Can You Match The River to The Country it Goes Through?

By: Isadora Teich

5 Min Quiz

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Rivers throughout history have not only been the cradles of civilization and also how civilizations spread, but do you know where they are? Check your river knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

Which country does the Mississippi River go through?

The Mississippi River is the longest river in the United States, at over 2,000 miles long. It begins in Lake Itasca in Minnesota and runs all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

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The Nile River flows through _________.

The Nile flows north through northeastern Africa. At over 4,000 miles long, it is often considered to be the longest river on Earth.

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The Rio Grande River can be found where?

The Rio Grande flows through the Southwestern United States and Mexico. It is one of the longest rivers in North America.

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Where is the Yellowstone River?

The Yellowstone River is a tributary of the Missouri River that's over 600 miles long. It runs through the western United States including Yellowstone National Park.

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Where does the Ganges River flow through?

The Ganges River flows through both India and Bangladesh. It is over 1,500 miles long.

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The Indus River flows through:

This river is one of the longest in Asia. It flows over 1,900 miles through Tibet, India and Pakistan.

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The Thames River is in:

The Thames River flows through southern England and is the country's longest river. The Thames cuts through London.

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Where does the Danube River flow?

The Danube flows through much of central and eastern Europe. It is the second-longest river in Europe and runs through 10 countries, which is more than any other river on Earth.

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The Saint Lawrence River flows through:

The Saint Lawrence River begins in Lake Ontario in Canada and meets the Atlantic Ocean at the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. This over 700-mile long river connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

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The Yangtze River flows through:

The Yangtze River is the longest river in the world to flow entirely through one country. At over 3,900 miles in length, it's the third-longest river on Earth.

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Where is the Colorado River?

The Colorado is one of the largest rivers in the American Southwest. It goes through a number of U.S. and Mexican states.

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Where can you find the Missouri River?

The Missouri River is the longest river in North America. It begins in the Rocky Mountains in Montana and flows over 2,000 miles to Spanish Lake in Missouri.

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The Godavari River runs through:

India's Godavari River is over 900 miles long. It is a very spiritually significant river in India.

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The Congo River runs through which country?

The Congo is the second-longest river in Africa and the deepest on Earth. It crosses the equator twice.

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Where is the Blue Nile?

The Blue Nile is one of the two major tributaries of the famous Nile River. Some Ethiopians regard it as holy with biblical connections.

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Where does the Rhine River flow?

The Rhine River begins in the Swiss Alps and flows through Germany, Austria, France, Liechtenstein and The Netherlands. It is over 700 miles long.

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Where is the Niger River?

The Niger River is the main river of western Africa. It is over 2,000 miles long and flows through five countries.

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The Amazon River flows through:

The Amazon River is the largest river by discharge volume of water on Earth. This river is over 4,000 miles long and flows through Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.

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Where can the Yukon River be found?

The Yukon River is a large North American river over 1,900 miles in length. It flows through Canada into Alaska.

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Where does the Mekong River Flow?

The Mekong River is one of the longest in Asia. It is estimated to be over 2,700 miles long.

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The Susquehanna River is where?

This major river is over 400 feet long and the longest on the East Coast. It flows from New York down into the Chesapeake Bay.

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Where is the Yellow River?

The Yellow River is considered to be the cradle of Chinese civilization by almost all Chinese people. At over 3,300 miles long, it is the sixth-longest river system in the whole world.

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Where can the Parana River be found?

The Parana is the second-longest river in South America after the Amazon. It runs over 3,000 miles through multiple countries.

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The Amur River forms a border between:

The Amur River is the 10th-longest river on Earth, flowing as a natural border between the Russian far east and northeastern China. It is known for being a home to a number of massive predatory fish species.

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Where is the Volga River?

The Volga River is the largest in Russia, and over half of the country's largest cities, including Moscow, are located in its watershed. It is regarded as the national river of Russia and is important to its culture and mythology.

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Which country does the Euphrates River flow through?

The Euphrates River was one of the key rivers in the development of Mesopotamia, which is considered to be one of the cradles of civilization. It flows throughout Turkey and the Middle East.

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The Zambezi River flows through _________.

The Zambezi is one of the longest rivers in Africa. It flows east through Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Namibia and Angola into the Indian Ocean.

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Where is the Tigris River?

The Tigris River was one of the rivers Mesopotamia sat between, the other being the Euphrates. It flows through Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

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The Lena River flows through:

This Siberian river system is the 11th-longest on Earth. At over 2,600 miles in length, it is the longest in Asia.

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In which country is the Murray River?

At over 1,500 miles in length, the Murray River is Australia's longest river. It is the third-longest navigable river in the world.

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Where is the Mackenzie River?

The Mackenzie River is Canada's largest and longest river system. It begins in the Great Slave Lake and flows all the way to the Arctic Ocean.

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Where does The White Nile flow?

The White Nile is one of the two main tributaries of the Nile, the other being the Blue Nile. It is over 2,000 miles in length.

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La Plata River goes through which country?

This river is the widest estuary on Earth. It flows through Argentina and Uruguay in South America.

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Where does the Dnieper River flow?

This is the fourth-longest river in Europe. It begins in Russia and flows through Europe to the Black Sea for over 1,000 miles.

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Where does the Brahmaputra River flow through?

This is one of the major rivers of the Asian continent. It begins up in the Himalayas and runs over 1,000 miles until it joins the Ganges River.

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