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Question 1: Because of the ________ rains, much of the open ground around the city was flooded or waterlogged, preventing the British making any outflanking moves and forcing them to make a direct advance through part of the city.
MonsoonSouth AsiaAsiaIndia

Question 2: On 20 July, he decided to attempt to relieve Lucknow, but it took six days to ferry his force of 1500 men across the ________.
YamunaIndus RiverBhagirathi RiverGanges

Question 3: This was followed by another at ________, one of the most important cities in the province, and outbreaks at Daryabad, Sultanpur and Salon.

Question 4: The state of Oudh had been annexed by the ________ and the Nawab (Wajid Ali Shah) was exiled to Calcutta the year before the rebellion broke out.
Chartered companyEast India CompanyFrench East India CompanyDutch East India Company

Question 5: On 30 May (the Muslim festival of ________), most of the Oudh and Bengal troops at Lucknow broke into open rebellion.
Eid ul-FitrEid al-AdhaRamadanIslamic culture

Question 6: On May 10, the Indian soldiers at Meerut broke into open rebellion, and marched on ________.
MumbaiDelhiChandni ChowkNew Delhi

Question 7: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
CopyrightPublic domainCopyright infringementIntellectual property

Question 8: On 18 April, he warned the ________, Lord Canning, of some manifestations of discontent, and asked permission to transfer certain rebellious corps to another province.
Governor-GeneralJamaicaCommonwealth realmAustralia

Question 9: Lucknow was the capital of the former state of Oudh (now spelt Awadh, and a region in the state of Uttar Pradesh), in ________.
IndiaIndia and the Non-Aligned MovementLok SabhaResearch and Analysis Wing

Question 10: The cartridges for this weapon were believed to be greased with a mixture of beef and pork fat, which would defile both ________ and Muslim Indian soldiers.


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