UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-4

  • question_answer
    Which of the following pairs is incorrectly matched?

     Adhai Din Ka Jhopra Ajmer

     Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque Agra

     Gol Gumbaz Bijapur

    (d) Humayun's tomb Delhi

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Adhai Din Ka Jhopra at Ajmer was constructed from the material obtained after demolishing Hindu temples. It is laid on similar plan as the Delhi mosque. The Quwwat-ul-lslam mosque was constructed in Delhi by Qutub-ud-din Aibak around AD 1197. Temple bell hanging by chains were utilised to construct this mosque, known as the 'Might of Islam'. The Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah. It is the largest cubicle in the world covering a total interior surface of over 1600 sq m, The tomb of Humayun at Delhi was built by his widow, Bega Begum. It is the first distinct example of Persian effect on Mughal architecture. This tomb provided the prototype for later Mughal architecture for monuments like Taj Mahal of Agra.

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