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  • 1. 

    Indian soldiers hired by the British East India Company

    • A.

      Viceroys

    • B.

      Mohandas Gandhi

    • C.

      British East India Company

    • D.

      Sepoys

    • E.

      India

    Correct Answer
    D. Sepoys
    Explanation
    Sepoys were Indian soldiers who were hired by the British East India Company to serve in their army. They played a significant role in the colonization of India by the British. The sepoys were recruited from various regions of India and were trained and equipped by the East India Company. They were used to maintain British control and suppress any resistance from the local population. The sepoys were instrumental in carrying out the orders of the British, including during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Their loyalty to the British was tested during this period, and their actions had a profound impact on the history of India.

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  • 2. 

    British monarch's representative rulers

    • A.

      Viceroys

    • B.

      Mohandas Gandhi

    • C.

      British East India Company

    • D.

      Sepoys

    • E.

      India

    Correct Answer
    A. Viceroys
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "viceroys". During British rule in India, the British monarch appointed viceroys as their representatives to govern the country. These viceroys had significant power and authority, acting as the highest-ranking officials in India. They were responsible for implementing British policies, maintaining law and order, and overseeing the administration of the country. The viceroys played a crucial role in shaping British rule in India and were instrumental in the governance and control of the Indian subcontinent.

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  • 3. 

    Queen Victoria's "Jewel in the Crown"

    • A.

      Viceroys

    • B.

      Mohandas Gandhi

    • C.

      British East India Company

    • D.

      Sepoys

    • E.

      India

    Correct Answer
    E. India
    Explanation
    India is referred to as Queen Victoria's "Jewel in the Crown" because during the time of the British Empire, India was considered the most valuable and important colony. The term symbolizes the economic, political, and cultural significance that India held for the British Empire. India was under British rule for almost 200 years, and it played a crucial role in the empire's global dominance. The British East India Company initially established control over India, and later, the British government appointed viceroys to govern the country. The Indian independence movement, led by figures like Mohandas Gandhi, eventually led to India gaining independence in 1947.

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  • 4. 

    Indian independence champian

    • A.

      Viceroys

    • B.

      Mohandas Gandhi

    • C.

      British East India Company

    • D.

      Sepoys

    • E.

      India

    Correct Answer
    B. Mohandas Gandhi
    Explanation
    Mohandas Gandhi is the correct answer because he played a crucial role in India's struggle for independence. He was a prominent leader of the Indian National Congress and pioneered nonviolent resistance against British rule. Gandhi's philosophy of Satyagraha inspired millions of Indians to join the freedom movement. His leadership and advocacy for civil rights and self-rule made him a champion of Indian independence. The other options mentioned, such as viceroys, British East India Company, and sepoys, are not directly related to being the champion of Indian independence.

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  • 5. 

    Ruling British power in India before 1876

    • A.

      Viceroys

    • B.

      Mohandas Gandhi

    • C.

      British East India Company

    • D.

      Sepoys

    • E.

      India

    Correct Answer
    C. British East India Company
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the British East India Company. Before 1876, the British East India Company held ruling power in India. They were a trading company that had gained control over large parts of India through military conquest and political alliances. The company had its own army, known as sepoys, and governed the territories under its control through appointed officials called viceroys. This period of British rule eventually led to the Indian independence movement, with figures like Mohandas Gandhi playing a key role in advocating for independence from British colonial rule.

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  • 6. 

    What the British called the Sepoy Mutiny, Indians called the

    • A.

      First War of Independence.

    • B.

      Great Rebellion.

    • C.

      Sepoy Offensive.

    • D.

      Kanpur Massacre.

    Correct Answer
    A. First War of Independence.
    Explanation
    The British called the Sepoy Mutiny as the First War of Independence. This term reflects the perspective of the Indians who believed that the uprising was a unified struggle against British rule and an attempt to regain their independence. The term "Great Rebellion" is also sometimes used, but "First War of Independence" is more commonly accepted. "Sepoy Offensive" and "Kanpur Massacre" are not accurate terms to describe the overall event.

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  • 7. 

    In 1876 Queen Victoria assumed the title of

    • A.

      Ruler of Kanpur.

    • B.

      Manager of the East India Company.

    • C.

      Empress of India.

    • D.

      Queen of Hindus.

    Correct Answer
    C. Empress of India.
    Explanation
    In 1876, Queen Victoria assumed the title of "Empress of India." This title was given to her to acknowledge her role as the ruler of India under British colonial rule. It signified the British monarchy's control and authority over the Indian subcontinent. This title also represented the increased power and influence of the British Empire during this time period.

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  • 8. 

    British rule hurt India in all of the following ways EXCEPT

    • A.

      The corrupt tax collection system.

    • B.

      The destruction of local industries.

    • C.

      The introduction of slavery of the Monguls.

    • D.

      The reduction of food production.

    Correct Answer
    C. The introduction of slavery of the Monguls.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the introduction of slavery of the Monguls." British rule did hurt India in various ways, such as the corrupt tax collection system, the destruction of local industries, and the reduction of food production. However, the introduction of slavery by the Monguls is not a consequence of British rule in India. It is important to note that slavery in India predates British rule and was not directly introduced by them.

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  • 9. 

    The Indian National Congress

    • A.

      Demanded independence from Britain.

    • B.

      Askked to share the governing process.

    • C.

      Fought the Hindus.

    • D.

      Was a railroad connecting Nepal and Bombay.

    Correct Answer
    B. Askked to share the governing process.
    Explanation
    The Indian National Congress demanded independence from Britain, but they also asked to share the governing process. This indicates that they not only wanted to be free from British rule but also wanted to have a say in how the country was governed. They believed in a democratic system where power was shared among the people and not concentrated in the hands of a few.

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