Test: When People Rebel 1857 And After - 2


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QUESTION: 1

Why did the countryside peasants and zamindars resent the British ?

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QUESTION: 2

Looking at the image given, pick out from the given options the one that best describes the word Sepoy? 

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QUESTION: 3

Which one of the following options is derived from the Persian word Sipah meaning infantry soldier ?

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QUESTION: 4

A few statements as to why the Indian sepoys were unhappy with the British . Pick out the one that is not TRUE.

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QUESTION: 5

In 1824, when the sepoys were asked to go to Burma by sea route to fight for the Company, they refused to follow the order. Why ?

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The Indian sepoys in the employ of the Company also had reasons for discontent.

(i) They were unhappy about their pay, allowances and conditions of service. Some of the new rules, moreover, violated their religious sensibilities and beliefs. 

(ii) In those days many people in the country believed that if they crossed the sea they would lose their religion and caste. 

So when in 1824 the sepoys were told to go to Burma by the sea route to fight for the Company.
QUESTION: 6

What was the new amendment in the law in 1856 passed by the East India Company?

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QUESTION: 7

In what way did the Christian missionaries help the British East India Company? From the statements given below, choose the one that is not TRUE with respect to the missionaries.

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Since education was seen as one of the main ways to bring the brighten Indian into the light - and so to the Christian faith,the missionaries always made an effort to educate women and make sure they do not suffer.

QUESTION: 8

Who wrote the book Majhe Pravaas?

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Vishnubhat Godse
Maza Pravas: 1857 cya Bandaci Hakikat (or Majha Pravas, which translates into English as "My Travels: the Story of the 1857 Mutiny") is a Marathi travelogue written by Vishnubhat Godse, who travelled on foot from Varsai, a village near Pen (in what is now the state of Maharashtra, in India), to the central and northern.
QUESTION: 9

Who was Subedar Sitaram Pande ?

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QUESTION: 10

Name the book written by Sitaram Pande .

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QUESTION: 11

From the outline map of India, name the place A, where the on 9 May 1857, a group of soldiers mutinied and walked out of their military barracks and a rebellion started 

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Meerut was the place where on 9 May 1857, a group of soldiers mutinied and walked out of their military barracks and a rebellion started.

QUESTION: 12

When soldiers as a group disobey their officers in the army then it is called a __________

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QUESTION: 13

A sequence of events that happened on 9 May 1857 are given below in a jumbled up order. Pick up the correct order from the given set of statements. 
(i) Other soldiers stationed at Meerut revolted and British officers release the imprisoned soldiers.
(ii) A group of soldiers mutinied and walked out of their military barracks
(iii) The released soldiers kill the British officers and after marching to Delhi proclaim the Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar as the emperor of India
(iv) The soldiers were dismissed and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for refusing to use the greased cartridges

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QUESTION: 14

Who led the revolt in Kanpur ?

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QUESTION: 15

Name the able commander- in chief of Nana Saheb who led the revolt in Kanpur.

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QUESTION: 16

Recognise this able personality from Awadh who led the revolt from Lucknow along with Maulvi Ahmadullah. 

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QUESTION: 17

Among the following Residents of British India, who was forced to take refuge in a residency and killed by the forces of Begum Hazrat Mahal?

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John Laird Mair Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence, GCB GCSI PC, known as Sir John Lawrence, Bt., between 1858 and 1869, was an English-born Ulsterman who became a prominent British Imperial statesman who served as Viceroy of India from 1864 to 1869

QUESTION: 18

Name the Indian soldier who tried to rebel against the British at Barrackpore, but was arrested and hanged to death on 8th April 1857.

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QUESTION: 19

Who was the new commander in chief of the British army after the death of Sir Henry Lawrence?

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QUESTION: 20

Who helped Colin Campbell to rescue the British holed up in the residency of Lucknow?

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