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Most Important MCQs based on: Revolt of 1857

Most Important MCQs based on: Revolt of 1857

Here, we are giving some important GK Questions, Based on 1857 Revolt with an explanation which will be helpful for you for the competitive exams like SSC CGL, MTS, CHSL, CPO, UPSC, PCS, CDS etc.

Important Facts:

► The Revolt of 1857 was the first rebellion against the British East India Company.

►  The issue of greased cartridges and military grievances has been over-emphasized, as the factor for the Revolt of 1857.

Here, we are giving some important GK Questions, Based on 1857 Revolt with an explanation which will be helpful for you for the competitive exams like SSC CGL, MTS, CHSL, CPO, UPSC, PCS, CDS etc.

1. Which among the following was not an economic cause of the revolt of 1857?

(a). Heavy taxation
(b). But down on major patronage for artisans and handicrafts
(c). increasing availability of market for Indian cotton.
(d). increased pressure on agricultural land

Ans: (c) increasing availability of market for Indian cotton. Because Indian cottons were banned from the European markets.

6. Who among the following British officer captured Banaras during the revolt of 1857?

(a). General John Nicholson
(b). Sir Hugh Wheeler
(c). Colonel Oncell
(d). William Taylor and Eye

Ans: (c) During the revolt of 1857, Allahabad and Banaras were revolted under the leadership of Maulvi Liyakat Ali and the revolt was ended when British officer Colonel Oncell captured Banaras. Hence, C is the correct option.

3. Which of the following pair is correctly matched?

(a). Kanpur – Nana Sahib, Rao Sahib (nephew of Nana), Tantia Tope, Azimullah Khan (advisor of Nana Sahib)
(b). Alahabad – Maulavi Liyakat Ali
(c). Farrukhabad – Tufzal Hasan Khan
(d). All of the above

Ans: (d) Kanpur was revolted against British East India Company under the leadership of Nana Sahib, Rao Sahib (nephew of Nana), Tantia Tope, Azimullah Khan (advisor of Nana Sahib).

4. Who among the following British officer died soon due to a mortal wound received during the fighting during 1857 revolt in Delhi?

(a). General John Nicholson
(b). Sir Hugh Wheeler
(c). Major Hudson
(d). General Neil

Ans: (a) General John Nicholson was a Victorian era military officer known for his role in British India. He died on 23 September 1857, in a small bungalow in the cantonments of Delhi, as a result of wounds received during the 1857 revolt.

5. Under whose governor-generalship, the Revolt of 1857 occurred?

(a). Lord Canning
(b). Lord Irwin
(c). Lord Lytton
(d). Lord Willington

Ans. (a) One of famous revolt in the history of India which occurred in the governor-generalship of Lord Canning in the year 1857.

6. Who authored the book ”The First Indian War of Independence- 1857-59”?

(a). Karl Marx
(b). Syed Ahmad Khan
(c). R. C. Mazumdar
(d). S. N. Sen

Ans. (a) : The author of the book “The First Indian War of Independence- 1857-59” is Karl Marx described the revolt of sepoys against the British and the counter attacked by British.

7. Sir Huge Rose described whom as ‘the best and bravest military leader of the rebel’?

(a). Begum Hazrat Mahal
(b). Rani Laxmi Bai
(c). Kuar Singh
(d). Bahadur Shah Zafar

Ans. (b) Sir Huge Rose described Rani Laxmi Bai as ‘the best and bravest military leader of the rebel’.

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