River Quiz

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River Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz tests your knowledge of rivers and river features.


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  • 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 "hydraulic action" refers to the force of the water itself, which helps to loosen material from the bed and banks of a river.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The term "traction" refers to the way in which materials in the river's load are bounced along the riverbed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Tiny particles such as silt are usually transported:
    • A. 

      In solution

    • B. 

      In suspension

    • C. 

      By saltation

    • D. 

      By traction

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Lower course

    • B. 

      Middle course

    • C. 

      Upper course

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    As a waterfall retreats upstream, it creates a feature called:
    • A. 

      A V-shaped valley

    • B. 

      Interlocking spurs

    • C. 

      A river cliff

    • D. 

      Gorge

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    Waterfalls commonly form where a river crosses a band of resistant rock.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    V- shaped valleys are usually found in the middle course of a river.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    This feature is formed when a meander is abandoned by a river.
    • A. 

      Ox bow lake

    • B. 

      Braiding

    • C. 

      Levee

    • D. 

      Interlocking spurs

  • 17. 
    Natural embankments created alongside a river are known as:
    • A. 

      Interlocking spurs

    • B. 

      Deltas

    • C. 

      Levees

    • D. 

      Flood plains

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    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

  • 20. 
    In the lower course mostly ___________ takes place.
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Transportation

    • C. 

      Deposition

    • D. 

      Traction