Early Resistance to British Rule Online Test 11th History Lesson 13 Questions in English

Early Resistance to British Rule Online Test 11th History Lesson 13 Questions in English

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Question 1
Which among the following year the Vijayanagar Empire fell?
A
1580
B
1565
C
1555
D
1521
Question 1 Explanation: 
Mysore was a small feudatory kingdom under the Vijayanagar Empire. The Vijayanagar Kingdom fell in 1565.
Question 2
The Wodeyar Dynasty move the capital from Mysore to where?
A
Hyderabad
B
Gingee
C
Pullicat
D
Srirangapatnam
Question 2 Explanation: 
The Wodeyar dynasty moved the capital from Mysore to Srirangapatnam in 1610.
Question 3
Which among the following year Raja Wodeyar ascended the throne?
A
1570
B
1578
C
1590
D
1600
Question 3 Explanation: 
After Vijayanagar fell in 1565, the ruling dynasty of Wodeyar asserted their independence and the Raja Wodeyar ascended the throne in 1578.
Question 4
Who was appointed as Dalwai of Wodeyar dynasty in 1760?
A
Krishnadevaraya
B
Tipu Sultan
C
Haider Ali
D
Sivaji I
Question 4 Explanation: 
Wodeyar dynasty continued to reign until 1760, when the real power changed hands to Haider Ali who was appointed Dalwai or prime minister.
Question 5
Who among the following was the father of Haider Ali?
A
Fateh Muhammad
B
Tipu Sultan
C
Bahadur Shah Zafar
D
Sher Shah Suri
Question 5 Explanation: 
Haider’s father Fateh Muhammad was the Faujdar (garrison commander) of Kolar. After his death Haider’s soldierly qualities helped him to rise through the military ranks.
Question 6
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. After his father Fateh Muhammad death Haider’s soldierly qualities helped him to rise through the military ranksBy 1755 Haider Ali had secured a powerful position, commanding 100 horsemen and 2000 infantry men.
  2. Haider suppressed an army mutiny in Pune and restored the places of the Mysore kingdom occupied by Mughals. He received the title of “Fateh Haider Bahadur” or “the brave and victorious Lion”.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 6 Explanation: 
Haider suppressed an army mutiny in Mysore and restored the places of the Mysore kingdom occupied by Marathas. He received the title of “Fateh Haider Bahadur” or “the brave and victorious Lion”.
Question 7
In 1760 Haider allied himself with whom against the English?
A
French
B
Maratha
C
Portuguese
D
Arcot Nawab
Question 7 Explanation: 
In 1760 Haider allied himself with the French at Pondicherry against the English, but his position at home was endangered by the plot engineered by the Marathas. As Haider successfully handled the situation and there after he became not only Dalawai but the de facto ruler of Mysore.
Question 8
Which Mysore king was poisoned to death in 1770?
A
Krishna Raja
B
Chamarajendra
C
Nanjaraja
D
Haider Ali
Question 8 Explanation: 
In 1770 the Mysore king Nanjaraja was poisoned to death and Haider’s hand was suspected. Thereafter Wodeyar kings functioned only as nominal rulers. The real royal authority vested in Haider.
Question 9
Who got right to collect taxes on behalf of the Mughal emperor from Bengal, Bihar and Orissa?
A
Vijayanagar Empire
B
British
C
Wodeyar
D
Nawab
Question 9 Explanation: 
After obtaining Diwani right (right to collect taxes on behalf of the Mughal emperor from Bengal, Bihar and Orissa), the Company had to safeguard its territories.
Question 10
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. As the Company was not strong enough, it avoided interfering in the internal affairs of the Indian states. Warren Hastings maintained buffer states to live within a “Ring Fence”.
  2. The Company was, however, drawn towards the affairs of the Carnatic, due to the successive struggles for its Nawabship.  The English traders saw in this a great opportunity to directly interfere in Indian politics.
  3. However, there were threats from two strong powers represented by Krishnadevaraya and Aurangzeb.
A
Only 3
B
Both 1 and 3
C
Both 1 and 2
D
All 1, 2 and 3
Question 10 Explanation: 
However, there were threats from two strong powers represented by Haider Ali and the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Question 11
Which among the following was Colonel Forde while conducting the forces from Bengal captured Masulipatnam?
A
First Carnatic war
B
First Mysore war
C
Second Carnatic war
D
Third Carnatic war
Question 11 Explanation: 
In the third Carnatic War Colonel Forde while conducting the forces from Bengal captured Masulipatnam.
Question 12
Which year colonel Forde captured Masulipatnam while conducting force from Bengal?
A
1717
B
1759
C
1740
D
1761
Question 12 Explanation: 
In the third Carnatic War Colonel Forde while conducting the forces from Bengal captured Masulipatnam in 1759.
Question 13
In the Third Carnatic war capturing of Masulipatnam led to a treaty with whom, that ceded the Northern Sarkars to the British?
A
Salabad Jung
B
Nasir Jung
C
Chamarajendra
D
Krishna Raja
Question 13 Explanation: 
The capturing of Masulipatnam in Third Carnatic war led to a treaty with Salabad Jung, who ceded the Northern Sarkars to the British (districts of Ganjam, Vizagapatnam, Godavari, Krishna and Guntur).
Question 14
Which treat legalized the English acquisition of the Northern Sarkars by Mughal Emperors in 1765?
A
Treaty of Mysore
B
Treaty of Masulupattinam
C
Treaty of Allahabad
D
Treaty of Patna
Question 14 Explanation: 
English acquisition of the Northern Sarkars was legalized by the Mughal emperor in 1765 by the treaty of Allahabad.
Question 15
English signed treaty with whom, when English occupied Northern Sarkars in 1766?
A
Haider Ali
B
Nizam Ali
C
Tipu Sultan
D
Nasir Jung
Question 15 Explanation: 
In 1766, trouble arose when the English occupied those districts. Yet a treaty was signed with Nizam Ali who acquiesced in the session. In return the English promised to help out in case of any danger from the enemies. This promise meant English help to the Nizam against Haider Ali.
Question 16
Which among the following statement is incorrect
  1. Despite the treaty, Nizam came to an understanding with Haider in 1767 and the British therefore declared a war against Nizam. This is called First Carnatic War
  2. An English army from Bombay captured Mangalore and other surrounding places on the West Coast. But Haider succeeded in recovering both. The English made an attempt to capture Bangalore but to no avail.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 16 Explanation: 
Despite the treaty, Nizam came to an understanding with Haider in 1767 and the British therefore declared a war against Haider. This is called First AngloMysore War or First Mysore War.
Question 17
In which year Haider pounced on Baramahal (Salem district)?
A
1768
B
1771
C
1780
D
1774
Question 17 Explanation: 
In 1768 Haider pounced on Baramahal (Salem district)
Question 18
Haider took over both Karur and Erode by defeating whom?
A
Captain Lipton
B
Captain Speirs
C
Captain Winters
D
Captain Nixon
Question 18 Explanation: 
In 1768 Haider pounced on Baramahal (Salem district) and marched on Karur and then Erode and took over both by defeating Captain Nixon.
Question 19
What was the name of Haider Ali’s general, who marched on Madurai and Tirunelveli?
A
Tipu Sultan
B
Mirza Shah Abbas
C
Muhammad Khan
D
Fazalullah Khan
Question 19 Explanation: 
Haider Ali’s general Fazalullah Khan marched on Madurai and Tirunelveli. Haider advanced to Thanjavur and from there to Cuddalore
Question 20
Which was the treaty signed between Haider Ali and British in 1769?
A
Treaty of Thanjavur
B
Treaty of Madras
C
Treaty of Mysore
D
Treaty of Madurai
Question 20 Explanation: 
Though Haider did not want stop his offensive against the English, the threat of Maratha invasion forced him to negotiate peace with the English.so, the treaty of Madras was signed in 1769.
Question 21
According to Treaty of Madras which was the territory retained by Haider?
A
Madurai
B
Tirunelveli
C
Karur
D
Erode
Question 21 Explanation: 
The terms of Treaty of Madras were as follows: the conquered territories to be restored to each, excepting Karur which was to be retained by Haider. Mutual assistance was to be rendered in wars of defence. But when assistance from English was not forthcoming, Haider turned against the English.
Question 22
After the American War of Independence, who had signed a treaty of friendship with America in 1778?
A
India
B
Britain
C
China
D
French
Question 22 Explanation: 
After the American War of Independence, France had signed a treaty of friendship with America (1778) and so Britain declared war against France.
Question 23
Which country reach an agreement with America in the year 1779?
A
Portuguese
B
Spain
C
Dutch
D
England
Question 23 Explanation: 
In a similar context of Spain reaching an agreement with America, and thereby being dragged into the war against England (1779) England remained isolated.
Question 24
Who among the following supported the Nizam and the Marathas together?
A
England
B
Spain
C
French
D
Dutch
Question 24 Explanation: 
In India the coming together of the Nizam and the Marathas, supported by the French aggravated the situation further. Haider Ali wanted to turn England’s difficulty to its advantage and marched on Karnataka.
Question 25
Who was to join the force led by Hector Munro, was badly wounded in a sudden attack by Haider?
A
Colonel Bailie
B
Colonel Coote
C
Colonel Braithwaite
D
Colonel Munroe
Question 25 Explanation: 
Colonel Baillie, who was to join the force led by Hector Munro, was badly wounded in a sudden attack by Haider. This forced Munro to move Madras.
Question 26
When Haider Ali captured Arcot?
A
1778
B
1780
C
1788
D
1772
Question 26 Explanation: 
Haider Ali captured Arcot in 1780.
Question 27
Who was the victor of the Battle of Wandawashi, was sent from Calcutta to besiege Madras by sea on request from Madras government?
A
Hector Munroe
B
Lord Cornwallis
C
Braithwaite
D
Eyre Coote
Question 27 Explanation: 
Now on request from Madras government Sir Eyre Coote, the victor of the Battle of Wandawashi, was sent from Calcutta to besiege Madras by sea.
Question 28
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. Having scored a victory against Haider, Coote proceeded to Mysore. Haider in the meantime overran the kingdom of Madurai.
  2. Hector Munro reached Porto Novo and lost a battle over Haider. Munro narrowly escaped capture.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 28 Explanation: 
Having scored a victory against Haider, Coote proceeded to Pondicherry. Haider in the meantime overran the kingdom of Thanjavur. Coote reached Porto Novo and won a decisive victory over Haider. Haider narrowly escaped capture.
Question 29
Who among the following was the son of Haider Ali?
A
Muhamad Ali
B
Muhamad Bin Qasim
C
Tipu Sultan
D
Maharana Pratap
Question 29 Explanation: 
Tipu Sultan was the son of Haider Ali.
