What Do You Know About Indian Architecture?

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What Do You Know About Indian Architecture? - Quiz

The Indian architecture is as old as the history of this country. It comes in various forms, and of course, serves many purposes. For instance, nowadays in the country, you will find architectural remains such as temples, chaityas, viharas, stupas, etc. But do you think you can pass our quiz about India's architecture? If yes, take our quiz and see how well you do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What's a granary?

    • A.

      It's where people sleep.

    • B.

      It is a storehouse in a barn for threshed grain or animal feed.

    • C.

      It's where people keep utensils.

    • D.

      It's where butter is kept.

    Correct Answer
    B. It is a storehouse in a barn for threshed grain or animal feed.
    Explanation
    A granary is a storehouse in a barn specifically used for storing threshed grain or animal feed. It is a dedicated space where these agricultural products are kept in order to protect them from pests, moisture, and other potential damages. This helps to ensure that the grain or feed remains in good condition and can be used as a food source for humans or animals as needed.

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  • 2. 

    What's a Stupa? 

    • A.

      It's structure built next to a river.

    • B.

      It's a castle built on a mountain.

    • C.

      It's a house built on a mountain.

    • D.

      It's a mound like structure containing relics that is used as a place of meditation.

    Correct Answer
    D. It's a mound like structure containing relics that is used as a place of meditation.
    Explanation
    A Stupa is a mound-like structure that contains relics and is used as a place of meditation. It is not a structure built next to a river, a castle built on a mountain, or a house built on a mountain. The purpose of a Stupa is to serve as a spiritual monument and a focal point for Buddhist rituals and practices. It is typically found in Buddhist countries and is considered a sacred site for followers of Buddhism.

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  • 3. 

    What a vihara?

    • A.

      It's a Buddhist bikkhu monastery

    • B.

      It's a temple

    • C.

      It's a palace

    • D.

      It's a fort

    Correct Answer
    A. It's a Buddhist bikkhu monastery
    Explanation
    A vihara is a type of Buddhist bikkhu monastery. It is a place where Buddhist monks live, study, and meditate. Viharas are important centers for Buddhist religious activities and serve as a spiritual sanctuary for the monks. They provide a peaceful and secluded environment for the monks to practice their teachings and deepen their understanding of Buddhism.

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  • 4. 

    What's the other term for guard rail?

    • A.

      Railings

    • B.

      Railway

    • C.

      Driveway

    • D.

      Fortress

    Correct Answer
    A. Railings
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Railings" because guard rail is another term commonly used to refer to a type of barrier or fence that is placed along the edge of a walkway, staircase, or balcony to prevent people from falling off. Railings serve as a protective barrier and are often made of metal or wood. The other options, such as "Railway," "Driveway," and "Fortress," do not accurately describe the term for guard rail.

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  • 5. 

    Where can one find the Great Stupa?

    • A.

      In Colombo

    • B.

      In Bengalore

    • C.

      At Sanchi

    • D.

      In Dubai

    Correct Answer
    C. At Sanchi
    Explanation
    The Great Stupa can be found at Sanchi. Sanchi is a small village in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The Great Stupa is one of the oldest stone structures in India and is an important Buddhist monument. It was built during the Mauryan period and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Stupa is known for its intricate carvings and is a significant pilgrimage site for Buddhists.

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  • 6. 

    What's the translation for "Kandariya Mahadeva Temple"?

    • A.

      The Great God of the mountain

    • B.

      The great God of the cave

    • C.

      The Great God of the forrest

    • D.

      The Great God of the lake

    Correct Answer
    B. The great God of the cave
    Explanation
    The translation for "Kandariya Mahadeva Temple" is "The great God of the cave." This suggests that the temple is dedicated to a deity associated with caves, emphasizing the religious significance and worship of this particular god in the context of the temple.

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  • 7. 

    Where can one find the Khajuraho Group Of Monuments?

    • A.

      In Bombay

    • B.

      In Pakistan

    • C.

      In Madhya Pradesh

    • D.

      In the Cashmere region

    Correct Answer
    C. In Madhya Pradesh
    Explanation
    The Khajuraho Group of Monuments can be found in Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its intricately carved temples, which were built between 950 and 1050 AD. These temples are known for their stunning architecture and intricate sculptures, depicting various aspects of life, including gods, goddesses, mythical creatures, and erotic scenes. Madhya Pradesh is located in central India and is home to many historical and cultural landmarks, making it a popular tourist destination.

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  • 8. 

    What's a Shikhara?

    • A.

      It's the rising tower in the Muslim temple architecture of North India

    • B.

      It's the rising tower in the Hindu temple architecture of North India

    • C.

      It's the lower tower in the Hindu temple architecture of North India

    • D.

      It's the rising tower in the Hindu temple architecture of South India

    Correct Answer
    B. It's the rising tower in the Hindu temple architecture of North India
    Explanation
    The Shikhara is the rising tower in the Hindu temple architecture of North India. This tower is a prominent feature of many Hindu temples in the region and is known for its distinctive shape and intricate carvings. It is usually constructed in multiple tiers, with each tier becoming smaller as it rises, creating a pyramidal or curvilinear shape. The Shikhara is considered a symbol of divinity and is often adorned with sculptures of deities and other religious figures. It serves as a focal point and represents the connection between heaven and earth in Hindu temple architecture.

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  • 9. 

    What's the other name for the Kesava Temple?

    • A.

      Kassa Temple

    • B.

      Chennakesava Temple

    • C.

      Kassava Temple

    • D.

      Chekessava Temple

    Correct Answer
    B. Chennakesava Temple
    Explanation
    The other name for the Kesava Temple is Chennakesava Temple.

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  • 10. 

    Where can one find the Red Fort?

    • A.

      Agra

    • B.

      New Delhi

    • C.

      Islamabad

    • D.

      Mumbai

    Correct Answer
    A. Agra
    Explanation
    The Red Fort can be found in Agra.

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