Second Term Examination History JSS 2


  1. Who was responsible for the governance and welfare of the people in Urhobo and Isoko political organization?

A. Community elders B. Nation elders C. Council of elders D. Age-grade leaders

  1. How can Urhobo and Isoko political and social organization be described?

A. Theocracy B. Gerontocracy C. Plutocracy D. Aristocracy

  1. Which ethnic group occupied the Niger Delta of Nigeria?

A. Edo B. Igala C. Ekit D. Ijaw

  1. The “Canoe House System” is peculiar to:

A. Ijaw B. Yoruba C. Igala D. Jukun

  1. Which of the following is not part of the Ijaw State?

A. Bonny B. Nembe (Brass) C. Nok D. Kalabari

  1. Nigeria derived her name from which geographical feature?

A. Niger B. Biu C. Benue D. Valley

  1. The Igbo are found in all of the following states except:

A. Abia B. Jigawa C. Imo D. Anambra

  1. An important organ of Igbo political and social organization was:

A. Women B. Watchmen C. Fighters D. Age-grade

  1. The main traditional organ that guaranteed an Igbo man’s right is called:

Λ. local assembly B. large assembly C. village assembly D. family assembly

  1. The Urhobo can be found in present…

A. Delta State B. Cross Rivers State C. Ogun State D. Ebonyi State

  1. Which was an important society in the socio-political organization of Oron?

A. Ewe society B. Ake society C. Ekpe society D. Ekpa society

  1. The colorful mode of dressing in Oron is called:

A. Iyara B. Iyashere C. Iyawe D. Iyaka

  1. The Oron people today have been fragmented into two States in Nigeria namely:

A. Enugu and Anambra B. Cross Rivers and Akwa Ibom C. Abia and Imo D. Ebonyi and Edo

  1. The leadership of the council with the symbol of authority in Ibibio land was signified with:

A. B. horsewhip cowtail C. long rope D stick

  1. The female chief priests in Anang society were called:

A. Afe Isong B. Obong C. Abia Idiong D. Mbobo

  1. The Otota in the pre-colonial Urhobo kingdom was:

A. Orator B. Priest C. Commander of war D. Village head

  1. Which of these systems of government did the pre-colonial Urhobo people practice?

A. centralized system B. monarchical system C. decentralized system D. patriarchal system

  1. Which of these foreigners got access into Urhobo kingdom in the late fifteenth century?

A The Britons B. The Americans C. The Portuguese D The Moroccans

  1. In pre-colonial Urhobo kingdom, the council of elders were also known as:

A. Umuada B. Ekpako C. Iletu D. Otota

  1. What were the sources of livelihood of the Ijaw people?

A. Fishing and farming B. Hunting and farming C. Trading and fishing D. Hunting and fishing

  1. One political office with a high level of authority in the Ijaw land was:

A Iletu B. Etsu C. Obong D. Amaokosowei

  1. What formed the basis of the “house” system in Ijaw community?

A. Wealth B. Power C. Fame D. Size of family

  1. Another place on earth apart from Nigeria with a place named Oron is:

A. Egypt B. Cameroon C. Israel D. Congo Brazzaville

  1. The name of the Oron warrior that was captured and taken outside Nigeria was:

Λ. Lukeme B. Abang C. Ovie D. Etsu

  1. The writing system adopted by the Ibibio people was called:

A. B. Arabic Romanic C. Indices D. Insibidi

  1. Where is the local government Anang people mostly dominated?

A. Omini Local Government B. Essien Local Government C. Ikot Ekpene Local Government D. Obot Local Government

  1. The communication among the pre-colonial tribe was low due to the following factors except:

A. Language barrier B. Lack of interest to explore unknown tribe C. Unavailability of automobiles D. Colonial interference

  1. Tribes related on the basis:

A. childbearing B. burial ceremonies C. commerce D. inter-communal project

  1. One ugly result of the pre-colonial inter-tribal relations was:

A. inter-tribal wars B. slave-raids C. lack of development D. the reservation of evil forest

  1. The son of Oduduwa of lle-Ife came to rule Benin kingdom through:

A. Decree B. Force C. War D. The people’s request

  1. Which of the following was not a factor for the fall of the Ghana Empire?

A Vastness of the empire B. Strong army C. Decline in trade D. Political instability

  1. The following were articles of trade in the Ghana Empire except:

A. gold B. slaves C. ivory D. guns

  1. The system of trade in the Ghana empire was called:

A. close barter B: C. open barter C. dumb barter D. talk barter

  1. Which of the following was not a non-centralized state in pre-colonial Nigeria?

A. Benin B. Tiv C. Igbo D. Idoma

  1. was a state in which power and authority were not concentrated in the hands of a single ruler.

