The Great Kingdom Of Benin 2

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The Great Kingdom Of Benin 2

The Great Kingdom of Benin had been in existence since the century, 40BC. It was at its height during the 15th and 16th centuries. It was finally sacked by the British in 1897 in response to the Benin Massacre of its officials. Find out more here: http://www. Britishmuseum. Org/pdf/KingdomOfBenin_StudentsWorksheets. Pdf

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The first kings of the Benin Kingdom were called Ogiso kings. How many Ogiso kings were there?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      31

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      5

  • 2. 
    Queen Mother Idah (c1506 - 1550) was the world's first Queen Mother.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Oba of Benin was the
    • A. 

      Chief of chiefs

    • B. 

      The all powerful

    • C. 

      Chief of staff

  • 4. 
    Which kings expanded the Benin kingdom across the West African coast?
    • A. 

      The Ogiso kings

    • B. 

      The Homeland kings

    • C. 

      The Obas

    • D. 

      The Warrior KIngs

  • 5. 
    One of the cities established by the Benin kings in the 16th century was
    • A. 

      London

    • B. 

      Lisbon

    • C. 

      Lagos

    • D. 

      La Paz

  • 6. 
    The Benin Moats are the second largest man-made structure in the world after
    • A. 

      The Greek Parthenon

    • B. 

      The London Shard

    • C. 

      The Great Wall of China

  • 7. 
    The English merchant Thomas Wyndham was received by the Oba in
    • A. 

      1403

    • B. 

      1653

    • C. 

      1553

  • 8. 
    In 1668, the King's palace was square and as large as the town of Haarlem and the Exchange at
    • A. 

      London

    • B. 

      Paris

    • C. 

      Amsterdam

    • D. 

      New York

  • 9. 
    Benin City defensive fortification consisted of ramparts and moats enclosing
    • A. 

      Four thousand square kilometre of community land

    • B. 

      Two square kilometre of community land

    • C. 

      Four square kilometre of community land

  • 10. 
    According to Benin beliefs, the king never
    • A. 

      Talks

    • B. 

      Marries

    • C. 

      Sleeps, eats or dies

    • D. 

      Decrees