Snow Lines And Glaciers – Physical Divisions of India – Old Year Questions

1. The snow-line in the Himalayas lies between

(a) 4300 to 6000 meters in East
(b) 4000 to 5800 meters in West
(c) 4500 to 6000 meters in West
(d) None of the above

[39th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1994]


2. Siachen Glacier is situated to the:

(a) East of Aksai Chin
(b) East of Leh
(c) North of Gilgit
(d) North of Nubra Valley

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2020]


3. Which of the following is the largest glacier?

(a) Siachen
(b) Baltoro
(c) Chogo Lungma
(d) Biafo

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


4. Which of the following is the largest glacier?

(a) Sasaini
(b) Gangotri
(c) Zemu
(d) Siachen

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


5. Which of the following is the largest glacier?

(a) Kanchenjunga
(b) Rundun
(c) Gangotri
(d) Kedarnath

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


6. Chorabari Glacier is located towards –

(a) South of Kedarnath temple
(b) West of Kedarnath temple
(c) North of Kedarnath temple
(d) East of Kedarnath temple

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004, U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


7. The rate of melting of Himalayan glaciers is

(a) Lowest in the world
(b) Highest in the world
(c) Same as the glaciers of other parts of the world
(d) No information is available about the melting rate of Himalayan glaciers

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


8. Which one of the following glaciers is located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand?

(a) Hispar
(b) Zemu
(c) Milam
(d) Rupal

[U.P.P.S.C. (R.I.) 2014]


9. Consider the following pairs :
Glacier  River
1. Bandarpunch : Yamuna
2. Bara Shigri : Chenab
3. Milam: Mandakini
4. Siachen: Nubra
5. Zemu: Manas
Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

(a) 1, 2 and 4
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 2 and 5
(d) 3 and 5

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2019]