Rivers on Borders

These rivers form state or international borders. Based on the border, name the river.
Quiz idea: FentonsDad
If there is more than one river, name the longest one
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Last updated: November 14, 2018
First submittedNovember 19, 2012
Times taken16,436
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Border
River
Mexico and Texas
Rio Grande
Germany and France
Rhine
New York and Ontario
St. Lawrence
Bulgaria and Romania
Danube
Indiana and Kentucky
Ohio
Arizona and California
Colorado
Missouri and Illinois
Mississippi
Myanmar and Laos
Mekong
Jordan and Israel
Jordan
Border
River
Russia and China
Amur
Washington and Oregon
Columbia
New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Delaware
Iowa and Nebraska
Missouri
Virginia and Maryland
Potomac
Texas and Oklahoma
Red
Zimbabwe and Zambia
Zambezi
Namibia and South Africa
Orange
Germany and Poland
Oder
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Level 48
Jan 28, 2013
It's a pretty good quiz. Very interesting in my opinion. Unfortunately it's quite focussed on US state borders. Hence it's almost impossible for anyone living outside the USA. A little bit more international and this quiz would get from good to great.
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Level 36
Dec 23, 2014
Not true! There is the Ohaiyo river between India and Kentuckistan!
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Level 55
Apr 17, 2015
Would be good if we could get a more consistent, worldview oriented rivers on borders quiz 2. Really enjoyed this.
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Level ∞
May 1, 2015
I added two more non-U.S. questions.
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Level 47
May 24, 2018
hey can you not accept rio grand. that is incorrect in spanish. it's rio grande.
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Level 78
Jun 30, 2015
I'd be careful what you wish for. There are surprisingly few well known international border rivers (apart from the obvious ones like the Congo or Senegal, which are no fun). The American ones make it much easier.
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Level 59
Apr 28, 2019
Really? I knew every international river, the US rivers were the hard ones. Stop being so us-centric.
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Level 79
Sep 9, 2017
Yes thank you for pointing out yet again that it's absolutely impossible for anyone to know anything about US geography or culture. We all know that the United States is a black hole from which no knowledge ever escapes. It's quite literally impossible to learn something about it if you don't live there.
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Level 47
Jan 12, 2018
yikes the oder river haha bet its smelly ;) yeah as an american its definitely too us oriented. However, i still missed some in the us...i can only hold so much information in my head i guess...
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Level 68
Aug 2, 2018
@bogomir, I was going to say something similar with the caveat that I don't know how many borders are defined by rivers so QM may well have been limited in his/her options. Interesting quiz, but a lot tricker for those of us not from North America.
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Level 43
Mar 26, 2013
Rhein should be accepted as an alternate spelling for Rhine.
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Level 86
May 15, 2013
Loved the repetition of the river between states also being the name of yet a third state. Potomac broke the pattern, though...
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Level 43
Oct 20, 2014
way too easy
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Level ∞
May 1, 2015
Rhein will work now.
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Level 62
Jul 14, 2017
Why? It is incorrect.
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Level 59
Sep 13, 2017
Because Rhein is what the Germans call it. Also, most quizzes on JetPunk accept "Rhein" already.
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Level 59
Apr 28, 2019
It's not incorrect ;)
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Level 14
Jul 4, 2013
Awesome, but I'm really bad at rivers. Missed 5
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Level 67
Jul 2, 2014
Could you accept Amour as well ?
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Level 69
Oct 6, 2014
Could you please accept Rio Bravo for Rio Grande? It's called Rio Grande in the US but Rio Bravo (del Norte) in Mexico.
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Level ∞
May 1, 2015
Rio Bravo will work now.
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Level 46
Oct 6, 2014
Surely Niagara should be accepted as a correct answer for the New York - Ontario question? I am sure I was in Ontario looking across the Niagara River to a part of New York State just a few weeks ago....
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Level 78
Jun 30, 2015
I agree. Being European I honestly had no idea about the river, just knew Niagara Falls was on the border, hence tried Niagara river. Wikipedia tells me this river exists and forms the border between New York and Ontario. I feel robbed.
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Level 78
Jun 30, 2015
Very true. However, "If there is more than one river, name the longest one." So, no dice. Sorry!
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Level 76
Mar 5, 2017
How about if there is more than one river, accept either one?
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Level 44
Jun 30, 2015
The St. Lawrence Seaway is not anywhere near Niagra Falls. NY state is bordered by the Province of Ontario to its northwest, where Niagara falls is found, and by Quebec to the northeast. The nearest part of NY to Montreal is actually closer than the nearest part of it to Toronto. The St. Lawrence River is that border, and is different than Niagara. MOST of NY's border with Canada is found in Lake Ontario of the US Great Lakes, not by a river.
