KAS Online Class - 1857 Revolt Causes Modern Indian History Class 12

The First War of Indian Independence or the Great Revolt of 1857. The Indian soldiers in the East India Company’s army rebelled against the British in 1857. The English historians have painted this revolt as a mutiny of the sepoys

The First War of Indian Independence or the Great Revolt of 1857. The Indian soldiers in the East
India Company’s army rebelled against the British in 1857. The English historians have painted
this revolt as a mutiny of the sepoys. But the Indian historians describe it as the First war of Indian
Independence.







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    • 1. Who described the Great Revolt of 1857 as the First War of Indian Independence?
      • A) Sir John Lawrance
        B) Lord Canning
        C) Vir Savarkar
        D) Benjamin Disraeli
    • Answer
      • C

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    • 2. Who was the Governor General of India during the revolt of 1857?
      • A) Lord Canning
        B) Sir Charls Metcalfe
        C) Lord Delhousie
        D) Lord Dufferin
    • Answer
      • A

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    • 3. Consider the following statements
      • i) Annexation policies of the British
        ii) Huge drain of wealth by the British
        iii) British excluded Indians from high civil and military jobs.
        iv) The machine made British goods flooded the Indian markets and ruined Indian
        manufacture

        Which of the following are the correct reasons for the outbreak of the revolt of 1857

        A) i, ii and iii
        B) ii, iii and iv
        C) i, iii and iv
        D) i, ii, iii and iv
    • Answer
      • D

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    • 4. Which of the following statements does not come under the administrative causes of the revolt?  
      • A) The activities of Christian Missionaries created a sense of fear among the Indians.
        B) Replacement of Persian language by English.
        C) The Judicial system of the British was costly and involved time.
        D) Due to ineffective police system, the people always felt insecure of their property, life and honour.
    • Answer
      • A

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    • 5. Which one of the following is the immediate cause of the revolt in 1857?
      • A) The General Services Enlistment Act of 1856.
        B) The Indian soldiers were prohibited from traditional religious practices.
        C) The Indian soldiers of Barrakpore were forced to serve abroad.
        D) Introduction of new enfield rifles in army by the British
    • Answer
      • D

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    • 6. According to the General Services Enlistment Act of 1856
      • A) The Indian sepoys were compelled to serve abroad.
        B) The enfiled rifles were introduced with cartridges greased by animal fats.
        C) The Indian soldiers were allowed to hold high posts in the army.
        D) Prohibited the religious practices of the Indian soldiers.
    • Answer
      • A

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    • 7. Match the following
      • i) Social cause 1. The activities of the Christian missionaries created fear among the Indians

        ii) Economic cause 2. The Indians were regarded as inferior class.           

        iii) Political cause 3. Annexation policy of the British.

        iv) Religious cause 4. The machine made British goods ruined traditional Indian goods.

        A) i-2  ii-4  iii-3  iv-1
        B) i-1  ii-3  iii-2  iv-4
        C) i-2  ii-3  iii-1  iv-4
        D) i-4  ii-3  iii-1  iv-2
    • Answer
      • A


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