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Consider the following statements I. The part of the Himalayas lying between Satluj and Kali rivers is known as Puniab Himalavas, II. The part of Himalayas lying between Tista and Dihang rivers is known as Assam Himalayas. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) I (b) II (c) I and II (d) None 51
Solution: b. The part of the Himalayas lying between Satluj and Kali rivers is known as Kumaon Himalayas.
The northern part of the western coastal plains of India is also known as (a) Northern Circar (b) Malabar coast (c) Kannad Plain (d) Konkan 52
Solution: d. Northern Circar is the northern part of eastern coastal plains of India. The Malabar coast and the Kannad Plain are the southern and central stretches of the western coastal plains.
Which is the largest drainage basin in the world? (a) Nile basin (b) Amazon basin (c) Congo basin (d) Mississippi basin 53
Solution: b. With its hundreds of tributaries, the Amazon drains a territory of more than 7 million sq. km, roughly half of which is in Brazil
The pattern formed when a river is joined by its tributaries at approximately right angles is known as (a) trellis pattern (b) dendritic pattern (c) rectangular pattern (d) radial pattern 54
Solution: a. A trellis drainage pattern develops where hard and soft rocks exist parallel to each other
The northern plains of India are formed of (a) alluvial soi (b) red yellow soil (c) black soil (d) laterite soil 56
Solution: b. Anamudi, at 2695 metres, is the highest peak of the Western Ghats
Solution: he northern plains start with the bhabhar belt while the terai belt lies south of the bhabhar. b. T The streams which disappear in the bhabhar re-emerge in the terai belt.
Which of the following is not a tributary of the Indus river? (a) Shyok (b) Zaskar (c) Nubri d) Lohit 59
Solution: d. Lohit is a tributary of river Brahmaputra
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