Rivers A-Z

Try to name these rivers that start with (almost) every letter of the alphabet.
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedSeptember 10, 2013
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Clue
River
A
World's biggest by volume
Amazon
B
Longest entirely in Texas
Brazos
C
Flows through the Grand Canyon
Colorado
D
Flows through four European capitals
Danube
E
Parallel to the Tigris
Euphrates
F
Flows into the sea at Vancouver
Fraser
G
Sacred river of Hinduism
Ganges
H
Separates NYC from New Jersey
Hudson
I
Pakistan river home to an
ancient civilization
Indus
J
Major river of Somalia
Jubba
K
River in Thailand; British POWs
built a bridge near it
Khwae Noi
L
Longest in France
Loire
M
Longest in North America,
excluding tributaries
Mississippi
 
Clue
River
N
World's longest
Nile
O
River that flows past Cincinnati
Ohio
P
Its delta is near Hong Kong
Pearl
Q
 
 
R
Longest in Germany
Rhine
S
Paris's river
Seine
T
London's river
Thames
U
Flows through Russia and
Kazakhstan into the Caspian
Ural
V
Longest in Europe
Volga
W
It's not a question, it's the
5th longest river in England
Wye
X
Largest river in Hunan, China
Xiang
Y
Frequent floods led to this river
being called "China's Sorrow"
Yellow
Z
Victoria Falls lies along its path
Zambezi
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Level 71
Oct 30, 2013
Disappointed that Mississippi is listed rather than the Missouri. The Mississippi is the longest river system in the US, but the Missouri has a longer main stem (even if not by much). Very good quiz on the whole.
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Level 49
Dec 23, 2013
The Rio Brazos can't possibly be longer than the Rio Grande. I guess the Rio Grande doesn't count as "in" Texas, because it's on the border?
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Level 77
Dec 23, 2013
The Brazos is entirely in Texas. Rio Grande flows through two other states and the border.
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Level ∞
Dec 24, 2013
Fixed the clue.
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Level 30
Dec 23, 2013
For the Ganges answer, can Ganga also be accepted? Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganges_in_Hinduism
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Level 79
Dec 24, 2013
The Indians in Varanasi call it the "Gunga" River..
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Level 1
Dec 29, 2013
Good quiz, I knew 10. :-)
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Level 54
Jan 12, 2014
Tried all kinds of ways to spell "Yangtze", only to realize it was the Yellow River JUST after I pressed "give up"
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Level 63
Feb 3, 2014
I'm proud. Got 13, I don't know anything about rivers.
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Level 82
Aug 31, 2016
Well, you apparently know *something* about rivers.
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Level 83
May 13, 2014
Zambesi?
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Level 66
Jul 10, 2014
Missed Xiang because I forgot the g. Missed several others because I didn't know them. :D
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Level 75
Nov 18, 2014
I can SEE the Fraser River from my apartment in Vancouver --- at least I got that one right!
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Level 68
Jan 2, 2016
Splendid quiz. But the river Wye actually starts in Wales, flows a little through England, and then finishes along the border between the two :-)
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Level 78
Jan 20, 2016
Agree with earlier comment about the Mississippi. The Missouri is longer, if only by about 20 miles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River
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Level 69
Oct 10, 2019
All down to the daft way in which the river system is named, isn't it? The river that flows out into the Gulf of Mexico close to New Orleans is the longest in N. America. The fact that we humans have chosen to name it the Mississippi and its longest the tributary the Missouri, should not blind us to that simple geographical fact. Similar remarks apply to the Ob and the Irtysh, the Murray and Darling etc.
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Level 72
Aug 25, 2016
Missed Jubba, Fraser and Wye. I was a bit slow catching onto what the clue was getting at with the last one. Kinda surprised as many people are getting Jubba as are - people clearly have their Somali geography down to a far greater extent than me.
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Level 80
Feb 21, 2020
I'm surprised only 16% are getting the Pearl River even though its urban delta of Guangzhou is a mainstay of quizzes and debate on JetPunk. It's the economic powerhouse of Chinese exports.
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Level 71
Aug 26, 2016
Haha, I loved the clue for the English river. I tried the correct spelling of all five "W"s, then settled on "why" and decided to try alternate spellings. A fun quiz!
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Level 42
Sep 2, 2016
The Chinese popularly believe that the Yellow River was the cradle, however, archaeology shows that settlements sprang up along both the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers around the same time. The Yellow River thing is a hang over from the Zhou Dynasty looking to legitimise their claims to the throne. I think you should accept both answers.
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Level 76
Sep 4, 2016
I only got 19. Gave up with :02 left. Knew I wasn't going to get any more, and didn't want to waste more time. :-P
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Level 48
Apr 4, 2018
same
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Level 54
Jan 30, 2020
Wow got Juba river with a complete guess since it’s the capital of South Sudan. Lets go
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2020
Hah, same here. I also guessed Xiang by guessing all Chinese pinyin combinations beginning with X. Got it on my third or fourth guess.
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Level 44
Mar 18, 2020
Darn. I was sure "Xingu" would be on this quiz. I didn't get the X one.
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Level 74
Apr 14, 2020
There are probably more gettable ones, but for Q there is a River Quaggy in South-East London
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Level 53
Apr 16, 2020
I tried Who, What, When, Where and Why for the W Clue XD
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Level 50
Apr 19, 2020
You should accept Li for yellow river as that's its original name. Maybe fine a river which name actually starts with Y, like the Yangtze river.