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Rivers of the World Quiz

How well do you know the world’s waterways? Know your creeks from your canals? Your deltas from your estuaries? Test out your riverological knowledge right now! And don’t forget to let everyone know how well you did, below 🙂

  • Question of

    What’s the longest river in the world?

    • Nile
    • Amazon
    • Yangtze
    • Mississippi
  • Question of

    A river is said to flow from its source to its…

    • bottom
    • end
    • mouth
    • beginning
  • Question of

    The Mississippi River empties into which body of water?

    • Gulf of Mexico
    • Gulf of California
    • Gulf of Saint Lawrence
    • Persian Gulf
  • Question of

    The ‘left bank’ of a river is on your left when you’re facing…

    • downstream
    • upriver
    • north
    • the sky
  • Question of

    Which is the longest river in Europe?

    • Danube
    • Dniester
    • Seine
    • Volga
  • Question of

    The study of rivers is called…

    • thalassology
    • potamology
    • rhinology
    • canalology
  • Question of

    Which of these rivers flows through the Sahara Desert?

    • Niger
    • Congo
    • Zambezi
    • Maputo
  • Question of

    Which of these words does NOT describe a small river?

    • Burn
    • Brook
    • Beck
    • Breek
  • Question of

    Which of the following is NOT a term for a river which flows only seasonally?

    • Rick
    • Wadi
    • Donga
    • Arroyo
  • Question of

    Mesopotamia is the site of one of humanity’s earliest civilisations. The name means “between two rivers”. The rivers referred to are the Euphrates and the…

    • Indus
    • Nile
    • Tigris
    • Thames


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