Islamic Art and Architecture Quiz

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What type of material was used to build the Taj Mahal's main dome?

Which architectural feature serves to emphasize the height of the Taj Mahal's dome?

What type of stone was used to construct the Warrior columns at Tula de Allende?

What best describes the architectural style of the Taj Mahal's main dome?

Which artistic element typically adorns the edges of base walls in Islamic architecture?

What kind of carved gateways were traditionally found facing the cardinal directions around Indian stupas?

What is the Dome of the Rock?

Which architectural feature is muqarnas associated with?

What is the primary purpose of muqarnas in Islamic architecture?

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Islamic art?

What is the significance of calligraphy in Islamic art?

Where did Islam originate in the 7th century AD?

What is the Dome of the Rock?

Which civilization revered the Dome of the Rock as a significant religious site?

In Mesoamerica, what material was considered more precious than gold by the Olmecs?

Which architectural element is commonly found in Islamic architecture that provides decorative support?

Islamic calligraphy is known for its artistic representation of which language?

Which motif is commonly found in Islamic art and architecture representing the complex geometry of Islamic design?


Test your knowledge about the history, characteristics, and significance of Islamic art and architecture, including elaborate geometric patterns, colourful tiles, natural motifs, and calligraphy. Learn about the origins of Islam and key architectural landmarks like the Dome of the Rock.

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