India Geography Quiz

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India Geography Quiz

Use questions in this quiz to prep for your Unit Lesson quiz on India's Geography.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In addition to providing fresh water and fertile soil for growing crops, India's rivers provided the ancient Indians with trade routes connecting them to trade with ...
    • A. 

      The Chinese

    • B. 

      The Mayans

    • C. 

      The Mesopotamians

    • D. 

      The Egyptians

  • 2. 
    Lined with temples, India's most holy river is the ...
    • A. 

      Skykomish River

    • B. 

      Old Man River

    • C. 

      Indus River

    • D. 

      Ganges River

  • 3. 
    In what mountain range is Mt Everest the highest peak?
    • A. 

      Hindu Kush.

    • B. 

      Brahamaputra.

    • C. 

      Andes.

    • D. 

      Himalayas.

  • 4. 
    South Asia is a large peninsula shaped like a...
    • A. 

      Triangle

    • B. 

      Square

    • C. 

      Circle

    • D. 

      Rectangle

  • 5. 
    How has the location of the Himalaya Mountains benefited India?
    • A. 

      They are the source of a constant supply of water.

    • B. 

      They protect the subcontinent from earthquakes.

    • C. 

      They provide protection from enemies.

    • D. 

      They are the location of roads used for trade.

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

      Their waters are too polluted to be used for drinking.

    • B. 

      Their waters carry sediment that is good for farming.

    • C. 

      Their waters carry fish so large that one can feed an entire village.

    • D. 

      Their waters are too cold for farming.

  • 7. 
    The Eastern and Western ghats are best described as... 
    • A. 

      Mountain ranges

    • B. 

      Fertile plains

    • C. 

      Sandy beaches

    • D. 

      Marshy wetlands

  • 8. 
    How did modern scholars learn about the existence of Mohenjo-Daro?
    • A. 

      Geographers studied ancient maps.

    • B. 

      Archaeologists discovered its ruins.

    • C. 

      Historians read ancient scrolls.

    • D. 

      Satellite pictures revealed cities along an ancient dried-up riverbed.

  • 9. 
    What is the fertile region that surrounds the Indus River?
    • A. 

      Deccan Plateau

    • B. 

      Indus Plain

    • C. 

      Indian Delta

    • D. 

      Sri Lanka

  • 10. 
    Which river is best described by the following statement? "The river begins in the Himalayas and flows through what is now Pakistan before emptying into the Arabian Sea." 
    • A. 

      Ganges

    • B. 

      Indus

    • C. 

      Brahamputra

    • D. 

      Kush

  • 11. 
    The ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro developed in what area of India?
    • A. 

      The Indus River Valley

    • B. 

      The Western Ghats

    • C. 

      The Ganges River Valley

    • D. 

      The Himalayas

  • 12. 
    Where is the Khyber Pass?
    • A. 

      In the Brahmaputra River valley.

    • B. 

      In the Hindu Kush Mountains.

    • C. 

      On the Deccan Plateau.

    • D. 

      In the Eastern Ghats.

  • 13. 
    Attached to Asia, India is a large land mass that is surrounded on three sides by water. Which of the following words best describes India?
    • A. 

      Sub-Continent.

    • B. 

      Ecosystem.

    • C. 

      Isthmus.

    • D. 

      Plateau.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following physical features acted as a barrier of protection for ancient India?
    • A. 

      The Indian Ocean

    • B. 

      The Hindu Kush

    • C. 

      The Sahara Desert

    • D. 

      The Himalayas

  • 15. 
    During the Summer, the Monsoon brings...
    • A. 

      Heavy rain.

    • B. 

      Dust storms.

    • C. 

      Pleasant mornings.

    • D. 

      Unbearable heat.