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

Indian Rivers, Lakes and Water Set - 2 MCQs

Question 16.

Consider the following pairs: Tributary River Main River
1. Chambal Narmada
2. Sone Yamuna
3. Manas Brahmaputra
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

A.

 1, 2 and 3

B.

 1 and 2 only

C.

 2 and 3 only

D.

 3 only

Explanation :

Manas Brahmaputra is correctly matched. The Manas river is a major tributary of Brahmaputra River, which passes through the heart of the national park.

Question 17.

Which of the following is an east following river of Indian Peninsula?

A.

 Tapti

B.

 Narmada

C.

 Mahanadi

D.

 Periyar

Explanation :

Mahanadi is an east following river of Indian Peninsula. Most of the major rivers of the peninsula such as the Mahanadi, the Godavari, the Krishna and the Kaveri flow eastwards and drain into the Bay of Bengal.

Question 18.

Which is the longest river of Peninsular India?

A.

 Krishna

B.

 Cauvery

C.

 Narmada

D.

 Godavari

Explanation :

The longest river of Peninsular India is Godavari with a length of 1465km. It is also known as Vridha Ganga or Dakshin Ganga.

Question 19.

Which of the following group of rivers in India are likely to show the least erosional activity?

A.

 Himalayan rivers

B.

 Those rising in the Great Plain of India

C.

 The thin streams flowing into the Arabian Sea

D.

 The eastward flowing Peninsular rivers

Explanation :

The eastward flowing Peninsular rivers are likely to show the least erosional activity. These rivers are involved less in the erosional and depositional activities.

Question 20.

Which one of the following east flowing rivers of India forms rift valley due to down warping?

A.

 Damodar

B.

 Mahanadi

C.

 Son

D.

 Yamuna

Explanation :

Damodar east flowing rivers of India forms rift valley due to down warping. Down warp denotes a segment of the earth’s crust that is broadly bent downward.