General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Architecture in Ancient India | Part 1

1. Which dynasty gave India its famous temples of Khajuraho? [MPPCS (Pre) 2005, 2010]

(A) Paramara
(B) Mauryas
(C) Chandelas
(D) Holkars

2. The temples of Khajuraho are related with [UPPCS (Pre) 1993]

(A) Buddhist religion
(B) Hindu religion
(C) Hindu and Jain
(D) Jain religion

3. The associates of Khajuraho Temple Architecture were [43rd BPSC (Pre) 1999 MPPSC (Pre) 1993]

(A) Chandela
(B) Gurjara – Pratihara
(C) Chahamana
(D) Paramara

4. The Temple of Kandariya Mahadev at Khajuraho was built by [UPPCS (Pre) 1991]

(A) Paramara
(B) Chedi
(C) Rashtrakuta
(D) Chandela

5. Matangesvara Temple at Khajuraho is dedicated to [UPPSC (GIC) 2010]

(A) Vishnu
(B) Shiva
(C) Surya
(D) Parvati

6. Which of the following temples is not located at Khajuraho? [MPPCS (Pre) 2010]

(A) Kandariya Mahadev
(B) Chausath Yogini
(C) Dashavatara
(D) Chitragupta

7. Which of the following is not a world heritage sites? [MPPCS (Pre) 2008]

(A) Khajuraho temples
(B) Bhimbetka rock shelters
(C) Sanchi stupa
(D) Mandu fort

8. The pinnacle of which of the following is built in Dravida style? [UPRO/ARO (Pre) 2016

(A) Bhitargaon Temple
(B) Teli Temple of Gwalior
(C) Kandaria Mahadev Temple
(D) Oriya Temple

9. Which centre consists more than 100 Buddha caves? [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002]

(A) Ajanta
(B) Karley
(C) Kanheri
(D) Rajgrih

10. In which of the following rock cut caves eleven headed Bodhisattava image is depicted [UPPCS (Pre) 2017]

(A) Ajanta
(B) Ellora
(C) Kanheri
(D) Karle

11. Jain temple of Abu is made of [UPPCS (Pre) 2010]

(A) Sand stone
(B) Lime stone
(C) Granite
(D) Marble

12. Palitana temple is located near [IAS (Pre) 2008]

(A) Bhavnagar
(B) Mount Abu
(C) Nasik
(D) Ujjain

13. The Elephanta caves were mainly sculptured for which of the following devotees? [UP UDA/LDA (Pre) 2003 UP Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2002]

(A) Buddhist
(B) Jain
(C) Shaiva
(D) Vaishnava

14. Famous cave temples of Elephanta are ascribed to [Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2010 UPPCS (Mains) 2009]

(A) Chalukyas
(B) Cholas
(C) Pallavas
(D) Rashtrakutas

15. Which of the following caves is famous for ‘Trimurti’? [UPPCS (Mains) 2011]

(A) Ajanta
(B) Bhaja
(C) Elephanta
(D) Ellora

16. There are only two known examples of cave paintings of the Gupta period in ancient India. One of these is paintings of Ajanta caves. Where is the other surviving examples of Gupta paintings? [IAS (Pre) 2010]

(A) Bagh caves
(B) Elora caves
(C) Lomas Rishi caves
(D) Nasik caves


Answer Sheet:-

1. (C)

2. (C)

3. (A)

4. (D)

5. (B)

6. (C)

7. (D)

8. (B)

9. (C)

10. (C)

11. (D)

12. (A)

13. (C)

14. (D)

15. (C)

16. (A)


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