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07 Apr 2022
Question :
Match the pairs of Key Terms used in Mughal Architecture:
  Term   Description
1. Finial a. A large stately tomb or a building housing such a tomb or several tombs
2. Pietra dura b. Any decorative fitting at the peak of a gable or on the top of a flagpole, fence post, or staircase newel post
3. Mausoleum c. A flat panel constructed with widely spaced crossed thin strips of wood or other material, commonly used as a garden trellis
4. Lattice d. Hard and fine stones in general, as used for inlay and distinguished from the softer stones used in building

1-b, 2-d, 3-a, 4-c
​1-b, 2-a, 3-d, 4-c
​1-c, 2-d, 3-a, 4-b
​1-d, 2-b, 3-a, 4-c

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22 Oct 2021
Question : Consider the following statements w.r.t. the Buddhist circuit around Kushinagar, Sravasti, and Kapilvastu that is being developed as a part of the SWADESH Darshan scheme
  1. The Indian Buddhist Heritage is of great interest to the followers of Buddhism the world over and Kushinagar is one of the major pilgrimage centers for Buddhism followers.
  2. Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana in Kushinagar which one of the most important archaeological sites in India.
  3. The prime tourist attractions in Kushinagar include the ancient Mahaparinirvana Temple- one of the most sacred shrines for Buddhists, Rambhar Stupa, Kushinagar Museum, Sun Temple, Nirvana Stupa, Matha Kuar Shrine, Watt Thai Temple, Chinese Temple, Japanese Temple etc.
Which of the above statements are correct?
1 only
2 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3
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