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Rivers by City Quiz

For each group of cities, name the river that flows through all three.
Quiz by MattPunk
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Last updated: November 4, 2018
First submittedJuly 31, 2012
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Major Cities
River
Minneapolis, Memphis, New Orleans
Mississippi
Albuquerque, El Paso, Ciudad Juárez
Rio Grande
Cairo, Khartoum, Juba
Nile
Albany, New York City, Jersey City
Hudson
Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd
Volga
Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade
Danube
Basel, Düsseldorf, Rotterdam
Rhine
Chongqing, Wuhan, Shanghai
Yangtze
Tulsa, Wichita, Little Rock
Arkansas
Louisville, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh
Ohio
Major Cities
River
Geneva, Lyon, Avignon
Rhone
Allahabad, Kanpur, Kolkata
Ganges
Buenos Aires, San Fernando, Montevideo
Río de la Plata
Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis
Missouri
Brazzaville, Kinshasa, Mbandaka
Congo
Vientiane, Nong Khai, Phnom Penh
Mekong
Grand Junction, Lake Havasu City, Yuma
Colorado
Bamako, Timbuktu, Niamey
Niger
Oxford, Reading, London
River Thames
Massena, Montreal, Quebec City
St. Lawrence
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level 52
Sep 9, 2012
Great quiz! Can't believe I got 100% my first try.
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level 34
Sep 25, 2012
Nice quiz! Got 16/20 first try.
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level 40
Jan 19, 2013
Darn,, there are alot of American rivers in this quiz. Makes it tough.
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level 47
Nov 10, 2013
...Or easy, depending on where you are from. ;-)
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level 77
Apr 28, 2015
15 of these rivers are not entirely in the USA, 14 are not in the US at all, and 11 are not even in the Americas. So maybe something else is to blame for your finding this quiz difficult.
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level 65
Apr 28, 2015
looks like things have changed, because now there are 12 out of North America, and 13 out of the US, out of 20 rivers
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level 77
Apr 28, 2015
1. Nile 2. Volga 3. Danube 4. Rhine 5. Yangtze 6. Rhone 7. Ganges 8. Rio de la Plata 9. Congo 10. Mekong 11. Niger 12. Thames 13. St Lawrence, not in the US at all. Rio Grande only curves into the US at the end. I miscounted by one.
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level 43
May 24, 2018
um, there are only 20 rivers here...
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level 67
Nov 2, 2019
kalbahamut, you calculate 7/20 in the US. Actually you erred because the St Lawrence forms part of the US/Canada border so it's 8/20 in the USA. Far too heavily biased towards one country, isn't it? There are some great rivers missed out such as the Amazon, Indus, Murray, Mackenzie, Yellow if only one could be a little less insular.
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level 63
Apr 30, 2017
Makes it tough for the yankees.
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level 25
Dec 24, 2013
I got 17/20 on my first try.
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level 59
Mar 17, 2014
Please accept "St Laurent" for St Lawrence, as it is its name in the french-speaking region of Canada
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level 66
Apr 30, 2014
you should say Québec instead of French- region of Canada
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level 47
Apr 28, 2015
except there are other French-speaking reagions of Canada too
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level 66
Apr 30, 2014
and this region is called Quebec..
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level 64
Apr 28, 2015
Rhein should be accepted for Rhine
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level 61
Apr 28, 2015
I always forget Danube. Here it's called Donau.
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level 44
Apr 28, 2015
And here it's called Dunav, but i did get it?
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level 82
Apr 28, 2015
Isn't the Missouri a tributary of the Mississippi? If other rivers are grouped together with their tributaries (White Nile and Nile, Hugli and Ganges) shouldn't Missouri be too? For consistency.
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level 76
Sep 15, 2015
Don't see how any rivers are "grouped together" as main stem versus tributary - unless the quiz has been changed. Seems like the rivers were picked as being "major" rivers along which there are at least three larger cities. The Missouri certainly qualifies - especially since it's longer the the main (Mississippi) river, though only by about 20 miles. Note that the quiz also includes the Arkansas River, another tributary of the Mississippi - at over 1400 miles long, it fits the bill too.
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level 55
Apr 28, 2015
parana or uruguay should be accepted for rio de la plata
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level 32
Apr 28, 2015
I agree! I kept on trying various spellings for Parana, thinking I had spelled it wrong.
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level 77
Apr 28, 2015
I tried that too but didn't think they were the same river.
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level 69
Aug 29, 2016
The Rio de la Plata is basically just a bay of the Atlantic into which the Uruguay and Parana flow. I've always thought it odd that it gets named a river. Though it is a fairly significant feature, lending its name to Argentina (Plata being the Spanish for silver, Argentina being derived from the Latin for the same - argentum) and apparently being the world's largest river mouth.
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level 73
Apr 29, 2015
Rotterdam is considered to be on the Meuse, not on the Rhine. Hard to tell the difference I agree, but still. Rotterdam is often dubbed 'de Maasstad' (the Meuse City) so.
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level 66
Jan 17, 2019
Rotterdam is an extremely interesting case as it was founded on the banks of the Maas/Meuse Delta. However over time changes have been made to the flows of the rivers and 100% of the water flow through Rotterdam is now coming from the Rhine, with the current water flow from the Maas/Meuse being further south. Quite interesting how things change and a lot of the references along that riverfront refer to Maas (Maasstad, but also Maassluis), without any water from that river passing through nowadays.
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level 55
Dec 14, 2015
Please accept Parana for Rio de la Plata?
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level 79
Oct 17, 2017
no, because actually Paranà and Uruguay rivers end where rio de la plata begins. though it is questionable if the "rio de la plata" (despite its name) is technically a river at all.
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level 69
Oct 15, 2016
Please accept Rhein for Rhine. Most of it is in German speaking countries.
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level 67
Dec 13, 2016
Good quiz, if you like this try ...... 'Mal's Capital Rivers'
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level 48
May 24, 2017
I just typed in Lawrence. :(
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level 57
May 24, 2017
20/20 with 2:24! Awesome quiz! Would love to see a sequel.
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level 66
Feb 10, 2018
Isn't Rhein supposed to be a type-in for Rhine? I could've sworn it's like that on other quizzes.
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level 44
Jan 10, 2019
Donau or Donnau should really count for Danube
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level 43
Jan 18, 2019
Please accept Parana or even Uruguay for Rio de la Plata
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level 27
Feb 16, 2019
Pleae accept Donau for Danube