MCQs for Class 7 History Chapter 5 “Rulers and Buildings”

NCERT Class 7 History Chapter 5 “Rulers and Buildings” Multiple Choice Questions with Answers


Rulers and Buildings MCQs – Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class 7 History Book Chapter 5 Rulers and Buildings. Students can practice free MCQs as have been added by CBSE in the new exam pattern. At the end of Multiple Choice Questions, the answer key has also been provided for your reference.


Q1. Large stepped-wells were called

    1. A. Sponds
    1. B. Superstructures
    1. C. Quiblas
    1. D. Baolis



Q2. The baolis were constructed

    1. A. To provide a place for bathing for royals
    1. B. To fulfil the water demand
    1. C. For rainwater harvesting
    1. D. For entertainment of royals



Q3. The surface of the Qutb Minar is

    1. A. Triangular
    1. B. Rectangular
    1. C. Circular
    1. D. curved and angular



Q4. Upper structure was the term given to

    1. A. The large mansions
    1. B. The part of the building above the ground floor
    1. C. Large stepped wells
    1. D. An ornamented hall



Q5. What is Shikhara?

    1. A. The main shrine of the temple
    1. B. An ornamented hall of the temple
    1. C. The topmost pointed portion of a temple
    1. D. None of the above



Q6. The Dhangadeva was the king of

    1. A. Pandayan dynasty
    1. B. Rajput dynasty
    1. C. Khalji dynasty
    1. D. Chandela dynasty



Q7. The temples and mosques were beautifully constructed because

    1. A. They were the place of worship
    1. B. They meant to demonstrate power and wealth
    1. C. They meant to demonstrate devotion of kings
    1. D. All of the above



Q8. Which Pandayan king invaded Sri Lanka?

    1. A. King Sena – I
    1. B. Shrimara Shrivallabha
    1. C. King Rajendra
    1. D. None of these



Q9. Diwan-i Khas or Diwan-i am courts were also described as

    1. A. Chihil Sutun
    1. B. Qibia
    1. C. Chahar bagh
    1. D. Pishtaq



Q10. The “river-front garden” was the another name of

    1. A. Baoli
    1. B. Chahar bagh
    1. C. Reservoir
    1. D. Hauz



Q11. Akbar’s capital was at

    1. A. Delhi
    1. B.  Red Fort
    1. C. Siri Fort
    1. D. Agra



Q12. Fatehpur Sikri’s architecture was influenced by the styles of which region?

    1. A.  Bengal
    1. B. Gujarat
    1. C. Vijaynagara
    1. D. Bijapur



Q13. Humyun’s tomb was built between …..?

    1. A. 1571 to 1671
    1. B. 1545 to 1556
    1. C. 1562 to 1571
    1. D. 1571 to1581



Q14. Kandariya Mahadeva temple was built in …..?

    1. A. 1099
    1. B. 999
    1. C. 1099
    1. D. 1199



Q15. Qutb Minar has …… storeys?

    1. A. 3
    1. B. 4
    1. C. 5
    1. D. 7



Q16. kandariya Mahadeva Temple is dedicated to ……?

    1. A. Vishnu
    1. B. Shiva
    1. C. Ganesh
    1. D. Ram



Q17. Taj Mahal was built by…..?

    1. A. Akbar
    1. B. Shah Jahan
    1. C. Auranzeb
    1. D. Jahangir



Q18. Rajarajeshvara Temple is located in …..?

    1. A. Delhi
    1. B. Pondycherry
    1. C. Agra
    1. D. Thanjavur



Q19. Akbar’s architects were inspired from…..?

    1. A. Taimur
    1. B. Humayun
    1. C. Babur
    1. D. Allauddin Khilji



Q20. Chahar Bagh was not constructed in…..

    1. A. Kashmir
    1. B. Lucknow
    1. C. Jaipur
    1. D. B & C



Q21. Which was not built by Shah jahan?

    1. A. Taj Mahal
    1. B. Moti Masjid
    1. C. Qutb Minar
    1. D. Jama Masjid



Q22. Qitb Minar was built in the year?

    1. A. 1229
    1. B. 1250
    1. C. 1300
    1. D. 1329



Q23. How did the kings win praise with their subjects?

    1. A. By making structures for their use
    1. B. By distributing wealth
    1. C. By distributing grains and foods
    1. D. None



Q24. Who had constructed Hauz i Sultani

    1. A. Iltutmish
    1. B. Raziya Sultan
    1. C. Qutubdin Aibak
    1. D. Balban



Q25. Who built the Agra fort?

    1. A. Balban
    1. B. Akbar
    1. C. Shahjahan
    1. D. Jahangir



Q26. Who constructed the Kandariya Temple?

    1. A. King Raman
    1. B. King Dhanush
    1. C. Kiang Dhangadeva
    1. D. None



Q27. What were the elements of the Mughal Char Bagh garden?

    1. A. It consists of 4 gardens divided in 4 quarters by artificial channels
    1. B. It consists of 3 gardens divided in 4 quarters by artificial channels
    1. C. It consists of 10 gardens divided in 4 quarters by artificial channels
    1. D. None



Q28. What is the special feature of Fetehpur sikri, Akbar’s Capital?

    1. A. It shows the influence architectural style of the British
    1. B. It shows the influence architectural style of Gujarat and Malwa
    1. C. It shows the influence architectural style of the Mughals
    1. D. None



Q29. Who destroyed the Somnath Temple?

    1. A. Raziya Sultan
    1. B. Iltutmish
    1. C. Allauddin Khilji
    1. D. Sultan Mahmud



Q30. Dhanghadev belonged to …….dynasty.

    1. A. Chandela
    1. B. Monara
    1. C. Chola
    1. D. Rajput


Answer key for Class 7 History Book Chapter 5 “Rulers and Buildings” MCQs

Question No.AnswerQuestion No.Answer


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The Mughal Empire Chapter 4Rulers and Building Chapter 5Towns, Traders and CraftPersons Chapter 6
Tribes, Nomads and Settled Communities Chapter 7Devotional Paths to the Divine Chapter 8The Making of Regional Cultures Chapter 9
Eighteenth-Century Political Formations Chapter 10