JAMB UTME CBT 2019/2020 History Questions and Answers

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Question 1


A) trading activities

B) wars of conquest

C) immigration of groups

D) population increase.

The correct answer is B.

Question 2

In the 18th century, Zaria was under the
influence of


A) Sokoro

B) Daura

C) Kano

D) Borno.

The correct answer is D.


Daura was never militarily powerful; the power of Kano had waned as at the time under reference while Sokoto had not yet come to limelight.

Question 3

Islam was introduced in Kano during the reign of


A) Sarkin Kano Ibrahim Dabo

B) Sarkin Kano Kanajeji

C) Sarkin Kano Muhammadu Rumfa

D) Sarkin Kano Yaji

The correct answer is C.

Question 4

The correct answer is A.


The Trans-Saharan Trade which had been on for many centuries included several articles of trade of which slaves were later added; human sacrifice was only carried on a very small scale; interethnic warfare took place majorly in the nineteenth century.

Question 5

The Sokoto Jihad was


A) the first Islamic movement in West Africa

B) an attempt to establish Fulani dominance

C) the last of the 19th century Jihads

D) the origin of the other Jihads in West Africa.

The correct answer is D.


The other Jihads wee offshoot of the Sokoto movement.

Question 6

The women who wielded political influence in Borno were


A) Magara, Magira and Gumsu

B) Gumsu, Daurama and Magira

C) Turunku, Magara and Gumsu

D) Daurama, Turunku and Kaugama

The correct answer is A.

Question 7

Which of the following pionnered Christian missionary activities in Calabar?


A) Mary Slessor

B) William Baike

C) Thomas Freeman

D) Hope Waddell.

The correct answer is D.


Freeman pioneered Methodist missionary activity in Yorubaland; Baikie led the 1857 missionary expedition to the North; Skessor worked together to abolish some negative traditional practices in Calabar.

Question 9

The greatest problem faced by the Old Oyo Empire in the early 19th century was the


A) weakening of the central authority

B) incursion of the jihadists

C) British encroachment into Yorubaland

D) dominant influence of Bashorun Gaha.

The correct answer is A.


The other options are the effects of the selected answer.

Question 10

The main cause of the decline of the Benin Kingdom in the 19th century was the


A) absence of a strong and effective army

B) bitter struggle for the throne by the ruling families

C) strained relations between Benin and Agbor

D) British abolition of the trans- Atlantic slave trade.

The correct answer is B.


Civil strife broke out among rival claimants to the Benin throne thus weakening her central authority.

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