SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-2

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    Identify the reason why Bombay and Madras failed to rise in revolt in 1857 like the Northern provinces?

    A)  Their administrators were highly, tolerant and enlightened.

    B)  The seat of administration, which was in Calcutta was far away from them.

    C)  They were denuded of required leadership by the ryotwari settlement.

    D)  They were excluded from annexations and confiscations

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the cantonment of the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region. Other regions of Company-controlled India - such as Bengal, the Bombay Presidency, and the Madras Presidency- remained largely calm. In Punjab, the Sikh princes backed the Company by providing soldiers and   support.   The   large   princely   states of Hyderabad, Mysore, Travancore, and Kashmir, as well as the smaller ones of Rajputana, did not join the rebellion. In some regions, such as Oudh, the rebellion took on the attributes of a patriotic revolt against European presence. The rebellion led to the dissolution of the East India Company in 1858. It also led the British to reorganize the army, the financial system and the administration in India. The country was thereafter directly governed by the crown as the new British Raj

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