Question 30
Who was thoroughly defeated near Kumbakonam by Haider’s son Tipu and taken prisoner?
A
General Mathew
B
Colonel Baillie
C
Colonel Braithwaite
D
Eyre Coote
Question 30 Explanation: 
Colonel Braithwaite was thoroughly defeated near Kumbakonam by Haider’s son Tipu and taken prisoner.
Question 31
In order to divert the attention of the Mysore Sultan, an expedition was undertaken by whom to capture Mangalore?
A
Colonel Fullerton
B
General Mathew
C
Colonel Lang
D
Hector Munro
Question 31 Explanation: 
In order to divert the attention of the Mysore Sultan, an expedition was undertaken by General Mathews to capture Mangalore. Expectedly Tipu abandoned Karnataka and moved to West Coast.
Question 32
When Haider Ali died due to cancer?
A
1780
B
1788
C
1792
D
1782
Question 32 Explanation: 
The death of Haider due to cancer in 1782.
Question 33
Which Treaty was signed at the end of American war of Independence in 1783?
A
Treaty of London
B
Treaty of Florida
C
Treaty of Paris
D
Treaty of Washington
Question 33 Explanation: 
The death of Haider due to cancer in 1782, the signing of Treaty of Paris (1783) at the end of American War of Independence, and the protracted siege of Mangalore enabled the English to be aggressive against Tipu.
Question 34
Who among the following captured both Karur and Dindigal?
A
Colonel Fullerton
B
General Mathew
C
Colonel Lang
D
Hector Munro
Question 34 Explanation: 
Karur and Dindigul were captured by Colonel Lang, Colonel Fullerton seized Palghat and Coimbatore but this advance on Srirangapatnam was pre-empted by Tipu with his proposal for peace.
Question 35
Which treaty was signed by Tipu and British in March 1784?
A
Treaty of Mangalore
B
Treaty of Mysore
C
Treaty of Srirangapatnam
D
Treaty of Pondicherry
Question 35 Explanation: 
The Treaty of Mangalore was signed in March 1784, according to which both parties agreed to give up their conquests and release the prisoners.
Question 36
Which governor general wanted to deal with Tipu in a revengeful manner after the treaty of Mangalore?
A
Cornwallis
B
Munro
C
Bentinck
D
Macaulay
Question 36 Explanation: 
In the meantime, Lord Cornwallis had become governor general. Cornwallis wanted to deal with Tipu in a revengeful manner.
Question 37
Which two great power supported the British as its allies against Tipu?
A
Mughals and Marathas
B
Mughals and Nizam of Hyderabad
C
Marathas and Nizam of Hyderabad
D
Arcot Nawab and Mughals
Question 37 Explanation: 
The two great southern powers, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Maratha confederacy, supported the British as its allies. The Nizam of Hyderabad supplied resources and even troops for the British.
Question 38
Which Treaty was signed by Marathas after First Anglo-Maratha war?
A
Treaty of Patna
B
Treaty of Salbai
C
Treaty of Bombay
D
Treaty of Pulicat
Question 38 Explanation: 
Treaty of Salbai was signed by Marathas after First Anglo-Maratha war
Question 39
Which year treaty of Salbai was signed after First Anglo-Maratha war?
A
1790
B
1777
C
1780
D
1782
Question 39 Explanation: 
The Marathas, who had signed the Treaty of Salbai with the English after the First Anglo-Maratha war in 1782, also joined the British. The British position was thus greatly strengthened.
Question 40
Which year Tipu Sultan send an Embassy to Paris?
A
1789
B
1790
C
1787
D
1784
Question 40 Explanation: 
Tipu sent an embassy to Constantinople and another in 1787 to Paris. These diplomatic efforts of Tipu were intended to strengthen him against the English.
Question 41
Which French Monarch give vague promises of support to Tipu Sultan?
A
Louis XVI
B
Louis XVII
C
Maximilien Robespierre
D
Napoleon Bonaparte
Question 41 Explanation: 
The French Monarch Louis XVI was hospitable, but could give only vague promises of support to the Sultan.
Question 42
Which among the following was treated as a declaration of war on the Company government i.e, reason for third Anglo-Mysore War broke out?
  1. Tipu’s attack on Travancore
  2. Tipu’s attack on Mangalore
  3. Tipu’s capture of Cranganore
A
Only 3
B
Both 1 and 3
C
Both 1 and 2
D
All 1, 2 and 3
Question 42 Explanation: 
Tipu’s attack on Travancore which was an ally of the British and his capture of Cranganore was treated as a declaration of war on the Company government. Hence the third Anglo-Mysore War broke out.
Question 43
Who defeated Tipu’s general Husain Ali at Calicut?
A
Colonel Fullerton
B
Colonel Hartley
C
Colonel Lang
D
Colonel Hector
Question 43 Explanation: 
Colonel Hartley defeated Tipu’s general Husain Ali at Calicut. In response Tipu captured Tiruvannamalai. His effort to get the support of French Pondicherry Governor did not materialise.
Question 44
Which among the following statement is incorrect
  1. Cornwallis himself marched from Pondicherry and reached Mysore. On his way he encountered Tipu and defeated him near Vellore.
  2. But lack of provisions compelled Cornwallis to retreat. At this juncture the Marathas helped the British in supplying the required provisions.
  3. The reinforced army of the Tipu marched from Srirangapatnam and besieged it. Unable to withstand the onslaught of the Tipu forces English offered peace and accepted the terms imposed by Cornwallis.
A
Only 3
B
Both 1 and 3
C
Both 1 and 2
D
All 1, 2 and 3
Question 44 Explanation: 
Cornwallis himself marched from Vellore and reached Bangalore. On his way he encountered Tipu and defeated him near Srirangapatnam. The reinforced army of the English marched on Srirangapatnam again and besieged it. Unable to withstand the onslaught of the British forces Tipu offered peace and accepted the terms imposed by Cornwallis.
Question 45
According to which treaty the Tipu was to give up half of his dominions, pay three crores of rupees as indemnity, and pledge two of his sons as hostages?
A
Treaty of Vellore
B
Treaty of Mysore
C
Treaty of Srirangapatnam
D
Treaty of Coorg
Question 45 Explanation: 
According to the treaty of Srirangapatnam, the Tipu was to give up half of his dominions, pay three crores of rupees as indemnity, and pledge two of his sons as hostages. The allies were given equal shares of the indemnity and of the ceded territories.
Question 46
Which territory was lost by Tipu, whose raja became a feudatory to the Company?
A
Coorg
B
Malabar
C
Vellore
D
Barmahal
Question 46 Explanation: 
The English got Malabar, Dindigul and Barmahal. Tipu lost Coorg (Kudagu), whose raja became a feudatory to the Company. Tipu’s power was greatly reduced.
Question 47
When Tipu’s sons returned to Srirangapatnam after their stay at Madras as hostages?
A
1790
B
1785
C
1794
D
1799
Question 47 Explanation: 
After their stay at Madras as hostages the boys returned to Srirangapatnam on 29 May 1794 when their father had paid all the dues to the English. Tipu could hardly forget his humiliation and the heavy territorial and monetary losses suffered.
Question 48
Which Mysore King died in year 1796?
A
Krishnaraja VII
B
Chamaraja IX
C
Narasaraja XI
D
Timmaraja VII
Question 48 Explanation: 
The Mysore king Chamaraj IX died in 1796. Tipu resolved not to observe the formality of appointing a king.
Question 49
Which French colonial Governor of Mauritius helped Tipu to declare war on the English?
A
General Macpherson
B
General Malartic
C
General Minto
D
General Auckland
Question 49 Explanation: 
Synchronizing with this resolve came the announcement of the French colonial Governor of Mauritius General Malartic that, after obtaining French help, he would declare war on the English.
Question 50
In which year Tipu’s correspondence with the French Directory and later with Napoleon and his evasiveness in his correspondence with Wellesley led to his declaration of war?
A
1790
B
1800
C
1794
D
1798
Question 50 Explanation: 
In July 1798 Tipu’s correspondence with the French Directory and later with Napoleon and his evasiveness in his correspondence with Wellesley led to his declaration of war against Tipu.
Question 51
Which was started in Srirangapatinam and the flag of the French Republic was hoisted to mark the cordiality established between the French and the Sultan of Mysore?
A
Jacobin Club
B
Cordeliers Club
C
The Mountain
D
Feuillant Club
Question 51 Explanation: 
A Jacobin club was started in Srirangapatinam and the flag of the French Republic was hoisted to mark the cordiality established between the French and the Sultan of Mysore.
Question 52
Which year Tipu sent emissaries to Paris again?
A
1796
B
1799
C
1801
D
1800
Question 52 Explanation: 
Tipu made all out efforts to strengthen his military and financial resources. In 1796 Tipu sent emissaries to Paris again. In 1797 he received a French emissary to confirm French support from Mauritius.
Question 53
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. Irked by Tipu’s alliance with the French Wellesley, now the new Governor General, insisted on a standing army at Mysore under the Subsidiary System.
  2. Tipu turned down Wellesley’s proposal and the British declared the fourth Anglo-Mysore war in 1799.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 54
Which General stormed Srirangapatnam and defeated Tipu Sultan?
A
General Henry Singleton
B
General William Lambton
C
General David Baird
D
General Arthur Wellesley
Question 54 Explanation: 
General David Baird stormed Srirangapatnam. Tipu’s offer of peace was rejected and in the eventual battle Tipu was wounded and soon after shot dead by a European Soldier.
Question 55
Where sons of the slain Tipu were first interned?
A
Mysore
B
Vellore
C
Srirangapatnam
D
Madras
Question 55 Explanation: 
The elimination of Tipu and the restoration of the old Wodeyar dynasty to the Mysore kingdom marked the real beginning of Company rule in south India. The sons of the slain Tipu were interned first at Vellore, and later, after the Vellore Revolt of 1806, shifted to Calcutta.
Question 56
Who arrived as a viceroy to Madurai after the decline of Vijayanagar Empire?
A
Narasa Nayak
B
Nagama Nayak
C
Tenna Nayak
D
Chinnappa Nayakka
Question 56 Explanation: 
After the decline of Vijayanagara Empire, Nagama Nayak who arrived as a viceroy to Madurai.
Question 57
Who asserted themselves (Nayakas) as independent rulers of Madurai and Tirunelveli after the decline of Vijayanagar Empire?
A
Viswanatha Nayak
B
Krishna Nayak
C
Tenna Nayak
D
Narasa Nayak
Question 57 Explanation: 
Nagama Nayak’s son Viswanatha Nayak asserted themselves as independent rulers of Madurai and Tirunelveli.
