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Major U.S. Rivers with State Names

Name the rivers that share their name with a U.S. state, and are at least 1,000 kilometers long.
  • Some of these rivers are tributaries
  • Quiz by Matthew07 - Jan 27, 2017
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This is so simple yet clever. Being from the northeast, I immediately thought of Delaware and Connecticut, but I suppose each of those are rather short in comparison. Are there any other "major" rivers that just aren't long enough to be well known?
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Jan 27, 2017
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There are 15 rivers named after a state. The ones under 1,000km in length are: Wisconsin 692km, Connecticut 653km, Minnesota 596km, Alabama 512km, Delaware 484km, Illinois 439km, Iowa 439km, Kentucky 417km, Kansas 238km
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Jan 27, 2017
(67)
Are the rivers named after the states? Or were some, maybe all, of the rivers named first?
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Jan 27, 2017
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actually, from what I remember, most of the states/rivers here were named after native american tribes living there. (kansas, arkansas, missouri...) I have no idea which ones were named first, however.
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May 11, 2017
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"The state's name is derived from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary. "
"The state takes its name from the Ohio River"
"The state was named for the Colorado River"
"The state is named for the Missouri River"

The quiz was easy but the title is quite wrong.
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Jan 27, 2017
Tweaked the title for accuracy.
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Jan 27, 2017
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Good.
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Jan 29, 2017
(70)
kilometers? I can see using km for the rest of the world; but for a quiz about rivers in the US, miles seem more appropriate.
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Jan 28, 2017
(71)
it could be in fathoms or cubits or chains or microns...doesn't matter. Doesn't change the answers or their order.
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Jan 28, 2017
(72)
I'd like to see the lengths in parsecs.
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May 8, 2017
(41)
what's wrong with simply kilometers?
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May 11, 2017
(28)
I prefer it in Planck lengths.
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May 11, 2017
(71)
Looks like the picture may be the old Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi at St. Louis.
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Feb 16, 2017
It is!
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May 11, 2017
(71)
Thanks for the easy points. (55 seconds left) It helps that five of these are within a three-hour drive of my home and I've been over their bridges many times.
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May 11, 2017
(45)
The name of the Arkansas river is pronounced differently in Kansas They pronounce it Ar- Can-sus The Rest of the country pronounces It Ar-Can-Saw
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May 11, 2017
(28)
no, we say it that way in california too.
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May 11, 2017
(46)
Think I did okay. Only missed Arkansas and I am from Australia and know little on U.S rivers.
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May 11, 2017
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