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Amazon... or Nile?

For each statement, guess between whether it pertains to the Amazon river or the Nile River.
Based on the This... or that? series by Aaron197
Quiz by cafrance1089
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Last updated: December 6, 2021
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First submittedJuly 5, 2021
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1. Is in South America
Amazon
Nile
2. Has a greater amount of water flowing through it
Amazon
Nile
Nearly 75 times as much water flows through the Amazon as the Nile
3. Empties into the Mediterranean Sea
Amazon
Nile
4. Travels mostly in the West to East direction
Amazon
Nile
5. Is deeper
Amazon
Nile
The Amazon has a deeper average and maximum depth
6. Has more tributaries
Amazon
Nile
The Amazon has thousands of tributaries, while the Nile has two: the Blue Nile and Atbarah
7. Has more people living in its basin
Amazon
Nile
The Amazon's basin is mostly rainforest, which is uninhabitable for large populations
8. Had more people living in its basin in 1000 BC
Amazon
Nile
9. Flows through more national capitals
Amazon
Nile
The Nile passes through Cairo, Khartoum, and Juba
10. Has piranhas
Amazon
Nile
11. Has crocodiles
Amazon
Nile
The Amazon river doesn't have crocodiles, but it does have caimans, which are like small alligators
12. Has dolphins
Amazon
Nile
13. Is named after a Greek legend
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Nile
14. Has bridges across its main branch
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Nile
15. Has a dam on its main branch
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16. Is the namesake of a company worth more than $1 trillion
Amazon
Nile
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Level 83
Dec 6, 2021
I see controversy was avoided by not including "Is longer."
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Level 76
Nov 7, 2022
Any issues could be resolved by having a "Both" option for that question (-a wink and a nod-)
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Level 68
Nov 23, 2023
Both can't be longer - that answer would automatically and always be incorrect!
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Level 84
Dec 7, 2021
I went on a "swimming with dolphins and piranha fishing" trip in the Amazon once. I'd assumed the two activities would be in different places. Nope.
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Level 75
Dec 12, 2021
I'm guessing the majority of the 2% who missed the corporation question didn't finish the quiz. Can't believe too many people thought there was a trillion dollar company called Nile LOL
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Level 60
Nov 13, 2023
Maybe they confused it with Nike?
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Level 74
Nov 13, 2023
Yeah I bought a pair of really cheap genuine Nile Air sneakers in the local market here recently.
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Level 70
Dec 19, 2021
So you're saying there's not a single bridge across the (main branch of the) Amazon?
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Level 58
Dec 20, 2021
yep!
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Level 55
Nov 13, 2023
It deep, and wide.

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Me, internally:

(don't make a your mama joke don't make a your mama joke don't make a your mama joke don't...)

Also there's no need, there like one big city near its banks and that's it.

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Level 78
Dec 19, 2021
Hi, for #8 there's a typo (it --> in). Great quiz!
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Level 66
Dec 19, 2021
There is a bridge in Manaus, Brazil that is often credited as being the only bridge that crosses the Amazon but it actually crosses a tributary known as the Rio Negro.
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Level 83
Dec 19, 2021
I'm sure that more people would have answered #7 correctly if not for you following it with #8 leading to them second-guessing themselves.
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2021
I noticed that and thought it was there to trip people up, I was able to see through it
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Level 70
Dec 21, 2021
And I was tripped up.
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2021
14/16
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Level 59
Dec 20, 2021
same, thought amazon didn't have dolphins
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Level 55
Dec 20, 2021
It has pink dolphins ! :)
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Level 79
Dec 21, 2021
Love this quiz, had to retake it a few times for the questions about bridges and dams! The "Has piranhas" question I knew from Tarzan lol "Nope, he's right! They're native to South America"
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Level 57
Jul 26, 2022
"The Amazon river doesn't have crocodiles, but it does have caimans, which are like small alligators"

The species Melanosuchus niger can grow to 6 m (20 ft) and 500 kg. Indeed a small alligator.