Rivers and Lakes

Test your geography knowledge with this quiz!

Quiz

Test your geography knowledge with this quiz!

1. The study of lakes and other fresh-water formations, like ponds, is called what?

  • Botany.
  • Limnology.
  • Oceanography.

2. Which of the following states does not share its name with a U.S. river?

  • Arkansas.
  • Nevada.
  • Delaware.

3. Which of the following landforms is typically found at the mouth of a river?

  • Delta.
  • Levee.
  • Lake.

4. What country is home to the world's largest man-made lake?

  • United States.
  • China.
  • Uganda.

5. What country contains nearly 50% of the world's lakes?

  • Russia.
  • Canada.
  • China.

6. What river is famous for providing irrigation for Egyptian civilizations, dating back to 4000 B.C.?

  • Danube.
  • Nile.
  • Amazon.

7. Of the three rivers below, which is longest?

8. Lake Ontario is the source for which river?

9. The course of which river features the world's highest waterfall?

  • A tributary of Caroni.
  • Zambezi.
  • Niagara.

10. What is the world's second-largest lake?

Your Results:

1. The study of lakes and other fresh-water formations, like ponds, is called what?
Limnology.

2. Which of the following states does not share its name with a U.S. river?
Nevada.

3. Which of the following landforms is typically found at the mouth of a river?
Delta.

4. What country is home to the world's largest man-made lake?
Uganda.

5. What country contains nearly 50% of the world's lakes?
Canada.

6. What river is famous for providing irrigation for Egyptian civilizations, dating back to 4000 B.C.?
Nile.

7. Of the three rivers below, which is longest?
Amazon.

8. Lake Ontario is the source for which river?
St. Lawrence.

9. The course of which river features the world's highest waterfall?
A tributary of Caroni.

10. What is the world's second-largest lake?
Superior.

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