Quiz on the Architectural Wonders of India
Posted on: February 22, 2018. Comments ( 1 )

Thousands from around the world visit India’s monumental wonders!
‘Build’ your hopes high with our Architectural Wonders of India quiz.

Which metallurgical wonder of the 4th century AD—23 feet tall and 98 percent wrought iron, located in New Delhi—erected in memory of Hindu god Vishnu and Gupta King Chandragupta II, has endured more than 1,600 years of exposure to weather without rusting or decomposing?





Which group of monuments in Karnataka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, includes the Vittala temple complex—each of its 56 “musical pillars” emits distinct musical tones when struck!—and the 7th century Virupaksha Temple each of whose three towers is 160 feet tall and of nine tiers?





Which world’s earliest university (200 BC – 1399 AD) located in Bihar—whose architectural motifs includes stupas, shrines, viharas and important art works in stucco, stone and metal—had engaged in the organized transmission of knowledge over a period of 800 uninterrupted years?





Which finest architectural specimen of the Mewar Dynasty of the Rajputs—shaped like a large fish, 13 kilometers in circumference and 700 acres in area—is one of India’s largest forts, primarily of Hindu architecture, though its vaulted substructures are of Muslim architecture?





Which architectural wonder made of sandstones and marble, located in New Delhi, built under the inspection and commission of its patron’s first wife, Baga Begum/Haji Begum, was inspired by Persian architecture and comparable in beauty and grandeur to the Taj Mahal in Agra?





Which volcanic-rock caves near Aurangabad, Maharashtra—whose uninterrupted sequence of rock-cut monuments centered on the faiths of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism, dates back to 600–1000 AD—are known for their elaborate workmanship and sculptural ornamentation?





Which unique wonder conceived as a 24-wheeled chariot pulled by 7 horses, whose name is derived from Kona “corner” and Ark “sun”, has an iron plate set between every two of its stones, with the deity suspended mid-air using a 52-ton “lifter magnet” that is the main temple’s peak?





Which group of medieval Bengali temples—built by Vaishnavite Malla rulers in the 17th and 18th centuries—in West Bengal, was built of terracotta bricks made from the locally available lateritic stones, with some of the finest work of Hindu mythological tales inscribed on its walls?





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    Capt. Sikandar Mhaisale says:

    Excellent topics are being selected.

    We hope the kids are also attempting the quiz with the same gusto.

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