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

Indian Rivers, Lakes and Water Set - 2 MCQs

Question 6.

Name the longest river in India

A.

 Brahmaputra

B.

 Ganga

C.

 Godavari

D.

 Krishna

Explanation :

Although river Brahmaputra is one of the longest rivers having a length of about 2900 km but in India it flows for only 916 km. River Ganga which flows for 2,525km is the longest river in India.

Question 7.

Which river is called 'The Sorrow of Bengal'?

A.

 Sone

B.

 Damodar

C.

 Hooghly

D.

 Kosi

Explanation :

Damodar River was earlier known as the "River of Sorrows" because it used to flood many areas of Bardhaman, Hooghly, Howrah and Medinipur districts. Even now the floods sometimes affect the lower Damodar Valley, but the havoc it wreaked in earlier years is now a matter of history. The floods were virtually an annual ritual.

Question 8.

The river basin which is called 'Ruhr of India' is ________

A.

 Damodar

B.

 Hooghly

C.

 Godavari

D.

 Swarnarekha

Explanation :

Damodar valley is called Ruhr of India because it is rich in minerals ,specifically coal, which led to the development of many industries in the valley region especially iron and steel industries.

Question 9.

The river on which the reservoir for Indira Gandhi Canal has been built is

A.

 Sutlej

B.

 Ravi

C.

 Luni

D.

 Jhelum

Explanation :

Indira Gandhi Canal starts from Harike Barrage. This Barrage acts as a reservoir to the water from confluence of rivers Sutlej and Beas. From here it derives water and fed the Rajasthan state.

Question 10.

River Godavari flows through ________

A.

 Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh

B.

 Maharashtra, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh

C.

 Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

D.

 Maharashtra, Karnataka, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh

Explanation :

River Godavari flows through Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The source of the Godavari River is situated near Trimbak in Nashik District of Maharashtra. After setting off, the river runs towards the east, traversing the Deccan Plateau. In the end, the river empties into the Bay of Bengal at Narasapuram in West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh.