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History Waec Past Questions And Answers (Objective and Theory)

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History Waec Past Questions And Answers (Objective and Theory)

Here are 20 history WAEC questions, including a theory section with 5 questions, options, and answers:


Multiple Choice Section:


Who was the founder of the Mali Empire?

a) Mansa Musa

b) Sundiata Keita

c) Askia Muhammad

d) Ibn Battuta

Answer: b) Sundiata Keita


The Treaty of Versailles, signed in 1919, ended which major conflict?

a) World War I

b) World War II

c) Napoleonic Wars

d) Cold War

Answer: a) World War I


Which ancient civilization is known for its impressive terracotta army?

a) Ancient Greece

b) Roman Empire

c) Qin Dynasty (China)

d) Egyptian Empire

Answer: c) Qin Dynasty (China)


Who was the first President of the United States?

a) Thomas Jefferson

b) John Adams

c) George Washington

d) Benjamin Franklin

Answer: c) George Washington


The Industrial Revolution originated in which country?

a) United States

b) Germany

c) United Kingdom

d) Japan

Answer: c) United Kingdom


True/False Section:


The Renaissance was a period of cultural and artistic revival in Europe during the 14th to 17th centuries.

Answer: True


The Magna Carta, signed in 1215, was a document that limited the power of the English monarch.

Answer: True


The Great Depression, starting in 1929, primarily affected Europe and had minimal impact on the United States.

Answer: False


Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa, elected in 1994.

Answer: True


The French Revolution began in 1789 and ended with the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1799.

Answer: True


Matching Section:


Match the historical figure with their accomplishment:


Mahatma Gandhi i. Cuban Revolution

Fidel Castro ii. Indian Independence Movement

Joan of Arc iii. Civil Rights Movement (USA)

Answers: 11 – ii, 12 – i, 13 – iii


Fill in the Blank Section:


The Berlin Wall fell in ________, symbolizing the end of the Cold War.

Answer: 1989


The Treaty of __________ in 1783 officially ended the American Revolutionary War.

Answer: Paris


Theory Section:


Explain the impact of the Scramble for Africa on the continent’s socio-political landscape during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Discuss the causes and consequences of the American Civil War (1861-1865).


Analyze the role of women in the suffrage movement and their fight for the right to vote in the early 20th century.


Describe the main economic, social, and political factors that led to the rise of fascism in Europe during the 1920s and 1930s.

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