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SS2 Third Term History Past Questions And Answers

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SS2 Third Term History Past Questions And Answers


Here are 20 SS2 third term history questions related to Nigeria, along with options and answers:


Question: Who was the first Prime Minister of Nigeria?


A) Nnamdi Azikiwe

B) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

C) Obafemi Awolowo

D) Ahmadu Bello

Answer: B) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Question: In what year did Nigeria gain independence?


A) 1957

B) 1960

C) 1963

D) 1970

Answer: B) 1960

Question: Which ethnic group led the Biafran secession during the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970)?


A) Yoruba

B) Igbo

C) Hausa-Fulani

D) Tiv

Answer: B) Igbo

Question: Who was the military leader that took power in Nigeria after the overthrow of the Second Republic in 1983?


A) Ibrahim Babangida

B) Muhammadu Buhari

C) Sani Abacha

D) Olusegun Obasanjo

Answer: B) Muhammadu Buhari

Question: Which river is the longest in Nigeria?


A) Niger River

B) Benue River

C) Osun River

D) Sokoto River

Answer: A) Niger River

Question: What was the name of the colonial power that ruled Nigeria before independence?


A) France

B) Portugal

C) Britain

D) Spain

Answer: C) Britain

Question: Which Nigerian leader declared the famous “War Against Indiscipline” (WAI) in the 1980s?


A) Olusegun Obasanjo

B) Ibrahim Babangida

C) Muhammadu Buhari

D) Sani Abacha

Answer: C) Muhammadu Buhari

Question: Who is often referred to as the “Father of Nigerian Nationalism”?


A) Obafemi Awolowo

B) Ahmadu Bello

C) Nnamdi Azikiwe

D) Ernest Shonekan

Answer: C) Nnamdi Azikiwe

Question: What was the name of the first political party in Nigeria?


A) Action Group

B) National Party of Nigeria

C) Nigerian People’s Congress

D) Nigerian National Democratic Party

Answer: A) Action Group

Question: Which region in Nigeria is known as the “Food Basket of the Nation”?


A) South-South

B) South-East

C) North-West

D) North-Central

Answer: D) North-Central

Question: Who is credited with leading the Maitatsine religious uprising in the early 1980s?


A) Ibrahim Babangida

B) Mohammed Yusuf

C) Boko Haram

D) Sani Abacha

Answer: B) Mohammed Yusuf

Question: What was the capital of Nigeria before Abuja?


A) Lagos

B) Kaduna

C) Enugu

D) Ibadan

Answer: A) Lagos

Question: The Ogoni Bill of Rights is associated with which environmental and human rights activist?


A) Ken Saro-Wiwa

B) Nnimmo Bassey

C) Amina Mohammed

D) Fela Kuti

Answer: A) Ken Saro-Wiwa

Question: Which Nigerian city is known for its ancient wall and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site?


A) Kano

B) Ile-Ife

C) Benin City

D) Calabar

Answer: A) Kano

Question: What is the official language of Nigeria?


A) English

B) Yoruba

C) Igbo

D) Hausa

Answer: A) English

Question: Which Nigerian president was impeached in 2010?


A) Goodluck Jonathan

B) Umaru Yar’Adua

C) Olusegun Obasanjo

D) Shehu Shagari

Answer: A) Goodluck Jonathan

Question: Who was the first female deputy governor in Nigeria?


A) Stella Oduah

B) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

C) Erelu Olusola Obada

D) Virgy Etiaba

Answer: D) Virgy Etiaba

Question: The OAU (Organization of African Unity) was established in 1963. Which Nigerian leader played a key role in its formation?


A) Obafemi Awolowo

B) Nnamdi Azikiwe

C) Ahmadu Bello

D) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Answer: B) Nnamdi Azikiwe

Question: Which Nigerian state is known as the “Centre of Excellence”?


A) Lagos

B) Rivers

C) Edo

D) Kano

Answer: A) Lagos

Question: What is the significance of October 1st

in Nigeria?


A) Independence Day

B) Republic Day

C) Democracy Day

D) Armed Forces Day

Answer: A) Independence Day.

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