History - Primary 6 - Exams




CLASS: GRADE 6                                                                         SUBJECT: HISTORY  

Name: ________________________________________________________________


INSTRUCTION: Choose the appropriate option to answer the below questions

  1. _______________ was born in the town of Ikenne on March 6, 1909 (a) Sir Herbert Macaulay (b) Chief Obafemi Awolowo (c) Mallam Aminu Kano (d) Sir Tafawa Balewa
  2. _________ was the political party formed by Chief Obafemi Awolowo (a) Action Group (b) Northern People’s Congress (c) People’s Democratic Party (d) National Council  of Nigeria and the Cameroons
  3. ____________ was one of the seven people who won scholarship in 1946 to study at the university of London’s Institute of Education (a) Sir Tafawa Balewa (b) Mallam Yunusa Seriki (c) Mr Ibrahim Terah (d) Mallam Aminu Kano
  4. Which of these nationalist is related to Usman Dan Fodio? (a) Sir Herbert Macaulay (b) Chief Obafemi Awolowo (c) Mallam Aminu Jerah (d) Alhaji Ahmadu Bello
  5. Chief Obafemi Awolowo left for the united kingdom to go and study ___________ (a) banking and finance (b) law (c) engineering (d) medicine
  6. Ahmadu Bello’s first wife was _________ (a) Hafsatu (b) Imo (c) Aisha (d) Lubabatu
  7. All these nationalists fought for Nigeria’s independence except (a) Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe (b) Chief Obafemi Awolowo (c) Alhaji Shehu Shagiri (d) Mallam Aminu Kano
  8. ___________ was the Newspaper established by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (a) punch newspaper (b) business day (c) Nigerian Tribune (d) Linda Ikeji’s blog
  9. Obafemi Awolowo was just ____________ years old when his father died (a) four (b) seven (c) ten (d) fifteen
  10. Alhaji Ahmadu Bello was born on _________ (a) March 6, 1909 (b) November 16, 1904 (c) November 14, 1864 (d) June 12, 1910
  11. _____________ became the first premier of Northern Nigeria (a) Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (b) King Jaja of Opobo (c) Alhaji Ahmadu Bello (d) Mallam Aminu Kano
  12. ___________ formed the NTA in march 1948 (a) Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (b) King Jaja of Opobo (c) Alhaji Ahmadu Bello (d) Mallam Aminu Kano
  13. NTA as stated above means (a) Nigeria Television Authority (b) Northern Teachers Association (c) National Television Association  (d) Noted Technical Administration 
  14. Nigeria was granted independence from the ____________ empire (a) Borno (b) British (c) Belgium (d) Barbados
  15. In what year, did Nigeria become a republic? (a) 1960 (b) 1961 (c) 1962 (d) 1963
  16. Whose face is on the twenty naira note? (a) Gen Yakubu Gowon (b) Major General Aguiyi Ironsi (c) Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe (d) Gen Murtala Mohammed
  17. The dominant party in the Northern region during the first Republic was (a) Action Party (b) Action People’s Congress (c) Alliance for Democracy (d) Northern People’s Congress
  18. _____________ married Hannah Idowu Dideolu in 1937 (a) Chief Obafemi Awolowo (b) Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (c) Aminu Musa Yaradue (d) Herbert Macaulay
  19. The current president of Nigeria is (a) Alhaji Shehu Shagari (b) Muhammadu Buhari (c) Sani Abacha (d) General Olusegun obasanjo
  20. The face on the five naira note is (a) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (b) Alvan Ikoku (c) various ethnic groups in Nigeria (d) Gen Abudusalami Abubakar




Answer only two questions. Each question carries equal marks

1a. Describe three (3) nationalist activities of Chief Obafemi Awolowo

  1. The Enugu Airport is called _______________________

2a. List three (3) lessons from Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe’s life

  1. State three (3) nationalist activities of Mallam Aminu Kano

3a. Write a brief history about Alhaji Ahmadu Bello

  1. What lessons you learnt from his life?