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Indian History Quiz: 10 Fast Questions on Great Indian Mutiny of 1857

Seeds of Indian Freedom Movement was swon much earlier with the unsuccessful first Indian Revolt of 1857 also known as Great Indian Mutiny of 1857.The mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company’s army which started on 10 May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, is known as The Indian Rebellion of 1857 .It is also known as India’s First War of Independence, the Great Rebellion, the Indian Mutiny, the Revolt of 1857, the Uprising of 1857, the Sepoy Rebellion, and the Sepoy Mutiny

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  1. The Great Indian Army Mutiny of 1857 was confined to the Bengal Army. Admittedly Bengal then included the Punjab.

  2. (A) India’s receiving its independence
    (B) the direct rule of India by the east Indian Company
    (C) the direct rule of India by Great Britain.

    Give an explanation y u chose ur answer

  3. 1.Which of the following phrases describes imperialism?
    a.the process of one people ruling or controlling another
    b.a situation in which one nation trades exclusively with another
    c.the deliberate effort to westernize a country
    d.a equal relationship between two nations

    2.Why were Europeans able to expand their power in Africa and Asia?
    a.Ethnic groups in Africa and Asia invited European rule.
    b.The Ottoman Empire requested European help in establishing colonies.
    c.The religious beliefs of Africans and Asians stressed non-violence.
    d.Europeans had a military advantage and the great empires of Asia and North Africa were weakening.

    3.The British East India Company was a trading company
    a.that eventually granted religious freedom to Hindus.
    b.that ruled India.
    c.that purchased Indian cotton goods at fair prices.
    d.that refused to deal with Indians.

    4.The Sepoy Mutiny was significant because
    a.it led to direct British rule in India.
    b.it ended the relationship between India and Britain.
    c.it forced the British to release the sepoys from duty.
    d.it led to a direct democracy in Indian government.

    5.How did British rule affect the Indian textile industry?
    a.The British closed Indian textile factories, which devastated the industry.
    b.Britain worked to expand and develop the Indian textile industry.
    c.The British introduced new products and techniques.
    d. Indian workers were unhappy that they had to work overtime.

  4. a. first war of idependence
    b. great rebellion
    c. sepoy offensive
    d. kanpur massacre

  5. Shame, Shame On Me
    March 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    the 19th century had sepoy mutiny, the 20th had independence movement and some moaist rumblings. despite the fact that the moaists are still rumbling, and louder still, the real Indian mutiny of the 21st century will come from Indian women. here’s why:

    Islam argued that India was immoral and despicably polytheist. This challenge has had a profound influence on Hindu India. Most educated Hindus now say that they are monotheists, and that the multiple gods of Hindu legend are just myths for the common people. Relations between the sexes moved sharply in a direction Islam could approve of. Thus “purdah” came to India. In the 1980s, I was told that it was not unusual for man and wife to interact socially only when they were naked in the bedroom.

    Much of the story of India over the past 100 years has been the story of Indian women throwing off the shackles of custom.

    Proof that things have gone far is the amount of South Asian web porn. There are urban educated Indian women who have uploaded digicam images of their privates to amateur web sites. Abby Winters in Australia features group portraits of nude varsity age Australian women. Such portraits typically include a Desi girl. If you study her eyes carefully for evidence of fear or intimidation, u might not find it.

    there are now explicit pictures purporting to be of young educated urbanized Indian women on the web. They are careful not to show their faces. Today on the net, tomorrow married women in the bedroom, the day after that, young unmarried women in hostels. One day, Indian women will do this looking straight into the camera lens. Over the next 30-50 years, Indian attitudes among educated non-Moslems towards sex and the body could by and large converge with those in Europe and Israel. this is a shame right?

    I still remember the first time I saw an Indian girl in short shorts, in the USA in 1984, at a screening of a film by Mira Nair (who addressed the audience afterwards.) I muttered to myself “the Earth is moving.”

    Educated Indian men told me in the 1980s that “the biggest Indian revolt lies ahead of us. It will be the revolt of our women against economic oppression and sexual repression. And that revolt will be the most devastating of all.”

    it’s the end of India as we know it! a great destruction of a wounded civilization, hitherto very resilient and tolerant under foreign oppression, by its own people. the job that foreigner’s couldn’t forcefully accomplish will be naively accomplished by the native womenfolk. I remember a native american proverb: “A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground.” Victory by MTV, sexualization, feminism, and imported (western) liberal values.

    what do you think?

  6. i want to buy a book for someone about the indian mutiny 1857 as a present.Now i have had a look on amazon.co.uk and the most expensive one is about £50-60 and i would like to buy a much cheaper one !
    Does anyone of u, know where i can buy a book like this ? and hopefully one with some of the soldiers in it. as the person i want to by it for, there great gandfather was in the indian mutiny.
    Thank you 🙂

  7. plz be simple one paragraph and give reasons why it started

  8. 1. What the British called the Sepoy Mutiny, Indians called the
    First War of Independence.
    Great Rebellion.
    Sepoy Offensive.
    Kanpur Massacre.

