Quiz: Answer 10 Quiz Questions About Nigeria

These are 10 trivia quiz questions to test your Nigerian blood. Let's see how much of Nigerian stuffs you're made of! Start Quiz Now...


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These are 10 trivia quiz questions to test your Nigerian blood. Let’s see how much of Nigerian stuffs you’re made of!

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  1. 1 What is the capital of Nigeria?

    1. Lagos
    2. Asaba
    3. Abuja
    4. Kano
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Abuja is the capital of Nigeria. It is dominated by Aso Rock. It's home to the world's best roads. Abuja is located in a tropical zone. Some tourist spots in the city include the Zuma Rock, Abuja National Mosque, Aso Rock, and Millennium Park.

  2. 2 Nigeria is situated in Western Africa and has a coastal border on which body of water?

    1. Mediterranean Sea
    2. Mozambique Channel
    3. Indian Ocean
    4. Gulf of Guinea
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nigeria is bordered by Benin to the west, Chad and Cameroon to the east and Niger to the north. To the south is the Gulf of Guinea, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean. The Niger river, the third longest in Africa after the Nile and Congo, discharges into the gulf. The Mediterranean Sea lies to the north of Africa and the Indian Ocean to the east. The Mozambique Channel is also to the east, and is part of the Indian Ocean. It lies between Mozambique on the mainland and the island of Madagascar.

  3. 3 The national sport of Nigeria, whose senior national team has the nickname of 'Super Eagles', is which of these?

    1. Basketball
    2. Football (soccer)
    3. Football (rugby union)
    4. Cricket
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  4. 4 Which early civilisation in what is now central Nigeria was the first in the region to make and use iron tools, and are thought to be the first Sub-Saharan people to make intricate and life-size terracotta statues?

    1. Bariba
    2. Nok
    3. Songhai
    4. Fulani
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Nok civilisation existed in what is now Kaduna state in central Nigeria between 1000 BC and 200 AD, after which it seems to have disappeared. It was a sophisticated farming community of between 2000-4000 people who began smelting iron by 500 BC to make tools. The discovery of Nok statues, depicting humans and animals, was first made by Europeans mining for tin in the area in 1928. These terracotta statues are remarkable for their detail, including in some cases the depiction of physical deformities and the ravages of disease. The purpose the statues were made for is unclear, though it seems possible they were used as part of the burial process or to ward off misfortunes such as crop failure or infertility.

  5. 5 Who of these has NOT been a Senate President?

    1. Arthur Nzeribe
    2. Iyorchia Ayu
    3. Adolphus Wabara
    4. Joseph Wayas
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  6. 6 Who was the captain of the Super Eagles when Nigeria won the African cup of Nations in Tunisia 1994?

    1. Jose Peseiro
    2. Nwankwo Kanu
    3. Samson Siasia
    4. Stephen Keshi
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  7. 7 A crime particularly associated with Nigeria is often referred to as a 'Section 419', after the part of the country's penal code which deals with it. What type of crime is it?

    1. Kidnapping
    2. Piracy
    3. Fraud
    4. Drug smuggling
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Unfortunately, all these crimes can be associated with Nigeria, but Section 419 specifically refers to fraud. The typical scam is to send out letters, or these days emails, which purport to come from a high placed government official. Access can be gained to a large sum of money, which will be shared with you, if you only release your bank details for the transfer or send money to oil the wheels. Should you do so the contact, and your money, will disappear, never to be seen again. You may, though, receive follow up correspondence from 'the police', offering to help recover your money - for a fee. Useful information about the scam can be found on many websites, including those of the Metropolitan Police, 419 Coalition and 419 Eater.

  8. 8 Nigeria achieved independence in 1960 from which European country?

    1. United States
    2. United Kingdom
    3. Germany
    4. France
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  9. 9 Abuja has been the capital of Nigeria since 1991, but it is not the largest city in the country. Which one of these has the largest population?

    1. Lagos
    2. Ibadan
    3. Kano
    4. Kaduna
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Lagos lies in the west of the country, and is a major port on the Gulf of Guinea. It was declared the capital of Nigeria in 1914, during British rule, and remained the capital following independence. Its population in 2011 was nearly 8 million people, making it the third largest city in Africa after Cairo in Egypt and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Abuja is a modern city, planned and built mainly in the 1980s. It is situated in the centre of the country and has a population of under 1 million, counted in the 2006 census.

  10. 10 Who was Olusegun Obasanjo's Vice President during his first term as elected president?

    1. Muhammadu Buhari
    2. Yaradua Musa
    3. Abubakar Atiku
    4. Goodluck Jonathan
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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