NECO History Answer 2023 for Essay-Obj Questions is Out

2023 NECO History Answers & Questions for Essay & Objective Released.

The Neco history answer 2023 is here. The National Examination Council, NECO History paper will be taken on Wednesday 12th July 2023 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. The paper is for the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

In this post, we will be posting the Neco history questions for candidates that will participate in the examination. Note that below is the questions from NECO history past questions and answers that we feel are likely questions for exam preparation.

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NECO History Answers 2023.

PAPER-II [Essay]
Answer any four questions.
Write your answers on the answer booklet provided.

1. In what five ways was Borno influenced by its trade with North Africa?
ANS: (i) Borno traded with North Africa through what was known as the trans-Saharan trade and got its foreign exchange earnings from it;
(ii) Islam which became the dominant religion in Borno came through the trade;
(iii) Borno major cities such as Ngazargamu, Kukawa, and Dikwa developed along the trade routes;
(iv) Borno markets became the places of exchange for Central African and North African and European goods;
(v) A class of rich long-distance traders emerged in Borno, etc.

2. (a) List any three centres of ironworks in pre-colonial Nigeria.
(b) Describe any four processes involved in producing iron implements in pre-colonial Nigeria.
ANS: (a)
(b) (i) First, the iron ore is searched for and collected from pits and Quarries;
(ii) It was put in furnaces and heated to obtain the pig iron and slag;
(iii) The pig iron is further smelted and cut into smaller sizes;
(iv) The smaller piece is heated in a red-hot charged fire in a Furnace etc.

3. Highlight any five ways by which the people of Nigeria evaded enslavement during the period of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
ANS: (i) States and Empires formed alliances. They gave military support to
one another in time of need thereby maximizing the strength of the  armies;
(ii) They made marriage alliances and took partners from neighbouring states to ensure peace and harmony;
(iii) To safeguard themselves from kidnappers from neighbouring states, people made sure they did not travel alone or in small groups;
(iv) Individuals sought the protection of powerful rulers or warlords;
(v) The people attacked would-be slave raiders, etc.

4. (a) Identify any three emirates that were under the influence of the Sokoto Caliphate.
(b) Highlight the features of the political organization of the Sokoto Caliphate.

5. (a) Name the three explorers who traveled across the Sahara Desert during their expedition in the 19th century.
(b) In what four ways were the Niger expeditions significant in the history of Nigeria?

6. In what five ways did the people of Nigeria resist the British conquest?

7. (a) Name any three British consuls in Nigeria up to 1900.
(b) Outline any four factors which prevented the early takeover of the administration of Nigeria by Europeans.

8. Highlight any five ways in which the construction of railways was important to the people of Nigeria.

9. In what five ways did the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade change the lives of the people of Nigeria?
ANS: (i) Rulers, kings, agents e.t.c. who over the years, derived great economic benefits refused to accept the need for change and therefore continued the trade. This refusal to stop caused them to clash with the British.
(ii) The fact that other Europeans continued the trade, confused the people of Nigeria and many of the rulers continued the slave trade and slavery up to 1900 in spite of the British abolition.
(iii) Coastal states developed as administrative centres of the British.


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