Canals & Dams of World – Old Year Questions

The Canals

1. Suez Canal Connects –

(a) Black sea with Red sea
(b) Mediterranean sea with Caspian sea
(c) Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea
(d) None of these

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1999, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992, 38th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1993]


2. How much the maritime distance between India and Europe was reduced after the construction of the Suez Canal?

(a) 5,000 km
(b) 7,000 km
(c) 8,000 km
(d) 10,000 km

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


3. The port pair located at both ends of the Suez Canal is:

(a) Cairo & Alexandria
(b) Suez & Cairo
(c) Cairo & Port Said
(d) Port Said & Suez

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


4. Assertion (A): The distance between India and the Western countries was shortened by the construction of the Suez Canal.
Reason (R): The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean to the Red Sea.
Select the correct answer by using the codes given below.

(a) (A) and (R) both are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(b) (A) and (R) both are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(d) (R) is true, but (A) is false

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


5. Which of the following is the largest navigation canal in the world?

(a) Kiel Canal
(b) Panama Canal
(c) Soo Canal
(d) Suez Canal

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


6. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
List-I                            List-II
(Canal)                       (Connects)
A. Kiel                         1. Mediterranean sea & Red sea.
B. Soo                         2. Elbe estuary & Baltic sea
C. Panama                3. Atlantic Ocean & Pacific Ocean
D. Suez                      4. Lake Superior and Lake Huron
Code :

(a) 2 4 3 1
(b) 1 2 3 4
(c) 4 3 2 1
(d) 3 2 1 4

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2018]


7. In the Suez Canal region, the correct order of lakes lying from North to South direction is :

(a) Lake Timsah-Little Bitter Lake – Great Bitter Lake – Lake Manzala
(b) Great Bitter Lake – Little Bitter lake – lake Timsah – Lake Manzala
(c) Lake Manzala – Great Bitter Lake – Little Bitter Lake – Lake Timsah
(d) Lake Manzala – Lake Timsah – Great Bitter Lake – Little Bitter Lake

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


8. One will NOT have to pass through the Suez Canal while going from Bombay to –

(a) Alexandria
(b) Suez
(d) Port Said
(d) Benghazi

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1997]


9. Panama Canal Connects –

(a) North America and South America
(b) Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean
(c) Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea
(d) Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean

[43rd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1999]


10. Soo Canal connects –

(a) Turan & Ontario
(b) Bengal & Tripura
(c) Superior & Michigan
(d) Superior & Huron

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1991]


11. Which one of the following countries is planning to construct a rival to the Panama Canal to link the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans?

(a) Colombia
(b) Costa Rica
(c) Guatemala
(d) Nicaragua

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2007]


12. Kiel Canal connects :

(a) North Sea-Baltic Sea
(b) Black Sea-Red Sea
(c) Baltic Sea-Red Sea
(d) North Sea- Black Sea

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 1999]


13. Which of the following canals is used as an inland waterway in Southern Germany?

(a) Volga-Don Canal
(b) Sault-Sainte Marie Canal
(c) Ludwings Canal
(d) White Sea Canal

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


14. Which one of the following international waterways is operated through a system?

(a) Suez Canal
(b) Rhine River
(c) Danube River
(d) Panama Canal

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2013]

The Important Dams of the World

1. Itaipu Dam built on the river Parana is one of the largest dams in the world. Which of the following two countries have it as a joint project?

(a) Brazil and Peru
(b) Paraguay and Ecuador
(c) Brazil and Paraguay
(d) Colombia and Paraguay

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1995]


2. World’s longest sea bridge has been built on –

(a) East China Sea
(b) Gulf of Tonkin
(c) Jiaozhou Bay
(d) South China Sea

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]


3. Match list-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists:
List-I                           List-II
A. Colorado            1. Aswan
B. Damodar           2. Kariba
C. Nile                      3. Panchet
D. Zambezi            4. Hoover
Code :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 1 3 4 2
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 4 3 1 2

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2013, U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


4. Kariba dam has been built on the river:

(a) Kafue
(b) Zambezi
(c) Chambeshi
(d) Kabompo

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2016]


5. The Aswan High Dam is located –

(a) Sudan
(b) Egypt
(c) Zaire
(d) Nigeria

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


6. The place where China started construction of a dam on the Brahmaputra River in Nov. 2010, is

(a) Chingdu
(b) Zangmu
(c) Zhuang
(d) Gyangze

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2013]


7. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

   Dams                      Rivers
(a) Grand Coulee – Columbia
(b) Hoover – Tennessee
(c) Nurek – Vakhsh
(d) Cahora (Cobbora) Bassa – Zambezi

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) (Re-Exam) 2015]