Nigeria's Dictators & Their Impact on the Country


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Nigeria became an independent nation in 1960. When was their first constitution (which declared their nation to be a republic) adopted?

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1. Which of these was a major issue facing Nigeria after its independence, which led to the rise of military dictators?

2. What is a junta?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn about the impact of Nigerian dictators with this quiz and worksheet. You will need to know topics like when the country's first constitution was adopted and major issues after the country's independence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to:

  • Define a junta
  • Identify military leaders who were also democratically elected
  • Know the number of constitutions written by Nigeria

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz and worksheet to address the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a junta and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding major issues facing Nigeria after its independence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the impact of Nigerian dictators

Additional Learning

For more about the impact of Nigerian dictators, complete the lesson named Nigeria's Dictators & Their Impact on the Country, which covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how a dictator operates
  • Name Nigerian politicians
  • Analyze the different republics