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Rolling Down the River

Just keep singing the song “Proud Mary” “rollin’ on the river. These are rivers that are well-known and I think almost everyone should have heard about. It is a really simple quiz, In the clue, you will be told something about the river and where it begins and all you have to do is tell me what country that is in. So let’s begin cruising down these rivers.

  • The Danube begins its journey from the Black Forest of a European country and has been a trading river since around the 7th century. It flows through seven countries before it reaches the Black Sea. What country does it begin its journey in?

    • Germany
    • France
    • Austria
  • Another river that begins its journey in Europe is the Rhine. It has been referred to as the “heroic Rhine” flowing past fairytale castles, terraced vineyards, and dramatic cliffs. At the end of its journey it flows into the North Sea. In what country does its journey begin?

    • Belgium
    • Switzerland
    • Germany
  • The Volga is Europe’s longest river and the principal waterway of its country. It has been honored by poets, writers, and songwriters. The river known as “Mother Volga” flows into the Caspian Sea. It begins its journey in the Vladai Hills of which country?

    • Poland
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • The River Thames began its journey as far back as 400,000 years ago. It’s journey takes it past royal palaces, many picturesque villages, two university towns, and through the capital city of this country. The river finally flows into the North Sea. It begins in the county of Gloucestershire in which country?

    • England
    • Scotland
    • Norway
  • The Seine is an important commercial waterway beginning its journey at Source-Seine in the Langres Plateau of which country? It flows through the lovely capital city of this country and it’s journey ends as it flows into the English Channel.

    • France
    • Belgium
    • Austria
  • The Daugava begins in the Vladai Hills of a neighboring country and flows through the capital city of Riga in Latvia. Its journey ends in the Baltic Sea. What country does it begin its journey in?

    • Poland
    • Russia
    • Lithuania
  • The Blue Nile begins its journey from Lake Tana and flows through the mighty desert of the Sahara. Its journey ends at Blue Nile Falls. Which African country is Lake Tana in?

    • Egypt
    • Morocco
    • Ethiopia
  • The White Nile begins its journey from Lake No traveling through various African countries until it meets up with the Blue Nile. Which country does it begin its journey from?

    • Zambia
    • Sudan
    • Morocco
  • The Yangtze begins its journey from the Quinghai – Tibetan Plateau and is the longest river in Asia. Along its journey it flows past imperial palaces, cities with canals, and intricate temples. It finally flows into the East China Sea. What country does its journey begin in?

    • Tibet
    • India
    • China
  • The Ganges starts flowing from a Himalayan ice cave and in the course of its long journey it provides water for farming, industry, energy, transportation, drinking, bathing, and religious ceremonies. Its journey ends at the Ganges Delta. What country is this in?

    • Vietnam
    • China
    • India
  • The Mekong is the world’s 11th longest river beginning from Lasagongma Spring and flowing through the rice paddies, fish farms, and orchards of 6 countries. Its journey ends in the Mekong River Delta. What country does it begin its journey in?

    • Burma
    • Thailand
    • China
  • The Amazon is the longest river in South America and flows through 6 countries. Along the path of the river are incredible rainforests and wild and exotic animals of all kinds. Its journey ends as it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. It begins in the Andes Mountains of which country?

    • Bolivia
    • Peru
    • Venezuela
  • The Orinoco begins in the Parima Mountains of South America and is home to over 1,000 species of birds and many kinds of fish including gargantuan 200-pound catfish to carnivorous piranhas. At the end of its journey it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Where does its journey begin from?

    • Venezuela
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • The Columbia starts flowing from Columbia Lake in the province of British Columbia on the North American continent. In the end it flows into the Pacific Ocean. What country does it begin its journey from?

    • The U.S.A.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • The Saint Lawrence River is a large river in the middle latitudes of North America. It is a major waterway connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It begins its journey from Lake Ontario and flows through the provinces of Ontario and Quebec in Canada forming part of the international boundary between Ontario and which U.S. state?

    • New York
    • Maine
    • Vermont
  • The Rio Grande is one of the principal rivers in the southwest U.S. and northern Mexico forming part of the Mexico-U.S. border. The river flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Its journey begins in the south-central part of which U.S. state?

    • Colorado
    • Arizona
    • Nevada
  • The Mighty Mississippi River begins its journey from Lake Itasca in the U.S. People love to cruise down this river on paddleboats. Its journey ends in the Gulf of Mexico. Lake Itasca is in which U.S. state?

    • Illinois
    • Minnesota
    • Ohio

What do you think?

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  1. I got 12 correct. I thought this was going to be easy, but it got progressively more challenging!

    I was reminded of the time when I was a Volga boatman – rowing to an island in the river somewhere north of Moscow!

    • Great score on the rivers. Interesting about the Volga. My mom was slowly forgetting her Russian in the US but she remembered all the old songs and when the Volga was mentioned she would sing a Russian song that was about the river

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