The Geography And The Early Settlement Of Ancient India

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     India is attached to Asia and surrounded on three sides by water. Because of these features, it is called 
    • A. 

      An isthmus

    • B. 

      A subcontinent

    • C. 

      An ecosystem

    • D. 

      A plateau

  • 2. 
    2. The Brahmaputra River begins in the Himalayas, flows into a valley, and eventually joins the Ganges River on the plains. As it flows, its depth varies. At what point is the Brahmaputra at its shallowest?
    • A. 

      A. in the mountains

    • B. 

      B. during the monsoons

    • C. 

      C. in the valley

    • D. 

      D. during the summer

  • 3. 
    3. What is located between the Eastern and Western Ghats?
    • A. 

      A. the Hindu Kush Mountains

    • B. 

      B. the Himalaya Mountains

    • C. 

      C. the Deccan Plateau

    • D. 

      D. the Indus River

  • 4. 
    4. The Himalaya Mountains form India’s northern border. What is one possible benefit of the mountains being there?
    • A. 

      A. protection from enemies

    • B. 

      B. roads for trade routes

    • C. 

      C. constant supply of water

    • D. 

      D. fertile farmland for crops

  • 5. 
    5. If you had lived in India in 2500 B.C.E., where would you most likely have chosen to settle?
    • A. 

      A. on the Deccan Plateau

    • B. 

      B. in the Hindu Kush mountains

    • C. 

      C. near the Brahmaputra River

    • D. 

      D. in the Thar Desert

  • 6. 
    6. The Brahmaputra, The Ganges, and Indus Rivers all start in the mountains. What is one result of this?
    • A. 

      A. Their water is too cold to be used for farming

    • B. 

      B. Their water is too polluted to be used for drinking

    • C. 

      C. Their water carries sediment that is good for farming

    • D. 

      D. Their water carries fish that is good for eating

  • 7. 
    7.Which river does this list describe? -begins in the Himalayas -flows through what is now Pakistan -empties into the Arabian Sea -is home to a wide variety of fish
    • A. 

      A. Brahmaputra

    • B. 

      B. Ganges

    • C. 

      C. Indus

    • D. 

      D.Kush

  • 8. 
    8. Where is the Khyber Pass?
    • A. 

      A. in the Hindu Kush mountains

    • B. 

      B. on the Deccan Plateau

    • C. 

      C. in the Brahmaputra river valley

    • D. 

      D. in the Eastern Ghats

  • 9. 
    9. True or False: Mount Everest, in the Himalayas, reaches five and a half miles into the sky.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    10. True or False:A monsoon is a small wind that brings no rain at all.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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