MCQs on Indian Architecture & Sculpture -5

1. Kayotsarga posture is associated with the image of
(A) Vishnu
(B) Buddha
(C) Tirthankar
(D) Shiva

2. The gajahasta posture is associated with
(A) Shiva
(B) Vishnu
(C) Buddha
(D) Ganesha

3. Which of the following inscriptions informs us the provision made for the treatment for men and animals by Asoka?
(A) Rock Edict – XII
(B) Rock Edict – II
(C) Rock Edict – XIII
(D) Rock Edict – V

4. Which of the following Chandella temple was originally a Vishnu temple but later converted to a different deity?
(A) Lakshaman temple
(B) Chaturbhuj temple
(C) Chitragupta temple
(D) Devi Jagdambi temple

5. Natraj bronze images were cast during the period of
(A) Chandellas
(B) Cholas
(C) Pallavas
(D) Rashtrakutas

6. Which of the following temples Natya Mandap and Bhog Mandap are the architectural parts?
(A) Chola temple
(B) Chalukya temple
(C) Orissan temple
(D) Parmar temple

7. In which of the following temples Gopuram is the architectural part?
(A) Chandella temple
(B) Chola temple
(C) Parmar temple
(D) Pratihar temple

8. The most gigantic rock-cut Bahubali image is located in
(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Karnataka
(D) Kerala

9. Which one was a prominent centre of sculptural art during the Gupta period?
(A) Amaravati
(B) Mathura
(C) Sanchi
(D) Gandhara

10. Where did Virasena, who accompanied Chandragupta – II in his military expedition, excavate a cave in honour of Shiva?
(A) Eran
(B) Kausambi
(C) Sanchi
(D) Udaigiri

11. Which one of the following places is known for rock-cut temple architecture?
(A) Kanchipuram
(B) Mamallapuram
(C) Thanjavur
(D) Gongaikonda Cholapuram

12. Match List – I (Temple) with List – II (Location) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    List – I                        List – II
  (Temple)                      (Location)
(a) Kailasanatha          (i) Tanjavur
(b) Brihadisvara          (ii) Trichy
(c) Srirangam               (iii) Ka~nc–i
(d) Vitthalaswami       (iv) Hampi

        (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)
(B) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
(C) (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)
(D) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

13. Arrange the following art objects in a chronological order and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(i) Buddha images of Mathura
(ii) Buddhist sculptures of Bharhut
(iii) Sultanganja Buddha
(iv) Didarganja Yaksi

(A) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)
(B) (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)
(C) (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)
(D) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)

14. The stupa built on the relics of Buddha’s famous disciples Sariputra and Maudgalyayana is located at:
(A) Sanchi
(B) Bharhut
(C) Sarnath
(D) Kusinagara

15. The famous temple of Sun-God at Konark was built by
(A) Choda Ganga
(B) Narasimha I
(C) Kapilendra
(D) Purusottama



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