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সাঁওতাল বিদ্রোহ [Eng] Top 50 MCQ Questions and Answers

Santal Rebellion

সাঁওতাল বিদ্রোহ (Santal Rebellion)

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1. What was the primary cause of the Santal Rebellion of 1855 - 1856?

     A) Religious conflict

     B) Economic exploitation

     C) Political oppression

     D) Cultural suppression

     Answer: B) Economic exploitation


2. Who was the leader of the Santal Rebellion?

     A) Sidhu Murmu

     B) Birsa Munda

     C) Kanhu Murmu

     D) Tilka Manjhi

     Answer: A) Sidhu Murmu


3. Where did the Santal Rebellion primarily take place?

     A) Punjab

     B) Maharashtra

     C) Bengal

     D) Uttar Pradesh

     Answer: C) Bengal


4. The Santal Rebellion was a response to:

     A) Religious discrimination

     B) Land acquisition and unjust taxes

     C) Language imposition

     D) Educational disparities

     Answer: B) Land acquisition and unjust taxes


5. What was the significant outcome of the Santal Rebellion?

     A) Immediate independence

     B) Better working conditions for farmers

     C) Permanent displacement of the Santal people

     D) Establishment of Santal Parganas

     Answer: D) Establishment of Santal Parganas


6. Which British official was responsible for the policies that led to the Santal Rebellion?

     A) Lord Dalhousie

     B) Lord Cornwallis

     C) Lord Curzon

     D) Lord Wellesley

     Answer: A) Lord Dalhousie


7. What was the approximate duration of the Santal Rebellion?

     A) 2 months

     B) 1 year

     C) 6 months

     D) 2 years

     Answer: C) 6 months


8. The Santal Rebellion was mainly fought against which colonial power?

     A) French

     B) Dutch

     C) Portuguese

     D) British

     Answer: D) British


9. What was the strategy employed by the Santals during the rebellion?

     A) Guerrilla warfare

     B) Direct confrontation

     C) Diplomatic negotiations

     D) Nonviolent protests

     Answer: A) Guerrilla warfare


10. The Santal Rebellion is considered a significant event in the context of:

     A) Tribal uprisings in India

     B) Industrial revolution in India

     C) Early nationalist movements

     D) Religious reforms in India

     Answer: A) Tribal uprisings in India


11. What was the year when the Santal Rebellion began?

     A) 1850

     B) 1855

     C) 1860

     D) 1870

     Answer: B) 1855


12. Which colonial power controlled the region where the Santal Rebellion erupted?

     A) French

     B) Dutch

     C) Portuguese

     D) British

     Answer: D) British


13. Which famous tribe actively participated in the Santal Rebellion alongside the Santals?

     A) Gonds

     B) Bhils

     C) Munda

     D) Ahoms

     Answer: C) Munda


14. Who was appointed as the commissioner to investigate the causes of the Santal Rebellion?

     A) Sir John Lawrence

     B) Edward Eyre

     C) Sir Cecil Beadon

     D) Lord Canning

     Answer: C) Sir Cecil Beadon


15. Which act was introduced as a result of the Santal Rebellion to safeguard the interests of the Santal people?

     A) Santal Parganas Tenancy Act

     B) Indian Forest Act

     C) Charter Act

     D) Indian Penal Code

     Answer: A) Santal Parganas Tenancy Act


16. Who among the following was not involved in suppressing the Santal Rebellion?

     A) British Army

     B) Bengal Police

     C) French Troops

     D) Zamindars' forces

     Answer: C) French Troops


17. The Santal Rebellion was primarily against the exploitation by:

     A) Indian businessmen

     B) British merchants

     C) Indian landlords

     D) British indigo planters

     Answer: C) Indian landlords


18. Which Santal leader was executed by the British for his role in the rebellion?

     A) Sidhu Murmu

     B) Birsa Munda

     C) Kanhu Murmu

     D) Chand Bhairav

     Answer: A) Sidhu Murmu


19. Which area became a safe haven for the Santals after the rebellion?

     A) Andaman Islands

     B) Santal Parganas

     C) Delhi

     D) Madras Presidency

     Answer: B) Santal Parganas


20. What was the approximate death toll during the Santal Rebellion?

     A) Around 500

     B) Around 2,000

     C) Around 15,000

     D) Around 50,000

     Answer: C) Around 15,000


21. Which of these leaders emerged as a significant figure after the Santal Rebellion, continuing the struggle for tribal rights?

     A) Rani Lakshmibai

     B) Tantia Tope

     C) Birsa Munda

     D) Mangal Pandey

     Answer: C) Birsa Munda


22. What was the impact of the Santal Rebellion on the British administration in India?

     A) It led to the end of British rule.

     B) It brought significant reforms in land policies.

     C) It strengthened the British military presence in India.

     D) It led to increased taxes on tribal communities.

     Answer: B) It brought significant reforms in land policies.


23. The Santal Rebellion was also known as:

     A) Santhal Revolt

     B) Santal Uprising

     C) Santhal Insurrection

     D) All of the above

     Answer: D) All of the above


24. Which British governorgeneral was in power during the Santal Rebellion?

     A) Lord Mountbatten

     B) Lord Canning

     C) Lord Dalhousie

     D) Lord Cornwallis

     Answer: B) Lord Canning


25. What was the main form of protest adopted by the Santals before the rebellion?

     A) Boycotts

     B) Noncooperation

     C) Peasant revolts

     D) Petitions and appeals

     Answer: D) Petitions and appeals


26. Which of the following was NOT a demand of the Santals during the rebellion?

     A) Fair land distribution

     B) Reduced taxes

     C) Religious autonomy

     D) Improved working conditions

     Answer: C) Religious autonomy


27. Which region did the Santals predominantly inhabit during the time of the rebellion?

     A) Northern India

     B) Central India

     C) Western India

     D) Eastern India

     Answer: D) Eastern India


28. Who was the GovernorGeneral of India that declared martial law during the Santal Rebellion?

     A) Lord Curzon

     B) Lord Lytton

     C) Lord Lawrence

     D) Lord Mayo

     Answer: D) Lord Mayo


29. Which community supported the British against the Santals during the rebellion?

     A) Zamindars

     B) Indian National Congress

     C) Local peasants

     D) Other tribal groups

     Answer: A) Zamindars


30. Which year marked the formal end of the Santal Rebellion?

     A) 1855

     B) 1856

     C) 1857

     D) 1858

     Answer: B) 1856


31. Which British official was responsible for implementing the Permanent Settlement Act that adversely affected the Santal community?

