2010 JAMB History Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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1
The savannah region of Nigeria is
characterized by
A sparse vegetation
B high population density
C abundant resources
D large bodies of water.


Correct Option: A



2
A major economic activity among the Nupe was
A horse breeding
B leather work
C canoe-building
D cattle rearing.


Correct Option: B



3
The main features of the economy of the forest zone of Nigeria in the eighteenth century were
A pastoral farming and fishing
B fishing and salt-making
C cotton cultivation and weaving
D cash crop production and trading.


Correct Option: B



4
The spread of Islam between the 11th and 14th centuries in Nigeria was largely due to
A Arab missionary activities
B the waging of jihads
C trade and commerce
D absence of any religion in the area.


Correct Option: C



5
A significant effect of the Christian missionary activity in Nigeria was the
A introduction of formal education
B training of nationalists
C introduction of new crops
D abolition of the slave trade.


Correct Option: A



6
An outstanding reason for the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade was
A industrial revolution
B nationalist agitation
C legitimate trade
D railway construction.


Correct Option: A



7
A major factor that led to the success of the Sokoto jihad was
A military assistance from Borno
B lack of unity among the Hausa states
C the use of fire-arms by the jihadists
D periodic divine interventions.


Correct Option: B



8
Which of the following was a part of the Sokoto Caliphate?
A Kukawa.
B Yauri.
C Biu.
D Lokoja.


Correct Option: B



9
The legendary founder of the Kanuri was
A Ali Ghaji
B Idris b. Ali Katagarmabe
C Idris Alooma
D Sayf b. dhi Yazan.


Correct Option: A



10
The Queen mother, Magira, played a prominent role in the government of the
A Hausa States
B Kwararafa Kingdom
C Kanem Borno Empire
D Igala Kingdom.


Correct Option: C



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