the Secretary of State to dealing with the Governor
C
established universities in Ghana and Sierra Leone
D
took the Governor to court to press for the review of obnoxious polices
E
preffered working in the local administration to working in the central government
Q19
One of the problems encountered by Nigerian nationalist in their struggle for constitutional changes was the
A
opposition from traditonal rulers
B
superior firearms of the colonial masters
C
opposition from the Queen of England
D
refusal of the Secretary of State to visit the colonies
E
corruption and high-handedness of the British officials
Q20
The Nigerian Nationalist Movements was greatly assisted by the
A
trade unions
B
traditional rulers
C
Council for National Awareness
D
Manufacturers' Association of Nigeria
E
Nigeria Medical Council
Q21

Which of the following nationalist was associated with the formation of the National Congress of British West Africa?

A

William Du Bois

B

Marcus Garvey

C

Casely Hayford

D

Nnamdi Azikiwe

E

Kwame Nkrumah

Q22
One of the pioneering figures in the pan-African movement was
A
Dr. W.E.B. Du-Bois
B
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
C
Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
D
Siaka Stevens
E
Herbert Macauley