     A) Lord Cornwallis

     B) Lord Dalhousie

     C) Lord Wellesley

     D) Lord Canning

     Answer: A) Lord Cornwallis


32. What was the pivotal role of Sidhu and Kanhu Murmu in the Santal Rebellion?

     A) They were advisors to the British.

     B) They led the British troops against the rebels.

     C) They were the chief architects of the rebellion.

     D) They mediated between the rebels and the British.

     Answer: C) They were the chief architects of the rebellion.


33. Which of these areas served as the epicenter of the Santal Rebellion?

     A) Murshidabad

     B) Medinipur

     C) Naxalbari

     D) Rajmahal Hills

     Answer: D) Rajmahal Hills


34. What role did the railways play in the Santal Rebellion?

     A) It facilitated quick transport of British reinforcements.

     B) It was used by rebels for strategic movement.

     C) The rebels destroyed railway lines to impede British movements.

     D) It had no impact on the rebellion.

     Answer: C) The rebels destroyed railway lines to impede British movements.


35. Who was appointed as the commissioner to inquire into the grievances of the Santals after the rebellion?

     A) Edward Eyre

     B) Sir Henry Maine

     C) Sir William Wedderburn

     D) Sir Cecil Beadon

     Answer: B) Sir Henry Maine


36. What was the immediate consequence for the Santals after the rebellion was suppressed?

     A) They were given ownership of their lands.

     B) They faced severe reprisals and loss of land.

     C) They were offered government positions.

     D) They were relocated to a different region.

     Answer: B) They faced severe reprisals and loss of land.


37. What impact did the Santal Rebellion have on future tribal movements in India?

     A) It discouraged further tribal uprisings.

     B) It inspired and influenced future tribal movements.

     C) It led to immediate governmental support for tribal welfare.

     D) It had no influence on future movements.

     Answer: B) It inspired and influenced future tribal movements.


38. Which British administrator is credited with establishing the Santal Parganas?

     A) Sir William Jones

     B) Sir Cecil Beadon

     C) Sir Edward Gait

     D) Sir Charles Metcalfe

     Answer: D) Sir Charles Metcalfe


39. What was the primary occupation of the Santal community during the rebellion?

     A) Agriculture

     B) Fishing

     C) Weaving

     D) Trade

     Answer: A) Agriculture


40. Who among the following was known as 'Dihari Manjhi' and was a prominent leader in the Santal Rebellion?

     A) Chand Bhairav

     B) Sidhu Murmu

     C) Tilka Manjhi

     D) Bhavani Pathak

     Answer: C) Tilka Manjhi


41. What was the major impact of the Santal Rebellion on the British administration's policy towards land revenue collection in tribal areas?

     A) Increased tax rates

     B) Introduction of land reforms

     C) Continuation of exploitative revenue policies

     D) Reduced land revenue burdens

     Answer: B) Introduction of land reforms


42. Which British official was responsible for the establishment of the Santal Parganas Commission after the rebellion?

     A) Sir John Lawrence

     B) Lord Curzon

     C) Sir Cecil Beadon

     D) Lord Dalhousie

     Answer: C) Sir Cecil Beadon


43. What did the Santals refer to as the 'Hul' in the context of the rebellion?

     A) War cry

     B) Religious festival

     C) Secret meetings

     D) Battle strategy

     Answer: A) War cry


44. Which of the following factors contributed significantly to the outbreak of the Santal Rebellion?

     A) Religious conflicts

     B) British administrative reforms

     C) Heavy industrialization

     D) Agrarian discontent

     Answer: D) Agrarian discontent


45. The Santal Rebellion primarily took place in presentday which Indian state?

     A) West Bengal

     B) Bihar

     C) Jharkhand

     D) Odisha

     Answer: C) Jharkhand


46. Who led the British forces to suppress the Santal Rebellion?

     A) Sir Charles Metcalfe

     B) Captain Sherer

     C) Lord Mayo

     D) Colonel Neill

     Answer: B) Captain Sherer


47. What significant role did the Santhal Parganas Tenancy Act play after the rebellion?

     A) It favored the British landlords.

     B) It provided land rights and protection to the Santals.

     C) It imposed heavy taxes on the Santal community.

     D) It allowed the British government to seize Santal lands.

     Answer: B) It provided land rights and protection to the Santals.


48. Which year marked the formal end of the Santal Rebellion?

     A) 1857

     B) 1858

     C) 1859

     D) 1860

     Answer: B) 1858


49. Which famous leader drew inspiration from the Santal Rebellion in his fight against the British colonial rule?

     A) Rani Lakshmibai

     B) Subhas Chandra Bose

     C) Bhagat Singh

     D) Mahatma Gandhi

     Answer: D) Mahatma Gandhi


50. What was the primary aim of the Santal Rebellion?

     A) Establishment of an independent Santal state

     B) Removal of British influence

     C) Redressal of grievances and protection of land rights

     D) Conversion to Christianity

     Answer: C) Redressal of grievances and protection of land rights

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