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Class Sep 9, 2012

posted Sep 10, 2012, 8:19 AM by Balvihar Teachers 7A   [ updated Sep 7, 2013, 12:18 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]
Today, we discussed river systems of India (Himalayan and Peninsular) and then, River Ganga in detail. The discussions included the mythology associated with the river and the cities along the river. Students should be able to answer the following questions:
1. What are the two river systems in India?
2. What are the three main rivers under Himalayan river system?
3. Name three rivers under Peninsular river system?
4. Who is Bagirath?
5. Who is mother of Beeshma?
6. What animal does Goddess Ganga rides on?
7. What is the glacier from which river Ganga originates?
8. Name four cities along the river Ganga.
9. What is the meaning of Prayag or Sangam?
10. Origin of Allahabad name.
11. Where is Trivani Sangam?
12. What rivers meet at Allahabad?
13. What is the role of Allahabad in Indian politics?
14. What is the original name of Patna? Whose capital was Patna?
15. What are other names for Kasi?
16. What is Banaras known for?
17. Kolkata is named after this goddess
18. Kolkata is the capital for this empire.
19. Cricket stadium in Kolkata is _______
20. Name some Nobel prize winners from Kolkota
21. What are Sunderbans?
22. Sunderban is know for this animal
23. What is a distinguishing feature of Gharial.
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