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class VII

Key Concepts

superstructures, trabeate, baolis, shikharas, keystone, true arch, chahar bagh, pietra dura, diwain-i-khas

essential questions

1. Why do you think kings and emperors built these superstructures during their era?
2. What do we learn from the architectures of these superstructures?
3. Do you seen any cultural influence on these superstructures that have been built over the centuries?


  1. The Qutub Minar was constructed by: a) Shah Jahan  b) Jahangir  c) Humanyun   d) Qutubuddin Aybak
  2.  Large stepped – wells were called: a) ponds  b) super structures  c) quiblas  d) baolis
  3. What is Shikhara? a) the main shrine of the temple b) an ornamented wall of the temple  c) the topmost pointed portion of a temple  d) none
  4. The Dhangdeva was the king of: a) Pandayan dynasty  b) Rajput dynasty  c) Khalji Dynasty  d) Chandela dynasty
  5. Which Pandanyan King invaded Sri Lanka? a) King Sena I  b) Shrimara Shrivallabha  c) King Rajendra  d) None
  6. Akbar’s capital was at: a) Delhi  b) Agra  c) Mathura  d) Siri Fort
  7. Fatehpur Sikri’s architecture were influenced by the style of which region: a) Bengal  b) Gujarat c) Vijaynagar  d) Bijapur
  8. Lord in Kandariya Mahadev temple: a) Siva  b) Vishnu  c) Ram  d) Durga
  9. Hauzi Sultani built by Iltutmish is: a) Mosque  b) Pillared hall c) Reservoir  d) Temple complex
  10. Mohmmad Ghazni contemporary of a) Rajendra I  b) Prithviraj 3  c) Babur  d) Akbar




  1. Central Towering dome, tall gate way; important aspects of Mughal architecture were first visible in: a) Babur tomb b) Humanyun tomb  c) Fort Siri d) Red Fort
  2. Main feature of Hasht Bishist style is: a) Central hall surrounded by 8 rooms  b) Central Hall surrounded by 4 rooms indicating North, South, East and West  c) 8 storied height   d) 4 storied height
  3. The temples and mosque were beautifully constructed because: a) they were place of worship  b) meant to demonstrate power and health  c) meant to demonstrate devotion of kings  d) all of the above
  4. The baolis were constructed: a) to provide a place for bathing for royals b) to fulfil the water demand  c) for rainwater harvesting  d) for entertainment of royals
  5. The surface of Qutab Minar is: a) triangular  b) rectangular  c) circular  d) curved and angular
  6. Upper structure was the term given to: a) large mansions b) the part of the building above the ground floor  c) Large stepped wells   d) an ornamental hall


  1. Diwan-i-Khas or Diwan-i-am courts were also described as: a) Chilhil Sutun b) Qibia  c) Chahar bagh  d) Pishtaq
  2. The river front garden was another name of: a) Baoli   b) Chahar bagh  c) reservoir  d) hauz


  1. Consider the following statements about Trabeate structure: Statement 1: Placing horizontal beam across two vertical columns. Statement 2: Built in eighth and thirteenth century. Choose the correct options: a) Only 1  b) Only 2  c) Both 1 and 2  d) None
  2. Consider the following statements about Chahar Bagh during Mughal Era: Statement 1: Terraced Chahar bagh – Lal Mahal bari  Statement 2:   River front garden – Shalimar garden. Choose the correct option: a) Only 1  b) Only 2  c) Only 1 and 2  d) None
  3. Architecture in Mughal Times: Statement 1: Had influence of other regions architecture   Statement 2: Audience halls resembled like a Mosque. Choose the correct options. a) Only 1  b) Only 2  c) Both 1 and 2  d) None
  4. Statement 1: Mughals during their rule were influenced by the architecture used in different parts of India. Statement 2: Bangla dome was a roof design that resembled a thatched roof by local Bengal rulers.  Choose the correct options: a) Only 1, 2  b) only 2, 3  c) Only 1 and 3  d) Only 1,2,3
  5. Gothic style arch has: Statement 1: Tall spires and bell towers  Statement 2: Low pointed arches  Statement 3: Used stained glass often painted with scene from bible. Choose the correct statement: a) Only 1, 2  b) only 2, 3  c) Only 1 and 3  d) Only 1,2,3