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Can You Pass This Nigeria History Quiz?

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Nigeria History is a diverse narrative, full of fascinating individuals, devastating wars and disasters, and life-changing events. Photographs help preserve these events for future generations to learn from and remember.

From powerful colonials to presidents to rulers and daring activists, countless men and women have left their mark on history. Do you think you can pass this Nigeria history quiz?

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  • Question of

    Nigeria is a country in?

    • West Africa
    • Central Africa
    • Middle belt
  • Question of

    Nigeria became a formally independent federation on

    • 1960
    • 1963
    • 1914
  • Question of

    It experienced a civil war from

    • 1967 to 1970
    • 1966 to 1970
    • 1967 to 1971
  • Question of

    Nigeria is a multinational state inhabited by more than _____ ethnic groups speaking _____ distinct languages

    • 500/250
    • 250/500
    • 3/3
  • Question of

    The name Nigeria was was coined on

    • January 8, 1914
    • January 8, 1897
    • January 8, 1960
  • Question of

    In the 16th century, ______ explorers were the first Europeans to begin significant, direct trade with peoples of southern Nigeria

    • American
    • British
    • Portuguese
  • Question of

    Nigeria became a British protectorate in _____

    • 1901
    • 1902
    • 1903
  • Question of

    The period of British rule lasted until

    • 1959
    • 1960
    • 1961
  • Question of

    A separatist movement later formed the Republic of Biafra in

    • 1967
    • 1963
    • 1970
  • Question of

    In October 1963 Nigeria proclaimed itself the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and _______ became the country’s first President.

    • Yakubu Gowon
    • Sir Tafawa Balewa
    • Governor-General Nnamdi Azikiwe
  • Question of

    The emergence of democracy in Nigeria on ________ ended 16 years of consecutive military rule.

    • May 1999
    • May 1997
    • May 1990
  • Question of

    Nigeria’s Democracy day was originally celebrated on

    • June 12
    • May 29
    • October 12
  • Question of

    The first university to open in Nigeria

    • University of Ibadan
    • Ahmadu Bello University
    • University of Nigeria
  • Question of

    In the second republic, ______ was elected as the president?

    • Shehu Shagari
    • Obafemi Awolowo
    • Muhammadu Buhari
  • Question of

    The largest ethnic group in Nigeria ______

    • Igbo
    • Yoruba
    • Hausa
  • Question of

    The modern state originated with British colonization taking its present territorial shape with the merging of the

    • Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate
    • South Eastern Nigeria Protectorate and North Western Nigeria Protectorate
    • Eastern Nigeria Protectorate and Western Nigeria Protectorate

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