Class 12 History MCQs Chapter 11 Rebels and the Raj The Revolt of 1857 and its Representations

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Class 12 History MCQs Chapter 11 Rebels and the Raj The Revolt of 1857 and its Representations

Chapter NameRebels and the Raj The Revolt of 1857 and its Representations
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Class 12 History MCQs Chapter 11
Class 12 History MCQs Chapter 11
  • It is said that the plan for the revolution of 1857 was made by Abhimullah Khan and Rangoji Bapu in England and it was decided that Azimullah in North India and Rangji Bapu in South India would lead the rebellion.
  • Revolt started in Sara on June 10, 1857. Maharani Vaijabai’s contact with the enemies of Satay
  • Ratirjo (Fattamvir Devo) led the 1857 revolt in Jaitpur.
  • Taibai led the rebellion in Jalaun.
  • Female dancers named Ajivan dressed as soldiers encouraged the rebels of Kanpur.
  • After the massacre at Babi, Begum Hussaini Khalum got the dead bodies of British women and children thrown into the well. Shiladevi fought with the British in Banda.
  • Avantibai fought with the British for Ramgarh. In Sagar, on July 1, 1857, Sheikh Ramzan started the rebellion by playing the drum at the gate of the mosque.
  • Due to the fear of rebels in Sagar, 370 Englishmen, including 173 men, 63 women and 134 children, took refuge in the fort and there
  • He had to stay for the full 222 days. Ram Sahib was the nephew of Nana Sahib. After Nana Saheb, he led the revolutionaries in Bundelkhand. Rao Saheb’s real name was Pandurang Sadashiv.
  • At the time of the rebellion of 1857 AD, the Prime Minister of Britain was Permston.
  • One of the reasons for the rebellion of 1857 AD was that the British had replaced the old iron musket brown base with the new one.
  • Asked to use Enfield rifle. According to a rumor, greased cartridges were used in this. Chavan cartridges were made at the Vulich Arsenal. On March 29, 1857 AD, Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment of Barrackpore rebelled by refusing to use greased cartridges.
  • Mangal Pandey killed English Sergeant Hasan. Mangal Pandey was hanged on April 8, 1857 AD.
  • On May 10, 1857, the soldiers of Meerut started the rebellion and gave the slogan “Delhi Chalo”.
  • • The date of revolution was fixed on May 31, 1857, but this revolution started earlier.
  • In 1854, the Post Office Act was passed. Now the free postal service of soldiers has been abolished.
  • On May 11, 1857, Delhi was captured and Delhi remained under the control of the revolutionaries for 4½ months.
  • On September 20, 1857, Delhi was captured by the British by calling the army from Punjab.
  • Mangal Samrat Bahadur Shah, the leader of the rebellion, was exiled and sent to Rangoon where he died in 1872 AD.
  • On June 17, 1858, Rani Laxmibai died in Gwalior.
  • Tantya Tope was captured by Mansingh, a feudal lord of Scindia, and was hanged on April 18, 1859, at Shivpuri.
  • The rulers of Patiala, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Jind, and Nepal helped the British in suppressing the rebellion. Canning said that the fellow kings acted as a breakwater before the storm, otherwise it would sweep us away in a gust.
  • Would. In Madhya Pradesh, on June 3, 1858, the revolt first started in Neemuch and the revolt in Indore was led by Saadat Khan.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who started the rebellion in Sagar on July 1, 1857?

(a)Sheikh Ramadan

(b) Bakhtwali

(c) Mardan Singh

(d) Bodhan Doa

2. For how many days the British men, women and children had to take shelter in the fort in Sagar?

(a) 50 days

(b) 111 days

(S)222 days

(d) 150 days

3. Sagar and its surroundings during the revolution of 1857

(a) Bakhtwali

(b) Mardan Singh

(c) Bodhan Doa

(The)all of which

4. Who suppressed the rebellion in Sagar on 3rd February, 1858?

(a) Havelock


(c) Outram

(d) Taylor

5. Haroj has considered the strategic importance of which city highly and has described it as more important than Jabalpur-

(a) Jhansi

(b) Kanpur


(d) Lucknow

6. Where did the Jhokan Bagh massacre take place on 8th June?


(b) Kanpur

(c) Sagar

(d) Lucknow

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7. Where did the Babichar massacre take place on 17th July?



(c) Sagar

(d) Lucknow

8. At which place in Bundelkhand, rebel leaders Tantya Tope, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Rao Saheb, Bakhtwali, Mardan Singh and Ali Bahadur II, etc. gathered during the Daman Chakra of Heroes?

(a) Jhansi



(d) Lalitpur

9. Tatya Tope impressed the British a lot. At which place was he hanged on 18th April, 1859?

(a) Jhansi


(c) Kanpur

(d) Delhi

10. Who wrote the book ‘The Great Revolt’?

(a)Pattabhi Sitaramaiya

(B)Ashok Mehta

(S)James Outram


11. Which revolutionary leader went to Nepal after the suppression of the revolution?

(a)maternal grandfather

(B)Begum Hazrat Mahal

(S)both of these

(d) none of these

12. Where did Hudson arrest Bahadur Shah Zafar, the chief leader of the 1857 revolution?

(a)from Red Fort

(B)from Humayun’s Tomb

(S)through the alai door

(The)none of these

13. Where did the rebellion take place in South India? 



(c) Pune

(The)all of these

Must Practice These very important questions

  • 1. When was Mangal Pandey martyred?
  • 2. What was the main reason for the Revolt of 1857?
  • 3. Where did the revolution of 1857 start?
  • 4 Where did the meeting of Rango Bapu and Azimullah Khan take place?
  • 5. Who was Ajinan?
  • 6. ‘She fought a lot, she was the queen of Jhansi’
  • 7. With whom did Rani Lakshmibai play in her childhood?
  • 8. Who was Taibai?
  • 9. Where did the Satichaura massacre take place?
  • 10. Where did the Kanbagh massacre take place?
  • 1. How did the revolution of 1857 start in Meerut?
  • 2. What was the immediate cause of the Revolt of 1857? 3. What were the major events that happened in the middle of each century from 16th century to 20th century?
  • 4. What were the military reasons for the Revolt of 1857?
  • 5. “Rumours spread only when they prove to be effective when there is a lot of fear and suspicion among the people.” To what extent was this statement true in the context of the Revolt of 1857 AD?
  • 6. What was the role of symbols like bread and lotus in the revolution of 1857?
  • 7. Why and how did the revolution take place in Jhansi in 1857? 8. Why and how did the revolution of 1857 take place in Kanpur?
  • 9. Why was the revolution of 1857 so widespread, especially in Awadh? From where did the farmers, taluqdars and zamindars get the inspiration to join the revolution?
  • 10. Give a brief introduction of Veer Kunwar Singh.
  • 1. Discuss the nature of the Revolt of 1857.
  • 2. Describe the causes of the Revolt of 1857.
  • 3. Describe the reasons for the failure of the Revolt of 1857.
  • 4. Describe the role of women in the revolution of 1857.
  • 5. To what extent did religious beliefs play a role in determining the course of events in 1857? Have a discussion
  • 6. How did the rebels of the Revolt of 1857 demonstrate unity? explain
  • 7. How do art and literature help in keeping the memory of 1857 fresh?
  • 8. Who used to announce the rebels in 1857? Please explain.
  • 9. How do official accounts present the Revolt of 1857? Please explain.
  • 10. Describe the result and importance of the Revolt of 1857.

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