Bing Taj Mahal Quiz

Bing Taj Mahal Quiz

1. What does Taj Mahal mean in English?

a. Persian Palaces
b. Palaces of Princess
c. Palace of Rings
d. Crown of Palaces

2. What is the name of the city where the Taj Mahal is located?

a. Thane
b. Agra
c. Ludhiana
d. Nashik

3. What is the name of the Mughal Emperor that built the Taj Mahal?

a. Akbar
b. Babur
c. Jahangir
d. Shah Jahan

4. Who is the one named Shah Jahan?

a. Queen
b. King
c. Emperor
d. Emperor of the Mughal Empire

5. Who is Mumtaz Mahal?

a. King
b. Queen
c. Wife of Shah Jahan

6. Who was the architect of the popular site named Taj Mahal?

a. Yamuna
b. Mumtaz Mahal
c. Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
d. Shah Jahan

7. What is the Taj Mahal built from?

a. Diamonds
b. White topaz
c. Ores and cement
d. Ivory white marble

8. What material is used outside the Taj Mahal?

a. Gray stone
b. Ivory
c. White marble
d. Gold painted stone

9. How many years did it take to build the main body of the Taj Mahal, excluding the surrounding structures?

a. 10
b. 12
c. 14
d. 16

10. Is Taj Mahal included in the New Seven Wonders of the World?

a. Yes
b. No

11. What is the main focus of the entire complex of the Taj Mahal?

a. Pishtaq
b. Garden
c. Tomb
d. Chamber

12. What is the first thing that you see upon arriving at the Taj Mahal?

a. The watercourse
b. The gateway
c. The mausoleum

13. What is the name of the set around the Taj Mahal that covers around 300 sq. meter?

a. Maze
b. Mughal garden
c. Forest
d. Lake

14. What is the name of the arch-shaped doorway that is located in the tomb inside the Taj Mahal?

a. Finial
b. Iwan
c. Plinth
d. Pishtaq

15. What is the name of the marble water tank that is located halfway between the tomb and the gateway in the center of the garden of the Taj Mahal?

a. Pishtaq
b. Plinth
c. Charbagh
d. Al Hawd Al-Kawthar

16. What makes the garden of Taj Mahal so special?

a. It is Persian style.
b. It is not symmetrical.
c. There are a total of six flowerbeds in it.

17. What is the thing that is not allowed to be brought into the Taj Mahal?

a. Cell phones
b. Still cameras
c. Food in plastic bags
d. Water in water bottles

18. Is the rumor that there was going the black version of Taj Mahal across the river true?

a. Yes
b. No

19. What was the reason behind the construction of the Taj Mahal by Emperor Jahan?

a. To show how skilled he was as a builder.
b. To keep the memory of his wife alive.
c. To prove how rich his empire was.

20. When are the Taj Mahal grounds open?

a. 6:00 AM
b. 8:00 AM
c. 10:00 AM
d. 11:00 AM

21. When is the time for the Taj Mahal to be opened for the night viewing?

a. Two nights before, the night of, and two nights after the full moon
b. The night of the full moon and the night after
c. Only the night of the full moon
d. One night before, the night of, and one night after the full moon

22. When did Taj Mahal become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

a. 1889
b. 1943
c. 1954
d. 1983

23. What is the estimated cost of the Taj Mahal as of 2015?

a. $700 million
b. $800 million
c. $820 million
d. $827 million

24. Is it true that the materials that were used to build the Taj Mahal are from all over Asia?

a. Yes
b. No

25. What is the thing that was implemented by the Indian government to prevent pollution around the Taj Mahal?

a. Taj Pollution Zone
b. Taj Trapezium Zone
c. Anti-Pollution Danger Zone
d. No one

26. How many years did it take for the plinth and tomb of the Taj Mahal to be completed?

a. 5 years
b. 9 years
c. 10 years
d. 12 years

27. Who is the name of the British prince that ordered a sweeping restoration project of the Taj Mahal in the 1900s?

a. Lord Curzon
b. Gur-e Amir
c. Lord Baptiste
d. Jean-Baptiste Tavernier

28. What is the name of the small town south of Taj Mahal that was constructed to cater the needs of visitors and workmen?

a. Taj Ganji
b. Abdul Haq
c. Jama Masjid
d. Gur-e Amir

29. Which one means a room for the coffin or body of a dead person?

a. Domed
b. Mosque
c. Grave
d. Burial chamber

30. What is the shape of the main roof of the Taj Mahal main building?

a. Domed
b. Cone
c. Flat
d. Triangle

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