Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The drainage pattern resembling the branches of a tree is known as “radial” pattern.
2.The rivers originate from a hill and flow in all directions is known as “dendritic” pattern.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: The drainage pattern resembling the branches of a tree is known as “dendritic” the examples of which are the rivers of northern plain.

When the rivers originate from a hill and flow in all directions, the drainage pattern is known as ‘radial’. The rivers originating from the Amarkantak range present a good example of it.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Physical Geography