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Famous Rivers

Can you name these well-known rivers based on a description?
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Last updated: January 21, 2020
First submittedAugust 13, 2012
Times taken42,038
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Description
River
World's longest river
Nile
Longest river in North America
Mississippi-Missouri
World's largest river by volume
Amazon
Longest river in Asia
Yangtze
Major river of London
Thames
Major river of Paris
Seine
Major river of Rome
Tiber
Flowest parallel the Tigris
Euphrates
Connects the Great Lakes
to the Atlantic
St. Lawrence
Home to an ancient civilization
in modern-day Pakistan
Indus
Description
River
Longest river in Europe
Volga
Hinduism's most sacred river
Ganges
Flows through Dusseldorf and Basel
Rhine
River that carved the Grand Canyon
Colorado
Second longest in Africa
Congo
Longest in Indochina
Mekong
Forms the border of Mexico and Texas
Rio Grande
Longest in Australia
Murray
Flows through four capitals, including
Vienna and Budapest
Danube
"Colorful" river that forms the border
of South Africa and Namibia
Orange
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level 23
Nov 16, 2013
Nice quiz.... A little way too easy.
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level 60
Feb 7, 2020
You must be a potamologist :)
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level 33
Dec 23, 2013
I think it was a good quiz
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level 44
Sep 9, 2016
If you liked this quiz, try out mine !
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level 35
Sep 3, 2014
Great quiz. I also notice that the river quizzes are extremely difficult for a Pole. Almost every river in our language has got a different name than here. Lost Seine (pl: Sekwana) and almost didn't get Danube (pl: Dunaj) because of this.
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level 66
May 26, 2015
St. Lawrence - Sw. Wawrzynca :)
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level 78
Mar 23, 2015
I think more than 26% probably would have gotten the Delaware, Potomac, Yellow, Ohio, Sacramento, Blue Nile, Euphrates, Tigris, Jordan, Styx, or possibly some others. I would have gotten Han or St James but those aren't terribly well known. Have lived next to both before.
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level 78
Mar 23, 2015
Maybe Cuyahoga, too. Though it's a bit obscure now. It's been a while since it caught fire.
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level 76
Jan 21, 2020
Be fair. Its "water" has generally been able to extinguish a match in under a minute for several decades now.
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level 78
Jan 22, 2020
The only Burning River in Cleveland now is the beer.
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level 35
Mar 24, 2015
Since Rio Grande basically meant big river in Spanish, I tried that. Didn't work. ;0
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level 57
Feb 8, 2020
That's because Big River isn't the name of the river, in English or Spanish.
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level 64
Mar 25, 2015
Yangzi for Yangtze? It is listed in Wikipedia.
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level 21
Dec 5, 2015
Orange and Ebro and Yellow should be in
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level ∞
Jan 21, 2020
Added the Orange River.
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level 72
Jan 24, 2016
Why do you give so much time? The answers are easy, and I finished with over two minutes on the clock.
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level 58
Apr 2, 2016
Can never spell Yangtze. For some reason, I always spell it Yangxi
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level 68
Jan 25, 2017
Good quiz, if you think you know your rivers try .....'Mal's Capital City Rivers'.
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level 56
May 29, 2017
No one. Likes. Self-advertising.
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level 81
Feb 7, 2020
No one. Likes. Complainers.
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level 71
Feb 7, 2020
People interested in river quizzes probably appreciate this instance of self-advertising.
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level 13
Mar 4, 2017
all done with 1:20 to go
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level 43
Jan 16, 2019
Nice but one thing - that I think Zaire should be accepted.
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level 61
Feb 7, 2020
I'm not far from thinking the same
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level 72
Jan 21, 2020
Strange wording for the one that flows parallel to the Tigris.
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level 78
Jan 22, 2020
Not sure flowest is a word
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level 60
Feb 7, 2020
What does 'flowest' mean?
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level 70
Feb 7, 2020
Wiktionary says that flowest is the archaic second-person singular simple present form of flow
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level 65
Jan 22, 2020
Nice selection if questions! I missed 4, shamefully the rome one, also couldnt come up with mekong. And havent heard of stlawrence and murray.
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level 65
Jan 22, 2020
Btw I think this quiz could really benefit from a yellow box. People might start spamming famous rivers even before reading the questions. Or think ah a river in europe? And just randomly throw out a name they know which then fills another answer.
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level 73
Jan 23, 2020
Spelling: flows
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level 49
Feb 7, 2020
Where's hilarious comedienne?
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level 70
Feb 7, 2020
Very nice quiz, except I wonder what makes the river Murray "famous." All others appear to be world renown, international, or have significance beyond the specific country in which they are located. I am not sure about the fame of the river "Orange" either, but at least the clue is famous.
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level 79
Feb 7, 2020
Presumably being the longest river in Australia is enough of a claim to fame to account for its inclusion in the quiz.
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level 70
Feb 7, 2020
Fair enough, but dubious fame at best. Why not France's or Russia's or Burkina Faso's longest river?
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level 48
Feb 16, 2020
Oz is a continenet and all the other continents longest rivers are in the quiz?
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