MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Ch 5 When People Rebel

MCQ Questions for Class 8 History: Ch 5 When People Rebel

1. In what way did the Christian missionaries help the British East India Company? From the statements given below, choose the one that is not TRUE with respect to the missionaries.
(a) The Christian missionaries functioned freely and even owned land and property.
(b) The Christian missionaries did not encourage education of women.
(c) An Indian converted to Christianity could inherit the property of ancestors
(d) The Christian missionaries converted the people as Christians
► (b) The Christian missionaries did not encourage education of women.

2. Which one of the following options is derived from the Persian word Sipah meaning infantry soldier ?
(a) Soldier
(b) Commander in chief
(c) Warrior
(d) Sepoy
► (d) Sepoy

3. Which one of the following best describes a Resident with respect to British India?
(a) An official who administers oath to the soldiers.
(b) A local money lender collecting revenue
(c) A senior British Government administrative official positioned in a local place and controlling the happenings of the kingdom.
(d) A local landlord to keep a check on the land revenue
► (c) A senior British Government administrative official positioned in a local place and controlling the happenings of the kingdom.

4. Name the Indian soldier who tried to rebel against the British at Barrackpore, but was arrested and hanged to death on 8th April 1857.
(a) Nana Saheb
(b) Bahadur Shah Zafar
(c) Tantia Tope
(d) Mangal Pandey
► (d) Mangal Pandey

5. What was the new amendment in the law in 1856 passed by the East India Company?
(a) Every new person who took up employment in the Company's army had to agree to serve overseas if required.
(b) Every new person who took up employment in the Company's army will be paid only a low salary
(c) Every new person who took up employment in the Company's army had to collect the revenues set by the British. 
(d) Every new person who took up employment in the Company's army had to pay a tax.
► (a) Every new person who took up employment in the Company's army had to agree to serve overseas if required.

6. By the mid 18th century, what actually happened to the Nawabs and Rajas in India?
(a) The East India Company started constructing their empire with the help of Nawabs and Rajas.
(b) They lost their authority and honour, residents stationed in many kingdoms
(c) They became more popular and extended their kingdom
(d) Many Nawabs and Rajas were dead after a major war with the British.
► (b) They lost their authority and honour, residents stationed in many kingdoms

7. Who was Subedar Sitaram Pande ?
(a) Sitaram Pande was a sepoy who attacked Lieutenant Baugh with a sword and almost killed him
(b) Sitaram Pande was a Resident appointed by the British in the Bengal region.
(c) Sitaram Pande was the self proclaimed ruler who pleaded with the British to give his fathers pension when the latter died.
(d) Sitaram Pande was a sepoy who helped the British to suppress the rebellion even though his own son was killed by the British in front of his eyes.
► (d) Sitaram Pande was a sepoy who helped the British to suppress the rebellion even though his own son was killed by the British in front of his eyes.

8. Name the ruler of Kanpur who called himself Peshwa?
(a) Nana Saheb
(b) Balaji Rao I
(c) Baji Rao II
(d) Bahadur Shah Zafar
► (a) Nana Saheb

9. What did the East India Company do from the coins minted by the Company?
(a) The name of the Mughal emperor was removed from the coins.
(b) The name India was removed from the coins
(c) The name of the Governor general was removed from the coins
(d) The name of the British King was removed from the coins
► (a) The name of the Mughal emperor was removed from the coins.

10. Name the able commander- in chief of Nana Saheb who led the revolt in Kanpur.
(a) Maulvi Ahmadullah
(b) Tantia Tope
(c) Bahadur Shah Zafar
(d) Mangal Pandey
► (b) Tantia Tope

11. In 1824, when the sepoys were asked to go to Burma by sea route to fight for the Company, they refused to follow the order. Why ?
(a) It was widely believed that if they crossed the sea they would lose their religion and caste.
(b) There was a belief that the sepoys will not be paid if they go to Burma.
(c) It was believed that Burma was a non- friendly country and hence did not welcome foreigners.
(d) It was widely believed that they were taken as prisoners and will be put in a jail there.
► (a) It was widely believed that if they crossed the sea they would lose their religion and caste.

12. A sequence of events that happened on 9 May 1857 are given below in a jumbled up order. Pick up the correct order from the given set of statements. 
(i) Other soldiers stationed at Meerut revolted and British officers release the imprisoned soldiers.
(ii) A group of soldiers mutinied and walked out of their military barracks
(iii) The released soldiers kill the British officers and after marching to Delhi proclaim the Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar as the emperor of India
(iv) The soldiers were dismissed and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for refusing to use the greased cartridges
(a) (ii), (iv),(iii),(i)
(b) (i),(ii), (iv),(iii)
(c) (iii), (iv),(i),(iii)
(d) (ii), (iv),(i),(iii)
► (d) (ii), (iv),(i),(iii)

13. Who helped Colin Campbell to rescue the British holed up in the residency of Lucknow?
(a) Kunwar Singh
(b) Nana Saheb
(c) Bahadur Shah Zafar
(d) Gurkha regiment
► (d) Gurkha regiment

14. Who wrote the book Majhe Pravaas?
(a) Lalu Bakshi
(b) Bayjabai Shinde
(c) Vishnubhatt Godse
(d) Moropant Tambe
► (c) Vishnubhatt Godse

15. In 1856, which Governor General decided that Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal King and none of his descendants would be recognized as Kings hereafter?
(a) Lord Cornwallis
(b) Lord Canning
(c) Warren Hastings
(d) William Bentick
► (b) Lord Canning

16. Why did the countryside peasants and zamindars resent the British ?
(a) They resented the British colonization .
(b) They resented the Succession policy of the British
(c) They resented the racial discrimination policy of the British by denying high rank jobs to Indians
(d) They resented high taxes and the rigid methods of revenue collection and many lost the lands to the money lenders.
► (d) They resented high taxes and the rigid methods of revenue collection and many lost the lands to the money lenders.

17. What did Lord Dalhousie announce after the death of King Bahadur Shah Zafar?
(a) The British set fire to the royal palace and killed all the family members.
(b) The family of the king would be shifted out of the Red Fort and given another place to live in.
(c) The family members were imprisoned and Company annexed the state of Delhi
(d) The family can continue staying in Red Fort and his son would be crowned as the next king
► (b) The family of the king would be shifted out of the Red Fort and given another place to live in.

18. Among the following Residents of British India, who was forced to take refuge in a residency and killed by the forces of Begum Hazrat Mahal?
(a) John Nicholson
(b) Sir Henry Lawrence
(c) John Lawrence
(d) Henry Havelock
► (b) Sir Henry Lawrence

19. When soldiers as a group disobey their officers in the army then it is called a __________
(a) Cartridge
(b) Sepoy
(c) Mutiny
(d) Barracks
► (c) Mutiny

20. Name the Governor General who declared that Awadh was being misgoverned and British rule was needed to ensure proper administration.
(a) Lord Ripon
(b) William Bentick
(c) Lord Dalhousie
(d) Lord Mountbatten
► (c) Lord Dalhousie
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