9th Class English Book

 Unit-7 Sultan Ahmad Mosque Short Questions

(i) Why Sultan Ahmad Mosque is also known as Blue Mosque?
Ans. Sultan Ahmad Mosque is also known as Blue Mosque because;
(i) Magnificent hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls.
(ii) At night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes.
(ii) Who was appointed as the architect of the mosque?
Ans. The royal architect Sedefhar Mehmat Aga, was appointed by the Sultan as in-charge of the project.
(iii) Who constructed Mosque Sophia?
Ans. The Hagia Sophia was between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmad I. The royal architect Sedefhar Mehmat Aga, was appointed by the Sultan as in-charge of the project.  
(iv) Why was a heavy iron chain hung at the entrance of the court?
Ans. A heavy iron chain was hung at the upper part of a door from where the king was to enter the mosque. The king had to bow down his head to avoid the hit of the chain. It was a symbol by which the king showed his humbleness to Allah Almighty.
(v) How does the interior of the mosque look?
Ans. The lower interior of the mosque is lined with more than 20,000 ceramic tiles in more than 50 designs. The gallery is decorated with the designs of flowers, fruits and cypresses. The upper level of the interior is painted blue. The floors are covered with carpets. The whole interior looks beautiful.
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