Indian Rivers, Lakes and Water Set - 2 Multiple Choice Questions

Indian Rivers, Lakes and Water Set - 2 MCQs

Question 51.

Which of the following south Indian rivers has the largest basin?

A.

 Godavari

B.

 Krishna

C.

 Cauvery

D.

 Mahanadi

Explanation :

Godavari rivers has the largest basin. The river Godavari is the largest of the peninsular rivers of India. Maharashtra is home for its early flows and Godavari for Maharashtra is no less than Ganga. Referred to as Dakshin Ganga the river holds immense spiritual and cultural significance.

Question 52.

Which of the following rivers lies in a rift valley?

A.

 Luni

B.

 Chambal

C.

 Son

D.

 Tapi

Explanation :

Tapi river lies in a rift valley. A rift valley is created on a divergent plate boundary by action of a fault or rift.

Question 53.

The correct sequence of the eastward flowing rivers of the peninsular India from north to south is ________

A.

 Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Pennar, Cauvery and Vagai

B.

 Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Krishna, Godavari, Cauvery, Vagai and Pennar

C.

 Mahanadi, Subarnarekha, Godavari, Krishna, Cauvery, Pennar and Vagai

D.

 Mahanadi, Subarnarekha, Krishna, Godavari, Cauvery, Vagai and Pennar

Explanation :

The correct sequence of the eastward flowing rivers of the peninsular India from north to south is Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Pennar, Cauvery and Vagai.

Question 54.

The youngest rivers in India originate from

A.

 Eastern Ghats

B.

 Western Ghats

C.

 Himalayas

D.

 Deccan Plateau

Explanation :

The youngest rivers in India originate from Himalayas. The Himalayas are among the youngest mountain ranges on the planet. Major Rivers originating from the Himalayas such as River Ganga, Brahmaputra and Indus.

Question 55.

Which Indian state is known as 'Land of Five Rivers' ?

A.

 U.P.

B.

 Punjab

C.

 Haryana

D.

 Jammu and Kashmir

Explanation :

Punjab is known as 'Land of Five Rivers'. The word "Punjab" is a combination of the Persian words panj (five), and āb (water), giving the literal meaning of the "Land of Five Rivers". The five rivers after which Punjab is named are the Beas, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej.