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COLLECTION: UNDERSTANDING THE GREAT REBELLION OF 1857 THE REVOLT OF 1857: 1.9 PYQS (UPSC-CSE PRELIMS) Presented by Roman Saini
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What was/were the object/objects of Queen Victoria's Proclamation (1858)? 1. To disclaim any intention to annex Indian States 2. To place the Indian administration under the British Crown 3. To regulate East India Company's trade with India Select the correct answer using the code given below: (a) 1 and 2 only a) I an (b) 2 only (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
Solution: (a) Option 3 is totally irrelevant. Queen Victoria's proclamation reversed the policy of annexation after the revolt of 1857, so option 1 is true. Option 2 is definitely true as the indian states were henceforth to recognise the paramountcy of the British crown and were to be treated as parts of single charge.
>The ruler of which one of the following States was removed from power by the British on the pretext of misgovernance? (a) Awadh (b) Jhansi (c) French (d) Satara
Solution: (a) Option C is irrelevant. Thansi and Satara were annexed via the doctrine of lapse
Who was the Governor-General of India during the Sepoy Mutiny? (a) Lord Canning (b) Lord Dalhousie (c) Lord Hardinge (d) Lord Lytton
Solution: (a) > Lord Canning was the Governor General from 1856 to 1860 and became the first Viceroy of India in 1858.
With reference to the revolt of the year 1857, who of the fllowng was betrayed by a With reference to the revolt of the year 1857, who of the following was betrayed by a friend; captured and put to death by the British? (a) Nana Sahib (b) Kunwar Singh (c) Khan Bahadur Khan (d) Tantia Tope
Solution: (d) >He was betrayed by Man Singh, raja of Narwar, a feudatory of Scindia, > Solution: (d)
> Solution: (c) > All these states were annexed by the doctrine of lapse: > Satara-1848 Jaitpur and Sambalpur-1849 Baghat-1850 Udaipur-1852 Jhansi-1853 Nagpur-1854
> "In this instance we could not play off the Mohammedans against the Hindus" to which one of the following events did this remark of Aitchison relate? (a) Revolt of 1857 (b) Champaran satyagraha (1917) (c) Khilafat and Non-Cooperation (1919-22) (d) August movement of 1942
Solution: (a) Hindus and Muslims fought like brothers in arms in the revolt of 1857.
The educated middle class in India: (a) Opposed the revolt of 1857 (b) Supported the revolt of 1857 (c) Remained neutral to the revolt of 1857 (d) Fought against native rulers
Solution: (a) > They clearly opposed the revolt of 1857 because they believed that the revolt was backward looking