Indian Rivers, Lakes and Water Set - 3 Multiple Choice Questions

Indian Rivers, Lakes and Water Set - 3 MCQs

Question 1.

River Indus originates from

A.

 Hindukush range

B.

 Himalayan range

C.

 Karakoram range

D.

 Kailash range

Explanation :

Indus is a 3,200km long trans Himalayan river. It rises from Sengge Zangbo glacier in the southwest Tibet near lake Manasarovar in the Kailash range.

Question 2.

Which of the following peninsular rivers is westward flowing?

A.

 Mahanadi

B.

 Godavari

C.

 Tapti

D.

 Cauvery

Explanation :

Tapti peninsular rivers is westward flowing. Tapti rivers flow through the rift valleys which have a different gradient. So they flow westward.

Question 3.

The river Cauvery flows from ________

A.

 Andhra Pradesh to Tamil Nadu

B.

 Karnataka to Maharashtra

C.

 Karnataka to Tamil Nadu

D.

 Kerala to Tamil Nadu

Explanation :

The river Cauvery flows from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu. Originally, the Cauvery River had its source at Talakaveri in the Western Ghats Mountain Range. Talakaveri is situated in the Kodagu District in Karnataka and the river usually runs in a southeastern itinerary across the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The river flows over the southern Deccan terrains across the plains in the southeast and pours into the Bay of Bengal through two major outlets.

Question 4.

The fertile land between two rivers is called

A.

 Drainage basin

B.

 Watershed

C.

 Doab

D.

 Lowland or terrain

Explanation :

Doab is a tract of land that lies between two conflating rivers. Punjab is a land between five rivers.

Question 5.

Teesta forms a part of which major river system?

A.

 Ganga

B.

 Krishna

C.

 Cauvery

D.

 Brahmaputra

Explanation :

Teesta forms a part of Brahmaputra. In Bangladesh, the Brahmaputra is joined by the Teesta River, one of its largest tributaries. Below the Teesta, the Brahmaputra splits into two distributary branches. The western branch, which contains the majority of the river’s flow, continues due south as the Jamuna to merge with the lower Ganges, called the Padma River. The eastern branch is called the lower or old Brahmaputra.