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Famous Rivers Quiz

Based on the description, name the river.
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First submittedAugust 13, 2012
Last updatedNovember 3, 2018
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Description
River
World's longest
Nile
Longest in North America
Mississippi-Missouri
World's largest by volume
Amazon
Longest in Asia
Yangtze
Major river of London
Thames
Longest in Alaska
Yukon
Forms the border
of Oregon and Washington
Columbia
Major river of Paris
Seine
Longest in Indochina
Mekong
Largest in Australia
Murray
Description
River
Flows through Albany towards
New York City
Hudson
Forms the border of Mexico and Texas
Rio Grande
Connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic
St. Lawrence
Hinduism's most sacred river
Ganges
Flows through Vienna and Budapest
Danube
Flows through Dusseldorf and Basel
Rhine
Major river of Rome
Tiber
River that carved the Grand Canyon
Colorado
2nd longest in Africa
Congo
Longest in Europe
Volga
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level 23
Nov 16, 2013
Nice quiz.... A little way too easy.
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level 20
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 64
May 26, 2015
St. Lawrence - Sw. Wawrzynca :)
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level 56
Mar 19, 2015
The Grand Canyon was not "carved" by a river. That is a myth.
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level 26
Mar 23, 2015
In fact, it could have been formed by a catastrophic, worldwide flood. The Mount Saint Helen's eruption carved huge canyons in a day, therefore it is probable that in forty days and nights something as large as the Grand Canyon could be formed, around 5,000 years ago.
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level 59
Mar 23, 2015
@ dunkinggandalf ChrisInAfrica obviously made a joke.
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level 68
Mar 23, 2015
And what exactly entails a "serious scientist"? Secular studies have been done, pictures have been taken showing canyons recently formed in Washington. Thousands of pounds of ash and silt carved them. A worldwide flood could easily have produced a million times as much sand and weathered rock. Waters retreating into low flood basins would work quick and fast work of any obstacles in their path.
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level 35
Mar 24, 2015
You're both wrong. History books clearly state that a very tall man name Paul Bunyan was going home from work as a woodchopper. He chopped down an entire forest with his pet name Babe. As he walked home, he dragged his pickaxe/axe behind him. He walked through Arizona and New Mexico. This is what carved out the Grand Canyon. Duh!!!! Common Sense and General Knowledge.
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level 43
Mar 23, 2015
If you say that the Danube flows through Vienna and Budapest, you should say that the Rhine flows through Basel and Düsseldorf (following the river's flow), not the other way round, to be consistent.
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level 77
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 77
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 28
Mar 23, 2015
Columbia River is here but not Yellow or Euphrates or Tigris?
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level 77
Mar 25, 2015
Indus is another super famous river not on here. 3rd place in the world where civilization arose.
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level 56
Jan 16, 2019
This is a light-hearted quiz, not an exhaustive list of all famous rivers. A bit of perspective might be needed.
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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 61
Mar 25, 2015
Yangzi for Yangtze? It is listed in Wikipedia.
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level 54
Mar 30, 2015
"The rivers that based the first human civilization" would be a good clue. FYI, its the Tigris and Euphrates
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level 36
Nov 5, 2015
Colombia is spelt wrong
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level 67
Dec 29, 2015
Yes you did.
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level 49
Oct 14, 2016
Very nice!
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level 21
Dec 5, 2015
Orange and Ebro and Yellow should be in
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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 59
Apr 2, 2016
Can never spell Yangtze. For some reason, I always spell it Yangxi
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level 67
Jan 25, 2017
Good quiz, if you think you know your rivers try .....'Mal's Capital City Rivers'.
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level 57
May 29, 2017
No one. Likes. Self-advertising.
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level 13
Mar 4, 2017
all done with 1:20 to go
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level 42
May 18, 2017
Good guiz, but a bit biased on the USA (Yukon, Columbia, St Lawrence, Rio Grande, Hudson among others).
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level 76
Nov 1, 2017
Good comment, but a bit biased against Canada (Yukon, Columbia, and St. Lawrence) and Mexico (Rio Grande). The only one you mention that's entirely in the US is the Hudson.
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level 40
Jan 16, 2019
Nice but one thing - that I think Zaire should be accepted.
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level 59
Jun 7, 2019
You should include every river.
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