35+ Basic GK Questions on Rivers of India with Answer for Children

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Teaching children about the rivers of India is important to grow their knowledge at a young age and how rivers are important to the country. This knowledge about rivers will help them to know various rivers that are present in India and will help them to improve their geography and regional matters. This is a vast topic and remembering each and everything would be difficult for young ones. So, it’s the best idea to teach children about the rivers of India in a quiz format. These quizzes they will enjoy learning about different rivers that are present in India and learn how to value and respect them.

Why Teaching General Knowledge is important for Kids?

Here are a few importance of teaching GK for all children ages:

  • It will widen their knowledge about the things around them.
  • GK provides brief information and facts about various subjects thus they will learn the basics of each topic.
  • This knowledge will also help them at their personal as well as educational level.
  • Having knowledge about various things will increase their confidence.

General Knowledge Question & Answers on Indian Rivers for Kids

Rivers are very important for human, animals, and nature as it helps in providing water for all of us and without water, no human, bird, or animal can survive. It is also the main source from which electricity is provided. Learn more in quiz format on the rivers of India:

Q1. How many rivers does Patna have? 

a) 4
b) 2
c) 3
d) 5

Q2. Name the oldest river in India.

a) Brahmaputra
b) Narmada
c) Damodar
d) Kaveri

Q3. Name the river in India that has so many crocodiles. 

a) Hooghly
b) Vishwamitri
c) Arveri
d) Brahmaputra

Q4. Name the speediest flowing river in India. 

a) Hooghly
b) Teesta
c) Arveri
d) Ganga

Q5. From the following name the Indian stream which does not flow into Bangladesh? 

a) Brahmaputra
b) Meghna
c) Ganga
d) Sutlej

Q6. How many major rivers form the Indian River System? 

a) 5
b) 7
c) 2
d) 4

Q7. From the following, name the Indian stream that does not flow into the Arabian Sea. 

a) Periyar
b) Tapti
c) Tungabhadra
d) Narmada

Q8. Name the Indian stream that is known as the Red River. 

a) Damodar
b) Arveri
c) Brahmaputra
d) Indus

Q9. With what name is the Ganga known in Bangladesh? 

a) Padma
b) Banshi
c) Brahmaputra
d) Jamuna

Q10. With what name is the Ganga known in Nepal? 

a) Bagmati
b) Koshi
c) Gandaki
d) Kankai

Q11. Name the stream that is located in Kolkata. 

a) Hooghly
b) Arveri
c) Gomti
d) Koshi

Q12. Name the river that is related to Lord Krishna. 

a) Alaknanda
b) Bramhaputra
c) Ganga
d) Krishna

Q13. Name the confluence of three rivers in India.

a) Rudraprayag
b) Triveni Sangam
c) Delta
d) Tributary

Q14. Name the river that is not famous as the Sorrow of Bengal. 

a) Haldi
b) Damodar
c) Ganga
d) Hooghly

Q15. Name the Indian stream that is known with the name the Sindhu River. 

a) Ganga
b) Indus
c) Arvari
d) Brahmaputra

Q16. Which river has derived from its name in India? 

a) Ganga
b) Indus
c) Brahmaputra
d) Narmada 

Q17. Name the stream of India that is also known as Dakshin Ganga. 

a) Krishna
b) Mahanadi
c) Cauvery
d) Godavari

Q18. Name the longest Indian river. 

a) Indus
b) Yamuna
c) Ganga
d) Brahmaputra

Q19. From the following which river has the biggest basin in India? 

a) Kaveri
b) Ganga
c) Indus
d) Narmada

Q20. Name the stream of India which is also known as the Salt River. 

a) Mahi
b) Luni
c) Sutlej
d) Manas

Q21. From the following name, the rivers flow through the Rift Valley. 

a) Narmada
b) Brahmaputra
c) Jhelum
d) Yamuna

Q22. Name the habitat for freshwater dolphins. 

a) Brahmaputra
b) Luni
c) Sabarmati
d) Ganga

Q23. Kosi River is known as the_______. 

a) Bagmati
b) Gandaki
c) Sorrow of Bihar
d) Son

Q24. Name the Indian river that crosses the Tropic of Cancer twice. 

a) Mahi
b) Jhelum
c) Krishna
d) Tapi

Q25. Name the stream which originates from Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh.

a) Mahi
b) Narmada
c) Godavari
d) Tapti

Q26. From the following which is the smallest Indian river? 

a) Brahmaputra
b) Damodar
c) Arvari
d) Ganga

Q27. Out of the following which is the longest Indian river bridge?

a) Bandra – Worli Sea Link
b) Dibang River Bridge
c) Mahatma Gandhi Setu
d) Bhupen Hazarika Setu

Q28. Name the longest tributary river of India.

a) Yamuna
b) Dibang
c) Gomti
d) Teesta

Q29. Bhagirathi is the source stream for which _____? 

a) Ganga
b) Arvari
c) Brahmaputra
d) Gomti

Q30. Name the National River of India.

a) Brahmaputra
b) Narmada
c) Yamuna
d) Ganga

Q31. Krishna Raja Sagara Dam, located on which river?

a) Mahanadi
b) Kaveri
c) Yamuna
d) Krishna

Q32. Name the river in India that gets lost in the desert.

a) Banas
b) Saraswati
c) Luni
d) Machhu

Q33. Name the largest river Island in India.

a) Narmada
b) Majuli
c) Yamuna
d) Ghagghar

Q34. From the following what Brahmaputra River is called in Tibet?

a) Yarlung Tsangpo
b) Rupen
c) Bhagirathi and Alaknanda
d) Indus

Q35. Where does Ganga originate?

a) Hooghly
b) Rupen
c) Gangotri Glacier
d) Himalayas

Q36. Where does Ganga ends?

a) Bay of Bengal
b) Arabian Sea
c) Piram Island
d) Majuli

Q37. What is the length of the Ganga?

a) 2,666 Km (1,612 miles)
b) 2,601 Km (1,616 miles)
c) 2,662 Km (1,619 miles)
d) 2,603 Km (1,620 miles)


Here are the answers to all the above questions:

Ans 1) a2) b3) b4) b
5) d6) b7) c8) c
9) a10) c11) a12) d
13) b14) b15) b16) b
17) c18) d19) b20) b
21) a22) d23) c24) a
25) b26) c27) d28) a
29) a30) d31) b32) c
33) b34) a35) c36) a
37) b

This quiz on rivers in India will definitely help children to write and communicate with confidence at a young age and they will be prepared in advance for competitions, tests, or debates. They have learned a lot about the motherland with the above-mentioned questions which will help them in their education.

Suhana Dessai

Suhana holds a master's degree in computer and from the University of Goa. She has around 3 years of experience in various fields of writing and editing. By profession, she is a freelancer Content Writer. As an associate editor at SudivGuide, Suhana edits and ensures the articles are aligned with the website's editorial standards.