Indian History Quiz: The Chand Baori Stepwell

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  • 1. 

    Where is the Chand Baori located?

    • A. 

      Delhi

    • B. 

      Abhaneri

    • C. 

      Bombay

    • D. 

      Mumbai

    Correct Answer
    B. Abhaneri
    Explanation
    Chand Baori is located in Abhaneri.

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  • 2. 

    In what year, was the Chand Baori stepwell constructed?

    • A. 

      1922

    • B. 

      1909

    • C. 

      AD 800

    • D. 

      AD 622

    Correct Answer
    C. AD 800
    Explanation
    Chand Baori stepwell was constructed in AD 800.

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  • 3. 

    The Chand Baori was built by King Chanda of:

    • A. 

      Rao

    • B. 

      Palet

    • C. 

      Raja

    • D. 

      Nikumbh

    Correct Answer
    D. Nikumbh
  • 4. 

    Upon completion, King Chanda dedicated the step well to?

    • A. 

      A goddess

    • B. 

      His mother

    • C. 

      His wife

    • D. 

      His sister

    Correct Answer
    A. A goddess
    Explanation
    Upon completion, King Chanda dedicated the step well to a goddess. This suggests that the king believed in the presence and power of a divine female entity, and he wanted to honor and show his devotion to this goddess by dedicating the step well to her. This act of dedication could also be seen as a way for the king to seek blessings and protection from the goddess for himself and his kingdom.

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  • 5. 

    One of these is a traditional use of the Baori step well.

    • A. 

      Skating

    • B. 

      Looping

    • C. 

      Storing water

    • D. 

      Heating

    Correct Answer
    C. Storing water
    Explanation
    The Baori step well is traditionally used for storing water. Step wells are architectural structures found in India, which consist of a series of steps leading down to a water source. These wells were designed to collect and store rainwater during the monsoon season, providing a reliable water supply throughout the year. The steps allowed easy access to the water for daily use and irrigation purposes. Storing water in step wells was an important practice in arid regions where water scarcity was a significant issue.

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  • 6. 

    King Chanda dedicated the Baori step well to?

    • A. 

      Gandhi

    • B. 

      Hashat Mata

    • C. 

      Pooja

    • D. 

      Priya

    Correct Answer
    B. Hashat Mata
    Explanation
    King Chanda dedicated the Baori step well to Hashat Mata.

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  • 7. 

    How many narrow steps make the Chand Baori step well?

    • A. 

      6722

    • B. 

      1000

    • C. 

      90000

    • D. 

      3500

    Correct Answer
    D. 3500
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3500. This suggests that there are 3500 narrow steps in the Chand Baori step well.

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  • 8. 

    How deep into the ground is the Chand Baori step well?

    • A. 

      90 m

    • B. 

      30 m

    • C. 

      150 m

    • D. 

      100 m

    Correct Answer
    B. 30 m
    Explanation
    The Chand Baori step well is 30 meters deep into the ground.

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  • 9. 

    The Baori stepwell is located opposite a:

    • A. 

      Club

    • B. 

      Church

    • C. 

      Temple

    • D. 

      School

    Correct Answer
    C. Temple
    Explanation
    The Baori stepwell is located opposite a temple because stepwells were traditionally built near religious sites to provide water for ritualistic purposes. Temples were considered sacred places, and having a stepwell nearby ensured that worshippers had access to clean water for their religious ceremonies. Additionally, stepwells were often used as gathering places for the community, making it convenient for people visiting the temple to also have access to water for their daily needs.

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  • 10. 

    The Chand Baori stepwell is located in a village in:

    • A. 

      Rajasthan

    • B. 

      Mumbai

    • C. 

      Goa

    • D. 

      Rajpur

    Correct Answer
    A. Rajasthan
    Explanation
    The Chand Baori stepwell is located in Rajasthan. This is evident from the fact that Rajasthan is listed as one of the options and the stepwell is commonly known to be situated in this state.

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