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Ch-10

Architecture of India
1. Consider the following statements.
1. The planning is strictly enforced during
the Indus Valley civilisation.
2. The civic planning was based on a
rectangular grid oriented to the cardinal points.
Which of the above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. Which of the following is the most
impressive structure excavated at Mohenjo Daro
so far?
(a) Great Bath
(b) Gym
(c) Large rooms
(d) Water pool
3. Consider the following statements about
Buddhist Architecture in India.
1. It shows the philosophy of life.
2. It completes the master craftsmen of the
bygone eras.
Select the correct answer from the codes
given below?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
4. Consider the following statements
1. Gandhara art and architecture gave rise to
the specialised form of Buddhist art and
architecture.
2. The seated Buddha was the
characteristisc feature of the Gandhara
sculptures.
Select the answer from the codes?
(a) 1 only (b) 1 & 2
(c) 2 only (d) None of the above
5. Which of the following architecture is the
outcome of the amalgamation of the India Art
and the Greek Art?
(a) Gandhara Art
(b) Buddhist Art
(c) Both ‘a’ and ‘B’
(d) Neither ‘a’ nor ‘b’
6. Consider the following statements about
the “STUPAS”.
1. They mark the important relics of
Buddha.
2. Ashoka erect the stupas all over the
country in order to spread the Buddhism.
Select the correct answer from the codes
given below?
(a) 2 only (b) 1 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
7. Consider the following statements about
the Buddhist architecture.
1. The stupas of Nagajunakonda and
Amaravati shows that they are different from
north Indian stupas.
2. The Nagajunakonda stupas are in the
form of a hemispherical dome.
3. The Nagajunakonda stupa has fine
inscriber pillars, which shows the fine important
events in the life of Buddha.
Select the correct answer?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 2 only
8. The five pillars of the Nagarjunakonda
stupas shows five events of Buddha. Which of the
following is not the events of Buddha.
(a) Birth
(b) Renunciation
(c) Enlightment
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sermon
9. Where was the first Buddhist council was
held?
(a) Rajgir
(b) Vaisali
(c) Sravasti
(d) non of the above
10. The Buddhist Pagodas shows the
following characters.
1. Earth 2. air
3. Water 4. Consciousness
5. Fire
Which of the following is/are the
characteristics?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
(c) 5 only
(d) 2, 4 and 5 only
11. Which of the following is the best
difference between Indian pagodas and Asian
Pagodas?
(a) Indian Pagodas are pyramedical, while
Asian are stereotypical pagodas.
(b) Indian pagodas are multistory, while
Asian are single story.
(c) Indian pagodas are stereotypical
pagodas, while Asian are pyramidical pagodas.
(d) None of the above
12. Which of the following is/are the salient
features of Muslim architecture?
1. Large buildings
2. Open courtyards
3. Mosques
4. Bulbous domes
5. Tall minarets
Which of the following is the correct
answer?
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
13. The Mughal architecture is an
amalgamation of
1. Islamic architecture
2. Persian architecture
3. Indian architecture
Select the correct answer from the codes
given below?
(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
14. The Shalimar Gardens on the share of
Kashmir’s Dal Lake was built under the reign of.
(a) Shah Jahan’s reign
(b) Jahangir’s reign
(c) Akbar’s reign
(d) Aurangazeb’s reign
15. Consider the following statements
1. The Pala School of architecture flourished
in Bengal and Bihar.
2. The Khajuraho Temples have highly
individualistic architectural character.
3. The Dravidan Style belongs to the Pallava
period.
4. The Chola art is continuation of Pallava
art.
5. The Vijayanagar rulers were great patrons
of art and architecture.
Select the correct answer from the codes
given below?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 2, 3 and 4 only
(c) 1, 3, 4 and 5
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
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