Geography Quiz : Indian Drainage System


Geography Quiz : Indian Drainage System

Daily Quiz – 4

Total Question – 15

1. Three important rivers of the Indian subcontinent have their sources near the Mansarovar Lake in the Great Himalayas. Which are these rivers?

[A]  Jhelum, Sutlej and Yamuna

[B]  Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej

[C]  Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Yamuna

[D] Indus, Jhelum and Sutlej

Correct Answer: [B]  Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej

2. Dhuandhar waterfalls is formed by river

[A]  Tapi

[B]  Mahanadi

[C]  Narmada

[D] Narmada

Correct Answer: [C]  Narmada

3. Which of the following statements in regard to the peninsular rivers of the Indian subcontinent is true?
[A]  These flow through deep gorges

[B]  Most of these are dependent on rainfall

[C]  Meandering course is their chief characteristic

[D] These have perennial source of water supply

Correct Answer: [B]  Most of these are dependent on rainfall

4. Which one of the following is the place of confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers?
[A]  Vishnu Prayag

[B]  Karan Prayag

[C]  Deva Prayag

[D] Rudra Prayag

Correct Answer: [C]  Deva Prayag

5. Consider the following regarding Brahmaputra River is correct

[A]  The Brahmaputra is one of the major rivers of Asia, a trans-boundary river which flows through China, India, Bangladesh and Tibet

[B]  The Brahmaputra River which is known as Tsangpo in Tibet, receives very little volume of water in Tibet, so it has less silt in Tibetan drainage basin

[C]  Both ‘A’ and ‘B’ are correct

[D] None of the above

Correct Answer: [C]  Both ‘A’ and ‘B’ are correct

6. Consider the following about east and west flowing rivers
  1. East flowing rivers make deltas at their mouth whereas west flowing rivers enter the sea through estuaries.
  2. East flowing rivers will not flow through very deep channels whereas west flowing rivers flow through deep channels.
  3. Tributaries of east flowing rivers are comparatively large compared to west flowing rivers.
Select the correct statement/s
[A]  1 and 2

[B]  2 and 3

[C]  1 and 3

[D] 1,2 and 3

Correct Answer: [D] 1,2 and 3

7. River Mahanadi flows through which of the below states?
[A]  Odisha, Jharkhand and Maharashtra

[B]  Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal

[C]  Chhattisgarh and Odisha

[D] Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal

Correct Answer: [C]  Chhattisgarh and Odisha

8. Consider the following regarding river Godavari is correct

[A]  It is the second largest peninsular river

[B]  It is navigable all through its stretch

[C]  It rises in the Tryambakeshwar in the Nasik district of Maharashtra

[D] All of above

Correct Answer: [C]  It rises in the Tryambakeshwar in the Nasik district of Maharashtra

9. Which among the following acts as a water divide between the major peninsular rivers of India?
[A]  Vindhya range

[B]  Balaghat range

[C]  Satpura range

[D] Western Ghats

Correct Answer: [D] Western Ghats

10. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

[A]  Mullaperiyar dam — Periyar river

[B]  Tehri dam — Bhagirathi river

[C]  Bisalpur dam — Banas river

[D] All of above

Correct Answer: [D] All of above

11. Cherrapunji and Mawsynram of Meghalaya which receives highest rainfall are in

[A]  Garo hills

[B]  Khasi Hills

[C]  Jaintia Hills

[D] None of the above

Correct Answer: [B]  Khasi Hills

12. Teesta forms a part of which major river system?

[A]  Ganga

[B]  Krishna

[C]  Cauvery

[D] Brahmaputra

Correct Answer: [D] Brahmaputra

13. Which of the following gives the correct descending order by length of the rivers of India?
[A]  Brahmaputra, Ganga, Godavari, Kosi

[B]  Ganga, Brahmaputra, Krishna, Godavari

[B]  Ganga, Godavari, Krishna, Yamuna

[D] Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Mahanadi

Correct Answer: [B]  Ganga, Godavari, Krishna, Yamuna

14. Which of the following is an inland drainage area? 

[A]  Sambhar area

[B]  Chilka region

[C]  Mansarovar lake

[D] Rann of Kutch

Correct Answer: [D] Rann of Kutch

15. The river basin which is called ‘Ruhr of India’ is:

[A]  Damodar

[B]  Hooghly

[C]  Godavari

[D] Swarnarekha

Correct Answer: [A]  Damodar

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