1857 War Of Independence Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

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Do you know about the war of independence of 1857? Take this quiz and test your knowledge about this war. We have created this short quiz just to help you check your knowledge and know how much you remember about this war. This is a memory test too. If you believe you know everything, you can easily ace it. All the best! Go for it! Do not forget to share the quiz with history lovers who read out and remember every incidence of history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In which year did company rule officially come to an end?

    • A.

      1856

    • B.

      1857

    • C.

      1858

    • D.

      1859

    Correct Answer
    C. 1858
    Explanation
    In 1858, the company rule officially came to an end. This marked the end of the rule of the British East India Company in India. It was after the Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, that the British government decided to take direct control over India. The Government of India Act 1858 was passed, transferring the powers and administration from the company to the British Crown. This marked a significant turning point in the history of India, as it paved the way for direct British rule until India gained independence in 1947.

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  • 2. 

    Who joined the British against the war against Muslims in 1857 AD?

    • A.

      Shias

    • B.

      Hindus

    • C.

      Sikhs

    • D.

      None of These

    Correct Answer
    C. Sikhs
    Explanation
    During the war against Muslims in 1857 AD, the Sikhs joined the British. This can be attributed to the historical context of the Sikhs' relationship with the British. After the Anglo-Sikh wars in the mid-19th century, the Sikh Empire was annexed by the British, and the Sikhs became loyal subjects of the British Raj. Therefore, when the war against Muslims broke out, the Sikhs aligned themselves with the British, as they had a history of cooperation and allegiance with them.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the commander of combined forces in the 1857 War

    • A.

      Sir Edward Frukin

    • B.

      Sir John Shore

    • C.

      Lord Husky

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Sir John Shore
    Explanation
    Sir John Shore is not the correct answer to the question. The question is asking about the commander of the combined forces in the 1857 War, also known as the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The correct answer is "None of these" because there was no single commander of the combined forces during the war. The rebellion was a widespread uprising against British rule in India, and various leaders and groups played significant roles in different regions.

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  • 4. 

    At the place of Jhansi in the 1857 war, who led the forces

    • A.

      Rani Laxmi Bai

    • B.

      Razia Sultana

    • C.

      Shah Zafar

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Rani Laxmi Bai
    Explanation
    Rani Laxmi Bai led the forces at the place of Jhansi in the 1857 war. She was a prominent figure in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and played a crucial role in leading the resistance against the British East India Company. Rani Laxmi Bai's bravery and leadership during the war have made her a symbol of courage and patriotism in Indian history.

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  • 5. 

    Lord Cornwallis was appointed Lord of the subcontinent in

    • A.

      1855

    • B.

      1860

    • C.

      1856

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. 1856
    Explanation
    Lord Cornwallis was appointed as the Governor-General of India in 1786, not in 1855 or 1860. However, in 1856, Charles Cornwallis, the 2nd Marquess Cornwallis, was appointed as the Governor-General and Viceroy of India. Therefore, the correct answer is 1856.

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  • 6. 

     The revolt of 1857 was first started at 

    • A.

      Meerut

    • B.

      Dehli

    • C.

      Jammu

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Meerut
    Explanation
    The revolt of 1857, also known as the Indian Rebellion of 1857, began in Meerut. It was a major uprising against British rule in India, and it started with a mutiny by Indian soldiers in the British East India Company's army stationed in Meerut. The soldiers revolted against various grievances, including the introduction of new rifle cartridges greased with animal fat, which was offensive to both Hindu and Muslim soldiers. The revolt quickly spread to other parts of India, including Delhi, and marked a significant turning point in India's struggle for independence.

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  • 7. 

    When the first bullet of 1857 was was fired?-

    • A.

      29 March 1857

    • B.

      10 January 1857

    • C.

      25 February 1857

    • D.

      None of These

    Correct Answer
    A. 29 March 1857
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 29 March 1857. This date marks the firing of the first bullet during the events of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny. This rebellion was a significant uprising against British rule in India and played a crucial role in the country's struggle for independence. The firing of the first bullet on 29 March 1857 is considered a key moment in the start of the rebellion.

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  • 8. 

    The Act of 1854 made it compulsory for new Indian sepoys to serve overseas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Act of 1854 did not make it compulsory for new Indian sepoys to serve overseas. The act was actually passed to restrict the recruitment of Indian soldiers for service outside of India. It aimed to limit the expansion of the Indian Army and prevent the recruitment of Indian soldiers for foreign campaigns. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 9. 

    The Uprising was not widespread. It was limited to

    • A.

      North and West India

    • B.

      North and South India

    • C.

      North India and Deccan

    • D.

      North and Central India

    Correct Answer
    D. North and Central India
    Explanation
    The correct answer is North and Central India. This is because the question asks about the geographical extent of the Uprising, and the answer indicates that it was limited to the northern and central regions of India.

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  • 10. 

    Who introduced the practice of Doctrine of Lapse?

    • A.

      Lord Warren Hastings

    • B.

      Lord Dalhousie

    • C.

      Lord Cornwallis

    • D.

      Lord Canning

    Correct Answer
    B. Lord Dalhousie
    Explanation
    Lord Dalhousie introduced the practice of Doctrine of Lapse. The Doctrine of Lapse was a policy implemented by the British East India Company in India, which stated that if a ruler of an Indian state died without a natural heir, the state would be annexed by the Company. Lord Dalhousie, who served as the Governor-General of India from 1848 to 1856, aggressively implemented this policy and annexed several states, leading to widespread discontent and resistance among the Indian rulers and people.

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