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
First submittedJuly 5, 2021
Times taken14,314
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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
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Nile
4. Travels mostly in the East/West 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
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The Nile passes through Cairo, Khartoum, and Juba
10. Has piranhas
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Nile
11. Has crocodiles
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The Amazon river doesn't have crocodiles, but it does have caimans, which are like small alligators
12. Has dolphins
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Nile
13. Is named after a Greek legend
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14. Has bridges across its main branch
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15. Has a dam on its main branch
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16. Is the namesake of a company worth more than $1 trillion
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Nile
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Level 80
Dec 6, 2021
I see controversy was avoided by not including "Is longer."
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Level 81
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 92
Dec 7, 2021
"West to East" is a more appropriate description than "East/West"
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Level 87
Dec 8, 2021
Yeah, I'm surprised by the amount of correct answers to that question. Unless I'm missing one of those weird geographical facts where Peru is somehow east of Brazil or something, the Amazon seems to run west to east. While the Nile goes mainly south to north and I think it also ends east off its starting point, but it does seem to make a east-west curve at some point. So, that would be a weird phrasing to that question in my opinion.
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Level 68
Dec 11, 2021
The Amazon itself (very technically and in a strict sense, the Amazon only starts in the confluence of Solimões and Negro river, which happens inside Brazil. btw search this confluence on Google, it's very beautiful: these two rivers water don't mix because of density) is totally west->east. If you take the lato sensu of Amazon river, there is a part of Mantaro river (the main source for Amazon) which run east->west in Peru.

Anyway, yeah, it is a weird description.

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Level 68
Dec 11, 2021
The exact second I read that sentence, my The Killers fan mind went to the "they say that Nile used to run from east to west" verse. It bugged me for a while thinking "hm, perhaps if you consider Blue Nile it really does go east to west? Nah, that's too much to think in an easy quiz"
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Level 74
Dec 13, 2021
In English we typically say east/west or north/south though and not vice versa. It isn't meant to indicate a direction of travel, but an orientation. I can see the confusion though.
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Level 57
Dec 8, 2021
Amazon goes from west to east.

Nile goes from south to north.

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Level ∞
Dec 8, 2021
Yes, yes they do.
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Level 72
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 67
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 57
Dec 20, 2021
yep!
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Level 75
Dec 19, 2021
Hi, for #8 there's a typo (it --> in). Great quiz!
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Level 56
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 59
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 61
Dec 21, 2021
And I was tripped up.
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Level 59
Dec 19, 2021
14/16
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Level 57
Dec 20, 2021
same, thought amazon didn't have dolphins
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Level 51
Dec 20, 2021
It has pink dolphins ! :)
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Level 67
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"