SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    Which of the following is true with regard to the characteristics of the Himalayan Rivers?
    1. Many of them have their sources in the Inner Himalayas.
    2. They have a perennial flow.
    3. They have a great capacity for erosion.
    4. They do not form gorges. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 and 2

    B)  1, 2 and 3

    C)  3 and 4

    D)  2 and 4

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Main features of the Himalayan Rivers are
    (i) Himalayan rivers have large basins.
    (ii) Many of them make spectacular gorges.
    (iii) They are perennial in nature.
    (iv) They perform intensive erosional activities upstream and carry large amount of load of sand and silt.
    (v) In plains they flow forming large meanders due to gentle scope.
    (vi) They form numerous depositional features like flood plain, river bluffs and levees.

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