1857 and After
Q1. Fill in the blanks.
In 1850, a new law was passed to make
conversion to Christianity easier.
The revolt of 1857 started from Meerut.
Bahadur Shah Zafar died in the Rangoon
jail in November 1862.
The British had regained control of the
country by the end of 1859.
Laws were passed to stop the practice of sati
and to encourage the remarriage of widows.
fought a guerrilla war against British with the support of many tribal and
Tantia Tope was the general of Nana
In the countryside peasants and zamindars
resented the high taxes and the rigid methods of revenue collection. True
Nana Saheb, the adopted son of the late
Peshwa Baji Rao, gathered armed forces and expelled the British garrison from
the city. True
Sitaram Pande served the English for 8
years and retired in 1860. False
Ahmadullah Shah came to Lucknow to fight
the British. True
Hong Xiuquan was the follower of
Zinat Mahal was the wife of Nana Saheb. False
Q3. Who was the last Peshwa?
Ans. Peshwa Baji Rao II
Q4. Who led the revolt in Kanpur?
Ans. Nana Saheb
Q5. Who was the mother of Birjis Qadr?
Ans. Begum Hazrat Mahal
Q6. Who was the leader of the mutiny as proclaimed by the sepoys?
Ans. Bahadur Shah Zafar
Q7. Who translated the memoirs of Sitaram Pande into English?
Ans. Norgate translated it into English.
Q8. Who was the son of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah?
Ans. Birjis Qadr was the son of the Nawab Wajid Ali
Q9. Name the country where the Indian Sepoys were asked to go
through the sea route.
Q10. Under what pretext did the British annex Awadh?
In 1801, a subsidiary alliance was imposed on Awadh, and in 1856 it was taken
Q11. Who wrote the book Majha Pravaas?
The book Majha Pravaas was written by Vishnubhatt Godse, a Brahman from a
village in Maharashtra.
Q12. When was Mangal Pandey hanged to death and why?
Ans. On 29 March 1857, a young soldier, Mangal Pandey,
was hanged to death for attacking his officers in Barrackpore.
Q13. What was the first step taken by the company towards ending
the Mughal dynasty?
Ans. The name of the Mughal king was removed from the
coins minted by the Company.
Q14. 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
Q15. Who took charge of a large force of fighters who came to
Khan, a soldier from Bareilly, took charge of a large force of fighters who
came to Delhi.
Q16. What is mutiny?
Ans. When soldiers as a group disobey their officers
in the army then it is called mutiny.
Q17. Who was ’Viceroy’?
Ans. The Governor-General of India was given the title
of Viceroy, that is, a personal representative of the Crown.
Q18. What was Maulvi Ahmadullah Shah's prophecy?
Ans. Ahmadullah Shah, a maulvi from Faizabad,
prophesied that the rule of the British would come to an end soon.