Rivers of India – Indus and Brahmaputra


Which is the longest river of the Indian subcontinent? – Indus or Sindhu

What is the originating point of river Ganges? – Confluence of Sengge and Gar rivers near Kailash-Mansarovar region in Tibet, China

Indus River passes through only one Indian state. Which is it? – Jammu & Kashmir

Which river is also known as the Lion River? – Indus

Which are the important tributaries of Indus in Jammu & Kashmir? – Shyok, Shigar and Gilgit

What is the approximate length of Indus River? – 3,200 km

Which are the most important tributaries of Indus? – Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej

Which tributaries of Indus emerge from northwestern direction to merge into it? – Gumal, Zhob, Tochi and Swat

Indus passes through which important city of Pakistan before merging into the seas? – Karachi

Indus merges into which ocean? – The Arabian Sea


What is the originating point of Brahmaputra River? – Angsi Glacier near Mansarovar Lake (Tibet, China)

What is the approximate length of Brahmaputra River? – 2,900 km (about 1,800 miles)

Brahmaputra is known by which name in China? – Tsangpo

Which country is proposing to build a massive dam over Brahmaputra to utilize its mammoth water resources, a step that could drastically reduce river’s water flow into India? – China

Brahmaputra flows through how many Indian states? – Two (Arunachal Pradesh and Assam)

Brahmaputra enters India through which state? – Arunachal Pradesh

Brahmaputra is known by which name in Arunachal Pradesh? – Siang or Dihang (It is known by the name Siang as it enters Indian territory through a rocky and mountainous terrain.  Later in the plains of Arunachal Pradesh it is known as Dihang)

How many times river Brahmaputra changes its course significantly during its flow? – Twice (Once while entering into India from China and secondly while entering Bangladesh from India)

Longest flow of Brahmaputra occurs in which Indian state? – Assam

One of the largest river-islands in the world is formed by Brahmaputra river in Assam. What is the name of this river –island? – Majuli (It is however shrinking fast and is experiencing serious threat to its existence)

Which important city of Assam is situated on Brahmaputra River? – Guwahati

Brahmaputra is known by which name in Bangladesh? – Jamuna

Which are the important tributaries of Brahmaputra? – Dibang and Lohit (in Arunachal Pradesh), Kameng (in Assam) and Ganges (or Padma), Teesta and Meghna (in Bangladesh)

Brahmaputra merges with which river to form the Sunderbans Delta? – Ganges or Padma

Brahmaputra merges into which sea after joining the Ganges in Bangladesh? – Bay of Bengal (Later stages of Brahmaputra are known as Meghna)

1. Which part of the world is referred to as the fertile crescent?

[A]Latin Americas           [B]South East Asia           [C]Middle East                 [D]Scandinavia

2.Which one of the following is not a member country of the Mano River Union?

[A]Liberia                            [B]Sierra Leone                 [C]Guinea          [D]Nigeria

3.The Great Artesian Basin, one of the largest and deepest underground water reservoirs in the world is located in___?

[A]Australia                       [B]USA                [C]China               [D]Japan

4.The Shubhamsari (Subansiri) project, is the 2000MW hydroelectric project is coming up in which of the following states?

[A]Tripura          [B]Arunachal Pradesh    [C]Haryana                         [D]Sikkim

5.The Chambal River does not flow through which one of the following states?

[A]Madhya Pradesh      [B]Rajasthan      [C]Gujarat          [D]Uttar Pradesh

6.Mount Stromboli, which is one of the active volcanoes in the world, is in which country?

[A]Argentina      [B]China               [C]Italy [D]Mexico

7.The continent which has higher ratio of coast to landmass is ____?

[A]Asia                 [B]Australia       [C]Europe          [D]Africa

8.The Mount Kosciuszko, is the highest point in _____?

[A]Australia        [B]Japan              [C]Sri Lanka        [D]Bangladesh

9.Which among the following is the smallest country in the African continent?

[A] Seychelles   [B]Gambia         [C]Libya                [D]Congo

10. How many states and union territories of India have sea coast?

[A]9 States and 5 Union Territories

[B]8 States and 3 Union Territories

[C]9 States and 4 Union Territories

[D]7 States and 3 Union Territories
ANSWER-1.C 2.D   3.A   4.B   5.C 6.C   7.C   8.A   9.A 10.C