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History of Tanzania: Quiz


Question 1: After a period of ________, Mkwawa was cornered and committed suicide in 1898.
Ancient warfareMilitary historySiegeGuerrilla warfare

Question 2: The Heligoland-Zanzibar Treaty of 1890 made Zanzibar and Pemba a British protectorate, and the Caprivi Strip in ________ became a German protectorate.
South AfricaNigeriaNamibiaRwanda

Question 3: However, British rule had begun with the occupation of the island of Mafia by the ________ in 1914.
HMS Ark Royal (R07)HMS Illustrious (R06)HMS Ocean (L12)Royal Navy

Question 4: In 1891, the German government took over direct administration of the territory from the German East Africa Company and appointed a governor with headquarters at ________.
Dar es SalaamKenyaTanzaniaNairobi

Question 5: [12] In December 2005, Jakaya Mrisho ________ was elected the 4th president for a five-year term.
Thabo MbekiYoweri MuseveniJulius NyerereJakaya Kikwete

Question 6: A ________ policy and the requisition of buildings meant a complete collapse of the Government's education system, though some mission schools managed to retain a semblance of instruction.
Scorched earthTrench warfareHill fortFortification

Question 7: British explorers Richard Burton and ________ crossed the interior to Lake Tanganyika in 1857.
NileJohn Hanning SpekeRichard Francis BurtonSamuel Baker

Question 8: ________ today refers to the island of that name, also known as Unguja, and the neighboring island of Pemba.
Newfoundland (island)ZanzibarSaint HelenaBritish Empire

Question 9: An oil tanker also temporarily ran aground in the ________ harbour, damaging an oil pipeline.
Dar es SalaamTanzaniaKenyaNairobi

Question 10: After World War II, Tanganyika became a ________ territory under British control.
United NationsUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesIsrael, Palestine, and the United NationsUnited Nations Security Council


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