History of Togo
  • 1. Togo, officially known as the Togolese Republic, is a small West African country bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east, and Burkina Faso to the north. Its history is rich and complex, shaped by the presence of different ethnic groups, colonial influences, and struggles for independence. The region that is now Togo was inhabited by various tribes, including the Ewe, Mina, and Kabye, who had established their own kingdoms and societies. The arrival of European powers in the 15th century, particularly the Portuguese and later the Germans, marked the beginning of colonial rule in the area. Togo became a German protectorate in the late 19th century before being divided into British and French spheres of influence after World War I. Following World War II, Togo became a United Nations Trust Territory administered by France, leading to its independence in 1960. Since then, Togo has faced political challenges, including periods of authoritarian rule and civil unrest. The country has made strides towards democracy and development, although issues such as poverty, corruption, and political instability continue to impact its progress. Togo's history is a testament to its resilience and ongoing efforts to build a prosperous and peaceful nation.

    When did Togo achieve independence from French colonial rule?
A) 1970
B) 1960
C) 1950
D) 1980
  • 2. Who was the first president of independent Togo?
A) Sylvanus Olympio
B) Gilchrist Olympio
C) Etienne Eyadema
D) Faure Gnassingbe
  • 3. Which colonial power controlled Togo before World War I?
A) Portugal
B) France
C) Germany
D) Britain
  • 4. Togo gained independence from which colonial power?
A) Germany
B) Britain
C) France
D) Portugal
  • 5. What is the official language of Togo?
A) French
B) English
C) German
D) Spanish
  • 6. Which ethnic group is the largest in Togo?
A) Mina
B) Kabye
C) Ewe
D) Fon
  • 7. Which international body played a role in mediating the political crisis in Togo in the 2000s?
  • 8. Togo is located in which region of Africa?
A) West Africa
B) Central Africa
C) North Africa
D) East Africa
  • 9. What is the currency of Togo?
A) Naira
B) Euro
C) Dollar
D) West African CFA franc
  • 10. What is the climate of Togo characterized by?
A) Desert
B) Temperate
C) Tropical
D) Arctic
  • 11. Which famous Togolese footballer played for Arsenal and Manchester City?
A) Emmanuel Adebayor
B) Yaya Toure
C) Kolo Toure
D) Seydou Keita
  • 12. Who composed the Togolese national anthem?
A) Salif Keita
B) Angelique Kidjo
C) Alex Casimir-Dosseh
D) Fela Kuti
  • 13. What is the capital city of Togo?
A) Accra
B) Cotonou
C) Niamey
D) Lomé
  • 14. Which natural resource is Togo known for producing?
A) Gold
B) Phosphate
C) Oil
D) Diamonds
  • 15. Who is the current President of Togo?
A) Eyadéma Gnassingbé
B) Sylvanus Olympio
C) Gilchrist Olympio
D) Faure Gnassingbé
  • 16. Which major river forms part of Togo's eastern border?
A) Volta River
B) Congo River
C) Mono River
D) Niger River
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