Indian Geography GK Quiz-26

Indian Geography GK Quiz-26

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

    Question: The river Ganga has two major sources—

    (1) Bhagirathi and Alaka-nanada
    (2) Bhagirathi and Yamuna
    (3) Bhagirathi and Saraswati
    (4) Alakananda and Gandak
    Answer: (1) Bhagirathi and Alaka-nanada
    The name Ganges is used for the river between the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers, in the Himalayas, and the India-Bangladesh border, near the Farakka Barrage and the first bifurcation of the river. The river's source is usually assumed to be the source of the Bhagirathi River, Gangotri Glacier at Gomukh, and its mouth being the mouth of the Meghna River on the Bay of Bengal. Sometimes the source of the Ganges is considered to be at Haridwar, where its Himalayan headwater streams debouch onto the Gangetic Plain.

    Question: The “Alamatti Dam” is constructed on the river

    (1) Kaveri 
    (2) Seeleru
    (3) Krishna 
    (4) Tungabhadra
    Answer: (3) Krishna 
    The Almatti Dam is a dam project on the Krishna River in North Karnataka, India which was completed in July 2005. The dam is located on the edge of Bijapur and Bagalkot districts. The height of Almatti dam was originally restricted to 52.26 meters by the Supreme Court of India.

    Question: The Nagarjuna Sagar Project is constructed on the river

    (1) Kaveri 
    (2) Krishna
    (3) Godavari 
    (4) Indus
    Answer: (2) Krishna
    The Nagarjunasagar Dam is the world's largest masonry dam at the time of its construction, which is built across Krishna River at Nagarjunasagar in Guntur and Nalgonda districts of Andhra Pradesh. It was the earliest in the series of large infrastructure projects initiated for the Green Revolution in India; it also is one of the earliest multi-purpose irrigation and hydro-electric projects in India.

    Question: The largest estuary in India is at the mouth of river

    (1) Hooghly 
    (2) Bhagirathi
    (3) Godavari 
    (4) Krishna
    Answer: (1) Hooghly 
    An estuary is an area where a freshwater river or stream meets the ocean. One of the major estuaries of the Ganges, the largest as well as longest river of Indian subcontinent, is the Hooghly estuary. It has a width of 3 to 12 kms and is a live estuary supporting biodiversity and better known for its Hilsa fishery and the famous Sunderban mangroves.

    Question: The joint river valley venture of India and Nepal is

    (1) Gomati 
    (2) Chambal
    (3) Damodar 
    (4) Kosi
    Answer: (4) Kosi
    Immediately after independence, policy planners sought a solution to the recurring flood menace faced by people of North Bihar from the Kosi and other rivers flowing from Nepal to India. The Kosi project was thus conceptualized (based on investigations between 1946 to 1955), in three continuous interlinked stages. The third part envisaged a high multipurpose dam within Nepal at Barakshetra to provide substantial flood cushion along with large irrigation and power benefits to both countries.

    Question: ‘‘Meghna’’ is the combined stream of which two rivers ?

    (1) Ganga and Yamuna
    (2) Ganga and Gomti
    (3) Ganga and Sone
    (4) Ganga and Brahmaputra
    Answer: (4) Ganga and Brahmaputra
    Meghna River is the combined stream of the Ganges and Brahmaputra. It is an important river in
    Bangladesh, one of the three that forms the Ganges Delta, the largest on earth fanning out to the Bay of
    Bengal.


    Question: Where is the Rana Pratap Sagar Dam built ?

    (1) On river Sutlej
    (2) On river Chambal
    (3) On river Narmada
    (4) On river Gandak
    Answer: (2) On river Chambal
    The Rana Pratap Sagar Dam is a gravity masonry dam of 53.8 metres height built on the Chambal River at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan in India. It was officially declared open on 9 February 1970 by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India.

    Question: The river which joins Ganga from southern side is :

    (1) Betwa 
    (2) Chambal
    (3) Son 
    (4) Ken
    Answer: (3) Son 
    Son is the principal southern tributary of the Ganges (Ganga) River, rising in Madhya Pradesh state. The river cuts through the Kaimur Range and joins the Ganges above Patna, after a 487-mile (784-km) course. The Son valley is geologically almost a continuation of that of the Narmada River to the southwest.

    Question: Which of the following rivers flows from East to West and makes an estuary?

    (1) Yamuna 
    (2) Krishna
    (3) Narmada 
    (4) Godavari
    Answer: (3) Narmada 
    The Narmada is the largest of all west flowing peninsular rivers. It forms estuary in the Gulf of
    Khambat. There are several islands in the estuary of the Narmada of which Aliabet is the largest.

    Question: The Brahmaputra originates from which of the following glaciers?

    (1) Siachen
    (2) Gangotri
    (3) Yamunotri
    (4) Chemayungdung
    Answer:
    The Brahmaputra river (also called as "BurlungButhur" by the Bodo people of Assam), called Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibetan language, originates on the Angsi Glacier located on the northern side of the Himalayas in Burang County of Tibet and not Chema-Yungdung glacier, which was previously identified by geographer Swami Pranavananda in the 1930s.

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