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QUIZ BASED ON RIVERS

Which is the longest river of India?

Choose one of the following:

Ganga

Jamuna

Krishna

Narmada

The correct answer is: ganga

From Devprayag to the Bay of Bengal, Ganga flows a distance of approximately 1550 miles (2500 kilometres). Its tributaries
flow through parts of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. In India it passes through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal. The
Hindus consider it to be the most sacred river.

From where does the river Ganga originate?

Choose one of the following:

Mansarovar

Gaumukh

Auli

Kedarnath

The correct answer is: gaumukh

The melted waters of the Gangotri glacier flow through the glacier's snout which is called Gaumukh (cow's mouth). This water
gives rise to the river Bhagirathi, which joins with river Alaknanda at the small town of Devprayag. There it forms the mighty
Ganga.

Which of these rivers flows into the Arabian Sea?

Choose one of the following:

Krishna

Cauvery

Mahanadi

Narmada

The correct answer is: Narmada

Most Indian rivers flow into the Bay of Bengal but Narmada flows into the Arabian Sea. It gives its water to the two states of
Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Over the water of which river did two Indian states start arguing in 1995?

Choose one of the following:


Ganga

Kosi

Narmada

Cauvery

The correct answer is: Cauvery

Karnataka and Tamil Nadu both rely on the water from the river Cauvery for their sustenance. In 1995, due to a failed
monsoon, there was shortage of water and both the states got into a dispute over sharing Cauvery's water resources.

With which river is social activist Medha Patkar associated?

Choose one of the following:

Krishna

Indus

Narmada

Brahmaputra

The correct answer is: narmada

Medha Patkar is a renowned social activist who has been fighting against the construction of dams on the Narmada. The
construction of these dams will affect millions of people living in the Narmada river valley.

Which river forms the largest river basin?

Choose one of the following:

Indus

Ganga

Narmada

Brahmaputra

The correct answer is: Ganga

Ganga has the largest river basin and covers 750 miles (12,500 kilometres) in northern India. It is lined by the Himalayas in the
north and the Vindhya-Satpura ranges in the south.

Which river flows through the state of Assam and is known for changing its course frequently?

Choose one of the following:

Brahmaputra

Ganga

Godavari

Chambal
The correct answer is: brahamputra

Brahmaputra flows about 1800 miles (2900 kilometres) from the Kailash range in the Himalayas to join the river Ganga at a vast
delta on the Bay of Bengal. The river is called the Tsangpo in Tibet, the Brahmaputra in Assam and the Jamuna in Bangladesh.

Which of these rivers does not flow through the Himalayas?

Choose one of the following:

Indus

Godavari

Alaknanda

Bhagirathi

The correct answer is: godavari

Godavari rises in the western ghats and flows eastward towards the Bay of Bengal covering a distance of 910 miles (1465
kilometres). It flows across the Deccan plateau, through the states of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

Which river lent its name to India?

Choose one of the following:

Ganga

Indus

Bhagirathi

Krishna

The correct answer is: indus

When the Greeks came to India, they settled by the river Indus. Indus and its web of tributaries provided water to the whole of
north India making the land very fertile. Thus they called the land India after this river.

Which river originates from the Maikal range?

Choose one of the following:

Gomti

Ghaghra

Son

Narmada

The correct answer is: Narmada

Originating from the Maikal range in Madhya Pradesh, Narmada covers a distance of 800 miles (1300 kilometres) before flowing
into the Arabian sea. It is considered to be the most sacred river after the Ganga.