Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Taj Mahal quiz

Taj Mahal sketch by trudeau
Taj Mahal sketch, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

1. The Taj Mahal was built about the year _____ .
2. It was built by the Mughal emperor of Northern India, a man who was called Lord, or ___ , Jahan.
3. Jahan was a Muslim ruler of a nation whose people are mostly adherents of the __ religion.
4. The Taj is in the city of Agra, adjacent to a) the Bay of Bengal b) Ganges River c) Thar Lake d) Yamuna River.
5. It was built of white __ (stone).
6. It was dedicated to Mumtaz Mahal, Jahan's principal __.
7. A building that is a tomb is called a __.
8. Most of the designers of the Taj were from the nation of __ .
9. There are three items of the Taj Mahal complex that identify the Shah's culture as Islamic: one is a building to the west of the Taj; the side building is a ___.
10. The four slender towers called __ are the site of the daily call to prayer.
11. The decorative designs on the walls are composed of Arabic calligraphy and vine-like and geometric designs called __.
12. Aside from the decorated caskets of the emperor and his wife, the interior of the Taj Mahal is empty. T / F
13. In the final chapter of Jahan's life he was imprisoned by Aurangzeb, his ___.