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Rivers

Rivers form life line of any country and its contribution in development of a country cannot be denied. Besides providing a fertile land it provides inland water way and many hydro electric projects have been developed on the rivers.Accordingly there have been questions regarding location of rivers, location of dams situated on the rivers, reason of frequent flooding of a river, important cities located on the banks of riversetc. Thus due importance has to be given to this aspect also. Try these questions on rivers:

1. Which of the following are the tributaries of Ganga

1. Ravi 2. Sutlej 3. Ghagra 4. Gandak 5. Kosi 6. Mahanadi 7. chambal

a. 3, 4, 5 and 6
b. 2, 3, 5 and 6
c. 1, 3, 4 and 5
d. 3, 4, 5 and 7


2. What is meant by aggrading type of river? a. A river which is loosing its bed due to construction of a dam or barrage upstream
b. A river which is following a turbulent course especially in the hilly regions
c. A river which is building up its bed because of excessive sediments entering in it
d. A river which has a uniform flow through out its course


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3. Which of the following are classified as river training works?

1. Guide Bank system 2. Groynes 3. Levees 4. Pitched Banks 5. Pitched islands

a. 1, 2 and 3
b. 2, 3 and 5
c. 1, 4 and 5
d. All of the above


4. Arrange the following rivers from North to South

1. Tapi 2. Narmada 3. Godavari 4. Tungbhadra 5. Cauvery 6. Krishna 7. Krishna

a. 3, 2, 1, 6, 4 and 5
b. 2, 1, 3, 6, 4 and 5
c. 1, 2, 3, 6, 4 and 5
d. 2, 1, 4, 3, 6 and 5


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5. Match the following:

A- Lucknow 1. Tapti
B- Jamshedpur 2. Gomti
C- Nasik 3. Sabarnarekha
D- Surat 4. Godavari

a A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1
b A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1
c A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3
d A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2


6. Match the following:

A- Thein Dam 1. Krishna
B- Nagarjun Sagar 2. Ganga
C- Hirakud 3. Ravi
D- Farakkha 4. Mahanadi

a A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1
b A-4, B-2, C-1, D-3
c A-3, B-1, C-2, D-3
d A-3, B-1, C-4, D-2


7. Arrange the following rivers in the order from east to west

1. Sind 2. Son 3. Chambal 4. Betwa 5. Luni

a. 2, 4, 1, 3 and 5
b. 2, 4, 3, 1 and 5
c. 2, 4, 5, 1, and 3
d. 4, 2, 1, 3 and 5


8. Which of the following river rises in the Tibet?

a. chenab
b. Sutlej
c. Beas
d. Ravi


9. Which one of the following is the largerst peninsular river?

a. Narmada
b. Krishna
c. Cauvery
d. Godavari


10. Which of the following are the west flowing rivers?

1. Godavari 2. Cauvery 3. Krishna 4. Narmada 5. Tapi 6. Mahanadi

a. 3 and 5
b. 4 and 5
c. 1 and 2
d. 2 and 6


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