CoE: 2. Global Studies Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Crawford Young described African states as ‘alien to the core’ due to…
    A. the imposition of arbitrary boundaries
    B. thereinforcementofnon-hegemonicstate
    C. Weak link between state and civil society
    D. the absence of strong political in institutions

2.The political ideology that was applied by most African governments after the attainment of
independence was
A. Capitalism
B. Communalism
C. Socialism
D. Fascism

3.Independent African countries are faced with various challenges of governance but
A. Democratic erosion
B. Smooth Transition of Power
C. Corruption
D. Electoral violence

4.The administration of any society to ensure law and order could be referred to as…..

A. Government
B. Socialism
C. Civilization
D. Capitalism

5.A system of government that relies on coercion rather than legitimacy, and seeks to
administer a territory avoiding public representations and accountability constitutes
A. Democracy
B. Gerontocracy
C. Theocracy
D. Bureaucraticautocracy

6.Guinea Bissau was a colony of whichever European power?
A. Britain
B. Portugal
C. France

7.The Britain government gained absolute control of the Gold Coast by
A.First decade of 20th century
B.Second decade of 20th century
C.Third decade of 20th century
D.Fourth decade of 20th century

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8.Which colonial governor is credited with the building of Achimota College?
A.Governor Clifford
B.Sir Alan Burns

C.Governor Gordon Guggisberg
D.Governor Listowel

9.The first African Director of Education appointment in the mid-1940s was…
A.James Aggrey
B.V.A. Tetty
C.Josiah Spio-Garbrah

10.The only African member of the Phelps-Stoke commission of the 1920s that investigated the
development of education in the Gold Coast was…
A. Dr.James kwegir Aggrey
B. Mr. V.A. Tetty
C. Mr. Josiah Spio-Garbrah
D. Mr. George Blankson

11.It was Africanist and politically correct for the Europeans to refer to some African countries
as stateless.
A. True
B. False

12.All the following are examples of material culture except?
A. Food
B. Clothing
C. Sculpture
D. Truthfulness

13.The building of roads in the Colonial Era was centered in the deprived areas.

14.An obvious legacy of pre-colonial African societies in the Post-colonial-era is…
A. Arbitrary boundaries
B. Modern states
C. Weak link between state and civil society
D. Lineage

15.The sharing of knowledge of an existing but yet unknown thing is referred as…
A. Cultural discovery
B. Cultural invention
C. Cultural diffusion
D. Cultural change

16. For what reason were some African societies referred to as stateless?
A. Lack of head of state
B. Tyrannize by chiefs
C. Absence of Centralized government
D. Ruled by wicked Kings

17. The situation where people fight to unite under one community which they have been
divided is known as?
A. Irredentism
B. Nationalism

C. Patriotism
D. Factionalism

18. Which African country was never colonized by the European powers?

A. Mauritius
B. Congo
C. Ethiopia
D. Somalia.

19. The European powers took into consideration the necessities of African countries
during the partition.
A. True
B. False

20. Which of the following was not a reason for the establishment of castle schools?
A. To train Mulattos
B. Serve as avenue for Christianizing and civilizing missions
C. Train individuals for trade interest of such European power.
D. Train Africans for future political liberation

21. The missionary education neglected the ….. aspect of education

.A. Arithmetic
B. Vocational
C. Writing
D. Reading

22. A recombinant of existing cultural elements to produce something new is known
A. Cultural Discovery
B. Cultural imagination
C. Cultural invention
D. Cultural diffusion

23. Which of the following is an imported cultural value in Africa.
A. Monogamy
B. Polygamy
C. Respect for the dead
D. Chastity

24. The main source of Social mobility if African elites who later fought for independence
was through
A. Education
B. Nationalism
C. Wealth
D. Capitalism

25. Which European nation lost its territories in Africa after the end of the world war I.

A. Portugal
B. France
C. Germany

D. Britain

26. Which of the following is nonmaterial culture.
A. Art
B. clothing
C. Food
D. Honesty

27. Pre-colonial Kenyan societies were largely regarded by Europeans as…
A. Centralized
B. Stateless
C. Federal
D. Decentralized

28. Which of the following is not a challenge of the arbitrary creation of African
A. Irredentism
B. Ethnic conflicts
C. Illogical political units or territories
D. Promotion of stability

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29. Crawford Young described African societies as ‘alien to the core’ due to

A. The arbitrary nature of the boundaries
B. The weak link between the state and the civil society

C. Their extractive economic nature.
D. The formation of state elites

30.Until the coming of the Europeans, African societies had no education.
A. True
B. False

31. Which missionary society sent out Chretien Protten and Henrich Huckuff to Ghana
A. Moravian United Brethren Mission
B. Wesleyan Missionary Society
C. Catholic Missionary Society
D. Basel Missionary Society.