Question 58
Under whose guidance all the little kingdoms of the former Pandian Empire were classified and converted into 72 palayams?
A
Chinnappa Nayakka
B
Narasa Pillai
C
Ayyakarai Pillai
D
Ariyanayaga Mudaliyar
Question 58 Explanation: 
Under the able guidance of prime minister Ariyanayaga Mudaliyar, all the little kingdoms of the former Pandian Empire were classified and converted into 72 palayams. Viswanatha Nayak constructed a formidable fort around Madurai city, which consisted of seventy-two bastions.
Question 59
Who was bound to pay a fixed annual tribute or supply troops to the king (Nayakas) and to keep order and peace over a particular area?
A
Thalaikayar
B
Zamindar
C
Palayakkarar
D
Nawabs
Question 59 Explanation: 
A Palayakkarar was bound to pay a fixed annual tribute or supply troops to the king and to keep order and peace over a particular area.
Question 60
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. In order to enable Palayakkar to perform these duties and attend to other services, a certain number of villages were granted for revenue collection
  2. In addition, Palayakkar was presented with several titles and privileges. Palayakkarars had no judicial powers and had no dispensed justice over civil or criminal cases.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 60 Explanation: 
In addition, Palayakkar was presented with several titles and privileges. Palayakkarars had judicial powers and dispensed justice over civil and criminal cases.
Question 61
The Maravar chieftains held which part of Palayams?
A
Western part
B
Eastern part
C
Northern part
D
Southern part
Question 61 Explanation: 
Based on the topographical distribution they are classified as western palayams and eastern palayams. The palayams held by Maravar chieftains were mostly in the western parts of Tirunelveli. The settlement of Telugu migrants in the black soil tracts, lying in the eastern part of Tirunelveli.
Question 62
The origin of the Palayakkarar (poligari) system dates back to which year?
A
1510s
B
1570s
C
1530s
D
1620s
Question 62 Explanation: 
The origin of the Palayakkarar (poligari) system dates back to the 1530s.
Question 63
In which Kingdom it is believed that Palayakkarar (Poligari) system was practiced earlier?
A
Rashtrakuta Kingdom
B
Kakatiya Kingdom
C
Chalukya Kingdom
D
Gupta Kingdom
Question 63 Explanation: 
It is believed that Palayakkarar system was practiced earlier in Kakatiya kingdom of Warangal. The literal meaning of Palayakkarar is the holder of a camp as well as the holder of an estate on military tenure.
Question 64
Prior to the enforcement of palayakkar system who collected fees for police work?
A
Zamindars
B
Purshas
C
Talayaris
D
Nattar
Question 64 Explanation: 
Prior to the enforcement of Palayakkar system Servaikarars and Talayaris collected fees for police work. After the creation of palayams, the Servaikarars turned Palayakkarars and subordinated Talayaris to their authority.
Question 65
Who had borrowed heavily by pledging the villages in several parts of Tamil Nadu, entrusted the task of collecting land revenue arrears to the Company?
A
Nawab of Arcot
B
Nawab of Bengal
C
Nawab of Hyderabad
D
Nawab of Awadh
Question 65 Explanation: 
The Nawab of Arcot, who had borrowed heavily by pledging the villages in several parts of Tamilnadu, entrusted the task of collecting land revenue arrears to the Company administration.
Question 66
Who remembered as Khan Sahib, had been employed as commander of the Company’s Indian troops?
A
Farah Khan
B
Yusuf Khan
C
Kublai Khan
D
Mafuz Khan
Question 66 Explanation: 
Yusuf Khan, remembered as Khan Sahib, had been employed as commander of the Company’s Indian troops. He was entrusted not only with the command of the forces, but also with the collection of revenue.
Question 67
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. At the request of the Nawab, a force of 500 Europeans and 200 sepoys was (1755), ordered to proceed into the “countries of Madurai and Tirunelveli” to assist him.
  2. The encroachment of East Indian Company administration into palayakkarar’s authority aroused stiff resistance. An expedition was sent to reduce Kattabomman, the palayakkarar of Panchalamkurichi but had to be recalled
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 68
What was the name of Nawab’s elder brother, who was appointed by the Nawab as his representative in palayakkars territories?
A
Mafuz Khan
B
Kubali Khan
C
Farah Khan
D
Zayed Khan
Question 68 Explanation: 
Mafuz khan (Arcot Nawab’s elder brother) was appointed by the Nawab as his representative in those territories.
Question 69
Mafuskhan along with whom proceeded towards Tirunelveli?
A
Colonel Baillie
B
Colonel Sanders
C
Colonel Carrillo
D
Colonel Heron
Question 69 Explanation: 
Mafuskhan along with Colonel Heron proceeded towards Tirunelveli. They easily took Madurai. An expedition was sent to reduce Kattabomman, the palayakkarar of Panchalamkurichi but had to be recalled.
Question 70
While returning from Madurai Colonel Heron was urged to storm which among the following fort?
A
Fort of Gingee
B
Fort of Nel-Kattum-Seval
C
Fort of Alamparai
D
Fort of Ranjankudi
Question 70 Explanation: 
While returning Colonel Heron was urged to storm the fort of Nel-Kattum-Seval. Its palayakkarar Puli Thevar wielded enormous influence over the western palayakkarars. For want of cannon and of supplies and pay to soldiers, the attack had to be abandoned and the force retired to Madurai.
Question 71
Who among the following is not the Pathan officers of Nawab Chanda Sahib, they commanded the Madurai and Tirunelveli regions?
A
Mianah
B
Mudimiah
C
Wariz Ali
D
Nabikhan Kattak
Question 71 Explanation: 
Three Pathan officers, Nawab Chanda Sahib’s agents, named Mianah, Mudimiah and Nabikhan Kattak, commanded the Madurai and Tirunelveli regions.
Question 72
The three Pathan officers supported Tamil  palayakkarars  against which Arcot Nawab?
A
Wariz Ali
B
Muhamad Ali
C
Abbas Ali
D
Murshid Khan
Question 72 Explanation: 
The three Pathan officers supported Tamil palayakkarars against Arcot Nawab Mohamed Ali. Puli Thevar had established close relationships with them.
Question 73
Puli Thevar won over which ruler with the promise of restoring Kalakkadu?
A
Ruler of Travancore
B
Ruler of Cochin
C
Ruler of Mysore
D
Ruler of Kozhikode
Question 73 Explanation: 
The palayakkarars of Uthumalai, Surandai, Thalaivankottai, Naduvakurichi, Singampatti, Urkad, Seithur, Kollamkondan and Wadakarai joined Puli Thevar’s confederacy. With the promise of restoring Kalakkadu, Puli Thevar had already won over the ruler of Tranvancore to his confederacy.
Question 74
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. Nawab, on his side, sent an additional contingent of sepoys to Mahfuzkhan and the reinforced army proceeded to Tirunelveli. Besides the 1000 sepoys of the Company, Mahfuzkhan received 600 more sent by the Nawab.
  2. Mahfuzkhan also had the support of cavalry and foot soldiers from the Carnatic. Mafuskhan station his troops near Kalakadu, 1000 soldiers from Travancore joined the forces of Puli Thevar. In the battle of Kalakadu, Puli Thevar's troops were trounced.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 74 Explanation: 
Mafuskhan also had the support of cavalry and foot soldiers from the Carnatic. Before Mafuskhan could station his troops near Kalakadu, 2000 soldiers from Travancore joined the forces of Puli Thevar. In the battle of Kalakadu, Mahfuzkhan's troops were trounced.
Question 75
The organized resistance of the palayakkarars under Puli Thevar gave an opportunity to whom to interfere directly in the affairs of Tirunelveli?
A
Marathas
B
British
C
French
D
Pallavas
Question 75 Explanation: 
The organized resistance of the palayakkarars under Puli Thevar gave an opportunity to the British to interfere directly in the affairs of Tirunelveli.
Question 76
Which among the following the name of Yusuf Khan before converted to Islam?
A
Ondiveeran
B
Oomaithurai
C
Maruthanayagam
D
Sundaralingam
Question 76 Explanation: 
Yusuf Khan was born as Maruthanayakam Pillai. Originally, he belonged to Ramanathapuram district. When in Pondicherry he embraced Islam.
Question 77
Under whom Yusuf Khan joined the company of sepoys in 1752?
A
Clive
B
Wellesley
C
Bentinck
D
Cornwallis
Question 77 Explanation: 
Yusuf Khan joined the company of sepoys under Clive in 1752 and participated in the siege of Tiruchirappalli during 1752-54. From 1756 to 1761 he was in charge of the districts of Madurai and Tirunelveli as Governor under the Madras Government which had been controlling them though they belonged to the Nawab of Arcot.
Question 78
Yusuf Khan defeated whom and captured Solavandan?
A
Tipu Sultan
B
Haider Ali
C
Muhamad Ali
D
Fath Muhamad
Question 78 Explanation: 
Yusuf Khan defeated Haider Ali and captured Solavandan. At the time Lally’s siege of Madras (1758-59), he rendered splendid service to the English.
Question 79
As one in charge of administration of Madurai and Tirunelveli regions Yusuf Khan encouraged which Industry?
A
Dairy Industry
B
Weaving Industry
C
Sugar Industry
D
Cement Industry
Question 79 Explanation: 
As one in charge of administration of Madurai and Tirunelveli regions Yusuf Khan encouraged the weaving industry of Madurai. He gave a fixed amount for the conduct of worship in the temples of Madurai and retrieved the temple lands.
Question 80
Yusuf Khan rebelled because the English ordered him to serve whom?
A
Nayakas
B
Mughals
C
Nawab of Arcot
D
Sultans
Question 80 Explanation: 
Yusuf Khan rebelled because the English ordered him to serve the Nawab of Arcot.
Question 81
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. From 1756 to 1763, aided frequently by Travancore, the palyakkarars of Tirunelveli led by Puli Thevar were in a constant state of rebellion against the authority of the Nawab
  2. Yusuf Khan who had been sent by the Company would not venture to attack Puli Thevar unless the big guns and ammunition from Tiruchirappalli arrived.
  3. As the English were involved in a war with the French, as well as with Haider Ali and Marathas, big guns arrived only in September 1760. Yusuf Khan began to batter the Nerkattumseval fort and this attack continued for about two months
A
Only 3
B
Both 1 and 3
C
Both 1 and 2
D
All 1, 2 and 3
Question 82
Which among the following fort of Puli Thevar did not came under the control of Yusuf Khan?
