MCQs – Major rivers (Ganges, Brahmaputra, Yamuna) and their basins. (India)

1. Which of the following rivers is not part of the Ganges River system?

A) Yamuna
B) Gandak
C) Brahmaputra
D) Son

Answer: C) Brahmaputra

2. The Ganges River Basin is the largest river basin in India. What percentage of the country’s population depends on this basin for their water needs?

A) Approximately 30%
B) Approximately 45%
C) Approximately 60%
D) Approximately 75%

Answer: D) Approximately 75%

3. Which river is considered the major tributary of the Ganges and meets the Ganges in the city of Allahabad (Prayagraj)?

A) Yamuna
B) Son
C) Gandak
D) Kosi

Answer: A) Yamuna

4. The Brahmaputra River is known as “Yarlung Tsangpo” in its upper reaches. In which country does it originate before entering India?

A) Bhutan
B) China
C) Nepal
D) Myanmar

Answer: B) China

5. The confluence of the Ganges and Brahmaputra forms the world’s largest delta. What is it called?

A) Sundarbans Delta
B) Godavari Delta
C) Krishna Delta
D) Kaveri Delta

Answer: A) Sundarbans Delta

6. Which river is often referred to as the “Sorrow of Bihar” due to its frequent floods and course changes?

A) Gandak
B) Kosi
C) Son
D) Chambal

Answer: B) Kosi

7. The Yamuna River is a major tributary of the Ganges. Where does the Yamuna originate?

A) Yamunotri Glacier
B) Gangotri Glacier
C) Rohtang Pass
D) Kanchenjunga

Answer: A) Yamunotri Glacier

8. Which state in India is not traversed by the Yamuna River?

A) Haryana
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Rajasthan

Answer: C) Madhya Pradesh

9. The delta region of the Ganges and Brahmaputra is home to the Bengal Tiger. What is the name of this region?

A) Konkan
B) Malabar
C) Sundarbans
D) Coromandel

Answer: C) Sundarbans

10. The Brahmaputra River enters India through the northeastern state of:

A) Arunachal Pradesh
B) Assam
C) Manipur
D) Meghalaya

Answer: A) Arunachal Pradesh