Topicwise Questions - Rivers

1. Battle of Hydaspes between Alexander and King porous was fought on the banks of River Hydaspes which is now known as -

  1. Jhelum
  2. Indus
  3. Sutlej
  4. Ravi

2. Which state along with Andhra Pradesh is involved in the Vansadhara Water dispute?

  1. Karnataka
  2. Tamilnadu
  3. Odisha
  4. Maharashtra

3. Mullaperiyar Dam is a matter of dispute between Tamilnadu and -?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Kerala
  3. Karnataka
  4. Puducherry

4. Which one of the following rivers flows towards the north?

  1. Krishna
  2. Chambal
  3. Narmada
  4. Tapti

5. Babhali barrage issue is a matter of dispute between Maharashtra and

  1. Karnataka
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Goa
  4. Madhya Pradesh

6. Which of the following rivers was known as Parusni in ancient times?

  1. Sutlej
  2. Beas
  3. Ravi
  4. Jhelum

7. Which of the following rivers was known as Vipasa in the ancient times?

  1. Chenab
  2. Narmada
  3. Jhelum
  4. Beas

8. The states through which the Cauvery river flows is

  1. Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
  2. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
  3. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
  4. Kerala and Tamil Nadu

9. Which of the following river is known as ‘Sorrow of Bengal’?

  1. Damodar
  2. Gandak
  3. Kosi
  4. Sone

10. An Indian river that does not form any delta is :

  1. the Krishna
  2. the Sindh
  3. the Narmada
  4. the Cauvery

11. Which one of the following rivers has the largest river basin in India?

  1. The Indus
  2. The Ganga
  3. The Brahmaputra
  4. the Mahanadi


12. Which one of the following rivers is not included in Panchnad?

  1. The Ravi
  2. The Indus
  3. The Chenab
  4. The Jhelum

13. Which one of the following rivers is notorious for changing its course frequently?

  1. Ghaghara
  2. The Kosi
  3. The Gandak
  4. The Ken

14. Which one of the following is the largest river of the peninsular India?

  1. Mahanadi
  2. Krishna
  3. Godavari
  4. Kaveri

15. Which of the following rivers of the peninsular India receives rainfall both by the southwest monsoon and northeast monsoon and carries water throughout the year with comparatively less fluctuation?

  1. The Narmada
  2. The Kaveri
  3. The Tapi
  4. The Krishna



16. Which one of the following rivers flows in a rift valley?

  1. The Chambal
  2. The Sone
  3. The Narmada
  4. The Luni


17. Which one of the following rivers forms estuary in place of delta?

  1. The Narmada
  2. The Kaveri
  3. The Mahanadi
  4. The Godavari

18. Which of the following is not a Trans-Himalayan river?

  1. Indus
  2. Ganges
  3. Sutlej
  4. Brahmaputra

19. Which of the following is not a river of inland water drainage?

  1. Chambal
  2. Luni
  3. Rupen
  4. Ghaggar


20. Which of the following rivers is known as Singi Khamban in Tibet?

  1. Sutlej
  2. Brahmaputra
  3. Jhelum
  4. Indus

21. The river with the highest tidal bore in India is -

  1. Cauvery
  2. Mahanadi
  3. Hoogli
  4. Krishna

22. The river Rangit flows through which of the following states?

  1. Sikkim
  2. Nagaland
  3. Manipur
  4. Tripura

23. Which of the following rivers does not flow into Pakistan?

  1. Jhelum
  2. Beas
  3. Sutlej
  4. Chenab

24. In which of the following States did the river Adi Ganga once flow?

  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. West Bengal
  4. Gujarat