A
Nerkattumseval
B
Alamparai
C
Vasudevanallur
D
Panayur
Question 82 Explanation: 
On 16 May 1761 Puli Thevar’s three major forts namely Nerkattumseval, Vasudevanallur and Panayur came under the control of Yusuf Khan. After taking Pondicherry the English commanded respect, as they had eliminated the French from the picture.
Question 83
Which among the following Territory did not switch loyalty from palayakkar to British?
A
Cochin
B
Travancore
C
Seithur
D
Uthumalai
Question 83 Explanation: 
Consequently, the unity of palyakkarars began to break up as French support was not forthcoming. Travancore, Seithur, Uthumalai and Surandai switched their loyalty to British.
Question 84
Which year Yusuf Khan was hanged?
A
1770
B
1782
C
1764
D
1758
Question 84 Explanation: 
Yusuf Khan, who was negotiating with the palayakkarars without informing the Company administration, was charged with treachery and hanged in 1764.
Question 85
Who was the daughter of Chellamuthu Sethupathy, the raja of Ramanathapuram?
A
Jhansi Rani
B
Velu Nachiyar
C
Kuyili
D
Mangammal
Question 85 Explanation: 
Velu Nachiyar was the daughter of Chellamuthu Sethupathy, the raja of Ramanathapuram. The Sethupathys ruled the area that covered Ramanathapuram, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar, and Pudukkottai districts of the present day.
Question 86
Who was the Raja of Sivagangai to whom Velu Nachiyar was married?
A
Muthu Vadugar Periyaudayar
B
Oomathurai
C
Chinnamaai
D
alagumuthu Cone
Question 86 Explanation: 
Velu Nachiyar married Muthu Vadugar Periyaudayar, the Raja of Sivagangai, and had a daughter named Vellachi Nachiar.
Question 87
Under whose protection Velu Nachiyar lived when her husband was killed by Nawab Forces?
A
Haider Ali
B
Tipu Sultan
C
Marudhu Brothers
D
Chinnamalai
Question 87 Explanation: 
When her husband was killed by the Nawab’s forces, Velu Nachiyar escaped with her daughter and lived under the protection of Haider Ali at Virupachi near Dindigul for eight years.
Question 88
Who among the following helped Velu Nachiyar to organized an army?
A
Krishna Nayaker
B
Viswanatha Nayaker
C
Gopala Nayaker
D
Tirumalai Nayaker
Question 88 Explanation: 
During the Eight years period she organized an army and succeeded in securing an alliance with Gopala Nayaker and Haider Ali.
Question 89
Which year Rani Velu Nachiyar fought the British with military assistance from Gopala Nayaker and Haider Ali and won the battle?
A
1789
B
1777
C
1792
D
1780
Question 89 Explanation: 
In 1780 Rani Velu Nachiyar fought the British with military assistance from Gopala Nayaker and Haider Ali and won the battle.
Question 90
Who among the following doused herself in oil, set herself alight, and walked into the storehouse of British?
A
Udaiyaal
B
Vellachi Nachiyar
C
Kuyili
D
Mangammal
Question 90 Explanation: 
Velu Nachiyar employed her intelligence gathering agents to discover where the British stored their ammunition. One of her followers Kuyili, doused herself in oil, set herself alight, and walked into the storehouse.
Question 91
Who among the following was the adopted Daughter of Velu Nachiyar, who to detonate a British arsenal, blowing herself up along with the barracks?
A
Vellai Nachiyar
B
Udaiyaal
C
Mangammal
D
Menaga
Question 91 Explanation: 
Velu Nachiyar also employed another agent, her adopted daughter Udaiyaal, to detonate a British arsenal, blowing herself up along with the barracks. Velu Nachiyar formed a woman’s army.
Question 92
With whose help Velu Nachiyar recaptured Sivagangai and was again crowned queen?
A
Kattabomman
B
Ondiveeran
C
Marudhu Brothers
D
Chinnamalai
Question 92 Explanation: 
The Nawab of Arcot placed many obstacles to the advancement of the Rani’s troops. However, she overcame all the hurdles and entered Sivagangai. The Nawab of Arcot was defeated and taken captive. Velu Nachiyar recaptured Sivagangai and was again crowned queen with the help of Marudu brothers.
Question 93
After ascending the throne who was appointed as adviser by Velu Nachiar?
A
Chinna Marudhu
B
Periya Marudhu
C
Chinnamalai
D
Ondiveeran
Question 93 Explanation: 
After ascending the throne Velu Nachiar appointed Chinna Marudu as her adviser and Periya Marudu as commander. In 1783 the English forces invaded Sivaganagai again. This time the Marudu Pandiyan saved the place by some diplomatic moves.
Question 94
Who was the husband of Vellachi Nachiyar who became the king of Sivagangai state due to compromise formula of the Englishmen?
A
Chinna Marudhu
B
Vengan Periya Udaya Thevar
C
Ariyanayaga Thevar
D
Ondiveeran
Question 94 Explanation: 
In 1790, Vellachi Nachiyar, daughter of Velu Nachiyar who was married to Vengan Periya Udaya Thevar who became the king of Sivagangai state due to compromise formula of the Englishmen, died under mysterious circumstances. Velu Nachiyar became sick and died in three years later in1796.
Question 95
Who was the playakkarar of Panchalamkurichi?
A
Oomaithurai
B
Ondiverran
C
Chinnamalai
D
Kattabomman Nayak
Question 95 Explanation: 
While Velu Nachiyar was fighting the British and engaging their complete attention on Ramanathapruam and Sivagangai, Veera Pandiya Kattabomman’s resistance against the British was on progress. Kattabomman Nayak was the playakkarar of Panchalamkurichi.
Question 96
Who among the following was the father of Veera Pandiya  Kattabomman?
A
Eswara Kattabomman Nayak
B
Jagaveera Kattabomman Nayak
C
Sundaralinga Kattabomman Nayak
D
Paari kattabomman Nayak
Question 96 Explanation: 
Kattabomman Nayak was a family title. The chieftain of the Colonel Heron’s time was Jagaveera Kattabomman Nayak, the father of Veera Pandiya Kattabomman.
Question 97
Veera Pandiya Kattabomman was born in which year?
A
1789
B
1761
C
1790
D
1777
Question 97 Explanation: 
This Veera Pandiya Kattabomman, born in 1761, became the palayakkarar on the death of his father, Jagaveera Pandiya Kattabomman. The collection of tribute continued to be a problem as there was a constant tussle between the Company and the southern palayakkarars.
Question 98
In 1798, who wrote to Veera Pandiyan in his characteristic arrogance?
A
Collector Nixon
B
Collector Lipton
C
Collector Jackson
D
Collector Clarke
Question 98 Explanation: 
In September 1798 as the tribute from Panchalamkuriuchi fell into arrears, Collector Jackson wrote to Veera Pandiyan in his characteristic arrogance. The country experienced a severe drought, in consequence of which the palayakkarars found it difficult to collect taxes.
Question 99
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. Collector Jackson wanted to send an expedition to punish Veera Pandiyan and the Madras administration agreed.
  2. The Company had already withdrawn its forces from Tirunelveli to be employed in the war against Haider Ali of Hyderabad, and did not desire to risk a conflict in the far south at this juncture.
  3. It directed the collector to summon the Palayakkarar at Ramanathapuram and hold a discussion
A
Only 3
B
Both 1 and 3
C
Both 1 and 2
D
All 1, 2 and 3
Question 99 Explanation: 
Collector Jackson wanted to send an expedition to punish Veera Pandiyan but the Madras administration did not agree. The Company had already withdrawn its forces from Tirunelveli to be employed in the war against Tipu Sultan of Mysore, and did not desire to risk a conflict in the far south at this juncture.
Question 100
Where did Jackson despatched order to meet veera pandiyan in 1798?
A
Tirunelveli
B
Madurai
C
Madras
D
Ramanathapuram
Question 100 Explanation: 
Accordingly, on the 18 August 1798 Jackson despatched an order directing Veera Pandiyan to meet him at Ramanathapuram within two weeks. After sending the summons, the collector started on a tour of Tirunelveli.
Question 101
Which among the following statement is Incorrect
  1. When Jackson halted at Chokkampatti, Sivagiri, Sattur and Srivilliputhur to receive tribute from the Palayakkarars, Veera Pandiyan sought an interview but was told that he could meet the collector only at Ramanathapuram.
  2. Despite this humiliation, Kattabomman followed the Englishman for twenty-three days over 400 miles through the latter’s route and reached Ramanathapuram on 19 September.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 102
Who was the minister to stand before the arrogant collector with Veera Pandian?
A
Sivasubramania Pillai
B
Periya Udaya Thevar
C
Ariyanayaga Pillai
D
Ondiveeran
Question 102 Explanation: 
Denied of courtesy, the palayakkarar and his minister Sivasubramania Pillai had to stand before the arrogant collector. Finally, he directed them to stay inside the Ramanathapuram fort. Now a few sepoys appeared, apparently to arrest Kattabomman. But they escaped.
Question 103
Who among the following was killed in the clash in Ramanathapuram between British and Kattabomman?
A
Lieutenant Nixon
B
Lieutenant Jackson
C
Lieutenant Clarke
D
Lieutenant Ralph
Question 103 Explanation: 
At the gate of the fort a clash occurred, in which some including Lieutenant Clarke were killed. Siva subramania Pilai was taken prisoner but Kattabomman made his escape.
Question 104
Who had issued a proclamation, inviting the palayakkarar (Kattabomman) to submit to the authority of the Company?
A
Edward Thomas
B
Edward Clive
C
George Parish
D
Edward Elton
Question 104 Explanation: 
In the meantime, Governor Edward Clive had issued a proclamation, inviting the palayakkarar to submit to the authority of the Company. In the event of surrender he assured a fair investigation into the Ramanathapuram incident. If he refused, he threatened Kattabomman with dire consequences.
Question 105
Who was appointed collector in the place of Jackson, who was eventually dismissed from service?
A
T. V. Stonehouse
B
C. T. Longley
C
A. J. Stuart
D
S.R. Lushington
Question 105 Explanation: 
In response Kattabomman appeared before the committee which acquitted him of the charges of rebellion and condemned the conduct of the collector. S.R. Lushington was appointed collector in the place of Jackson, who was eventually dismissed from service.
Question 106
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. However, Kattabomman remained reconciled. At this time Marudu Pandiyan of Sivaganga along with Gopala Nayak of Madurai and Yadul Nayak of Erode, was engaged in organising a Confederacy against the British.
  2. Kattabomman also established contact with the Sivagiri palayakkarar. While Panchalamkurichi was situated in an open plain and appeared vulnerable, the strategic location of the fort of Sivagiri at the foot of the Western Ghats and the formidable barriers around it rendered it eminently suited both for offensive and defensive operations.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 106 Explanation: 
However, Kattabomman remained irreconciled. At this time Marudu Pandiyan of Sivaganga along with Gopala Nayak of Dindigul and Yadul Nayak of Anamalai, was engaged in organising a Confederacy against the British.
