Delhi Sultanate: Art and Architecture– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. Which Sultan built Alai Darwaza?

(a) Iltutmish
(b) Balban
(c) Alauddin Khalji
(d) Firuz Tughluq

[42nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1997]


2. Who among the following did not contribute to the construction of Qutb Minar :

(a) Qutbuddin Aybak
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Alauddin Khalji
(d) Firuz Shah Tughluq

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2003, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2002]


3. Who amongst the following Sultans built the fifth story of Qutb Minar?

(a) Qutbuddin Aybak
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Firuz Shah Tughluq
(d) Sikandar Lodi

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2004]


4. The first true arch in the Sultanate memorial can be seen in

(a) Iltutmish’s tomb
(b) Tomb of Balban
(c) Alai Darwaza
(d) Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


5. India’s first tomb constructed in the Indo-Islamic style was –

(a) Humayun’s Tomb
(b) Balban’s Tomb
(c) Aybak’s Tomb
(d) Alauddin’s Tomb

[U.P. P.C.S. (Spl) (Pre) 2004]


6. The Horse-Shoe arch was first introduced in the

(a) Tomb of Iltutmish
(b) Tomb of Ghiyas-ud-din Tughluq
(c) Alai Darwarza
(d) Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


7. The ‘Jahaj-Mahal’ of Mandu was built by whom?

(a) Sultan Mahmood I
(b) Sultan Sirajuddin II
(c) Ahmad Shah I
(d) Sikandar Shah

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


8. Consider the following :
1. Tughluqabad
2. Lodi Garden
3. Qutb Minar
4. Fatehpur Sikri
The correct chronological order in which they were built is :

(a) 3,1, 4, 2
(b) 3, 1, 2, 4
(c) 1, 3, 2, 4
(d) 1, 3, 4, 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


9. The composer of ‘Kirti-Stamba Prashasti’ was :

(a) Somdeva
(b) Jaita
(c) Napa
(d) Atri Kavi

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 1999]


10. ‘Kirti Stambha’ of Chittor was constructed during the rule of –

(a) Rana Kumbha
(b) Rana Hammir
(c) Rana Ratan Singh
(d) Rana Sangram Singh

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2011, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


Q 11. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Ajmer Quwwat-ul-Islam
(b) Jaunpur Atala Masjid
(c) Malwa Jahaz Mahal
(d) Gulbarga Jama Masjid

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2011]


12. Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque and Arhai Din Ka Jhonpra are situated respectively at :

(a) Delhi and Lahore
(b) Ajmer and Delhi
(c) Lahore and Ajmer
(d) Delhi and Ajmer

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre.) 2021]


13. Match the following :

Architectural Style              Associated Dynasty
A. ‘Lotus bud’ fringe on the underside of the arch 1. Sharqis
B. Emergence of octagonal tomb 2. Vijayanagara
C. Use of Bodegoi in the Pillar 3. Khaljis
D. Massive entrance gate with inclined walls 4. Tughluqs

Code :

(a) 3 4 2 1
(b) 3 1 4 2
(c) 2 1 4 3
(d) 1 2 4 3

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Re. Exam) (Pre) 2013]