Chapter 21 Section 3: British Rule In India

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  • 1. 
    Great Britain's initial attempt at ruling India put the power in the hands of
    • A. 

      The local Indian elite

    • B. 

      A viceroy

    • C. 

      The British East India Company

    • D. 

      The Indian National Congress (INC)


  • 2. 
    Paid Indian soldiers in the army of the British East India Company were called
    • A. 

      Sikhs

    • B. 

      Sepoys

    • C. 

      Viceroys

    • D. 

      Rajahs


  • 3. 
    The two major religions in India at the outset of British rule were
    • A. 

      Hindu and Christianity

    • B. 

      Christianity and Islam

    • C. 

      Islam and Confucianism

    • D. 

      Islam and Hindu


  • 4. 
    What do Indians call the Sepoy Mutiny?
    • A. 

      The Great Rebellion

    • B. 

      The Sepoy Uprising

    • C. 

      The Rising of the Bull

    • D. 

      The First War of Independence


  • 5. 
    What set off the Sepoy Mutiny?
    • A. 

      A rumor spread saying that the British would be outlawing Indian marriages

    • B. 

      A rumor spread saying that the Taj Mahal would be torn down and replaced with an English palace

    • C. 

      A rumor spread stating that new cartridges given to the sepoys were greased with cow and pig fat.

    • D. 

      The British jailed many of the Sepoys for excessive drinking


  • 6. 
    What was the result of the Sepoy Mutiny?
    • A. 

      Britain transferred control of India from the British East India Company directly to the British government.

    • B. 

      India briefly was free from British rule

    • C. 

      The Sepoys defeated the British, despite being outnumbered

    • D. 

      Mohandas Gandhi was killed


  • 7. 
    The British government ruled India directly through an official called a
    • A. 

      Sepoy

    • B. 

      Viceroy

    • C. 

      Sikh

    • D. 

      Rajah


  • 8. 
    Which of the following was a benefit of British rule?
    • A. 

      Railroads, the telegraph, and a postal service were introduced to India

    • B. 

      A new school system was created

    • C. 

      Order and stability were brought to a country torn apart by civil war

    • D. 

      All of the above are true


  • 9. 
    Which of the following was NOT a cost of British rule?
    • A. 

      Indian farmers were urged to switch to cotton farming, leading to a famine

    • B. 

      Local officials taxed peasants and caused them to become tenant farmers

    • C. 

      Thousands of women who worked in the textile industry lost their jobs

    • D. 

      India was forced to accept Christianity as the only legal religion


  • 10. 
    In 1885, a small group of Indian nationalists created the
    • A. 

      National Independence Movements (NIM)

    • B. 

      Muslim League

    • C. 

      Indian National Congress (INC)

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 11. 
    Most Indian nationalists came from which of the following classes?
    • A. 

      Peasants

    • B. 

      Religious leaders

    • C. 

      Tax collectors

    • D. 

      English-educated upper class


  • 12. 
    Which person led the movement that led to Indian independence?
    • A. 

      Queen Victoria

    • B. 

      Lord Thomas Macaulay

    • C. 

      Gandhi

    • D. 

      None of the above


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