Ch – 5 Rulers & Buildings

Q.1: Qutbuddin Aibak had constructed Qutb Minar around ________.

a) 1290

b) 1190

c) 1199

Q.2: The Kandariya Mahadeva temple is dedicated to _________.

a) Lord Vishnu

b) Goddess Durga

c) Lord Shiva

Q.3: The main hall of the temple is known as ___________.

a) shikhara

b) garbhagriha

c) mahamandapa

Q.4: __________ was the place for ritual worship where only the king, his immediate family members and priests gathered.

a) mahamandapa

b) shikhara

c) garbhagriha

Q.5: The image of the main deity is kept at the ____________.

a) mahamandapa

b) shikhara

c) garbhagriha

Q.6: The Rajarajeshvara temple is located at ________.

a) Madurai

b) Coorg

c) Thanjavur

Q.7: Which village is known as the village of incline?

a) Trivandrum

b) Madurai

c) Charupallam

Q.8: The Kandariya Temple was constructed by _________.

a) King Rajendra

b) King Gopala

c) King Dhangadeva

Q.9: _______________ temple had the tallest shikhara amongst temples of its time.

a) Kandariya Mahadeva

b) Akshardham

c) Rajarajeshvara

Q.10: Limestone when mixed with stone chips hardened into _________.

a) rock

b) cement

c) concrete

Q.11: The architectural form in which the weight of the superstructure above the door and windows was sometimes carried by arches is known as __________.

a) rock-cut

b) monumental

c) arcuate

Q.12: The part of a building above the ground is known as ______________.

a) arches

b) hall

c) superstructure

Q.13: Between the eighth and thirteenth centuries the __________ style was used in construction of temples, mosques, tombs and in buildings attached to baolis.

a) arcuate

b) monumental

c) corbelled

Q.14: The kings used to to take god’s name because they wanted to appear like _____.

a) royals

b) subjects

c) gods

Q.15: The ___________ was the miniature model of the world ruled by the king and his allies.

a) palace

b) court

c) temple

Q.16: Sultan Illtumish built ___________.

a) Qutb Minar

b) Chahar Bagh

c) Dehli-i-kuhna

Q.17: ____________ is a place of worship and congregation for Sikhs.

a) Temple

b) Mosque

c) Gurudwara

Q.18: King Dhangadeva belonged to __________ dynasty.

a) Chola

b) Pandya

c) Chandela

Q.19: Persian court chroniclers describes __________ as the “Shadow of God”.

a) priest

b) queen

c) Sultan

Q.20: In ancient times, it was widely believed that the rule of a just king would be an age of plenty when the heavens would not withhold ___________.

a) clouds

b) birds

c) rain

Q.21: Sena II invaded ____________, the capital of Pandyas.

a) Trichy

b) Thanjavur

c) Madurai

Q.22: Under the _________, architecture became more complex.

a) Pandyas

b) Chandelas

c) Mughals

Q.23: ________________ attacked and looted Somnath temple.

a) Aurangzeb

b) Sikander

c) Mahmud of Ghazni

Q.24: _______________ was an important aspect of Mughal architecture and was first visible in Humayun’s tomb.

a) baoli

b) diwan

c) pishtaq

Q.25: The pedestal of ______________’s throne was often described as qibla.

a) Akbar

b) Jahangir

c) Shah Jahan

Q.26: _________________’s reign witnessed a huge amount of construction activities especially in Agra and Delhi.

a) Akbar

b) Jahangir

c) Shah Jahan

Q.27: Tomb of Humayun was constructed between ___________ and _________.

a) 1550 and 1554

b) 1572 and 1580

c) 1562 and 1571

Q.28: _________________ was a variation of chahar bagh garden.

a) diwan-i-khas

b) hasht bihisht

c) river front garden

Q.29: _____________ was the grandest architectural accomplishment of Shah Jahan’s reign.

a) Qutb Minar

b) Red Fort

c) Taj Mahal

Q.30: ___________ was the eldest son of Shah Jahan.

a) Aurangzeb

b) Khurram

c) Dara Shukoh

Q.31: Architecture style from _____________ was used in Fatehpur Sikri.

a) north west Iraq

b) south west Israel

c) north west Iran

Q.32: Behind Shah Jahan’s throne were a series of pietra dura inlays that depicted the legendary Greek god _________ playing the lute.

a) Hermes

b) Poseidon

c) Orpheus

Q.33: In Bangle dome, the roof was designed to resemble a _____________.

a) mosque

b) shikhara

c) thatched hut

Q.34: Shah Jahan’s audience halls were constructed to resemble a _________.

a) temple

b) garden

c) mosque

Q.35: The forty pillared halls were also known as ____________.

a) Hauz-i-Sultani

b) Hasht bihisht

c) Chihil sutun


  1. c
  2. c
  3. c
  4. c
  5. c
  6. c
  7. c
  8. c
  9. c
  10. c
  11. c
  12. c
  13. c
  14. c
  15. c
  16. c
  17. c
  18. c
  19. c
  20. c
  21. c
  22. c
  23. c
  24. c
  25. c
  26. c
  27. c
  28. c
  29. c
  30. c
  31. c
  32. c
  33. c
  34. c
  35. c

Published by Priya Prakash

In the midst of winter, i found there was within me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

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