Test: Indo Islamic Culture - 2


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QUESTION: 1

Octagonal-shaped tombs are associated with

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QUESTION: 2

Which Delhi sultan built a mosque on the dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya?

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QUESTION: 3

The double dome is a significant feature of the tomb of

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QUESTION: 4

Match the following provincial architectural structure with the rulers who built them:

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QUESTION: 5

The Atala Devi masjid and the Lal-Darwaza mosque were built by the Sharqis who ruled over

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*Multiple options can be correct
QUESTION: 6

Minarets were absent in the building of

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The correct option is Option B,D.

While minarets are conspicuously absent in most mosques, the Firoz Minar was built in Gauda to commemorate Bengali military victories. The ruined Adina Mosque (1374–75) is very large, which is unusual in Bengal, with a barrel vaulted central hall flanked by hypostyle areas.

Through the arches entry is allowed into the three main mosques in Jaunpur: Atala Masjid, Jama masjid and Lal Darwaza. They are made of stone and have fine carving and latticework. Unlike the Delhi mosques of the same period, there are no minarets. The mosques at Jaunpur have cloisters for women to pray.

Sidi Bashir Mosque is a former mosque in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Only the central gateway and two minarets survive; they are known as the Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets.

Malwa was influenced more by the early Tughlaq style from Delhi. This was due to the lack of significant local traditions in Malwa and hostile relations with neighbouring Gujarat.

QUESTION: 7

The most ambitious structure of its kind ever raised in eastern India was the Adina Masjid at Pandua. It was built by

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QUESTION: 8

The Dakhil Darwaza is a striking form of the Bengal style of architecture. It is to be found in the ruins of

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QUESTION: 9

In which province brick and timber were the principal building materials?

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QUESTION: 10

Which of the following provinces was a seat of Hindu craftsmanship?

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QUESTION: 11

The tall curved spiral roof and the mandapam (ante-room) were features of which style of architecture?

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QUESTION: 12

Match the following architectural works with the centuries in which they were built:

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QUESTION: 13

Mitakshara was a famous Hindu school of law.It is associated with

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QUESTION: 14

Match the following works with their authors who wrote in Sanskrit:

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QUESTION: 15

In about A.D. 1300, a number of works on the Mimamsa were written by

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QUESTION: 16

Lakshmidhara wrote Smritikalpataru . Its subject matter is

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QUESTION: 17

Vidagha Madhava and Lalita Madhava were written by

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QUESTION: 18

Smriti literature flourished in Mithila and Bengal. Two of its outstanding authors were :

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QUESTION: 19

Which of the following was a famous commentator on the Vedas?

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QUESTION: 20

In the domain of literature the greatest gift on the Muslims is

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QUESTION: 21

Which city emerged as the first centre for the cultivation of the Persian language?

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QUESTION: 22

Who wrote Fatawa-i-Jahandari?

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QUESTION: 23

The Hindu work, Khaliq Bari, is often atributed to

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QUESTION: 24

The vocabulary of Urdu has been drawn from

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QUESTION: 25

Match the following with their authors:

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QUESTION: 26

Match the following with their authors:

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QUESTION: 27

Which of the following Sanskrit scholars wrote Rajavinoda, a biography of Sultan Mahmud Begarha of Gujarat?

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QUESTION: 28

Which of the following were responsible for introducing a change in Jain miniature paintings by the fifteenth century by introducing paper?

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QUESTION: 29

The book Tuti Name (Book of the Parrot), written in the time of Muhammad Tughlaq, became popular and was translated from Persian into Turkish. Its author was

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QUESTION: 30

Who got Rajtarangani and Mahabharata translated into Persian?

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