Question 107
Who issued orders from for the advance of forces from Trichirapalli, Thanjavur and Madurai to Tirunelveli in 1799?
A
Lord Clive
B
Lord Cornwallis
C
Lord Wellesley
D
Lord Bentinck
Question 107 Explanation: 
In May 1799 Lord Wellesley issued orders from for the advance of forces from Trichirapalli, Thanjavur and Madurai to Tirunelveli. The Travancore troops joined the British. Major Bannerman, armed with extensive powers, effectively commanded the expedition.
Question 108
Who led Veera Pandiyan, the son of the Palayakkarar of Sivagiri and other allied chiefs towards the west?
A
Gopala Nayak
B
Yadul Nayak
C
Kumaraswami Nayak
D
Krishna Nayak
Question 108 Explanation: 
Thus, in a bold attempt to strengthen his position an armed column consisting of the followers of Veera Pandiyan, the son of the Palayakkarar of Sivagiri and other allied chiefs, led by Dalawai Kumaraswami Nayak, moved towards the west.
Question 109
Which among the following regions palayakkar didn’t join in fight against British due to the efforts of Marudu brothers?
A
Thirumudugundram
B
Nagalapuram
C
Kolarpatti
D
Powalli
Question 109 Explanation: 
The Palayakkarars of Nagalapuram, Mannarkottai, Powalli, Kolarpatti and Chennulgudi had already formed themselves into a combination due to the efforts of Marudu brothers. They asserted their rights to collect taxes from certain villages in the Company’s territory.
Question 110
On 1 September 1799 who served an ultimatum directing Kattabomman to see him at Palayamkottai?
A
Major Nixon
B
Major Pennington
C
Major Bannerman
D
Major Thomas
Question 110 Explanation: 
On 1 September 1799 Major Bannerman served an ultimatum directing Kattabomman to see him at Palayamkottai. As Kattabomman dodged Bannerman decided on military action. The Company army reached Panchalamkurichi on 5 September.
Question 111
Which among the following statement is incorrect
  1. On 1 June 1799 Kattabomman, attended by 500 men, proceeded to Sivaganga. At Palayanur Kattabomman held deliberations with Marudu. Subsequently, joined by 500 armed men of Sivaganga, Kattabomman returned to Panjalamkurichi.
  2. Kattabomman’s fort, 500 feet long and 300 feet broad, was constructed entirely of mud. The Company forces cut off the communications of the fort. The English ordered for the arrival of more troops.
  3. Kattabomman’s forces fought gallantly and successive attacks were repulsed. Colonel Pennington recorded in his memoirs the gallantry of Kattabomman's soldiers.
A
Only 3
B
Both 1 and 3
C
Both 1 and 2
D
All 1, 2 and 3
Question 111 Explanation: 
Kattabomman’s forces fought gallantly and successive attacks were repulsed. Colonel Welsh recorded in his memoirs the gallantry of Kattabomman's soldiers.
Question 112
Who captured Kattabomman from the jungles of Kalapore and handed him over to the enemy?
A
Yadul Nayak
B
Jagavirama Venkateshwara Ettaa
C
Vijaya Ragunatha Tondaiman
D
Muthu Jagavira Rama
Question 112 Explanation: 
Vijaya Ragunatha Tondaiman, Raja of Pudukottai, captured Kattabomman from the jungles of Kalapore and handed him over to the enemy.
Question 113
In which regions clash Kattabomman’s minister Sivasubramonia Pillai was taken prisoner?
A
Kadalgudi
B
Kalarpatti
C
Nagalapuram
D
Palayamkottai
Question 113 Explanation: 
On 16 September reinforcements arrived from Palayamkottai. As the broken walls appeared vulnerable, the garrison evacuated and reached Kadalgudi. In a clash at Kalarpatti, Kattabomman’s minister Sivasubramonia Pillai was taken prisoner.
Question 114
Where Veera Pandiya Kattabomman was tried before an assembly of Palayakkarars on October 16?
A
Nagalapuram
B
Tirunelveli
C
Palayamkottai
D
Kayatar
Question 114 Explanation: 
On 16 October Veera Pandiya Kattabomman was tried before an assembly of Palayakkarars at Kayatar. He declared that he did send his armed men against Sivagiri and that he did fight the British troops in the battle at Panchalamkurichi. On 17 October Kattabomman was hanged to death at a conspicuous spot near the old fort of Kayatar.
Question 115
Which among the following statement is Incorrect
  1. By the treaty of 1822 the Arcot Nawab had authorized the Company to collect the Kaval and Desakaval
  2. This affected the Kaval chiefs in both the Palayakkarar and non-palaykkarar territories.
  3. The aggrieved kavalkarars and their chiefs had joined the palayakkarars in their fight against the Nawab and the Company.
A
Only 1
B
Both 1 and 3
C
Both 1 and 2
D
All 1, 2 and 3
Question 115 Explanation: 
By the treaty of 1772 the Arcot Nawab had authorized the Company to collect the Stalam Kaval and Desakaval.
Question 116
Where Vella Marudu and Chinna Marudu had taken over the administration from Periya Udaya Tevar?
A
Ramanathapuram
B
Tirunelveli
C
Sivagangai
D
Madurai
Question 116 Explanation: 
In Sivagangai, Vella Marudu and Chinna Marudu, who had taken over the administration from Periya Udaya Tevar, who died in battle against the Nawab’s forces.
Question 117
Who was the daughter of Periya Udaya Tevar?
A
Velu Nachiyar
B
Vellachi Nachiyar
C
Mangammal
D
Kuyili
Question 117 Explanation: 
Marudhu Brothers expelled the forces of the Nawab and proclaimed Vellachi, daughter of Periya Udaya Tevar and Velu Nachiyar, as the queen of Sivagangai.
Question 118
Which temple in the heart of the then Sivagangai forest became the rallying point of the rebels?
A
Maheshwarankoil
B
Kalayarkoil
C
Malaikoil
D
Alagarkoil
Question 118 Explanation: 
The Marudus assumed the charge of the ministers. The temple of Kalayarkoil in the heart of the then Sivagangai forest became the rallying point of the rebels.
Question 119
Who was the brother Veera Pandiya  Kattabomman?
A
Ondiveeran
B
Umathurai
C
Chinnamalai
D
Kangeyan
Question 119 Explanation: 
When Umathurai reached Kamudhi after the execution of his brother Veera Pandiya Kattabomman, Chinna Marudu took him to Siruvayal, his capital.
Question 120
Who was released by Nawab Mohammad Ali and enthroned him as the Setupati of Ramanathapuram?
A
Shevatha Thambi
B
Muthuramalinga Thevar
C
Muthu Karuppa Thevar
D
Muthuswami Thevar
Question 120 Explanation: 
Nawab Mohammad Ali released Muthuramalinga Thevar from jail and enthroned him as the Setupati of Ramanathapuram. But the rebels proclaimed Muthu Karuppa Thevar as their ruler. They occupied the southern and northern regions of the kingdom.
Question 121
Who among the following was the son of Chinna Marudhu?
A
Muthuswami Thevar
B
Chinnamalai
C
Ondiveeran
D
Shevatha Thambi
Question 121 Explanation: 
The son of Chinna Marudhu was Shevatha Thambi. In July Umathurai led his followers to Palayanad in Madurai and captured it.
Question 122
When both the Sivagangai and Ramanathapuram forces joined together under the command of Shevatha Thambi, the son of Chinna Marudu?
A
1801
B
1788
C
1797
D
1812
Question 122 Explanation: 
In 1801 both the Sivagangai and Ramanathapuram forces joined together under the command of Shevatha Thambi, the son of Chinna Marudu, and marched along the coast towards Thanjavur.
Question 123
Who collected a force and defeated Shevatha Thambi near Mangudi?
A
Captain George Parish
B
Captain Arthur Cotton
C
Captain Winter Botham
D
Captain William Blackburn
Question 123 Explanation: 
Captain William Blackburne, the resident of Thanjaur collected a force and defeated Shevatha Thambi near Mangudi.
Question 124
Which raja of Thanjavur stood firmly by the British in fight against Marudhu Brothers?
A
Ekoji
B
Serfoji
C
Sivaji
D
Shahaji
Question 124 Explanation: 
Serfoji, the raja of Thanjavur stood firmly by the British. Yet the fighters could elude the pursuit of the British troops by rapid movements, while laying the entire region waste.
Question 125
Who was send by British, that he laid siege and captured Nerkattumseval in 1767?
A
Captain Nixon
B
Captain Campbell
C
Captain Randleman
D
Captain Lipton
Question 125 Explanation: 
Puli Thevar, who had taken asylum elsewhere after the forts were taken over by Yusuf Khan, returned and began to organize against the British. Captain Campbell who was sent this time by the British, laid siege and captured Nerkattumseval in 1767.
Question 126
What was the dominant currency in use at the time of arrival of European traders?
A
Pagoda
B
Carolina
C
Sisarupa
D
Kushan
Question 126 Explanation: 
Pagoda was the dominant currency in use at the time of arrival of European traders. It was a gold coin of Vijayanagar descent. It was called varagan in Tamil.
Question 127
Who was recognised by the Company as the legitimate ruler of Sivagangai?
A
Periya Udaya Tevar
B
Padmattur Woya Thevar
C
Muthu Karupu Thevar
D
Periya Pandiya Thevar
Question 127 Explanation: 
The Company had also succeeded in winning the support of the descendent of the former ruler of Sivagangai named Padmattur Woya Thevar. Woya Thevar was recognised by the Company as the legitimate ruler of Sivagangai.
Question 128
Under whose command the company marched through Manamadurai and Partibanur the forces occupied the rebel strongholds of Paramakudi?
A
S. H. Wynne
B
A. J. B. Atkinson
C
P. A. Agnew
D
G. Banbury
Question 128 Explanation: 
In May 1801 a strong detachment under the command of P.A. Agnew commenced its operations. Marching through Manamadurai and Partibanur the Company forces occupied the rebel strongholds of Paramakudi.
Question 129
Where the Marudhu Brothers was captured in 1801?
A
Samanar Hills
B
Singampunary Hills
C
Kalrayan Hills
D
Kurangani Hills
Question 129 Explanation: 
Following Umathurai’s arrest Marudu brothers were captured from the Singampunary hills, and Shevathiah from Batlagundu and Doraiswamy, the son of Vellai Marudu from a village near Madurai.
Question 130
Where Chinna Marudu and his brother Vellai Marudu were executed?
