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King Leopold’s colonial ventures in the Congo were aimed at
  • A. making Belgium a great colonial power
  • B. carving out an empire for himself
  • C. putting a stop to domestic slave trade in the area
  • D. introducing Western education to the people.
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In Africa, the colonial authorities introduced modern means of transportation in order to
  • A. develop the internal markets
  • B. increase farmers’ purchasing power
  • C. encourage urban development
  • D. promote import-export trade.
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Increase in the number of people living below the poverty line in Africa is particularly because

  • A. The largest proportion of Africa's populations are unemployed
  • B. Of the prevalence of corruption
  • C. Of the problem of insecurity scaring away investors
  • D. A vast majority of its populants have chosen to be unproductive
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The First and Second World Wars were between ... respectively

  • A. 1939-1945, 1914-1918
  • B. 1914-1918, 1939-1945
  • C. 1914-1919, 1932-1942
  • D. 1914-1919, 1939-1945
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The main motive behind imperialism has been aforetime categorised as primarily

  • A. to colonise less developed states
  • B. the socio-economic transformation agenda for Africa
  • C. to expand socio-cultural territories of the Western powers
  • D. being to obtain and control a supply of raw materials for industries
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