Nigeria's Difficult Journey Toward Democracy


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When did Nigeria become independent?

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1. Who was the first president of Nigeria to squash corruption?

2. What region of Nigeria has tried to break away form the country, and is especially rich in oil?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nigeria has not always been an independent nation. Even when this country was considered a democracy, it still faced many struggles, including mass corruption. Quiz questions will test your understanding of Nigeria's road to democracy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • The year Nigeria became independent
  • Who was elected president in 2015
  • First Nigerian president to end corruption
  • Which oil-rich region has tried to break away
  • Who turned over their power in 2015

Skills Practiced

By completing this quiz, students can practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of Nigeria's political history to answer quiz questions
  • Information recall - access information regarding the 2015 elections in Nigeria
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge on which oil-rich region has tried to break away from Nigeria

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson, Nigeria's Difficult Journey Toward Democracy, you will learn more about the following:

  • Factors that contributed to Nigeria's civil war
  • Groups associated with radical Islam that are found in Nigeria
  • Priorities of former and current presidents