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Q.1. Who led the revolt in Kanpur?

Nana Saheb


Q.2. Who was the mother of Birjis Qadr?

Begum Hazrat Mahal


Q.3. Who was the leader of the mutiny as proclaimed by the sepoys?

Bahadur Shah Zafar


Q.4. Who translated the memoirs of Sitaram Pande into English?

Norgate translated it into English.


Q.5. Who was the son of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah?

Birjis Qadr was the son of the Nawab Wajid Ali Shah.


Q.6. Name the country where the Indian Sepoys were asked to go through the sea route.

Burma


Q.7. Under what pretext did the British annex Awadh?

In 1801, a subsidiary alliance was imposed on Awadh, and in 1856 it was taken over.


Q.8. Who wrote the book Majha Pravaas?

The book Majha Pravaas was written by Vishnubhatt Godse, a Brahman from a village in Maharashtra.


Q.9. When was Mangal Pandey hanged to death and why?

On 29 March 1857, a young soldier, Mangal Pandey, was hanged to death for attacking his officers in Barrackpore.


Q.10. What was the first step taken by the company towards ending the Mughal dynasty?

The name of the Mughal king was removed from the coins minted by the Company.


Q.11. What rumour spread among the sepoys of the Meerut regiment about the new cartridges?

The rumour spread that the new cartridges were greased with the fat of cows and pigs.


Q.12. Who took charge of a large force of fighters who came to Delhi?

Bakht Khan, a soldier from Bareilly, took charge of a large force of fighters who came to Delhi.


Q.13. What is mutiny?

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


Q.14. Who was ’Viceroy’?

The Governor-General of India was given the title of Viceroy, that is, a personal representative of the Crown.


Q.15. What was Maulvi Ahmadullah Shah's prophecy?

Ahmadullah Shah, a maulvi from Faizabad, prophesied that the rule of the British would come to an end soon.

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