Chapter – 23
Q1. Why were there small pointed nails on the gate of the fort?
Ans- There were small pointed nails on the gate of the fort to safeguard against the enemies.
Q2. What was the reason for the construction of huge gates in the fort?
Ans- In the ancient times, the elephants were there in the king’s army. Therefore, huge gates were constructed for their movement.
Q3. Why were the watchtowers constructed on the upper side of the walls?
Ans- The Burj (watchtowers) were constructed on the upper sides of the wall, fron where the soldiers could see on any attacking army and fire bullets from there for their defence
Q4. Why were the forts constructed on high altitudes?
Ans- The forts were constructed on high altitudes for safety purpose.
Q5. Why should we protect the historical monuments?
Ans- Historical monuments are our national heritage. It is the responsibility of every citizen to protect them.
Q6. Why did Maharana Kumbha construct Vijay Stambh?
Ans- Maharana Kumbha constructed the Vijay Stambh tower after his victory over the Malwa and Gujarat armies led by Md. Khilji.
Q7. What is the difference between fort and palace?
Ans- The forts were constructed considering the security purposes whereas the palaces were constructed for the residence of the kings and his family members.
Q8. Match the following :-
1. Kumbhalgarh Fort – Rajsamand
2. Jaigarh Fort – Jaipur
3. Lohagarh Fort – Bharatpur
4. Ranthambor Fort – Sawai Madhopur
5. Mehrangarh Fort – Jodhpur
6. Sonar Fort – Jaisalmer