Test: Rulers And Buildings - 1


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QUESTION: 1

Identify the following figure

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QUESTION: 2

Who constructed the Qutub Minar :

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QUESTION: 3

Who built the Agra Fort

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QUESTION: 4

Which of the following construction activity was not carried out by the king

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QUESTION: 5

_________ is the part of a building above the ground floor.

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A superstructure is the part of the building which rises from the ground floor to the top level of the building whereas, a substructure is that part which is the base or the foundation of the building also called NIV, or one can also refer to it as the roots of the building.

QUESTION: 6

Monuments provide an insight into

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We get an insight into the technology used for construction by seeing the monuments. For example; a roof can be made by placing wooden beams or a slab of stone across four walls. ... The trabeate style was used for constructing: temples, mosques, tombs and buildings attached to large stepped wells (baolis).

QUESTION: 7

Roofs, doors and windows were still made by placing a horizontal beam across two vertical columns, a style of architecture called

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The correct option is Option C.
Between the seventh and tenth centuries architects started adding more rooms, doors and windows to buildings. Roofs, doors and windows were still made by placing a horizontal beam across two vertical columns, a style of architecture called "trabeate" or "corbelled".
 

QUESTION: 8

The structure constructed in front of the main gate is known as

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The correct option is A.

In the Hindu temple the mandapa is a porch-like structure through the (gopuram) (ornate gateway) and leading to the temple.

QUESTION: 9

This was the place for ritual worship where only the king, his immediate family and priests gathered.

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Garbhagriha is the sanctum sanctorum, the innermost sanctuary of a Hindu and Jain temples where the murti (idol or icon) of the primary deity of the temple resides. This was the place for ritual worship where only the king, his immediate family and priests gathered.

QUESTION: 10

Village near the Rajarajeshwara temple is called

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The correct answer is C as Village near the Rajarajeshwara temple is called CHARUPALLAM

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