    2. In 1876, Queen Victoria assumed the title of
    Ruler of Kanpur.
    Manager of the East India Company.
    Empress of India.
    Queen of Hindus.

    3. British rule hurt India in all of the following ways EXCEPT
    the corrupt tax collection system.
    the destruction of local industries.
    the introduction of slavery of the Moguls.
    the reduction of food production.

    4. The Indian National Congress
    demanded independence from Britain.
    asked to share the governing process.
    fought the Hindus.
    was a railroad connecting Nepal and Bombay.

    5. ____ set up a nonviolent movement with the aim to force the British to aid the poor and grant independence to India.
    Rabindranath Tagore
    The Indian National Congress
    Mohandas Gandhi
    Lord Thomas Macaulay

  9. according to wiki,

    East of Porus’ kingdom, near the Ganges River, was the powerful Nanda Empire of Magadha and Gangaridai Empire of Bengal. Fearing the prospects of facing other powerful Indian armies and exhausted by years of campaigning, his army mutinied at the Hyphasis River, refusing to march further east.

    so could he do it?
    why or why not?

  10. European traders arrived late in the 15th century and their influence grew until the British East India Company gained control of Bengal following the Battle of Plassey in 1757.[4] The bloody rebellion of 1857, known as the Sepoy Mutiny, resulted in transfer of authority to the crown, with a British viceroy running the administration.[5] During the colonial rule famine racked the Indian subcontinent many times, including the Great Bengal Famine that claimed 3 million lives.[6] Between 1905 and 1911, an abortive attempt was made to divide the province of Bengal into two zones, with Dhaka being the capital of the eastern zone.[7] When India was partitioned in 1947, Bengal was partitioned along religious lines, the western part going to India, while the eastern part joined Pakistan as a province called East Bengal (later renamed East Pakistan), with its capital at Dhaka. In 1950, land reform was accomplished in East Bengal by abolishing the feudal zamindari system.[8] However, despite the economic and demographic weight of the east, Pakistan’s government and military were largely dominated by the upper classes from the west. The Language Movement of 1952 was the first sign of friction between the two wings of Pakistan.[9] Dissatisfaction with the central government over economic and cultural issues continued to rise through the next decade, during which Awami League emerged as the political mouthpiece of the Bengali population. It agitated for autonomy in the 1960s, and in 1966, its president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was jailed; he was released in 1969 after an unprecedented popular uprising.

  11. Smashing Pumpkins
    May 12, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    I will NEVER believe that a Brahmin can be a patriot. I will believe this when a Dravidan, Kshatriyan or a Muslim says.

    A Brahmin can NEVER be a King or a warrior as per vedas. A Brahmin had never lead any army in the history and taken the bullet or sword on his chest. The job of a Brahmin is a priest, teacher and an advisor. He will always stay in the background and advice. You know what?. The moment he realises that his leader is not going to win, he will stab him from the back and join the winning team.

    Our own Indian History is the biggest proof for this. Bear in mind that Brahmins were the advisors and tax collectors for Muslim/Moghul rulers for 1000 years. The downfall of every Muslim/Moghul ruler and transition of power took place by his own Brahmin ministers. Finally, they sided with east India company and gave a royal burial to the Muslim/Moghul rule. Remember Godse is a Brahmin and Brahmins are the biggest traitors.

    The first war of Independence was started by Tippu Sultan. The most important event in the struggle for Independence came through Bhadur Shah Zafar in 1857, the famous sepoy mutiny.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Rebellion_of_1857#Causes_of_the_rebellion

    Keep in mind that Brahmins gave in writing to the British that they will remain as the most obedient and loyal servants to the British Raj. Hindu Mahasabha came into picture only in 1926. But for Muslims, India would have NEVER got independence. Even today Brahmins love to serve under a white master.

    There has NEVER been a great Brahmin philonthropist. A Brahmin is always a receiver and never a giver. Veda says that a true Brahmin should live by உஞ்சவிருத்தி. உஞ்சவிருத்தி என்றால், கீழ் சிந்தி வீணாக்கப்பட்ட நெல்லைப் பொறுக்கி அதனை பொங்கி உண்டு ஜீவித்திருப்பது.

    An honest fundamentalist like Thirumalai, who has deep knowledge in vedas will never deny this. If anybody wants to know more, they can ask Periyar.