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Level 43
Mar 25, 2019
This quiz probably wants the longer river that border Ontario and New York. Niagara is quite short. Well that happened to me too .
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Level 82
Dec 3, 2014
Could accept Zambesi? Wikipedia lists that as an alternate spelling.
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Level ∞
May 1, 2015
Okay
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Level 26
Mar 18, 2015
2:05 left
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Level 70
Jun 30, 2015
Any chance you could accept Heilongjiang for the Amur river? Wikipedia lists it as an alternative name.
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Level 74
Jun 30, 2015
Agreed, Amur is the Russian name, Heilongjiang (Black Dragon River) is the Chinese name.
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Level 69
Mar 21, 2019
Heilongjiang would be a great type-in if added! They named the province after the river after all.
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Level 63
Jun 30, 2015
Came for the Americentrist complaints about a quiz on an American quiz site where you can make your own quizzes. Did not leave disappointed.
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Level 51
Jun 30, 2015
Right? I don't get it either.
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Level 59
Apr 28, 2019
Guess what? The majority here is not American. I think we all agree that non-americans have to take state capital quizzes or stuff because frankly, no one outside the US cares about those, but in a quiz titled rivers on borders I think you can expect more than US states
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Level 30
Apr 17, 2020
Yes, I'm with you. I didn't know hardly any of the American ones (I guessed Mississippi and St Lawrence must be somewhere!) but we can all read the quiz before trying it. Maybe I'll make one about rivers forming borders between English counties... or maybe I won't.
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Level 74
Jun 30, 2015
Odra for Oder pls?
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Level 73
Jun 30, 2015
Using the yellow boxes might be useful here? I got one or two "right" by entering rivers that turned out to be answers to different questions to the ones I was trying to answer.
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Level 37
Jul 9, 2015
OH! I was trying to answer cities on those borders and couldn't figure out, for the life of me, why I couldn't get ANYTHING right!
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Level 62
Apr 22, 2016
could've got Orange in such ways
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Level 67
Jul 13, 2015
I'm from Ontario and the Niagara river is also a border of New York State and the Province of Ontario.
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Level 60
Dec 11, 2015
"I exist" - South America
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Level ∞
Jun 4, 2017
"I don't have rivers on my borders that would be good questions for this quiz" - South America
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Level 54
Sep 19, 2017
There's quite a number there, I would suggest Argentina-Paraguay accepting both Paraguay and Parana.
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Level 47
May 24, 2018
the parana is the only one i can think of...unless the amazon is on a border in the western part of the rainforest.
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Level 72
Sep 4, 2019
Parana
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Level 56
May 1, 2016
I know you ask for the longest river but I really feel like "Neisse" should be accepted for the border between Poland and Germany. After all, it makes up for the longest part of the border with 198 km, opposed to the Oder's 162 km.
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Level 71
May 25, 2016
I loved that so many US states are separated by rivers with the names of other states.
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Level 72
Jul 13, 2016
Ussuri would also work for Russia-China.
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Level 55
Sep 9, 2017
100% first try... I only share because I think this is my best deviation from expected value. Love rivers
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Level 64
Sep 9, 2017
I was hoping for the Tweed. haha
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Level 78
Sep 9, 2017
Had trouble with the New Jersey/Pennsylvania one until I remembered my Revolutionary War history and thought of Washington sneaking his men across the icy river on Christmas night to sock it to the Hessians.
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Level 60
Sep 9, 2017
New York and Ontario both also border Lake Erie. Lake Erie should count.
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Level 68
Sep 11, 2017
Didn't want to say that the Congo River separates the Congo and the Congo?
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Level 57
Oct 21, 2017
Great quiz. Thanks I agree that it is somewhat US heavy, a little more international borders would make it even better. Suggestions: Paraná, Orinoco
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Level 68
Mar 11, 2018
Definitely too Americocentric
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Level 72
Sep 4, 2019
This one is definitely worse than usual.
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Level 59
May 23, 2018
More than half of these are American. That's unfair
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Level 57
Feb 5, 2019
Could "Oranjerivier" become accepted for Orange? The river is called Oranjerivier in Afrikaans.
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Level 43
Mar 25, 2019
I keep putting Niagara River and keep thinking I spelled it wrong. It is right tho but this quiz wants St. Lawrence so 😑.
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Level 67
Sep 26, 2019
I got oder and zambezi, but nothing from jordan and down. And I guessed yellow, but apparently should ve guessed red and orange (never heard of them, or any of the others I missed actually, besides jordan and mekong)