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1

Others call the Indian Rebellion of 1857 as what?

The Sepoy Rebellion

2

What happened during the First War of Independence?

a. it was a revolt against the British military by sepoy
b. the sepoy were Indian soldiers working for the British

3

What is the Persian name for sepoys?

sipahi

4

Where did the rebellion begin in May of 1857?

the army base in meerut

5

describe the reasons for the 1857 rebellion

a. the British officers required the sepoys to bite off the weapon cartridges
b. weapon cartridges were greased with pig and cow fat
c. Muslims are forbidden from eating pork
d. hindus consider the cow to be sacred
e.the sepoys refused to bite the cartridges for religious reasons
f. the British mocked the sepoys and put them in jail
g. the remaining sepoys then massacred the British residents of Meerut

6

The Rebellion represented what?

abuses and oppression of North Indians

7

What does "rani" mean?

queen

8

Which Rani led an army in battle against the British but lost her life

Rani of Jhansi

9

The sepoys massacred British men but also whom?

women and children

10

Because of the events of the Rebellion of 1857, the British saw this as proof of what?

Indians were uncivilized and barbaric

11

The Indian Rebellion of 1857 became known as what?

The First War of Independence