1) Who was the British Governor-General at the outbreak of the first war of Indian independence in 1857?
Ans- Lord Canning
2) For inciting soldiers of the 34th Native Regiment to rebel at Barrackpore, which compatriot of Mangal Pandey was tried and executed along with him?
Ans- Ishwar Pandey
3) Which foodstuff with revolutionary messages inveigled within was widely circulated in villages from the beginning of 1857 to instigate a mass uprising?
4) Which son of Begum Hazrat Mahal, aged 10, was crowned King of Awadh in Lucknow by rebels in July 1857?
Ans- Birjis Qadir
5) Which rebel leader, who had a reward of one lakh rupees for his arrest, addressed a series of letters to the French Emperor, Napoleon III, soliciting his help for the rebel cause?
Ans- Nana Saheb
6) Which 70 year old landlord from Jagdishpur joined the rebel cause on 27 July, 1857 and captured the town of Arrah by defeating Captain Dunbar’s army?
Ans- Kunwar Singh
7) Who was born with the name Manikarnika, and finally succumbed to her enemies at the battle of Kotah Ki Sarai?
Ans- Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi
8) Which gate of Delhi was renamed Victoria Gate after the recapture of the city by the British in 1857?
Ans- Lahore Gate
9) At which historical site, near Delhi, were the Indian sepoys defeated on 8 June, 1857?
Ans- Badli Ki Serai
10) Bhadur Shah II, the last of the Mughals, was arrested by Lt. Hodson at which monument in Delhi?
Ans- Humayun’s Tomb
11) Identify this preeminent Urdu and Persian-language poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire.
Ans- Mirza Ghalib
12) Name this Indian leader in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and one of its notable generals.
Ans- Tantya Tope
13) Name this commander, who led the British troops and defeated Rani of Jhansi and Tantya Tope at the battles of Konch and Kalpi in May, 1858?
Ans- Hugh Rose