32. The missionary society that first started work in the Gold Coast in the eighteenth
century was
A. Moravian Mission
B. Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
C. Catholic Mission
D. Basel Mission

33. The second missionary Society to operate in the Gold Coast in the eighteen century
A. Moravian Mission
B. Society for the Propagation of the Gospel

C. Wesleyan Mission
D. Basel Mission

34. The Chaplain sent by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to Cape Coast in
1752 was
A. Rev. Chretien Protten
B. Rev.Thomas Birch Freeman
C. Rev. Thomas Thompson
D. Rev. Henrich Huckuff

35. Originally, the first mission to operate in the Gold Coast was the
A. Basel Mission
B. Catholic Mission
C. Wesleyan Mission
D. Bremen Mission

36. A slave boy who was sent to Holland and educated at the University of Leyden was
A. Chretien Protten
B. Anthony William Amo
C. Jacobus Elisa Capitein
D. Thomas B. Freeman

37. One of the following was educated in Denmark from 1727-1737.
A. Thomas Birch Freeman

B. HenrichHuckuff
C. Jacobus Capitein
D. Chretien Protten

38. The Mullato sent to Elmina by the Moravians in Holland in 1742 was
A. Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman
B. Rev. Thomas Thompson
C. Rev. Jacobus Elisa Capitein
D. Chrestien Protten

39.Which of the following is best remembered for sending three Cape Coast boys to
Britain for education in 1754?
A. Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman
B. Rev. Phillip Quacoe
C. Jacobus Capitein
D. Rev. Thomas Thompson

40. The beneficiaries of the three Cape Coast boys sent to Britain for education in 1754
A. Chretien Protten
B. Henrich Huckuff
C. Owusu Nkwantabisa
D. Phillip Quacoe

41. Rev. Phillip Quacoe died in Cape Coast in

A. 1790
B. 1812

42. In which year did the British Government take full colonial authority of the Gold
Coast Colony?
B.1874.Take note of the fact that we are talking about Gold Coast Colony. But the whole Gold Coast became a British territory in1902. This now included the Gold Coast Colony, Ashanti Protectorate and the Northern Territories.



43. The first plan by the British Government in the nineteenth century to guide the
development of education in the Gold Coast Colony was drawn in

44. Prior to the establishment of higher education in Ghana, students travelled to which
African country for higher education?
A. The Gambia
B. Liberia
C. South Africa

D. Sierra Leone

45. The name of the institution in such higher learning was

A. Fourah Bay College. This college was founded in1827.
B. University of Ibadan
C. University of the Gambia
D. The University of Liberia

46. The structure of Education inherited from the colonial government comprised a
statutory……..of pre-university schooling
A. 16years
B. 18years
C. 17years; 6Yrs Primary, 4Yrs Middle, 5Yrs Secondary, and 2Yrs SixForm.
D. 15years

47. In the quest to advance education in Ghana, the Colonial Government built the first University…
D.1948 This was the year the colonial government built the University College of the
Gold Coast (now University of Ghana) and the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.

48. Which Committee in the Post-colonial era recommended an integrated 8-year of
basice ducation, 5-years econdary education and 2-year Sixth Form?
A. The Mills-Odoi Committee

B. Dzobo Committee
C. Kwapong Committee
D. Evans-Anfom Committee

49. Which Committee in the 1960s highly recommended the decentralization of secondary schools and teacher training colleges?
A. The Mills-Odoi Committee
B. Dzobo Committee
C. Kwapong Committee
D. Evans-Anfom

20. In which year was the Junior Secondary School concept introduced in Ghana?
A. 1969
B. 1974. This was during the Acheampong’s regime.
C. 1951
D. 1957

51.The 1974 reform was carried based on
A. The Mills-Odoi Education Report
B. The Dzobo Education Report
C. The Kwapong Education Report
D. The Evans-Anfom Education Report
52. Which committee is regarded to have aimed at vocationalizing the education in the
1980s by shifting focus from an academic oriented field to a more practical and technological environment?
A. The Mills-Odoi Committee
B. Dzobo Committee
C. Kwapong Committee
D. Evans-Anfom Committee


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