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Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will get a big picture understanding of Britain's relationship with India. We will look at how over three hundred years Britain and India went from trading partners to being part of the same empire.

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5 Questions

Q1.
What religion was followed by the Mughal Emperor?
Buddhism
Hinduism
Correct answer: Islam
Sikhism
Q2.
What company was originally created to organise trade between Britain and Mughal India?
The Bank of England
Correct answer: The East India Company
The London Stock Exchange
The Virginia Company
Q3.
What was the name of the Indian-born soldiers who served in the East India Company's army?
Merchants
Mughals
Rebels
Correct answer: Sepoys
Q4.
In what year did a conflict break out in India which undermined the East India Company's control?
1600
1760
Correct answer: 1857
1947
Q5.
What happened to India after sepoys rebelled against the East India Company?
India broke up into smaller states ruled by princes
Correct answer: The British government replaced the Company as the government of India
The Mughal Emperor retook control
The Sepoys made India independent