Gateways And Landmarks

50 Questions  I  By Kubo
Subject: GATEWAYS

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1.  A traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred?
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2.  A monumental tower, usually ornate, at the entrance of any temple, especially in Southern India. This forms a prominent feature of Koils, Hindu temples of the Dravidian style.They are topped by the kalasam, a bulbous stone finial. They function as gateways through the walls that surround the temple complex.
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3.  Stupa or temples cut in rock formation is a contribution of hat style of arch?
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4.  A type of gateway seen in the Hindu and Buddhist architecture of the Indian subcontinent?
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5.  What architectural style is the “Gateway of India”? It is built during the British Raj in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. Located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai?
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6.  Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the finest of what type of architecture?
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7.  What primary shape is used for the Taj mahal?
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8.  Identify the gateway above?
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9.  What is the shape of the Taj Mahal central dome?
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10.  What type of material is used for the dome of Taj mahal?
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11.  A traditional Chinese architectural gateway?
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12.  Identify the fancy gateway shown above?
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13.  The largest Hindu temple complex in the world?
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14.  A 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with relief panels and Buddha statues.
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15.  In this Mahayana Buddhist Temple, a main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by Buddha statues seated inside a perforated stupa. How many Buddha statues are there?
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16.  What is the name of that structure ( in the photo) located in the centre of a greater Muslim Shrine, known as the Haram Ash Sharif, which muslims commemorates Muhammad's miraculous Night Journey into "heaven". NOTE: SLIDE THE BAR BELOW TO SEE THE ENTIRE PHOTO.
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17.  Influence of Indian Stupa to Japanese and Buddhists and Chinese?
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18.  Japanese and Chinese architecture, similarities?
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19.  Which of the following influenced classical architecture?
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20.  An Indian structure that inspired the Chinese and Japanese in building the Pagoda?
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21.  A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians having a form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding storeys.
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22.  Where can you find the Pyramid of Cheops?
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23.  A mythical creature with, as a minimum, the body of a lion and the head of a human or a cat?
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24.  Type of tomb in Egypt, which is the burial for the noble and eminent?
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25.  An iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris?
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26.  What is the structure in the Acropolis which contains a female figure that serves as a column?  
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27.  A grotesquely carved figure of a human or animal. serves as a spout & projects from gutter to throw rainwater clear off a building?  
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28.  From the points of view shown above for the Sydney Opera House by Jorn Utzon, what is the most appropriate spatial organization applied?
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29.  What is the architectural style of the Sydney Opera House?
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30.  What is the Sydney Opera House “shell” made of?
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31.  What is the color of the building’s exterior cladding?
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32.  A monumental, freestanding gateway on the approach to a shinto shrine consisting of two pillars connected at the top by a horizontal crosspiece and lintel above it. Usually curving upward.
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33.  What is a Japanese gateway with 2 vertical posts and 2 horizontal bars?
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34.  An architecture built as a gateway  for entering a sacred place in Korea?
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35.  A tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at the top, and is said to resemble a petrified ray of the sun-disk?
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36.  One of the most recognizable Roman inventions as “water transportation system”?
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37.  What is the style of the Chrysler Building in New York?
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38.  It is a large glass and metal pyramid, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard of a Palace. This would serves as the main entrance to the Museum design by I. M. Pei.
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39.  What is the effect of the glass pyramid by I.M. pei place in the old architecture?
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40.  How many number of glass planes of the “louvre pyramid” before it was claimed to be 672 panes?
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41.  Series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire. requently billed as the only man-made object visible from space, generally isn't, at least to the unaided eye in low Earth orbit.
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42.  A megalith structure ever known located in the English county of Wiltshire. Some medieval writers called it "giant's dance".
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43.  Large upright standing stone?
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44.  A freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa,
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45.  Tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m
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46.  The colonial Filipino house after bahay bubo?
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47.  Why does leandro Locsin decide to raised the whole structure on the podium of the Cultural Centre ?
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48.  The opera house in Beijing, colloquially described as "The Giant Egg". A titanium accented glass dome that is completely surrounded by a man-made lake. looks like an egg foat in the water.
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49.  What is the actual shape of the Beijing National Aquatics Center, known as the water cube?
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50.        What is the  bubble cladding pillow for the Beijing National Aquatic Centre, so called "water cube" ?
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