A
Fort of Tiruchirappalli
B
Fort of Tirunelveli
C
Fort of Tuticorin
D
Fort of Tiruppatthur
Question 130 Explanation: 
Chinna Marudu and his brother Vellai Marudu were executed at the fort of Tiruppatthur on 24 October 1801. Umathurai and Shevathiah, with several of their followers, were taken to Panchalamkurichi and beheaded on 16 November 1801.
Question 131
How rebels were banished to Penang in Malaya in April 1802 after Marudhu Brothers defeated?
A
Ninety-two
B
Seventy-three
C
Sixty-one
D
Eighty-seven
Question 131 Explanation: 
Seventy-three rebels were banished to Penang in Malaya in April 1802.
Question 132
Which among the following region doesn’t come under Kongu country?
A
Karur
B
Salem
C
Dindigul
D
Theni
Question 132 Explanation: 
The Kongu country comprising Salem, Coimbatore, Karur and Dindigul formed part of the Nayak kingdom of Madurai but had been annexed by the Wodayars of Mysore.
Question 133
Who among the following trained Theeran Chinnamalai?
A
French
B
British
C
Haider Ali
D
Puli Thevar
Question 133 Explanation: 
Theeran Chinnamalai was a palayakkarar of Kongu country who fought the British East India Company. He was trained by the French and Tipu.
Question 134
Who among the following did not forged alliance with Chinnamalai to fight against company?
A
Joni Jon Kahan of Attur Salem
B
Kumaral Vellai of Perundurai
C
Muthu Kangeyan of Tiruchengode
D
Gopal Nayak of Virupatchi
Question 134 Explanation: 
Chinnamalai also forged alliances with Gopal Nayak of Virupatchi; Appachi Gounder of Paramathi Velur; Joni Jon Kahan of Attur Salem; Kumaral Vellai of Perundurai and Varanavasi of Erode in fighting the Company.
Question 135
In his bid to launch an attack on the Company’s fort in Coimbatore (1800), Chinnamalai tried taking the help of whom?
A
Puli Thevar
B
Tipu Sultan
C
Marudhu Brothers
D
Umathurai
Question 135 Explanation: 
In his bid to launch an attack on the Company’s fort in Coimbatore (1800), Chinnamalai tried taking the help of the Marudhu brothers from Sivagangai. Chinnamalai’s plans did not succeed as the Company stopped the reinforcements from the Marudu brothers.
Question 136
Which among the following battle chinnamalai did not fought by Chinnamalai?
A
The 1801 battle on Cauvery banks
B
The 1802 battle in Odanilai
C
The 1803 battle of Dharapuram
D
The 1804 battle in Arachalur
Question 136 Explanation: 
Three of Chinnamalai battles are important: the 1801 battle on Cauvery banks, the 1802 battle in Odanilai and the 1804 battle in Arachalur. The last and the final one was in 1805.
Question 137
During the final battle, Chinnamalai was betrayed by whom?
A
Umaiyan
B
Nallapan
C
Kanaga Rathinam
D
Nasir
Question 137 Explanation: 
Between 1800 and July 31, 1805 when he was hanged, Chinnamalai continued to fight against the Company.During the final battle, Chinnamalai was betrayed by his cook Nallapan and was hanged in Sivagiri fort.
Question 138
Which among the following statement is incorrect
  1. Vellore Revolt 1821 was the culmination of the attempts of the descendents of the dethroned kings and chieftains in south India to throw of the yoke of the British rule.
  2. The organizers of an Anti-British Confederacy continued their secret moves, as a result of which no fewer than 3,000 loyalists of Mysore sultans had settled either in the town of Vellore or in its vicinity.
  3. Thus, the Vellore Fort became the meeting ground of the rebel forces of south India. The sepoys and the migrants to Vellore held frequent deliberations, attended by the representatives of the sons of Tipu.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Both 2 and 3
Question 138 Explanation: 
Vellore Revolt 1806 was the culmination of the attempts of the descendents of the dethroned kings and chieftains in south India to throw of the yoke of the British rule.
Question 139
Who designed and introduced under his direct supervision a new model turban for the sepoys?
A
General Thompson
B
General Agnew
C
General Hudleston
D
General Parish
Question 139 Explanation: 
In the meantime, the English enforced certain innovations in the administration of the sepoy establishments. Adjutant General Agnew designed and introduced under his direct supervision a new model turban for the sepoys.
Question 140
Which among the following statement is Incorrect
  1. The most obnoxious innovation in the new turban, from the Indian point of view, was the leather cockade. The cockade was made of animal skin.
  2. Cow skin was anathema to Muslims, while Lower caste Hindus shunned anything to do with the cow’s hide.
  3. To make matters worse the front part of the uniform had been converted into a British flag
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Both 2 and 3
Question 140 Explanation: 
Pig skin was anathema to Muslims, while upper caste Hindus shunned anything to do with the cow’s hide. To make matters worse the front part of the uniform had been converted into a cross.
Question 141
When the first incident (regiment at Vellore refused to wear the new turban) of revolt occurs in Vellore?
A
January 1806
B
May 1806
C
January 1807
D
December 1806
Question 141 Explanation: 
The first incident occurred in May 1806. The men in the 2nd battalion of the 4th regiment at Vellore refused to wear the new turban.
Question 142
Who ordered a band of the 19th Dragoons (Cavalry) to escort the rebels, against whom charges had been framed, to the Presidency for a trial?
A
Col. Lushington
B
Col. Eden
C
Col. Parker
D
Col. Fancourt
Question 142 Explanation: 
When the matter was reported to the Governor by Col. Fancourt, commandant of the garrison, he ordered a band of the 19th Dragoons (Cavalry) to escort the rebels, against whom charges had been framed, to the Presidency for a trial.
Question 143
The Court Martial tried How many privates (a soldier of lower military rank) for defiance?
A
44
B
18
C
36
D
21
Question 143 Explanation: 
The 2nd battalion of the 4th regiment was replaced by the 2nd battalion of the 23rd regiment of Wallajahbad. The Court Martial tried 21 privates (a soldier of lower military rank)– 10 Muslims and 11 Hindus–, for defiance.
Question 144
Which Governor general also believed that the ‘disinclination to wear the turban was becoming feebler?
A
Dalhousie
B
Willian Bentinck
C
Viscount Canning
D
Charles Cornwallis
Question 144 Explanation: 
Despite signals of protest the Government decided to go ahead with the change, dismissing the grievance of Indian soldiers. Governor general William Bentinck also believed that the ‘disinclination to wear the turban was becoming feebler.’
Question 145
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. During the night of July 9, it was later known that the English officer on duty did not go on his rounds and asked one of the Indian officers to do the duty and Jameder Sheik Kasim, later one of the principals accused, had done it.
  2. The leaders of the regiment who were scheduled to have a field day on the morning of 10 July, used it as a pretext to sleep in the Fort on the night of 9 July.
  3. The Muslim native adjutant contrived to post as many of his followers as possible as guards within the Fort.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
All 1, 2 and 3
Question 146
Which princes of Tipu family was suspected to have played a key role in the revolt?
A
Jamal-ud-din
B
Jameder Sheik Kasim
C
Qutb-al-din
D
Muizuddin Bahram
Question 146 Explanation: 
Jamal-ud-din, one of the twelve princes of Tipu family, who was suspected to have played a key role in the revolt, kept telling them in secret parleys that the prince only required them to keep the fort for eight days before which time ten thousand would arrive to their support.
Question 147
Which among the following statement regarding Vellore revolt is incorrect
  1. At 4:00 a.m. on 12 July, the sentry at the main guard informed Corporal Piercy saying that a shot or two had been fired somewhere near the Nawab barracks
  2. Fire was set to the European quarters. Detachments were posted to watch the dwellings of the European officers, ready to shoot anyone who came out.
  3. A part of the 1st regiment took possession of the magazines (place where gun powder and ball cartridges stored). A select band of 1st Regiment was making their rounds to massacre the European officers in their quarters.
A
Only 1
B
Only 3
C
Both2 and 3
D
None
Question 147 Explanation: 
At 2:00 a.m. on 10 July, the sentry at the main guard informed Corporal Piercy saying that a shot or two had been fired somewhere near the English barracks.
Question 148
Who in the 16th native infantry was passing outside the Vellore Fort when he heard the firing?
A
Major Agnew
B
Major Coates
C
Major Armstrong
D
Major Steve
Question 148 Explanation: 
Major Armstrong of the 16th native infantry was passing outside the Fort when he heard the firing. He advanced to the glacis and asked what the firing meant. He was answered by a volley from the ramparts, killing him instantly.
Question 149
Which officer of the English regiment e sent off an officer, Captain Stevenson of 23rd, to Arcot with a letter addressed to Colonel Gillespie?
A
Major Marriott
B
Major Coates
C
Major Harcourt
D
Major Blakiston
Question 149 Explanation: 
Major Coates, an officer of the English regiment who was on duty outside the Fort, on hearing of the revolt tried to enter the Fort. As he was unable to make it, he sent off an officer, Captain Stevenson of 23rd, to Arcot with a letter addressed to Colonel Gillespie, who commanded the cavalry cantonment there.
Question 150
Which among the following statement regarding Vellore revolt is incorrect
  1. The letter reached Arcot, some 25 km away, at 6 a.m. Colonel Gillespie set out immediately, taking with him a squadron of the 19th dragoons under Captain Young, supported by a strong troop of the 7th cavalry under Lieutenant Woodhouse.
  2. Colonel Gillespie instructed Colonel Agnew to follow him with the rest of the cavalry, leaving a detachment to protect the cantonment and to keep up the communication.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 150 Explanation: 
Colonel Gillespie instructed Colonel Kennedy to follow him with the rest of the cavalry, leaving a detachment to protect the cantonment and to keep up the communication.
Question 151
Under whose direction the fort gate was blown open with the galloper guns of the 19th dragoons?
A
Lieutenant Gillespie
B
Lieutenant Agnew
C
Lieutenant Marriott
D
Lieutenant Blakiston
Question 151 Explanation: 
The gate was blown open with the galloper guns of the 19th dragoons under the direction of Lieutenant Blakiston. The troops entered the place, headed by a squadron of the cavalry under Captain Skelton.
Question 152
Who resisted the attempt of the dragoons to kill Tipu’s sons?
A
Colonel Harcourt
B
Colonel Marriott
C
Colonel Skelton
D
Colonel Kennedy
Question 152 Explanation: 
All the buildings in the Fort were searched, and mutineers found in them pitilessly slaughtered. Gillespie’s men wanted to enter the building and take revenge on the princes, the instigators of the plot; but Lt. Colonel Marriott resisted the attempt of the dragoons to kill Tipu’s sons.
