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Class 9 Geography Chapter 3 Drainage MCQ

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Class 9 Geography Chapter 3 Drainage MCQ

What does the term “drainage” refer to?
The process of removing excess water from an area
The river system of an area
The formation of lakes and seas
The elevation of mountain ranges
Answer: The river system of an area
What is a drainage basin?
The main river in a region
A large water body such as a lake or a sea
The area drained by a single river system
An elevated area separating two drainage basins
Answer: The area drained by a single river system


What is a water divide?
The process of dividing water into different drainage basins
A large body of water separating two landmasses
An elevated area separating two drainage basins
The flow of water from small streams into a main river
Answer: An elevated area separating two drainage basins


What are the two major groups of rivers in India?
Himalayan and Coastal rivers
Northern and Southern rivers
Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers
Himalayan and Peninsular rivers
Answer: Himalayan and Peninsular rivers


Which rivers have cut through the mountains and formed gorges?
Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers
Yamuna and Godavari rivers
Narmada and Tapti rivers
Indus and Mahanadi rivers
Answer: Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers


Which type of rivers in India are predominantly seasonal and dependent on rainfall?
Coastal rivers
Western Ghats rivers
Himalayan rivers
Peninsular rivers
Answer: Peninsular rivers


Which direction do most peninsular rivers flow towards?
Arabian Sea
Indian Ocean
Bay of Bengal
Gulf of Khambhat
Answer: Bay of Bengal


Which are the major Himalayan rivers?
Ganga, Yamuna, and Brahmaputra
Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra
Indus, Ganga, and Chenab
Ganga, Brahmaputra, and Jhelum
Answer: Indus, Ganga, and Brahmaputra


Where does the Indus River originate?
Ladakh, India
Tibet, near Lake Mansarowar
Gilgit, Pakistan
Attock, Pakistan
Answer: Tibet, near Lake Mansarowar


Which rivers join the Indus in the Kashmir region?
Satluj, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jhelum
Zaskar, Nubra, Shyok, and Hunza
Ganga and Yamuna
Brahmaputra and Ganga
Answer: Zaskar, Nubra, Shyok, and Hunza


Where does the Indus River finally reach the Arabian Sea?
Karachi, Pakistan
Mumbai, India
Kolkata, India
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Answer: Karachi, Pakistan


Which glacier feeds the headwaters of the Ganga?
Gangotri Glacier
Yamunotri Glacier
Alaknanda Glacier
Bhagirathi Glacier
Answer: Gangotri Glacier


Where does the Ganga emerge from the mountains onto the plains?
Answer: Haridwar


Which river is a right bank tributary of the Ganga?
Answer: Yamuna


Which rivers rise in the Nepal Himalaya and cause annual floods in parts of the northern plains?
Yamuna, Ghaghara, and Kosi
Ganga, Gandak, and Kosi
Yamuna, Ghaghara, and Gandak
Ganga, Ghaghara, and Kosi
Answer: Yamuna, Ghaghara, and Gandak


Which are the main tributaries of the Ganga that come from the peninsular uplands?
Chambal, Betwa, and Son
Yamuna, Ghaghara, and Gandak
Satluj, Beas, and Ravi
Brahmaputra, Meghna, and Sundarban
Answer: Chambal, Betwa, and Son


Where is the northernmost point of the Ganga delta located?
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Farakka, West Bengal
Kolkata, West Bengal
Answer: Farakka, West Bengal


What is the downstream name of the Ganga after it is joined by the Brahmaputra?
Sundarban Delta
Answer: Meghna


What is the name of the delta formed by the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers?
Sunderbans Delta
Ganga Delta
Brahmaputra Delta
Bay of Bengal Delta
Answer: Sunderbans Delta


What is the approximate length of the Ganga river?
Over 1000 km
Around 1500 km
Over 2000 km
Around 2500 km
Answer: Over 2000 km


Over the plains from Ambala to the Sunderban, what is the approximate distance covered?
Nearly 1000 km
Approximately 1500 km
Around 1800 km
Over 2000 km
Answer: Around 1800 km


Due to the gentle slope and low gradient, what characteristic feature does the Ganga river develop?
Waterfalls and rapids
Deltas and estuaries
Large meanders
Deep gorges and canyons
Answer: Large meanders


Where does the Brahmaputra River rise?
Tibet, east of Mansarowar lake
Arunachal Pradesh, India
Namcha Barwa, Himalayas
Assam, India
Answer: Tibet, east of Mansarowar lake


In which state of India does the Brahmaputra enter through a gorge and is called the Dihang?
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Answer: Arunachal Pradesh


Which rivers join the Dihang to form the Brahmaputra in Assam?
Dibang and Lohit
Indus and Satluj
Ganges and Yamuna
Godavari and Krishna
Answer: Dibang and Lohit

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