  12. 11.
    In 1910, what did Japan do that demonstrated its power was growing?
    A) Invaded Vietnam
    B) Established control of Siam
    C) Annexed Korea as a Japanese colony
    D) Gained control of Indochina

    12.
    What happened in India in 1707 that opened the door for British imperialism in that country?
    A) The Sepoy Mutiny
    B) The decline of Indian Nationalism
    C) The weakening of the Mughal Empire
    D) The bankruptcy of the East Indian Trading Company

    13.
    Match the term, person, or place that matches each description.
    A. Roosevelt Corollary
    B. Francisco “Pancho” Villa
    C. Platt Amendment
    D. Panama Canal
    E. Emilio Aguinaldo

    Result of the United States supporting an uprising against Colombia
    The rebel leader who attacked the United States for supporting Carranza as president of Mexico
    Rebel leader in the Philippines who had cooperated with U.S. forces against the Spanish
    Allowed the United States to intervene in Cuba, to approve foreign treaties, and to lease land at Guantanamo Bay for a naval base
    The United States’ vow to use military might to keep Europeans out of the Americas
    14.
    What technological advance in 1869 contributed to Western imperialism in Africa?
    A) The invention of quinine
    B) The invention of the automatic machine gun
    C) The building of the Panama Canal
    D) The building of the Suez Canal
    15.
    What was a cultural motivation for Western imperialism in Africa?
    A) Europeans needed raw materials.
    B) Western nations wanted to gain control over the continent for geographic reasons.
    C) Europeans believed that they were superior to non-European peoples.
    D) European leaders felt they needed to control Africa to gain political power.
    16.
    Which countries rushed to claim more territory in China in the late 1800s as the Chinese military weakened?
    A) Japan, Russia, France, Denmark, Spain, and Canada
    B) Germany, France, Great Britain, and the United States
    C) Great Britain, France, Germany, and Russia
    D) Sweden, France, Russia, Portugal, and Spain

  13. In the 21st Century, the Western world tends to think of Stalinist Russia, Maoist China, and Nazi Germany as embodiments of genocide. But I don’t think that many in the Western world acknowledge the genocides committed by England.

    Do English schools teach about their own country’s history of genocide?

    Specifically, I’m referring to the following:

    – Forced food exportation in famine-stricken Colonial India that resulted in the starvation deaths of nearly 30 million Indians.
    – The Kenyan genocide of the 1950’s, including the MauMau revolution suppression, 300,000 killed.
    – The genocide of the aboriginal Tasmanians in the founding of Australia, 1 million aborigines killed.
    – The Bengal famine of 1943, nearly identical to the forced-exportation famine policies in late-19th century Colonial India, in which 3 million Bengali died of starvation.
    – The Irish Potato Famine, resulting directly from British reassignment of farmland for the purposes of thinning Irish Catholic resistance, in which 1.3 million died of starvation.
    – The 1857 Indian Mutiny, Colonial India, 10 million Indians killed.

    That’s roughly 45.6 million killed in genocides in the last two centuries, and my interactions with Brits leads me to believe that these things aren’t taught in English schools.

    Being American, I can testify that we are told, at great length, about the slaughter of the Native Americans (started under the British, but it definitely did not stop after America won independence).

    Are these taught in British schools, or are they neglected in the same way that Japan glosses over their involvement in World War 2?
    If you were occupying a nation that wasn’t yours to begin with, and the people there revolted, and you subsequently killed 10 million of them, that’s a genocide. When your country forcibly prevents farmers in another country from growing crops and the people there starve, that’s a genocide. When your country forces a famine-stricken nation they’re occupying to export all the food they manage to grow and 33 million total die from starvation, that’s a genocide.

    From two of the answers I’ve seen thus far, it appears that British history books do gloss over these genocides with colorful euphemisms.

  14. It occurred to me while watching a PBS Documentary on the Civil War that Britain could have attacked while the US was so vulnerable.

  15. Who, where, when, why, and how were the following rebellions squashed?
    a. Boxer Rebellion
    b. Maji-Maji
    c. Taiping (what did they want?)
    d. First War of Indian Independence (sepoy mutiny)
    e. Mahdi
    f. opium wars

  16. Why was 1857 a turning point in Indian history? WHAT happened that year and HOW did it change indian history?

    thanks!

  17. This question is out of pure curiosity, because both of my parents are Indian, and my grandparents were born during British rule.

  18. Exactly what would have happened if Alexander and his mobile army settled in India permanently? Making his own kingdom alongside India’s own under his single rule, what would be like if Christopher Columbus came through and found India in the new world?

    Lets say India as a whole is mixed with whites and Indians, and they are up to the standards of Greeks. But evolved over time without the meaning of slaves. He basically unified India as a whole.

  19. I’ve read that James Stephens and John O’Mahony in 1858 established the IRB and Fenian Brotherhood, respectively, partially in anticipation of Britain entering a foreign war. What I can’t seem to figure out is to which conflict this refers. Even a quick wikipedia search of wars involving Great Britain reveals that they were involved in a LOT of conflicts around that time. Which one looked like it was going to result in an official declaration of war?

  20. Why was the British monarch called the Emperor or Empress of India? And why not of any other country? Was India the jewel of the crown of the British Empire?

  21. I am looking for some sort of historical event to write a thesis paper on, and it needs to have a good point that I can prove with the thesis.

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