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The Revolt Of 1857 : 1.9 Previous Year Questions (UPSC-CSE Prelims)
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This lesson deals with all the question which have been asked in the Previous Year Questions of UPSC-CSE prelims, related to The revolt of 1857. This lesson deals with about 20 questions from Previous Year Question papers asked in the last 20 years in UPSC Prelims. The approximate number is that a question on the revolt of 1857 appears once every 2 years in the exam. Please watch all the theoretical lessons before watching this lesson.

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Awsm mam plz make more lessons very very very helpful
sir , according to the answer key of assam state PSC , the educated middle class Indian remained nuetral during the revolt. Is there any official UPSC document to substantiate your answer . kindly inform /reply
got a trick to learn the annexation during dol idk whether it is helpful for others but for me it is working 17 (satara) log J-alkar(jaitpur) S ambhal kar (sambalpur) BUJhkar (BAGHAT,Udaipur,Jhansi) NAGPUR PAHUCHEY and for years nothing happened in 1851 so we can learn chronologically 1848 to last!!!
Pinki singh
2 years ago
good one.
Sir, I have read that, "The educated middle class also did not participate in the revolt. Firstly they were in small number. Secondly they saw British rule as an instrument of removing social orthodoxy and bringing modernization in India. "
Saurabh Kapil
2 years ago
same confusion
Rahul Kumar
2 years ago
educated india had hope for modernization and also realised the revolt is going toward backward conditions so they supported.
Rahul Kumar
2 years ago
sorry dost,by mistake done,they opposed
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Kindly Continue with other topics in History, not able to find where it is in Unacademy ?

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  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. >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

  6. Solution: (a) Option C is irrelevant. Thansi and Satara were annexed via the doctrine of lapse

  7. Who was the Governor-General of India during the Sepoy Mutiny? (a) Lord Canning (b) Lord Dalhousie (c) Lord Hardinge (d) Lord Lytton

  8. Solution: (a) > Lord Canning was the Governor General from 1856 to 1860 and became the first Viceroy of India in 1858.

  9. 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

  10. Solution: (d) >He was betrayed by Man Singh, raja of Narwar, a feudatory of Scindia, > Solution: (d)

  11. Solution: (a)

  12. > 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

  13. > "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

  14. Solution: (a) Hindus and Muslims fought like brothers in arms in the revolt of 1857.

  15. 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

  16. Solution: (a) > They clearly opposed the revolt of 1857 because they believed that the revolt was backward looking