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Question 1: This can be seen in the famous ________ at Belur dedicated to Vishnu and in the Hoysaleswara temple at Halebidu dedicated to Shiva.
Vijayanagara EmpireChennakesava TempleHoysala architectureHoysala Empire

Question 2: Perhaps no other temple in the country depicts the Ramayana and ________ epics more effectively than the Hoysaleshwara temple at Halebidu.
Kurukshetra WarBhagavad GitaKrishnaMahabharata

Question 3: [45][46] Dasoja and his son Chavana from ________ were the architects of Chennakesava Temple at Belur; Kedaroja was the chief architect of the Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu.
Western Chalukya EmpireKarnatakaBalligaviShivamogga district

Question 4: Apart from these sculptures, entire sequences from the ________ epics (commonly the Ramayana and the Mahabharata) have been sculpted in a clockwise direction starting at the main entrance.
Hinduism in IndiaHinduismHinduVaishnavism

Question 5: [2][34] The Hoysala style is an offshoot of the ________ style, which was popular in the 10th and 11th centuries.
Hoysala EmpireWestern Chalukya EmpireChalukya dynastyRashtrakuta Dynasty

Question 6: [18] The Amruteswara temple in ________ has forty-eight domes in the mahamantapa ("great open hall").
Chikkamagaluru districtSakrepatnaAddagaddeB.Kanabur

Question 7: Various depictions of Lord ________ show him in action, such as slaying a demon or dancing on the head of an elephant.

Question 8: The sthamba buttalikas are pillar images that show traces of ________ art in the Chalukyan touches.
Maurya EmpirePala EmpireChola DynastyGupta Empire

Question 9: The two main deities found in Hoysala temple sculpture are Lord ________ and Lord Vishnu in their various forms and avatars (incarnations).
HinduismGaneshaBhagavad GitaShiva

Question 10: The Hoysalas built ________ temples to satisfy the needs of its Jain population, a few of which have survived in Halebidu containing icons of Jain tirthankaras.
JainismHinduismJain philosophyIndian religions


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