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Study Guide Answers

1.     What is the purpose of the Taj Mahal?
     It's a tomb.
2.     The Taj Mahal was built by: a.) Mumtaz Mahal b.) Muhammad Ghori c.) Shah Jahan d.) TameThe T
     c.) Shah Jahan
3.     During the Eighth and Ninth Centuries, Arab Muslims settled as traders along: a.) the Thar b.) the Malabar Coas c.) Tamil Nadu d.) the Ganges Plain
     b.) the Malabar Coast
4.     Muhammad Ghori founded an important sultanate at: a.) Agra b.) Mecca c.) Delhi Muhammad Ghori fo
     c.) Delhi
5.     Qutb and Tughluqabad were early sites of what city? a.) Agra b.) Mecca c.) Delhi d.) Lahore
     c.) Delhi
6.     Muslim conquerors embellished their monuments with architectural remnants of the Hindu and Buddhist cultures. True or false?
     true
7.     Tamerlane led what group of conquerors into India?
     Mongols
8.     As the result of Vasco de Gama's explorations, trading stations were established in India by: a.) Spain b.) Portugal c.) Genoa d.) Italy
     b.) Portugal
9.     The period of Moghul rule in India was initiated by: a.) Tamerlane b.) She Shah c.) Humayan d.) Baber
     d.) Baber
10.     Akbar attempted to unite the religions of India into one new religion. True or false?
     true
11.     Jahangir left the ruling of his empire to his Afghan wife. True or false?
     false
12.     One of the greatest of Moghul builders, Shan Jahan erected magnificent monuments at both Agra and Delhi. True or false?
     true
13.     The largest mosque in India was built by: a.) Baber b.) Akbar c.) Jahangir d.) Shah Jahan
     d.) Shah Jahan
14.     The Taj Mahal was built in the: a.) 15th Century b.) 16th Century c.) 17th Century d.) 18th Century
     c.) 17th Century
15.     Shah Jahan died while imprisoned by his own son. True or false?
     true
16.     Akbar was tolerant of all religions, and his empire prospered. His heirs became increasingly intolerant of non-Muslims and the empire declined. Do you think there is a relationship between freedom of belief and what a people might accomplish in other areas of their lives? Explain yourself.
     discussion/ Answers will vary.
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