June 05, 2014

Q TIME: THE RIVERS OF INDIA - I



So after a hiatus of over two weeks, I am back to blogging. Having written extensively during the recently concluded elections, I thought I needed a break. While covering politics, especially from the perspective of individual states was fun and a knowledge enriching experience, I wanted to make sure that I don't over do it. Also, having devoted most of my time post the office hours to watching news and writing about Indian politics, I felt that I have to blog more about other topics too. During the last two months, I have collected a list of 50 questions on the topic: Rivers of India, which I would post in a two part series. Hope you enjoy it. And yes, the analysis of Narendra Modi's stupendous victory is something I will start blogging about soon.


(1) On the banks of which Indian River did Alexander the Great defeat King Porus in what is believed to be the most costly battle in the Macedonian King’s Eurasian campaign?
Indus (Sindhu)
Hydaspes (Jhelum)
Zarodros (Satluj)
Acesines (Chenab)

(2) Which of the following river derives its name from the Sanskrit word for 'Salt'?
Son
Banas
Luni
Jawai

(3) The Dibang, the Lohit and the Dhansiri are the left ward tributaries of which Indian River?
Brahmaputra
Mahanadi
Tapi
Godavari

(4) Which of the following is not one of the four rivers that meet the Yamuna at Pachnada?
Chambal
Pahuj
Parbati
Kuwari

(5) Which Indian river has a namesake in Thailand?
Mahi
Narmada
Tapi
Sabarmati

(6) Which river is also referred to as 'Rewa'?
Godavri
Tapi
Narmada
Yamuna

(7) Kabini is the tributary of which of the following rivers?
Kaveri
Krishna
Periyar
Godavari

(8) Which city in Maharashtra is located on the bank of the Mula-Muthi River?
Nagpur
Pune
Mumbai
Nashik

(9) By what name is the Mahadei river more popularly known as?
Zuari
Netravati
Mapusa
Mandovi

(10) The sacred Saligrama Sila stones are associated with which Indian River?
Kosi
Ghaghara
Gandaki
Son

(11) River Ganga and its tributaries flow through how many different Indian states?
13 states
12 states
11 states
10 states

(12) The summer and the winter capitals of India’s northernmost state are located on which rivers?
Beas & Tawi
Indus & Ravi
Chenab & Jhelum
Jhelum & Tawi

(13) The Coringa Mangrove forests are located on the delta of which river?
Krishna
Godavari
Kaveri
Ganga-Brahmaputra

(14) The island of Majoli is located in which river?
Ganga
Indus
Brahmaputra
Narmada

(15) The Gandhi Sagar, the Pratap Sagar and the Jawahar Sagar are dams associated with which Indian river?
Chambal
Ken
Son
Betwa

(16) Which of the following cities is located on the banks of the Karamana River?
Thiruvananthapuram
Chennai
Bengaluru
Hyderabad

(17) The river Teesta is the lifeline of which north eastern state?
Arunachal
Sikkim
Meghalaya
Assam

(18) Which Indian River is sage Agasthya associated with?
Krishna
Godavari
Kaveri
Tungabhadra

(19) The river Ganga is the confluence of five head streams that join the Alaknanda. Arrange the other 5 according to how they join the Alaknanda while travelling from north to south.
(i) Bhagirathi – (ii) Mandakini – (iii) Nandakini – (iv) Pindar Ganga – (v) Dhauli Ganga
(ii)-(v)-(iii)-(i)-(iv)
(i)-(iii)_(iv)-(ii)-(v)
(iv)-(ii)-(v)-(iii)-(i)
(v)-(iii)-(iv)-(ii)-(i)

(20) The rivers - Shetrunji, Bhadar and Machchu flow in which Indian state?
Rajasthan
Bengal
Gujarat
Orissa

(21) Besides Orissa, which other state does the Mahanadi flow through?
Jharkhand
Chattisgarh
Bengal
Andhra

(22) The famous Jog Falls is formed by which river?
Sharavathi
Hemvathi
Indravati
Vegavathi

(23) According to mythological sources, the birth of the river Vaigai is associated with which Tamil dynasty?
Pandyas
Cheras
Pallavas
Cholas

(24) The name 'Chandrabhaga' is associated with which Indian River?
Chambal
Kaveri
Chenab
Godvari

(25) Which of the following rivers flows through Mumbai?
Mula
Musa
Mithi
Mandovi




For the next post in this series, click here (Link).