IGCSE Quiz On Rivers!

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The International General Certificate of Secondary Education exam(IGCSE) is developed by Unversity of Cambridge International Exams which let students qualify and prepare for one or more subjects. This is quiz has been created to test your knowledge of the river's section of the IGCSE syllabus. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one of these terms is another name for the water cycle?
    • A. 

      The Vapour Cycle

    • B. 

      The Uni Cycle

    • C. 

      The Precipitation Cycle

    • D. 

      The Hydrological Cycle

    • E. 

      The Droplet Cycle

  • 2. 
    Is the water cycle an example of a/an...
    • A. 

      Closed System

    • B. 

      Open System

  • 3. 
    Which of the following terms is used to describe the point where a tributary river channel meets the main river channel?
    • A. 

      Estuary

    • B. 

      Watershed

    • C. 

      Confluence

    • D. 

      Drainage Basin

    • E. 

      Mouth

  • 4. 
    What name is given to the starting point of a river (usually an area of boggy ground)?
    • A. 

      Mouth

    • B. 

      Source

    • C. 

      Watershed

    • D. 

      Determination Point

    • E. 

      Rapid

  • 5. 
    What two names are given to the erosion of the banks and bed by particles of rock that are thrown against the river channel by the movement of water (known colloquially as the sandpaper effect)?
    • A. 

      Hydraulic Action

    • B. 

      Attrition

    • C. 

      Abraison

    • D. 

      Corrosion

    • E. 

      Corrasion

  • 6. 
    What is the name given to the erosion process which occurs when material carried by the river collides with other material that is being carried?
    • A. 

      Attrition

    • B. 

      Solution

    • C. 

      Hydraulic Action

    • D. 

      Corrosion

    • E. 

      Corrasion

  • 7. 
    What is the name given to the boundary of a drainage basin?
    • A. 

      River Fence

    • B. 

      Boundary Point

    • C. 

      Mouth

    • D. 

      Pot Point

    • E. 

      Watershed

  • 8. 
    A river's watershed usually coincides with what?
    • A. 

      An area of high land

    • B. 

      Another river

    • C. 

      A built up area

    • D. 

      An area of flat land

    • E. 

      A section of coastline

  • 9. 
    Which one of these river transportation processes describes the movement of dissolved material?
    • A. 

      Traction

    • B. 

      Saltation

    • C. 

      Suspension

    • D. 

      Solution

  • 10. 
    Which one of these river transportation processes describes the dragging of material along the river bed?
    • A. 

      Traction

    • B. 

      Saltation

    • C. 

      Suspension

    • D. 

      Solution

  • 11. 
    Which one of these river transportation processes describes the bouncing of material along the river bed?
    • A. 

      Traction

    • B. 

      Saltation

    • C. 

      Suspension

    • D. 

      Solution

  • 12. 
    What is the name given to a large depression in a river bed resulting from a rock fragment becoming lodged in a crack? This feature is often combined with a whirlpool on the river's surface.
    • A. 

      Pot Hole

  • 13. 
    What is the name given to the feature that results as a waterfall cuts back into the valley in which it was formed?
    • A. 

      Gorge

  • 14. 
    What name is given to the section of deep water at the foot of a waterfall?
    • A. 

      Plunge Pool

  • 15. 
    What is the name given to a lake that becomes cut off from the main river channel by the development of a meander?
    • A. 

      Oxbow Lake

  • 16. 
    What is the name given to a river channel that has been separated into a number of different sections by the deposition of sediment?
    • A. 

      Fragmented River

    • B. 

      Augmented River

    • C. 

      Splintered River

    • D. 

      Braided River

    • E. 

      Split River

  • 17. 
    What is the name given to new land which is created near the mouth of a river by the deposition of a large amount of river sediment?
    • A. 

      Delta

  • 18. 
    What is the name given to the mounds of deposits alongside a river channel?
    • A. 

      Levees

    • B. 

      Levee

    • C. 

      Levée

    • D. 

      Levées

  • 19. 
    Which of the following would not reduce the risk of flooding within a river's flood plain?
    • A. 

      Planting new trees within a nearby forest

    • B. 

      Building a new car park

    • C. 

      Creating a dam and reservoir further up the river's course

    • D. 

      Reinforcing the river's channel with concrete