A. Democratic state B. Autocratic state C. Non-centralized state D. Centralized state

  1. Non-centralized states had:

A. kings B. queens C. age-grades and secret societies D. presidents

  1. The following were the characteristics of non-centralized states except that:

A. there was the existence of a King or a Queen B. they were segmentary or stateless societies C. there were different categories of title holders D. they practiced a system of government ruled by elders

  1. The are located mainly in the south-east geopolitical zone of Nigeria:

A. Hausa B. Igala C. Tiv D. Igbo

  1. History is a narration of the events which have happened in:

A. human B. general C. physical D. modern

  1. History is centered on three cardinal things which are:

A. time, man, and weather B. man, society, and past C. artifacts, story, and sources D. present, past, and future

  1. The major difference between history and story is that ………..

A. history deals with rumour B. facts and history deal with both facts and rumours C. history deals with facts D. history deals with the present

  1. History allows individuals to:

A. sleep well B. be strong C. be assertive D. understand his or her past

  1. Before man learned to write, he had to rely on his to learn anything:

A. memory B. strength C. pen D. effort

  1. The testimony of words of mouth passed from one generation to another is:

A. folktale B. myths C. legend D. oral tradition

  1. Those who dig artifacts and old remains of people who lived in a place long time ago for the purpose of research are called:

A. historian B. archaeologist C. diggers D. historiography

  1. Ile-Ife is said to be the cradle or traditional origin of the:

A. Oyo B. Ijesha C. Yorubas D. Ijebu

  1. Oduduwa’s brother according to history was:

A. Obatala B. Oranmiyan C. Eweka D. Alaafin

  1. Ife share a relationship with all of these except……….

A. Benin B. Igbo C. Nok D. Oyo

  1. The oldest of the art in Nigeria was:

A. Igbo-Ukwu B. Ife art C. Benin art D. Nok art

  1. Igbo-Ukwu is located near the well-known modern town of:

A. Ijesha B. Onitsha C. Enugu D. Ekiti

  1. Hausa states can be found in the ………. part of Nigeria:

A. Northern B. Eastern C. Central D. Southern

  1. Which of these Benin kings was captured by the British and sent into exile?

A. Igodo B. Oranmiyan C. Ewuare D. Ovonramwen

  1. Who checked the excesses of the Alaafin of Oyo during the pre-colonial era?

A. Baale B. Ilari C. Oyomesi D. Baale

  1. Oyo empire army commander was:

A. Are-Ona-Kakanfo B. Jagunjagun C. Ajakaye D. Efunsatan

  1. Which of the following is not a type of history?

A. Social History B. Medical History C. Political History D. Botanical History

  1. …. promoted the development of trading activities between Kanem-Borno and Hausa States:

A. Buddhism B. Islam C. Hinduism D. Christianity

  1. In traditional dress, the Yorubas wear…….. and……

A. Wrapper and hats B. Turban and veil C. Buba and Sooro D. Babariga and Dansiki

  1. …. declared their ancestry from Oranmiyan:

A. Benin B. Igbo C. Ijaw D. Idoma

  1. Power and authority are decentralized in the following centers of civilization except:

A. Ijaw B. Igbo C. Tiv D. Yoruba


  1. ____ and ___ are among the artworks that made Benin popular. (4 marks)
  2. In around 900 AD … founded the Ogiso dynasty in Benin. (2 marks)
  3. ___ and ___ are among the places you can find the Igbos of Nigeria. (6 marks)
  4. The three major sources of History are and. (6 marks)
  5. Describe the social organization of the Ghana Empire.
  6. Igbo Ukwu arts were excavated from the compound of ___ and ___.

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