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1
Which of the following states in North-East is also known as “Molasses Basin”?
» Explain it
A
Mizoram is also known as Molasses basin because it is made up of unconsolidated deposits. With its mountainous geography it contains many foreland basins which is a valley type depression running parallel to mountains. When unconsolidated deposits fill up these depressions it is called molasses basin.

Hence, option A is correct.
 
2
Which of the following states form a water divide between Indus & Ganga river systems?
» Explain it
B
Water divide is geographically an elevated area dividing two or more drainage basins. Indus & Ganga both are major rivers having their origins in Himalayas. In India Haryana & Delhi form as water divide between their drainage systems.

Hence, option B is correct.

 
» Explain it
D
Eastern hills & mountains of Himalaya mountain system have their general alignment from north to south direction. Starting from north these are Patkai Bum, Naga Hills, Mizo hills. These are low hills inhabited by many tribal groups practicing jhum cultivation.

Hence, option D is correct.
 
4
What is the general elevation of the peninsular plateau of India?
» Explain it
A
The peninsular plateau is the oldest and most stable landmass of India. The general elevation of the plateau is from the west to the east. This is evident from the pattern of flow of rivers. Most of the rivers of this plateau originates from western ghat and ends in Bay of Bengal due to the nature of elevation of this area.

Hence, option A is correct.
 
5
Which of the following is not one among the various mountain peaks of Andaman & Nicobar Islands?
» Explain it
E
All of the given options are famous mountain peaks of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.  Saddle peak is in north Andaman, Mount Diavolo is in Middle Andaman, Mount koyob is in South Andaman and Mount Thuiller is in Great Nicobar.

Hence, option E is correct.