What You Know About Boko Haram?

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What You Know About Boko Haram? - Quiz

Boko Haram is one of the deadliest terrorist organizations, which mainly operates in Africa. Play this Boko Haram quiz to see what you know about this terrorist organization. Boko Haram has committed one of the most heinous crimes against humanity and is inspired by a radical extremist ideology. This quiz traces the origin, crimes, and atrocities committed by the organization. Do you know what Boko Haram means? When did The United States government label it as a foreign terrorist organization? Get answers to all this and much more in this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was Boko Haram formed?

    • A.

      2010

    • B.

      2002 

    • C.

      1995

    • D.

      2008

    Correct Answer
    B. 2002 
    Explanation
    Boko Haram was formed in 2002.

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  • 2. 

    Boko Haram is based in

    • A.

      Zimbabwe

    • B.

      Congo

    • C.

      Nigeria

    • D.

      Kenya

    Correct Answer
    C. Nigeria
    Explanation
    Boko Haram is based in Nigeria. This extremist group originated in northeastern Nigeria and has been active since 2002. They aim to establish an Islamic state in the region and have been responsible for numerous attacks, kidnappings, and bombings. The Nigerian government, along with regional and international partners, has been working to combat the group and its activities.

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  • 3. 

    What is the literal meaning of Boko Haram?

    • A.

      Fight against injustice

    • B.

      Women's education is forbidden

    • C.

      Western education is forbidden

    • D.

      Fight against corruption

    Correct Answer
    C. Western education is forbidden
    Explanation
    The literal meaning of Boko Haram is "Western education is forbidden". This means that Boko Haram opposes and prohibits Western education, considering it to be against their beliefs and values. This answer accurately reflects the literal translation of the term and the group's stance on education.

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  • 4. 

    When did the state's department designate it as Foreign Terrorist Organization?

    • A.

      December  15, 2014

    • B.

      July 28, 2013

    • C.

      November 14,  2013

    • D.

      October 25, 2014

    Correct Answer
    C. November 14,  2013
    Explanation
    The state's department designated it as a Foreign Terrorist Organization on November 14, 2013.

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  • 5. 

    The first leader of Boko Haram was

    • A.

      Yusuf Baghdadi

    • B.

      Mohammed Yusuf

    • C.

      Jamal Mohammed

    • D.

      Mohammed Ali

    Correct Answer
    B. Mohammed Yusuf
    Explanation
    Mohammed Yusuf is the correct answer because he was indeed the first leader of Boko Haram. He founded the extremist group in 2002 and led it until his death in 2009. Yusuf played a crucial role in shaping the ideology and tactics of Boko Haram, which has become notorious for its violent and extremist activities in Nigeria and neighboring countries.

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  • 6. 

    When did the group split?

    • A.

      2004

    • B.

      2008

    • C.

      2016

    • D.

      2010

    Correct Answer
    C. 2016
    Explanation
    The group split in 2016.

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  • 7. 

    When was the Battle of Konduga fought?

    • A.

      2013 and 2014

    • B.

      2014 and 2015

    • C.

      2011 and 2012

    • D.

      2016 and 2017

    Correct Answer
    B. 2014 and 2015
    Explanation
    The Battle of Konduga was fought in 2014 and 2015.

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  • 8. 

    The Battle of Sambisa Forest was fought between

    • A.

      Al Qaeda vs Boko Haram

    • B.

      Islamic State's West Africa Province vs Boko Haram

    • C.

      ISIS vs Boko Haram

    • D.

      Nigeria Army vs Boko Haram

    Correct Answer
    B. Islamic State's West Africa Province vs Boko Haram
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Islamic State's West Africa Province vs Boko Haram. This battle took place in the Sambisa Forest, located in northeastern Nigeria. Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) is a splinter group of Boko Haram that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS). The conflict between ISWAP and Boko Haram has been ongoing, with both groups vying for control over territory and resources in the region. The battle in Sambisa Forest was a significant confrontation between these two extremist groups.

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  • 9. 

    When did Boko Haram launch a coordinated attack on the city of Kano?

    • A.

      August, 2010

    • B.

      June, 2014

    • C.

      January, 2012

    • D.

      March, 2016

    Correct Answer
    C. January, 2012
    Explanation
    Boko Haram launched a coordinated attack on the city of Kano in January 2012.

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  • 10. 

    Boko Haram gained widespread exposure in 

    • A.

      July, 2009

    • B.

      March, 2006

    • C.

      June, 2006

    • D.

      November, 2007

    Correct Answer
    A. July, 2009
    Explanation
    Boko Haram gained widespread exposure in July, 2009. This is the correct answer because it was the year when the group carried out its first major attack, which was the Bauchi prison break. This attack resulted in the release of over 700 prisoners, including many Boko Haram members. It was after this incident that the group began to attract significant attention from the media and the international community.

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