Question 153
Who was appointed to the temporary command of Vellore on July 11?
A
Colonel Harcourt
B
Colonel Kennedy
C
Colonel Woodhouse
D
Colonel Gillespie
Question 153 Explanation: 
Colonel Gillespie is said to have brought the Fort under the possession of the English in about 15 minutes. Col. Harcourt (Commanding Officer at Wallajahbad) was appointed to the temporary command of Vellore on July 11.
Question 154
Where the Mysore Princes were ordered to send according to the Commission of Inquiry?
A
Madras
B
Bombay
C
Calcutta
D
London
Question 154 Explanation: 
The Mysore princes were ordered to be sent to Calcutta, as according the Commission of Inquiry, their complicity could not be established. They were removed from Vellore, on 20 August 1806.
Question 155
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. In the early days of revenue farming system, the peasantry was oppressed by the revenue contractors and company officials who imposed high revenue demands and collected them forcibly.
  2. The peasants sent a petition to the Company’s government asking for redress. But when their appeal for justice went unheeded, they organized themselves and resorted to direct action. They attacked the local cutchery, looted gain stores and refused to pay revenue.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 156
Who were the descendents of Arab traders who had settled in this region and had married the Malabar women?
A
Mappillas
B
Dheevara
C
Bestha
D
Mallabi
Question 156 Explanation: 
A peasant movement of the 1840s and 1850s was the Malabar rebellion in present day Kerala. The Mappillas were the descendents of Arab traders who had settled in this region and had married the Malabar women. Gradually the Mappillais became dependent on agriculture and turned into a community of cultivating tenants, landless labourers, petty traders and fishermen.
Question 157
Which year the British took over Malabar?
A
1777
B
1781
C
1792
D
1808
Question 157 Explanation: 
When the British took over Malabar in 1792, they sought to revamp the land relations by creating individual ownership in land.
Question 158
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. The traditional system provided for an equal sharing of the net produce of the land by the janmi (holder of janmam tenure), the kanamdar (holder of kanam tenure), and the cultivator.
  2. The British system upset this arrangement by recognising the British as absolute owners of land, with right to evict tenants, which did not exist earlier.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 158 Explanation: 
The British system upset this arrangement by recognising the janmi as absolute owners of land, with right to evict tenants, which did not exist earlier.
Question 159
Arrange the following incident (Revolt against British) in chronological order
  1. Kulathur
  2. Manjeri
  3. Mattannur
  4. Great Rebellion
A
2 – 1 – 3 – 4
B
3 – 1 – 4 – 2
C
4 – 2 – 3 – 1
D
1 – 3 – 4 – 2
Question 159 Explanation: 
Three serious incidents occurred in Manjeri in August 1849, in Kulathur in August 1851 – both in south Malabar – and in Mattannur in the north in January 1852. British armed forces were deployed to suppress the revolt. The great rebellion occurred in 1857.
Question 160
Who among the following tribes inhabited in Chotanagpur and Singbhum region of Bihar and Orissa?
A
Kukis
B
Nagas
C
Kols
D
Angamis
Question 160 Explanation: 
Kols as tribals inhabited in Chotanagpur and Singbhum region of Bihar and Orissa.
Question 161
Raja of which region caused the uprising of Kols by leasing several villages to the non-Tribals?
A
Raja of Singbhum
B
Raja of Chotanagpur
C
Raja of Satpura
D
Raja of Susunia
Question 161 Explanation: 
The immediate cause of their uprising was the action of the Raja of Chotanagpur in leasing several villages to the non-tribals.
Question 162
The Kols of Sonepur and Tamar took the initiative in organizing a revolt against whom?
A
Bangarus
B
Thikadars
C
Polais
D
Marakeyar
Question 162 Explanation: 
The Kols of Sonepur and Tamar took the initiative in organizing a revolt against the thikadars (tax collectors). The forms of rebellion consisted of attacks on the properties of the outsiders, but not their lives. Plunder and arson, were the chief modes of peasant protest.
Question 163
When Sonepur pargana of Chotanagpur was raided, plundered and burnt down by a body of seven hundred insurgents?
A
1800
B
1888
C
1863
D
1831
Question 163 Explanation: 
Sonepur pargana of Chotanagpur was raided, plundered and burnt down by a body of seven hundred insurgents on 20 December 1831. By 26 January 1832 the Kols had taken complete possession of the whole of Chotanagpur. The revolt against the British had ended up in a war against the Company.
Question 164
Who the leader of Kol insurrection was killed in a pitched battle?
A
Shaheed Veer Singh
B
Alluri Seetha Ram
C
Buddha Bhagat
D
Kanhu Murmu
Question 164 Explanation: 
Buddha Bhagat, the leader of Kol insurrection was killed in a pitched battle. A sum of one thousand rupees was distributed among officers and soldiers as their reward for delivering Bhagat’s severed head to the authorities.
Question 165
Who among the following inspired the revolt of Kols surrendered on 19 March 1832?
A
Birsa Munda
B
Bhindrai Manki
C
Kanhu Murmu
D
Alluri Seetha Ram
Question 165 Explanation: 
Bhindrai Manki who inspired the revolt surrendered on 19 March 1832 and with his surrender the revolt of Kols came to a tragic end.
Question 166
Which Tribes also called Manji, lived scattered in various forest regions of Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa?
A
Munda Tribes
B
Khasi Tribes
C
Santhal Tribes
D
Angami Tribes
Question 166 Explanation: 
Santhal, also called Manji, lived scattered in various forest regions of Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa. Driven from their homeland, they cleared the area around the Rajmahal Hills and called it Damin-i-koh (land of Santhals).
Question 167
Which among the following statement is incorrect
  1. Santhal were gradually driven to a desperate situation as tribal lands were leased out to non-Santhal zamindars and moneylenders. To this was added the oppression of the local police and the European officials engaged in railroad construction.
  2. This penetration of dikus (outsiders) completely destroyed their familiar world, and forced them into action to take possession of their lost territory.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 168
Which year several thousand Santhals, armed with bows and arrows, started an open insurrection “against the unholy trinity of their oppressors?
A
1881
B
1855
C
1804
D
1799
Question 168 Explanation: 
In July 1855, when their ultimatum to the zamindars and the government went unheeded, several thousand Santhals, armed with bows and arrows, started an open insurrection “against the unholy trinity of their oppressors-the zamindars, the mahajans and the government.”
Question 169
In which Battle many of the Manjis were dressed in red clothes?
A
Battle of Maheshpur
B
Battle of Rajmahal
C
Battle of Dhanbad
D
Battle of Jamtara
Question 169 Explanation: 
At the battle of Maheshpur, many of the Manjis were dressed in red clothes. Later this garment became an assertion of authority. In the first week of the rising a party of ten men attacked and burnt down the village of Monkaparrah.The rebels included a number of women.
Question 170
Who led the revolt after the arrest of Santhal leader Sidhu?
A
Birsa Munda
B
Alluri Seetha Ram
C
Kanoo
D
Gaidinliu
Question 170 Explanation: 
Initially their leader was Sidhu. After his arrest the revolt was led by Kanoo. Atthe later stage of the revolt, the peasants also joined. Several thousand peasants raided on Charles Maseyk’s indigo factory and pillaged.
Question 171
Which among the following statement regarding Santhal revolt is incorrect
  1. Several thousand peasants raided on Thomas Elton’s weaving factory and pillaged. This invited brutal counter-insurgency measures; the army was mobilized and Santhal villages were burnt one after another with vengeance
  2. According to one calculation, out of thirty to fifty thousand rebels, fifteen to twenty thousand were killed before the insurrection was finally suppressed
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 171 Explanation: 
Several thousand peasants raided on Charles Maseyk’s indigo factory and pillaged. This invited brutal counter-insurgency measures; the army was mobilized and Santhal villages were burnt one after another with vengeance.
Question 172
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. The rebellion (ulgulan) of the Naga tribesmen led by Birsa Munda, occurred during 1888-1890. Mundas were a prominent tribe in the Andhra Pradesh region.
  2. During the British rule their system of common land holdings was destroyed. Jagirdars, thikadars (revenue farmers) and   moneylenders grabbed the land owned by them.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 172 Explanation: 
The rebellion (ulgulan) of the Munda tribesmen led by Birsa Munda, occurred during 1899-1900. Mundas were a prominent tribe in the Bihar region.
Question 173
Which year Birsa Munda was born?
A
1882
B
1890
C
1874
D
1899
Question 173 Explanation: 
Birsa, born in a poor share-cropper household in 1874, declared himself a divine messenger to drive away the British and establish Munda rule in the region. Under his influence the Mundas opposed non-tribals occupying tribal lands. He urged the Munda cultivators not to pay rent to the zamindars.
Question 174
Where the Munda women were indiscriminate slaughtered?
A
Ambapani
B
Sail Rakab
C
Sirhe
D
Lakshipur
Question 174 Explanation: 
Birsa Munda led a revolt in the Chotta Nagpur region. The indiscriminate slaughter of Munda women at Sail Rakab did not deter the followers of Birsa. The British authorities issued a warrant forMirsa’s arrest and put up a reward for his capture.
Question 175
Which year Birsa Munda died in Ranchi?
A
1900
B
1914
C
1921
D
1898
Question 175 Explanation: 
Birsa became a martyr in Ranchi jail (9 June 1900). His name continues to inspire the tribals of the region.
Question 176
Which Adjutant General of the Bengal army in a pamphlet titled The Making of the Bengal Army remarked, ‘a military mutiny...speedily changed its character and became a national insurrection?
A
Colonel Dawson
B
Colonel Fytche
C
Colonel Mallesan
D
Colonel Frankland
Question 176 Explanation: 
Colonel Mallesan, the Adjutant General of the Bengal army in a pamphlet titled The Making of the Bengal Army remarked, ‘a military mutiny...speedily changed its character and became a national insurrection’.
Question 177
Who described the Great Rebellion 1857 ‘as largely a real war of independence’?
A
Derek Keene
B
Edward John Thompson
C
Stefan Goebel
D
Ian Archer
Question 177 Explanation: 
Edward John Thompson described the event ‘as largely a real war of independence’.
Question 178
Who in his The War of Indian Independence, published in 1909, argued that Great Rebellion war of independence, much like the American War of Independence?
A
Dadabhai Naoroji
B
Motilal Nehru
C
Vallabhbhai patel
D
V. D. Savarkar
Question 178 Explanation: 
V.D. Savarkar, in his The War of Indian Independence, published in 1909, argued that what the British had till then described as merely mutiny was, in fact, a war of independence, much like the American War of Independence.
