Indian Geography GK Quiz-25

Indian Geography GK Quiz-25

Indian Geography Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Quiz for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on Indian Geography for competitive examinations.

    Question: Which of the following rivers has its source outside India?

    (1) Brahmaputra 
    (2) Beas
    (3) Ravi 
    (4) Jhclum
    Answer: (1) Brahmaputra 
    Brahmaputra River, also called Tsangpo-Brahmaputra, is a transboundary river and one of the major rivers of Asia. With its origin from Talung Tso Lake in southwestern Tibet as the Yarlung Tsangpo River, it flows across southern Tibet to break through the Himalayas in great gorges (including the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon) and into Arunachal Pradesh (India) where it is known as Dihang or Siang. It flows southwest through the Assam Valley as Brahmaputra and south through Bangladesh as the Jamuna (not to be mistaken with Yamuna of India). In the vast Ganges Delta it merges with the Padma, the main distributary of the Ganges, then the Meghna, before emptying into the Bay of Bengal.

    Question: Surat is situated on the banks of the river

    (1) Tapti 
    (2) Mahanadi
    (3) Bhima 
    (4) Godavari
    Answer: (1) Tapti 
    Surat, previously known as Suryapur, is a welldeveloped commercial city of the Indian state of Gujarat. The city is located 306 km south of state capital Gandhinagar, and is situated on the left bank of the Tapti River (Tapi). The city is largely recognized for its textile and diamond businesses. It is also known as the diamond capital of the world and the textile capital/Manchester textile city of India, a distinction it took over from Ahmedabad. It is also known as the “Embroidery capital of India” with the highest number of embroidery machines than any other city.

    Question: Guwahati is situated on the bank of the river

    (1) Teesta 
    (2) Brahmaputra
    (3) Hooghly 
    (4) Sone
    Answer: (2) Brahmaputra
    Guwahati — formerly known as Pragjyotishpura and Durjoya in ancient Assam, and Gauhati in the modern era — is an ancient urban area, the largest city of Assam, the largest metropolitan area in northeastern , one of the fastest developing cities in India and often referred as “gateway” of the North East Region. It is also the third largest city in Eastern India after Kolkata and Patna respectively. The city is between the southern bank of the Brahmaputra river and the foothills of the Shillong plateau.

    Question: Surat is located on the banks of the river :

    (1) Narmada 
    (2) Sharavathi
    (3) Mahi 
    (4) Tapti
    Answer: (4) Tapti
    The Tapti River ancient original name Tapi River, is a river in central India. It is one of the major rivers of peninsular India with a length of around 724 kilometres. It is one of only three rivers in peninsular India that run from east to west - the others being the Narmada River and the Mahi River. The river rises in the eastern Satpura Range of southern Madhya Pradesh state, and flows westward, draining Madhya Pradesh’s Nimar region, Maharashtra’s Kandesh and east Vidarbha regions in the northwest corner of the Deccan Plateau and south Gujarat, before emptying into the Gulf of Cambay of the Arabian Sea, in the Surat District of Gujarat. The river, along with the northern parallel Narmada river, form the boundaries between North and South India.

    Question: Hirakud Dam has been constructed across the river

    (1) Ganga 
    (2) Mahanadi
    (3) Kaveri 
    (4) Brahmaputra
    Answer: (2) Mahanadi
    Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi River, about 15 km from Sambalpur in the state of Orissa in India. Built in 1957, the dam is one of the world's longest earthen dam.

    Question: The originating point of river godavri is

    (1) Nasik 
    (2) Pune
    (3) Mumbai 
    (4) Sholapur
    Answer: (1) Nasik 
    The Godavari is a river in the south-central India. It originates in the Western Ghats Trimbakeshwar, in the Nasik Subdivision of the western state of Maharashtra and flows through the modern state of Andhra Pradesh before reaching the Bay of Bengal.

    Question: The largest Masonry dam has been constructed on the river

    (1) Krishna 
    (2) Rihand
    (3) Sutlej 
    (4) Mahanadi
    Answer: (1) Krishna 
    Masonry dams are dams made out of masonry; mainly stone and brick. They are either the gravity or the arch type. The largest masonry dam in the world is Nagarjunasagar Dam in India which is built across Krishna River at Nagarjunasagar in Guntur and Nalgonda districts of Andhra Pradesh.

    Question: The dispute about the “Mullaperiyar dam” concerns which states?

    (1) Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
    (2) Tamil Nadu ana Kerala
    (3) Kerala and Karnataka
    (4) Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
    Answer: (2) Tamil Nadu ana Kerala
    The Mullaperiyar Dam is a masonry gravity dam on the Periyar River in the Kerala state of India. The control and safety of the dam and the validity and fairness of the lease agreement have been points of dispute between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

    Question: The Cogentrix Power Project is located in

    (1) Karnataka 
    (2) Kerala
    (3) Gujarat
    (4) Madhya Pradesh
    Answer: (1) Karnataka 
    This multinational power generation company from the United States was involved in one of the eight "fast-track" power projects that were chosen as examples of the benefits of "reform" in the power sector. Cogentrix and Hong Kong's China Light and Power International were to set up a $1.3 billion, 1000 MW project in Karnataka.

    Question: The river Brahmaputra is known as _______ as it enters Arunachal Pradesh.

    (1) Dibang 
    (2) Dihang
    (3) Subansiri 
    (4) Dhansiri
    Answer: (2) Dihang
    With its origin in the Angsi Glacier, located on the northern side of the Himalayas in Burang County of China's Tibet Autonomous Region as the Yarlung Tsangpo River, Brahmaputra flows across southern Tibet to break through the Himalayas in great gorges (including the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon) and into Arunachal Pradesh (India) where it is known as Dihang or Siang.

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