Ultimate Quiz On Rivers And Water!

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Ultimate Quiz On Rivers And Water!

As a living being on this planet called "Earth", water is one of the most important element for us to survive. Without water, the life wouldn't have been possible, at least for us. This is ultimate quiz on rivers and water is here to test your knowledge on how well you know about rivers and water bodies. These questions are not too difficult but not easy either. Just play this quiz and you will not only have fun, but you will also be able to gather some extra knowledge from this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The place where a river begins is called its:
    • A. 

      Spring

    • B. 

      Confluence

    • C. 

      Source

    • D. 

      Watershed

  • 2. 
    A river which flows into another river is called a:
    • A. 

      Confluence

    • B. 

      Tributary

    • C. 

      Watershed

    • D. 

      Drainage basin

  • 3. 
    The high land which separates one drainage basin from another is called a:
    • A. 

      Mountain

    • B. 

      Drainage system

    • C. 

      Confluence

    • D. 

      Watershed

  • 4. 
    A river erodes in all of the following ways EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Oxidation

    • B. 

      Solution

    • C. 

      Hydraulic action

    • D. 

      Attrition

  • 5. 
    The term "corassion" refers to:
    • A. 

      The process by which rivers dissolve soluble minerals

    • B. 

      The process by which rivers grind their load against their bed and banks.

    • C. 

      The erosion of material from the bed and banks of a river by the water itself.

    • D. 

      Material such as rocks and stones colliding with each other

  • 6. 
    The term "traction" refers to the way in which materials in the river's load are bounced along the riverbed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Tiny particles such as silt are usually transported:
    • A. 

      In solution

    • B. 

      In suspension

    • C. 

      By saltation

    • D. 

      By traction

  • 8. 
    As a river begins to lose energy, material carried in suspension is deposited first and the rest of the load is carried farther.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which section of a river usually has the steepest gradient?
    • A. 

      Lower course

    • B. 

      Middle course

    • C. 

      Upper course

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of these features would you NOT expect to find in the upper course of a river?
    • A. 

      Braiding

    • B. 

      Interlocking spurs

    • C. 

      Waterfalls

    • D. 

      Rapids

  • 11. 
    As a waterfall retreats upstream, it creates a feature called:
    • A. 

      A V-shaped valley

    • B. 

      Interlocking spurs

    • C. 

      A river cliff

    • D. 

      Gorge

  • 12. 
    In the middle course of a river one would expect to find:
    • A. 

      Waterfalls and gorges

    • B. 

      River cliffs and slip off slopes

    • C. 

      Ox bow lakes and levees

    • D. 

      V-shaped valleys and rapids

  • 13. 
    Waterfalls commonly form where a river crosses a band of resistant rock.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    V- shaped valleys are usually found in the middle course of a river.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    This feature is formed when a meander is abandoned by a river.
    • A. 

      Ox bow lake

    • B. 

      Braiding

    • C. 

      Levee

    • D. 

      Interlocking spurs

  • 16. 
    Natural embankments created alongside a river are known as:
    • A. 

      Interlocking spurs

    • B. 

      Deltas

    • C. 

      Levees

    • D. 

      Flood plains

  • 17. 
    A piece of land which formed as a result of a river depositing sediment into the sea is called:
    • A. 

      A delta

    • B. 

      A levee

    • C. 

      An example of braiding

    • D. 

      An ox bow lake

  • 18. 
    When a river divides for various distances into two or more channels, this is known as:
    • A. 

      Levees

    • B. 

      Ox bow lakes

    • C. 

      A slip off slope

    • D. 

      Braiding

  • 19. 
    In the lower course mostly ___________ takes place.
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Transportation

    • C. 

      Deposition

    • D. 

      Traction

  • 20. 
    What is the main method of sediment transport in this stage of river development?   
    • A. 

      Traction

    • B. 

      Saltation

    • C. 

      Solution

    • D. 

      Suspension

  • 21. 
    The total area drained by the river and it's tributaries, as shown on this OS Map is known as: 
    • A. 

      U-Shaped Valley

    • B. 

      Flood plain

    • C. 

      River Basin

    • D. 

      Delta

  • 22. 
    The landform shown in this photograph is called:
    • A. 

      A flood plain

    • B. 

      Curved Bends

    • C. 

      Meanders

    • D. 

      Interlocking Spurs

  • 23. 
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  • 24. 
    Examine the map above and answer the following question. Name the plate at A.
  • 25. 
    Name the type of igneous rock most frequently found at C.
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