Question 179
Who annexed Oudh and Jhansi by employing Doctrine of Lapse?
A
Cornwallis
B
Bentinck
C
Robert Clive
D
Dalhousie
Question 179 Explanation: 
The annexation of Oudh and Jhansi by Dalhousie employing the Doctrine of Lapse and the humiliating treatment meted out to Nana Sahib, the last Peshwa’s adopted son produced much dissatisfaction. Thus Dalhousie through his expansionist policy created hardship to a number of people.
Question 180
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. The rate of land revenue was heavy when compared with former settlements. Prior to the British, Indian rulers collected revenue only when land was cultivated. The British treated land revenue as a rent and not a tax.
  2. Muslims depended largely on king’s private service. Before the Company’s rule, they had filled only less honourable posts in former governments. As commandants of cavalry some of them received high incomes.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None
Question 180 Explanation: 
Muslims depended largely on public service. Before the Company’s rule, they had filled the most honourable posts in former governments. As commandants of cavalry some of them received high incomes.
Question 181
The abolition of which language in the law courts and admission into public service by examination decreased the Muslim’s chances of official employment?
A
Arabic
B
Persian
C
Sanskrit
D
Hebrew
Question 181 Explanation: 
The abolition of Persian language in the law courts and admission into public service by examination decreased the Muslim’s chances of official employment.
Question 182
Which year the Lex Loci Act was passed permitting converts to Christianity to retain their patrimony?
A
1850
B
1872
C
1863
D
1883
Question 182 Explanation: 
In 1850, to the repugnance of orthodox Hindus, the Lex Loci Act was passed permitting converts to Christianity to retain their patrimony (right to inherit property from parents or ancestors).
Question 183
Which among the following was considered as the interference in religious beliefs?
A
The abolition of sati
B
Legalization of remarriage of Hindu widows
C
Prohibition of infanticide
D
All the above
Question 183 Explanation: 
The apart, acts such as the abolition of sati, legalization of remarriage of Hindu widows, prohibition of infanticide were viewed as interference in religious beliefs.
Question 184
Which animal fat was used in the greased cartridges that led to revolt?
A
Goat
B
Cow
C
Sheep
D
Hen
Question 184 Explanation: 
Further the religious sentiments of the sepoys – Hindus and Muslims – were outraged when information spread that the fat of cows and pigs was used in the greased cartridges. The Indian sepoys were to bite them before loading the new Enfield rifle.
Question 185
Where the rebellion first began as a mutiny?
A
Meerut
B
Barasat
C
Barrackpore
D
Brahmapur
Question 185 Explanation: 
The rebellion first began as a mutiny in Barrackpore (near Calcutta).
Question 186
Who his officer in January 1857 and a mutiny broke out there?
A
Tatya Tope
B
Mangal Pandey
C
Nana Saheb
D
Ashfaqulla Khan
Question 186 Explanation: 
Mangal Pandey murdered his officer in January 1857 and a mutiny broke out there. In the following month, at Meerut, of the 90 sepoys who were to receive their cartridges only five obeyed orders.
Question 187
Whose statue on the Mount Road, Madras angered the Indian nationalists?
A
Neill
B
Canning
C
Jackson
D
Canning
Question 187 Explanation: 
Neill’s statue on the Mount Road, Madras angered the Indian nationalists. The Congress Ministry of Rajaji (1937-39) removed it and lodged it in the Madras Museum
Question 188
Who was proclaimed as emperor by rebels in 1857?
A
Bahadur Shah II
B
Nana Saheb
C
Shah Alam II
D
Khan Bahadur Khan
Question 188 Explanation: 
On 10 May three sepoy regiments revolted, killed their officers, and released those who had been imprisoned. The next day they reached Delhi, murdered Europeans, and seized that city. The rebels proclaimed Bahadur Shah II as emperor.
Question 189
Who proclaimed himself the viceroy of the Emperor of India?
A
Kunwar Singh
B
Nana Saheb
C
Shah Alam II
D
Khan Bahadur Khan
Question 189 Explanation: 
By June the revolt had spread to Rohilkhand, where the whole countryside was in rebellion. Khan Bahadur Khan proclaimed himself the viceroy of the Emperor of India.
Question 190
Who was enthroned at the age of 22 at Jhansi in year 1857 ?
A
Jhalkaribai
B
Rani Durgavati
C
Laxmi Bai
D
Mangammal
Question 190 Explanation: 
Nearly all of Bundelkhand and the entire Doab region were up in arms against the British. At Jhansi, Europeans were massacred and Laxmi Bai, aged 22, was enthroned.
Question 191
Who led the rebels in Kanpur in 1857?
A
Tatya Tope
B
Sivaji
C
Nana Saheb
D
Mangal Pandey
Question 191 Explanation: 
In Kanpur Nana Sahib led the rebels. About 125 English women and their children along with English officers were killed and their bodies were thrown into a well. Termed as the Kanpur massacre.
Question 192
Which general defeated Nana Sahib the day after the massacre?
A
Henry Havelock
B
David Baird
C
John Shore
D
Warren Hasting
Question 192 Explanation: 
Kanpur massacre angered the British and General Henry Havelock, who was sent to deal with the situation, defeated Nana Sahib the day after the massacre.
Question 193
Who among the following seized Kanpur but it was soon recovered by Campbell?
A
Tatya Tope
B
Sivaji
C
Damodar Rao
D
Mangal Pandey
Question 193 Explanation: 
Neill, who was left there, took terrible vengeance and those whom he regarded as guilty were executed. Towards the close of November Tantia Topi seized Kanpur but it was soon recovered by Campbell.
Question 194
The Lucknow residency, defended by whom fell into the hands of rebels?
A
Hendry Havelock
B
Hendry Lawrence
C
John Lawrence
D
John Nicholson
Question 194 Explanation: 
The Lucknow residency, defended by Henry Lawrence fell into the hands of rebels. Havelock marched towards Lucknow after defeating Nana Sahib, but he had to retire
Question 195
Who was sent by John Lawrence to capture Delhi succeeded in capturing Delhi?
A
John shore
B
John Nicholson
C
John Adam
D
Robert Napier
Question 195 Explanation: 
By the close of July John Nicholson sent by John Lawrence to capture Delhi succeeded in capturing Delhi. The Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II now became a prisoner and his two sons and grandson were shot dead after their surrender.
Question 196
The talukdars of Awadh joined with whom in Lucknow to fight against British?
A
Jhalkaribai
B
Rani Durgavati
C
Laxmi Bai
D
Begum Hazrat Mahal
Question 196 Explanation: 
Resistance in Oudh was prolonged because of the involvement of talukdars as well as peasants in the revolt. Many of these taluqdars were loyal to the Nawab of Awadh, and they joined Begum Hazrat Mahal (the wife of the NawabWajid Ali Shah) in Lucknow to fight the British.
Question 197
Who led the fight of sepoys from Oudh against the British forces and seized control of Lucknow?
A
Kunwar Singh
B
Baji Rao II
C
Raja Jailal Singh
D
Ram Prasad Bismil
Question 197 Explanation: 
The sepoys from Oudh complained of low levels of pay and the difficulty of getting leave. They all rallied behind Begum Hazrat Mahal. Led by Raja Jailal Singh, they fought against the British forces and seized control of Lucknow.
Question 198
Who was the son of Begum Hazrat Mahal declared as ruler of Oudh?
A
Ajmad Ali Shah
B
Birjis Qadra
C
Bakht Khan
D
Kunwar Singh
Question 198 Explanation: 
Begum Hazrat Mahal declared her son, Birjis Qadra, as the ruler (Wali) of Oudh. Neill who wreaked terrible vengeance in Kanpur was shot dead in the street fighting at Lucknow. Lucknow could be finally captured only in March 1858.
Question 199
Who besieged Jhansi and defeated Tantia Topi early in April?
A
Hugh Rose
B
Hendry Somerset
C
George Brown
D
William Mansfield
Question 199 Explanation: 
Hugh Rose besieged Jhansi and defeated Tantia Topi early in April. Yet Lakshmi Bai audaciously captured Gwalior forcing pro-British Scindia to flee. Rose with his army directly confronted Lakshmi Bai. In this battle Lakshmi Bai died fighting admirably. Rose described Lakshmi Bai as the best and bravest military leader of the rebels.
Question 200
In July 1858 who announced the suppression of the “Mutiny” and restoration of peace?
A
Hastings
B
Cornwallis
C
Bentinck
D
Canning
Question 200 Explanation: 
In July 1858 Canning announced the suppression of the “Mutiny” and restoration of peace. Tantia Topi was captured and executed in April 1859.
Question 201
Where Bahadur Shah II was exiled after declared guilty?
A
Penang
B
Rangoon
C
Fiji
D
Manila
Question 201 Explanation: 
Bahadur Shah II, captured in September 1857, was tried and declared guilty. He was exiled to Rangoon (Myanmar), where he died in November 1862 at the age of 87. With his death the Mughal dynasty came to an end.
Question 202
Where a Royal Durban was held on November 1, 1856?
A
Patna
B
Delhi
C
Madras
D
Allahabad
Question 202 Explanation: 
A Royal Durbar was held at Allahabad on November 1, 1858.
Question 203
Who among the following was the first Viceroy of India?
A
Lord Canning
B
Lord Mountbatten
C
Lord Hastings
D
Lord Wellesley
Question 203 Explanation: 
The proclamation issued by Queen Victoria was read at the Durbar by Lord Canning, who was the last Governor General and the first Viceroy of India.
Question 204
Which among the following statement is correct
  1. Hereafter India would be governed by and in the name of the British Monarch through a Secretary of State. The Secretary of State was to be assisted by a Council of India consisting of fifteen members.
  2. The new council of 1861 was to have Indian nomination, since the Parliament thought the Legislative Council of 1853 consisted of only Europeans who had never bothered to consult Indian opinion and that led to the crisis.
  3. The Doctrine of Lapse and the policy of annexation will continue to exist. A general amnesty (pardon) to be granted to the rebels except those who directly involved in killing the British and their friendly subjects
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
All 1, 2 and 3
Question 204 Explanation: 
The Doctrine of Lapse and the policy of annexation to be given up. A general amnesty (pardon) to be granted to the rebels except those who directly involved in killing the British subjects.
Question 205
When Inam Commission was appointed by Bombay government to enquire into the cases of “land held rent-free without authority,”?
A
1830
B
1850
C
1852
D
1849
Question 205 Explanation: 
In the wake of the Inam Commission (1852) appointed by Bombay government to enquire into the cases of “land held rent-free without authority,” more than 21,000 estates were confiscated. The land settlement in the annexed territories, particularly in Oudh, adversely affected the interests of the talukdars, who turned against the British.
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