RULERS AND BUILDINGS
I. FILL IN THE BLANKS:
1. The first floor of Qutub Minar was constructed by _____________________ and the rest by ___________________.
2. The Qutub Minar is ______________ storeys high and the band of inscriptions are under its _____________________.
3. ___________________________ provide an insight into the technologies used for construction.
4. ________________temple was constructed by King Dhangadeva of the _____________ dynasty.
5. The Rajarajeshwara temple at Thanjavur had the tallest __________________ amongst the temples of its time.
6. Persian court chroniclers described the Sultan as the _________________________.
7. ShahJahan adapted the ___________________________________in the layout of the Taj Mahal.
8. In the new city of Shahjahanabad, the ________________________commanded the river front.
I. NAME THE FOLLOWING:
1. The part of a building above the ground floor- ________________________
2. The ceremonial halls for public and private audience built during the reign of Shah Jahan- _____________________________
3. The pedestal on which Shah Jahan’s throne was placed- _____________________
4. The legendary Greek god playing the lute- _____________________
5. Large-stepped wells were called- _______________________
II. IDENTIFY THE FOLLOWING:
III. MATCH THE FOLLOWING:
1. The Sultan who started the construction
of the Qutb Minar. A. Iltutmish
2. The Mughal emperor who built the
capital city of Fatehpur Sikri. B. Dhangadeva
3. The king who built the Rajarajeshvara
temple at Tanjore C. Shah Jahan
4. The Chandela king who built the
Kandariya Mahadeva temple in
Khajuraho. D. Qutbuddin Aybak
5. The sultan who built hauz-I Sultani just
outside Dehli-I kuhna E. Akbar
6. The Mughal emperor who built the Red
Fort. F. Rajarajadeva
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TAJ MAHAL
• The Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in loving memory of his beautiful wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
• The construction of the Taj Mahal started in 1631 and it took 22 years to build this historical monument.
• The architecture of the Taj Mahal is a combination of Persian, Islamic and Indian Architecture Style.
• The construction cost of this masterpiece monument was around Rs. 320 million.
• 30 different varieties of semi-precious and precious stones were used to make the Taj Mahal more beautiful.
• The Taj Mahal is perfectly symmetrical in every way, except for one thing–the two tombs inside are not equal in size. This is because the male tomb had to be larger than the female tomb.
• At different times of the day, the Taj Mahal appears to be in a different color every time. It appears pink in the morning, white in the day and changes its color to golden in the moon light.
• Many types of marbles were used in the construction of the Taj Mahal. They were brought over from many different states & countries including China, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Arabia.
• In recent times, different studies suggest that the Taj Mahal is sinking in the Yamuna River.
Please click on below link to download CBSE Class 7 Social Science Ruler And Buildings Worksheet Set A