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Question 1: The Ganges Delta (also Sunderban Delta or the Bengal Delta) is a river delta in the South Asia region of Bengal, consisting of ________ and the state of West Bengal, India.
PakistanMalaysiaSri LankaBangladesh

Question 2: Birds found in the delta include kingfishers, ________, woodpeckers, the shalik (Acridotheres tristis), the Swamp Francolin (Francolinus gularis), and the doel (Copsychus saularis).
Bald EagleAquila (genus)Golden EagleEagle

Question 3: The Ganges River Dolphin is a true river dolphin, but is extremely rare and considered ________.
Endangered speciesTigerPolar bearCheetah

Question 4: It is the world's largest delta, and empties into the ________.
Palk StraitArabian SeaBay of BengalIndian Ocean

Question 5: Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and ________ in India and Mongla in Bangladesh are the principal seaports on the delta.
HaldiaNayacharContaiEgra

Question 6: Trees found in the delta include sundari, garjan (Rhizophora spp.), ________, mangrove palm (Nypa fruticans), and mangrove date palm (Phoenix paludosa).
FlaxAsbestosKenafBamboo

Question 7: Between 125 and 143 million people live on the delta, despite risks from floods caused by monsoons, heavy runoff from the melting snows of the ________, and tropical cyclones.
Western GhatsHindu KushHimalayasDeccan Plateau

Question 8: It is composed of a ________ of waterways, swamps, lakes and flood plain sediments (Chars).
LabyrinthGreek mythologyTurf mazeAthens







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