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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
Last updated: January 27, 2017
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Length
River
3,768 km
Missouri
3,544 km
Mississippi
2,330 km
Colorado
2,322 km
Arkansas
1,575 km
Ohio
1,504 km
Tennessee
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level 67
Jan 27, 2017
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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level 81
Jan 27, 2017
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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level 69
Jan 27, 2017
Are the rivers named after the states? Or were some, maybe all, of the rivers named first?
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level 57
May 11, 2017
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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level 70
Jan 27, 2017
"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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level ∞
Jan 27, 2017
Tweaked the title for accuracy.
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level 70
Jan 29, 2017
Good.
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level 74
Jan 28, 2017
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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level 73
Jan 28, 2017
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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level 76
May 8, 2017
I'd like to see the lengths in parsecs.
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level 44
May 11, 2017
what's wrong with simply kilometers?
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level 57
May 11, 2017
I prefer it in Planck lengths.
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level 44
May 19, 2018
Perhaps light years?
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level 74
Feb 16, 2017
Looks like the picture may be the old Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi at St. Louis.
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level ∞
May 11, 2017
It is!
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level 74
May 11, 2017
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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level 48
May 11, 2017
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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level 57
May 11, 2017
no, we say it that way in california too.
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level 48
May 11, 2017
Think I did okay. Only missed Arkansas and I am from Australia and know little on U.S rivers.
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