Recap game – Indian rivers
24 Apr 2009

Twenty questions

Objective of the game - To guess as many rivers’ names by asking pertinent questions

Maximum number of questions that can be asked – 20

Maximum number of guesses per river – 2

The only answers that can be given – ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

How to play this game

  1. Make small chits of paper and write a river’s name on each chit. Fold and put into a bowl. (It’ll be great if you can use one-sided paper for this)
  2. Divide the class into 2 teams.
  3. Team A: select 2 representatives to ask questions. They can come to the front of the class.
  4. Team B: One person from the team pick a chit from the bowl
  5. Team A representatives: Ask questions that can be answered with a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’
  6. Team B: respond correctly to the questions….only with a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’
  7. Team A representatives: Ask questions and guess the river. You get a maximum of 2 guesses per river. If you get it right, you get 5 points. Otherwise L.
  8. If a total of twenty questions are not exhausted, Team B: pick up another chit
  9. Team A representatives continue to ask questions until a total of twenty questions are asked. You get 2 guesses per river
  10. Team B now sends two representatives to ask the questions and get the river’s name.


  1. The teacher can over-ride a response if the team gives an incorrect one.
  2. A team should send 2 different representatives each time
  3. Only 2 guesses per river. If you get a river’s name with one guess, you cannot carry forward the other guess to the next river.

A List of Rivers You Can Use

Indus Sutlej

Jhelum Chenab

Ravi Beas

Narmada Godavari

Tapti Krishna

Cauvery Mahanadi

Ganga Bhagirathi

Kosi Son

Chambal Yamuna

Tungabhadra Koyna

Indravati Bhima

Kali Kabini

Play this game with rivers of other continents as a ‘Recap’ when the relevant chapter is finished in class.

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